Early Years & Education

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.

John Dewey, academic philosopher and advocate of educational reform

Education does not stop at a certain age. As we transition through important life stages, we develop and learn new skills that help build strong foundations for a brighter future.

Here at the Institute of Wellbeing, we do not believe in limiting the definition of education to academia. To echo the words of John Dewey, education is also the process of living and learning through life experiences.

Our work is based on a whole person life cycle approach. We believe education can make the most difference in reducing social inequalities and we are seeking to work alongside educators, businesses and parents, to make life chances more equal for all by supporting important life transitions listed below:

  • The Foundation Early Years
  • School Years
  • Transition Years
  • Adulthood

Education is a GIFT we should all have access to so that we can all have an equal chance to reach our potential.

Supporting Early Years Workforce

Institute of Wellbeing’s e-learning resource on Increasing Inclusion and Wellbeing Practice in Early Years Settings.

Foundation Early Years

Every child deserves a fair start in life and we want to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop and fulfil their potential.

Transition Years

Investment in early and school years is critical to giving people the skills and aspirations to succeed in later life.

School Years

Every child has the right to the best education, with high expectations for their attainment and future prospects regardless of their social background.