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Dr Helen Bradford
Literacy Teaching & Learning

Dr Helen Bradford

Dr Helen Bradford is an independent early years consultant. A lifelong early years educator, she has gained experience through her roles as an early years teacher, teacher trainer, and as an academic leading and teaching early years postgraduate students and MAs in literacy.

Helen’s specialist area of expertise is children’s language and literacy development from birth. Her most recent work has focused on two-year-old children and the beginning of early writing, but she has also researched and written extensively over the past decade on children’s language and literacy development.

Helen is committed to communicating early years best practice. She understands the relationship between children's wellbeing and their capacity to learn, as well as the importance of creating the optimum environment for ensuring that children get the best start in life from their early years settings.

Dr Helen Bradford's Webinars

Child Development in the EYFS: Nurturing Early Communication and Language Skills

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide headteachers, managers, leaders, teachers and practitioners with practical guidance on nurturing the development of young children’s communication and language skills, supporting access to the wider early years curriculum and helping settings fulfil their statutory duties.

Child development in the EYFS: Understanding Typical Milestones and Possible Signs for Concern

Webinar Duration: 1 hour (approx.) This webinar will provide headteachers, managers, senior leaders, teachers and practitioners in early years and nursery settings with expert insight into the milestones in young children’s social, emotional and physical development from birth to five years, explaining how to identify possible signs for concern at each stage.