You are here:

Effective teaching in the early years: research

Ref: 10272
Last updated on 19 July 2016
School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary
In-depth article
Is there any research about effective teaching in the early years? We outline research findings on effective pedagogy in the EYFS and look at the characteristics of effective teaching it identifies. We also link to the EEF's early years toolkit, which uses research to point to effective practice.

Article tools


  1. 1 Characteristics of effective teaching: high-quality interactions
  2. 2 Characteristics of effective teaching: guided play
  3. 3 Characteristics of effective teaching: assessment
  4. 4 EEF toolkit: effectiveness of specific teaching strategies

Article features

  • 5 external links

More from The Key

The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence.