Understanding practitioners' decision-making to support complexity in children's play in a multi-diverse pre-school setting

This research aims to understand young children’s emergent funds of knowledge, interests and working theories in a multi-diverse early years setting.

Photograph of young person drawing

Using documentary and image analysis, paired observations with practitioners, and dialogic research conversations with children and families, we aim to conceptualise how diverse languages, cultures and communicative practices are important resources for children, for practitioners’ decision-making, and for play, creativity and learning.

Principal investigator


Research assistant (March 2018 - February 2019)

Dr Aderonke Folorunsho


The Froebel Trust


March 2018 - July 2020

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