Improving Early Years Outcomes

Find out about the clip library, our new affordable training solution.

Providing your early years sector with regular access to the best possible training resources ensures that your borough effectively supports the development of the under 5’s - giving young children the best opportunity to succeed, right from the start.

New Online Video Clip Library

With 100s of short video clips to search through there's always going to be something that fits your needs. You can search by area of child development, specific theories, areas of play, learning strategies, age or setting and find just what you need to enhance your training and make learning stick. Additional information, prompts and reflection questions provide support and guidance for planning training.

Visit the online clip library →

Child development

Effective learning

Environment & materials

Play

Teaching & Support

Theories & Approaches

"We set up new provision for 2 year olds and were keen to think about how we wanted every aspect of it to be for our new children. We used the videos with all of our staff to help us plan for and reflect on our new adventure. I am convinced that Siren Films played a part in helping us be judged to be outstanding for our 2 year old provision."

Jo O'Raw, Head Teacher, Larkhill Nursery School

Effective training leads to outstanding results

Siren Films has an excellent reputation with Councils and local authorities for providing high quality, cost effective training films for the Early Years sector. Over 200 local authorities in the UK already use our Documentaries and Observational Studies for their Early Years training provision.

The new clip library is a great way to get Siren’s products out to all of your settings. They are versatile and work well for a wide variety of levels. Practitioners, child minders, parents and carers can all gain valuable insight that makes a real difference to the children in their care.

How to support development

By studying and understanding the development and learning processes of young children, practitioners are able to plan provision and assess children’s needs in an informed and confident way.

Siren’s videos offer practitioners a deep level of understanding about the learning and developmental needs of young children in an engaging, emotive and accessible way. With this in depth understanding of what children are learning and how to support their development, practitioners are then able to provide the best possible practice and care.

Working with parents and carers

Supporting parents’ and carers’ aspirations, self esteem and parenting skills in really solid and accessible ways can be quite a challenge for nursery staff. These relationships need to be approached with skill and integrity and often it is down to the nursery staff to foster the partnerships.

We have developed a series of documentaries that comprehensively support and explore key parenting issues. Topics such as ‘tuning in’, separation anxiety, the importance of eye contact and much, much more are all covered in our ‘All about Attachment’ series.

"...it shows real babies in real situations" "...the homes in the films are very natural, warm and inviting and not too expensive looking or "POSH!"" "...there is no professional preaching to us about what we should or should not do. The experts who spoke are the sort of people you can relate to…not pompous or judgmental" "I felt reassured about what I was doing when I watched this film but I didn't know anything about the importance of talking to my baby!" "I feel the same! I didn't have a clue about that… or about why people read books to their babies at the library! This was all really interesting!""

Group of young mums, parenting class at the Totnes Children's Centre, using Attachment in Practice and Life at Two

All About Attachment

Learn step by step how and why attachment behaviour develops and changes over the first three years of life by observing real interactions between infants and their carers. As the various stages of attachment behaviour unfold, you are able to see what this looks like and how this works in practice.

Find out more about the attachment collection →

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