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What Comes Before Phonics? By Dr Sally Neaum

Posted on February 17, 2018 | By Alistair Bryce-Clegg |

I enjoyed Sally's book What Comes Before Phonics? so much when I read it that I asked her to write me a guest blog post. It makes a great deal of sense and has a REALLY important message for the teaching...

ABC Does…Uganda with Act 4 Africa.

Posted on February 10, 2018 | By Alistair Bryce-Clegg |

I have just taken my first malaria tablet because tomorrow, I will be leaving a wet and rainy Manchester to set of on an adventure to Africa! I am going to support Act 4 Africa in establishing Kathy's Kindergarten in...

Are we really supporting children’s language development during child-led play?

Posted on February 3, 2018 | By Alistair Bryce-Clegg |

This week I am really pleased to have a guest blog by Catherine Jackson. I first came across Catherine via her really informative speech and language blog Wise Old Owl. For a while we were social media buddies and then...

Conferences and Mugs for SALE!

Posted on January 31, 2018 | By Alistair Bryce-Clegg |

The next few months are busy with our ABC Does conferences but I'm also speaking at some other events I thought I would share in case you fancy coming. In February (8th) I'm speaking at Kent CC Early Years conference...

Stand Me Ups Winners

Posted on January 29, 2018 | By Alistair Bryce-Clegg |

The winners of the Stand Me Ups are.... Sarah Tindal Andrea Wooldridge Helen Hope Susie Stanforth Louise Collins CONGRATULATIONS! If you could email me (alistair@abcdoes.com) the address that you would like your package to be delivered to, I will pass...

Conferences - New dates added

Excellence in Early Years



  • 17th January 2019 - Southampton
  • 24th January 2019 - York
  • 31st January 2019 - Milton Keynes
  • 28th February 2019 - Tunbridge Wells
  • 21st March 2019 - Birmingham
  • 2nd May 2019 - Taunton
  • 9th May 2019 - Sheffield
  • 16th May 2019 - Durham
  • 13th June 2019 - Colchester
  • 20th June 2019 - London (etc.venues, Victoria)
  • 27th June 2019 - Manchester (The Studio, Manchester)

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Effective Outdoor Play in Early Years


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