1724891534 ab433544cabe642eb62ceeb0c250fd8db924ff6d86f901b97d467cabe597ec27 d

Early Years Education Foundations

  • Pedagogy & Theory
  • Ben Jones
  • 1.5 Hours
Sign up to start watching
1724891534 ab433544cabe642eb62ceeb0c250fd8db924ff6d86f901b97d467cabe597ec27 d
Skill Level

Trainee / Apprentice


1.5 Hours


1 Files

Streaming Content

7 Videos


This class is all about the world renowned psychologist John Bowlby and his pioneering work on the attachment theory and early years development. Bowlby believed that mental health and behavioural problems could be attributed to early childhood, and provided a framework with which he believed demonstrated the impact attachments (secure or unsecure) can have on adolescence and later life. Join Ben in working through the ideas and concepts of John Bowlby including his work of critical periods, monotropy, maternal deprivation, and the internal working model. By the end of this class you'll have a secure understanding of John Bowlby's attachment theory and how you can best implement key aspects of it within your setting.

Skills you'll learn

Lesson Content

1. An Overview of John Bowlby's Attachment Theory


Within this lesson Ben dives into the world of all things John Bowlby to provide you with a foundation of understanding about the who, what and why of the attachment theory. From this lesson you'll feel prepared to go and investigate sections of John Bowlby's work in more detail and how you'll best be able to adopt aspects of his work.

2. Characteristics of Attachment


In this lesson you'll cover the characteristics of attachment, including the different types of attachments and the characteristics you will usually see the child display due to their primary attachment.

3. The Internal Working Model


Within this lesson you'll explore a key feature of John Bowlby's work who believed that an 'Internal Working Model' is created as a result of their early attachments and experiences. According to Bowlby maternal attachments have a renowned effect on a child's future and can seriously alter their future abilities and overall success in adulthood.

4. The Different Styles of Attachment


Within this class you'll explore the 4 different styles of attachment, including some of the usual behaviours and signs to look out for within children and the effects these different styles can have on children.

5. An Attachment Timeline


Next up you'll explore the different phases of attachment as children progress through early childhood. John Bowlby believed that attachments developed over time in specific ways and so mapped out a chronological timeline for attachment development to help highlight a number of significant milestones.

6. How We Can Impact Attachment


In this lesson you'll explore 4 key features in which we can greatly impact the quality of a child's attachment. By the end of this lesson you'll have a clear idea of the best ways you can promote positive attachments across your setting.

7. The Work Of John Bowlby In The Modern World


Finally in lesson 7 Ben reviews the work of John Bowlby and discusses how best to utilise his attachment theory in the modern world we live in today.

Meet your teacher

As an owner of multiple settings across the United Kingdom, I truly understand the difficult challenges our industry and the people within it face on a daily basis. Which is why I'm so resolute in providing change for our industry through a platform that offers meaningful and accessible learning, to not only improve practice and children's outcomes, but also to provide the incredible people within our community with a meaningful voice to share their work and passion.

'I wish we found this years ago!'

Providing our teams with meaningful learning and development is so hard to achieve in the early years world as it's nearly impossible to find the time to complete any sort of in-person training, and everything online is usually so expensive. But since finding The Early Years Network I'm able to set classes and courses to specific team members who can then watch them whenever fits. The girls have really fallen in love with it and its great to hear them all talking about child education, their own learning and what video's they've watched recently.

Class FAQ'S

Are all the Network Classes included in my monthly price?

Regardless if you are a standard user or a corporate user, your membership grants you access to our entire collection of Network Classes so you can begin your educational journey with us today without any limitations.

Are there quizzes on the platform?

The Early Years Network is all about meaningful learning that will transform the way you interact with and educate young children, not attempting to fill your head with information for the sake of a quick superficial quiz.

Are videos available in different languages?

Unfortunately for the time being videos are only available in English, but maybe one day...

Can I access The Early Years Network if I don't have an early years qualification?

YES! Content on The Early Years Network has been created for people interested in early years regardless of age, experience or academic background. We have something for everyone whether you are a childminder, parent/carer or an early years professional.

Can I download the videos?

No, all videos are only accessible to stream online and require an internet connection in order to access the platform and watch the content.

Can I only access The Early Years Network on a computer?

Absolutely not, The Early Years Network has been optimised to be used on any device from your mobile phone to your tablet! Our flexible approach to learning embraces any and all types of device so you can learn anytime, anywhere!

Is The Early Network an accredited institution?

Whilst The Early Years Network is not an accredited body we do offer skill-based learning helping people transform knowledge and theory into meaningful change and improvement to their practice, environments and curriculum. Our Network Courses are created and hosted by leading experts within their academic fields, and upon completion of each course learners will be provided with a certificate to evidence their achievement.

Is there a minimum subscription time?

Of course not! You're free to cancel your membership whenever you like.

What is The Early Years Network?

We are a learning and development platform dedicated to the magical world of early years! We cover a wide range of topics, from child brain development to the importance of safeguarding and child wellbeing, through high-quality and immersive video content.

What subjects are covered on The Early Years Network?

We cover everything Early Years from ‘Cognitive Development Theories’, to the science behind play and even how to build the best rocket ship out of cardboard (you won't want to miss that video!). If you can think of a topic in early years we've probably got a video on it!

Join our network today

Be the first to know about the official launch of The Early Years Network.

Get started for free
Register interest 1