The International Journal of Early Childhood is issued twice yearly. The UK national committee includes the costs for each member to receive a copy of the Journal as part of the membership fees and these are available only to OMEP members in hard copy. The Journal is always keen to receive articles from members around the world.
Updates are published as frequently as possible and these papers explore current issues and research.
Recent issues are available from the
Updates 2013 - Making a Difference: transforming Early Years Practice
To meet, to learn, to think, to share: Eleni Alifieraki
Becoming bilingual: this is what we hope to achieve: Angela Nurse
Infinite Adventures Workshop: Hannah Lefeuvre
Supporting the multimodal child – A language arts approach: Bianca Bailey
What is understood by the concept of ‘school readiness’? Polly Bolshaw
Effective Transitions: from pre-school to reception class: Hilary Welland
Forest School from different perspectives: Wen Shao
Updates 2011 - Experiences in Childhood
Updates 2009 – Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Updates 2008 – Play in Various Settings
Updates 2007 – Early Years Professional Status
Updates 2006, Looking Forward: Looking Back
How might the Transition of five-year-old children be supported by the Curriculum? A comparative study between Wales and Finland, Hilary Fabian and Tuija Turunen
Transitions into Higher Education, Karen Grimshaw
A Tribute to a No-nonsense Dowager: Lady Allen of Hurtwood (1897-1976) and An Outline of the work of the Lady Allen Memorial Trust, Dorothy Selleck
Updates 2005, Working in partnership
Inter-agency collaboration and co-operation, Jillian Woodcock and Hilary Fabian
Collaborating for Effective Early Childhood Education and Care: can policy translate to practice? Jane Murray
A 'Box full of feelings': developing emotional intelligence in a nursery community, Polly Dyer
Updates 2004, Improving Continuity of Experience for Children from Nursery to Primary
Transitions in Wales: Foundation Phase to Key Stage 2, Dr Hilary Fabian and Jillian Woodcock
Becoming sociable and co-operative: recognising progression in children's learning through play from aged three to seven years, Professor Pat Broadhead
Teaching and Care-giving in Icelandic Playschools, Professor Jóhanna Einarsdóttir
Weaving Webs of support for children's transition to school, Dr Kay Margetts
'School is like preschool but you can't make noise': Young children's views of continuity from preschool (nursery) to school, Professor Sue Dockett and Bob Perry
If you are interested in purchasing one of our DVDs please
Playing to learn: the Foundation Stage (2003) is a DVD published to assist with training. It illustrates how play can be a means through which children acquire all the necessary skills identified in the Curriculum Guideline published at that time. There is also material available to assist students with observations.
The Developing Child – the Early Years Foundation Stage (2009) is a DVD to help with understanding the EYFS. Footage of children from birth to five is linked to the Themes and Commitments of the EYFS as defined in the guidelines published for those working in the Foundation Stage in England and Wales. Because these links need not feature significantly the material will be of use to those working in other countries – wherever students want to consider how children develop and how this can be supported.