The Early Years Evidence Store

Early years child reading a book

Developed by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) to support the Early Years Stronger Practice Hubs, the Evidence Store is an evidence-based framework of what works to support child outcomes, to underpin the work of the Hubs, and them to translate evidence into practice. The aim is to support reflection and discussion about practice, using a shared language.

Explore the Evidence Store

Each theme in the Evidence Store has a set of evidence-informed approaches which includes information on the strength of the evidence and a definition of the approach. Each approach includes: a summary of the evidence; a “snapshot” film showing what the approach might look like; list of practices that may be used to implement the approach; and short spotlight videos and written scenarios to see the practices in action.

The Evidence Store currently includes four themes and more will be included by the end of 2024.