Big Bang Research Project

If you are already providing woodwork for young children 3-8 years, we would like to invite you to contribute to research into the impact of woodwork on children’s development and learning in early childhood education. If you are providing woodwork please complete the research survey. It does take a little time – about 20 mins, but I hope it can also provide a useful tool for you to reflect upon your own provision. Your support with this research is very much appreciated and we very much hope the findings will have an impact on more children getting this opportunity . There is more information on the project below.

Purpose: To evaluate the impact of woodwork on young children in order to gain evidence for the promotion of woodwork to enable more children to have this opportunity. All data will be held in accordance to GDPR (2018) and all information is strictly confidential. No judgement will made in any way about your provision. All personal data and setting names will be removed from published research papers. Research adheres to BERA’s Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research.

Researching the Impact of Woodwork Provision in Early Years Education

We currently undertaking research at the University of Bristol, into the impact woodwork has on children’s learning and development in Early Childhood Education.

We really need your help to get a clear picture of how woodwork provision is looking in early childhood education. This is the first quantitative research study into woodwork provision in Early Years education both in the UK and around the world.

Your contribution would be hugely appreciated and is important in order to make a difference by enabling more young children to experience the wonders of woodwork.

The intention is that we can evidence the rich learning and development and promote woodwork to wider audience and also attract funding to enable this. We have established a charity, the Early Years Woodwork Association and this will be developed to promote woodwork to help facilitate this mission.

We will send you the resulting research paper once complete if you indicate you would like this in the form

Thank you so much!

Kind regards, Coordinator – Pete Moorhouse
Researcher, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Bristol