At the forefront of Early Years in Yorkshire and The Humber

Bradford Birth to 19 Institute for the Early Years works to improve young children’s development, learning and health. We offer world-class teaching, training and qualifications for practitioners, tailored support for settings, and groundbreaking initiatives to engage parents and carers.

Bradford Birth to 19 Institute for the Early Years

Initiatives, training and support

St Edmund's Early Years Stronger Practice Hub


St Edmund's Nursery School is the first Early Years Stronger Practice Hub for Yorkshire and The Humber, designated by the Department for Education.

Join our hub to access fully funded and evidence-based improvement programmes for your setting, and be signposted to support, advice and knowledge sharing networks.



Our groundbreaking engagement initiative inspires parents and carers through 50 play-based activities which are proven to improve health and education outcomes.

Launched in 2018, the resources are now funded by over 20 Commissioning Partners, reaching out to over half a million children nationally.

Foundation and BA (Hons) Degrees

Our BA (Hons) Top-Up and Foundation Degree in Early Childhood & Education (Integrated Working with Families and Children), in partnership with the Pen Green Research Base and the University of Hertfordshire, are designed for those who wish to combine Early Years study with other commitments. The training provides essential skills, building participants’ capacities for future careers and further study.

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Based in outstanding practice


Bradford Birth to 19 Institute for the Early Years is proud to be based at the nationally influential St Edmund’s Nursery School and Children’s Centre (NSCC).


St Edmund’s NSCC is an Outstanding setting, leading the way in Early Years practice and pedagogy in Yorkshire for decades.