Welcome to the Companion website

Welcome to the companion website for The Early Years Foundation Stage, 3rd Edition, edited by Ioanna Palaiologou.

This website offers a wealth of additional resources to support your study:

  • Access a selection of free SAGE journal articles supplementing each chapter. Ideal for your literature review!
  • Follow web links which direct you to useful websites to further your study and support you in practice.
  • Check out further readings to expand your knowledge.
  • Read about some of the key contributors to the development of Early Years Provision.
  • Explore more examples of case studies and assessments.

About the book:

The third edition of this book has managed to bring yet another fresh look at the EYFS.  There is no doubt about its usefulness as a valuable source of information about the theory and practice of the EYFS.  Readers are encouraged to view the content through the use of different lenses, namely political, social and pedagogical lenses, thus helping the reader to develop different perspectives.  I will be recommending this book to students on Early Childhood Education and Care courses.

Dr. Jackie Musgrave, Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Early Child Professional Practice degree, Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, University of Worcester

The new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide comprehensive coverage of the revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum, and is the ideal companion for anyone undertaking any Early Years or Early Childhood Studies course, or those working towards Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS).

The third edition now includes new chapters on;

  • The International Perspective on Early Childhood Education and Care
  • The Issue of Professionalism
  • Pedagogical Documentation
  • Using Outdoor Environments in Early Childhood Pedagogy
  • The Role of Digital Technologies

This book further supports your study with outstanding learning features including;

  • Chapter Roadmaps to identify what each chapter will cover at-a-glance.
  • Case Studies in each chapter to help you link theory to practice
  • ‘Reflection Points’, ‘Reflective Tasks’ and ‘Points for Discussion’, to help you critically reflect on how the chapter can be applied to your personal and professional development.
  • Further Readings directing you to external resources to help deepen your understanding

About the editor:

Dr. Ioanna Palaiologou CPsychol AFBPsS is an Associate at the Institute of Education, University College London, Centre for Leadership in Learning. Ioanna has worked as a university academic in the UK for the last 20 years and is now returning to her career as a child psychologist.  She is a Chartered Psychologist of the British Psychological Society with specialism on child development and learning theories and was appointed as Associate Fellow of BPS this year.  Currently she is the Co-Director of Canterbury Educational Services and Head of Children’s Services in the same company.

Whilst completing her PhD Ioanna worked both as a researcher in education and lecturer on Education and Early Childhood Studies in UK universities.  In 2004 she joined the University of Hull and during the next nine years she worked as Programme Director of BA (Hons) Educational Studies, Co-ordinator of Early Childhood Studies provision, Course Leader for the Masters in Early Childhood Studies and Academic Coordinator for Research Students Support within the Faculty of Education. Her most recent post in higher education was with Canterbury Christ Church University from January, 2014 where she remains as an Associate Doctoral Supervisor.

She joined BESA in 2005. She is a member of the Executive and has been the Chair in 2011-2012. Currently she is the Treasurer of the association.

You can find Ioanna:


TWITTER: @IPalaiologou

EMAIL: ioannapad@icloud.com


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