Engaging in practical action research provides evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of your setting in delivering positive outcomes for children.

Mayet Consulting can support you to explore the relationship between theory and professional practice to enable your practitioners to further understand the importance of their interactions which develop positive outcomes for all children.

Anne Cummins has a long standing interest in how research can enhance practice and has undertaken research activities – eg a co-operative language project, collecting video and audio data to support children with English as an additional language to participate in nursery activities and ethical leadership – as part of her 2010 MA.

Research projects can also promote innovation to meet challenges and maintain effective learning communities within staff teams.

Quotes from Practitioners: Early Years Equality research project, 2012

“In the course of the research project I have grown my understanding and been enriched with new experiences” — AJ

“Participation in the EYE project as a manager was very intense, fascinating and inspiring” — PT


“I have been lucky enough to work with Anne in a range of contexts for over 10 years now. I know her to be creative, reliable, reflective, and solution-focused. She is well organised and has outstanding interpersonal skills. I hope to work with her again soon.” — Dr Helen Kara Social Researcher (2015)

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