CREC Early Years Partnership


The CREC Early Years Partnership (CEYP) is a consortium comprising the Centre for Research in Early Childhood, St Thomas Centre Nursery School, three regional teaching school alliances, and over 30 'Good' or 'Outstanding' schools across three local authorities in the West Midlands.

Delivery Partner

Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC)

University Partner

Birmingham City University

QTS Accredited Provider & Lead School

St Thomas Centre Nursery School

Regional TSA - Birmingham

Birmingham Nursery Schools Teaching School Alliance

Regional TSA - Warwickshire

Warwickshire Teaching School Alliance

Regional TSA - Solihull

Unity Trust - North Solihull Schools Working Together

 

The intention of the CEYP is to work as a network of Nursery Schools and Primary Schools with Nursery classes across various West Midlands authorities, with one Partner School from each region acting as the Regional Hub for the partnership.


Between them, the CEYP Partner Schools also contribute and teach modules on the following areas of Early Years Practice:


• The characteristics of effective teaching and learning

• Environments for Early Years

• Integrated working

• Child-Initiated Learning

• Provision for two-year-olds

• Tracking children’s progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Schools within the CEYP work locally, nationally, and internationally in both Initial Teacher Training and School Improvement.

Teaching staff in all of our Partner Schools are Mentor trained and provide this support to students on placement.​

 

Partner Schools

All of our partner schools have been providing student placements for over 10 years, have extensive experience supporting trainee teachers, and are rated either 'Good' or 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

Adderley Nursery School and Children's Centre logo

Adderley Nursery School & Children's Centre

Birmingham

Allens Croft Nursery School logo

Allens Croft Nursery School

Birmingham

Allens Croft Primary School logo

Allens Croft Primary School

Birmingham

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Bedworth Heath Nursery School

Warwickshire

Bloomsbury Nursery and Children's Centre logo

Bloomsbury Nursery & Children's Centre

Birmingham

Bordesley Green East Nursery School logo

Bordesley Green East Nursery School

Birmingham

Brearley Nursery School and Children's Centre logo

Brearley Nursery School & Children's Centre

Birmingham

Castle Bromwich Infant and Nursery School logo

Castle Bromwich Infant & Nursery School

Solihull

Castle Vale Nursery School and Children’s Centre logo

Castle Vale Nursery School & Children’s Centre

Birmingham

Cheswick Green Primary School logo

Cheswick Green Primary School

Solihull

Dickens Heath Community Primary School logo

Dickens Heath Community Primary School

Solihull

Edith Cadbury Nursery School logo

Edith Cadbury Nursery School

Birmingham

Featherstone Nursery School logo

Featherstone Nursery School

Birmingham

Garretts Green Nursery School

Birmingham

Goodway Nursery School logo

Goodway Nursery School

Birmingham

Gracelands Nursery School

Gracelands Nursery School

Birmingham

Highfield Nursery School and Children's Centre

Highfield Nursery School & Children's Centre

Birmingham

Highters Heath Nursery School logo

Highters Heath Nursery School

Birmingham

Hillfields Nursery School Coventry logo

Hillfields Nursery School

Coventry

Jakeman Nursery School logo

Jakeman Nursery School

Birmingham

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Kenilworth Nursery School

Warwickshire

Kings Norton Nursery School and Camp Lane Children's Centre

Kings Norton Nursery School & Camp Lane Children's Centre

Birmingham

Lillian de Lissa Nursery School logo

Lillian de Lissa Nursery School

Birmingham

Marsh Hill Nursery School logo

Marsh Hill Nursery School

Birmingham

Monkspath Junior and Infant School logo

Monkspath Junior & Infant School

Solihull

Newtown Nursery School logo

Newtown Nursery School

Birmingham

Oasis Academy Woodview logo

Oasis Academy Woodview

Birmingham

Osborne Nursery School logo

Osborne Nursery School

Birmingham

Perry Beeches Nursery School logo

Perry Beeches Nursery School

Birmingham

Rubery Nursery School logo

Rubery Nursery School

Birmingham

Selly Oak Nursery School logo

Selly Oak Nursery School

Birmingham

Shenley Fields Daycare and Nursery School logo

Shenley Fields Daycare & Nursery School

Birmingham

Streetsbrook Infant and Early Years Academy

Streetsbrook Infant & Early Years Academy

Solihull

Summerfield Primary School logo

Summerfield Primary School

Birmingham

Washwood Heath Nursery School and Children's Centre logo

Washwood Heath Nursery School & Children's Centre

Birmingham

Weoley Castle Nursery School, Preschool and Early Learning Hub

Weoley Castle Nursery School, Preschool & Early Learning Hub

Birmingham

West Heath Nursery School logo

West Heath Nursery School

Birmingham

 

If you're thinking about kick-starting an exciting new career in teaching, come and see us!

If you would like to chat to us about the training, get your questions answered, and meet some of the CEYP staff and tutors, we are holding several taster sessions at our base, St Thomas Children's Centre, and regularly attend official Train to Teach events across the West Midlands.

If you would like to arrange a visit to our Centre on another day, please get in touch to set this up. We are open Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

 

0121 464 0020

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