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LRC resources for childcare and education

British Library Sounds


   Particular recording of interest is in the ‘Oral History’ section:

   Opie collection of children’s games and songs

Credo Reference


      Topic pages

      Credo Reference has thousands of subject specific topic pages - a great place to start exploring a topic. Each topic page provides

      an  encyclopaedia entry or dictionary definition, entries from other books on Credo, YouTube videos, images, links to news articles, and an

      interactive mind map of your topic and related topics. Find some example topic pages below:

Child Development Children                    Cognitive Development  
Dyslexia Literacy Montessori Education
Reading Schools Special Education

Department for Education

Department for Education website

The Department for Education

The Government department website full of useful information on the latest policies, publications, statistics and more.




   Examples of some information you can find on the above website:

   More children on track to be fluent readers in primary school

   Early years foundation stage statutory framework (EYFS)

   Working together to safeguard children


Education and Childcare Training


  Log in to Moodle for the username and password needed to access Scholastic.


  Log in and check some articles out for yourself. Examples of the articles you can find on the above website:

  Mindfulness For Children

  A series of physical development sessions

  I am growing!

Siren Films

Siren Films is a subscription website containing 100's of child development based videos. You can browse the whole video library, or search by age range or subject area. There are also videos that have been put into different collections, an EYFS section, and even a courses section that has short training sessions you can work through individually. There's also a resources section that includes articles that link to videos too. 

To access this resource you will need to login with our specific username and password, which you can request from either your tutor or a member of library staff.