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Early Impact is best known as a leading provider of high-quality and interactive training for Early Years and Early Childhood Learning Providers

Practical early years ideas

Training for individuals or whole teams 

Online courses across all key areas of the early years

Step by step guides leading you to success, whatever your starting point in different key areas

Ideal for staff training, INSETs, twilights, and staff meetings


Martin Williams

Early years educator of ten years, author of 5 best-selling books, trainer, and consultant

Debby Stevens

30 years in early years, manager at large private nursery chain, author, trainer, consultant

Kelly Sheils

22 years in early years, Quality Assurance Manager at nursery chain, Relax Kids Coach, author, trainer, consultant

Suzanne Williams

Office Manager


Early Impact was founded in 2017. Motivated by a passion to make early education just as exciting for adults as children. It began by running practical workshops for local schools and nurseries. The emphasis was on inspiration – fun, hands-on sessions with that wow factor!

Several years later, and we have now trained many thousands of teachers and early years staff from around the UK, and soon after, around the world as well!

The emphasis remains the same – practical strategies, activities and provocations, based on tried-and-tested ideas that really work! We provide courses (and now books) in all the key areas of the Early Years. Those that use our training keep on coming back because it is practical, inspirational, and…it works!

Every month our blog is read by more people than would fill a large sports stadium, our books have been read by 20,000+ people, and our courses are used daily by practitioners all around the globe.


Our courses are an opportunity to start debate, inspire you with imaginative ideas, and set you off on a journey full of motivation and belief.


Our courses are fast-paced, and highly hands-on. It is an interactive experience, to maximise results. Early years specialists demonstrate ideas that are road-tested.


We provide a systematic framework that gets you from A to B in the shortest possible time. The emphasis is on quick wins, and resources and activities you can set up with the minimum of fuss.

100+ Free Articles And Videos

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Online Training Courses

Targeting key areas of the early years, our courses are designed to fully flexible so they can fit around busy lives. They are interactive, and come with customers only facebook groups, coaching calls, and more…

6 Books

Having been read by more than 20,000+ people and counting, check out our range of early years books below.

We won the Northern Enterprise Award for Best Education Training Provider in 2020 – See the list of winners here

Martin was the guest on a November 2020 episode on the Early Years Reviews podcast that you can listen to here.

He also featured on the popular Tapestry podcast.

Several of our articles are featured on the Muddy Faces website which you can find here –


Squiggle, Fiddle, Splat! 101 Genius Fine Motor & Early Writing Activities

by Martin Williams

Check it out on Amazon here

Loose Parts Play – A Beginner’s Guide

by Martin Williams and Debby Stevens

Check it out on Amazon here

101 Mindfulness Games For Happy Minds – For Children Aged 3-7

by Martin Williams and Kelly Sheils

Check it out on Amazon here

50 Outdoor Number Activities On A Budget

by Martin Williams 

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101 Games To Play Whilst Socially Distancing – Book 1: For Children Aged 3-7

by Martin Williams 

Check it out on Amazon here

101 More Games To Play Whilst Socially Distancing – Book 2: For Children Aged 3-7

by Martin Williams 

Check it out on Amazon here


All fast-paced, and between 2-3 hours long – so fit around busy schedules

Interactive – join customers only mastermind groups, and receive coaching calls as part of the experience

Cover key areas of the Early Years

Simple to access and complete

Are step-by-step guides of action sequences to implement to find success


Outdoors On A Budget

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Start Write Launchpad

Start Write Launchpad 

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Project Loose Parts

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Happy Minds Academy

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Literacy & Storytelling Launchpad

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Phase 1 Phonics Toolbag

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Practical Early Years Mathematics

“Fantastic, easy to make practical resources – it feeds well into strategies used further up in the Primary School. We use Singapore Maths – so perfect!” Jane Selby, Year 6 Teacher and Maths Leader, Christ the King Catholic Primary School, Liverpool

“Fantastic ideas to promote maths to make it interesting and fun for preschool children. Well presented training session. Really enjoyed it and have come away with some great learning strategies.” Nina Akkus, Preschool Room Leader, Five Children’s Centre

 “Really good, fun and practical ideas that will enhance children’s learning and understanding. I would use all of these ideas in my setting as they all have huge learning benefits for children. The delivery of this course was excellent. Thank you!” Sharon Jones, EY Professional, Steppingstones Nursery.

Phase 1 Phonics Toolbag

“A really useful course – very interesting and well delivered. Really enjoyed the outstanding phonics course today. Great to be able to go back to class with so many activities to try out that will be easy to do and make a big impact on learning. Thanks!” Jemma Pugh, Nursery Teacher, Brynteg School 

“The course provided us with a plethora of ideas, games and activities as to how we can implement phonics in a fun and engaging way within the setting. Very well presented – Martin was enthusiastic and had great experience in what he was teaching.” Tom Stephenson, EYFS Teacher, WCF Nursery, Liverpool

“Great variety of ideas and ways to deliver phase one phonics for younger and older children. Good ideas for blending and segmenting. Excellent, fun way to learn how to implement phonics.” Gemma Jones, Sandy Bears Nursery, Chester

“It’s great to be practical in the course rather than just sitting and listening. Also cheap and easy activities to make which are very effective in the setting. We are using a lot of the ideas from the phase one phonics course, and can see massive improvements in many children already.” Sarah Cooke, EY Practitioner, Mossley Hill Childcare, Liverpool

Start Write Launchpad

“Brilliant resources and lots of ideas for each one. Really engaging and informal. Joining in gives time to reflect and experience the activities. Thoroughly enjoyable! Feeling really positive and trying some of the new activities out.” Kate Lovatt, Nursery Teacher

“All the resources were fantastic. So useful to be able to have a go with all the resources rather than someone just showing them to you. Helps you to remember the activities. All were easily adaptable to our setting and can be set up and used straight away with resources already at school. Very good, brilliant ideas!” Angela Whittle, Class Teacher, Pike Fold Primary

“So many great ideas. Very practical! Easy to complete in the classroom and good for a variety of abilities.” Annabel Hardy, Teacher, Elleray Park School

Project Loose Parts

 “A very well prepared course. Great practical ideas which can be applied almost immediately. I liked the simplicity of the course. Thank you!” Karla Milton, EYFS Leader, Firs School

“A great strength of the course is the opportunity to have a go yourself. Lots of ideas were shared about how to source things, and where to buy from. Very enjoyable and informative. Lovely ideas that can be easily implemented in practice.” Hannah Travers, Reception Teacher, Broad Oak Primary

“Lots of interesting resources to use and new resources that I would never have thought of. The children will really enjoy these activities. Thank you, I’ve really enjoyed the course!” Natalie Ralph, Little Weavers Day Nursery, Preschool Room Leader

Lots of practical ideas. The balance with the theory was spot on. I attended this course as another memeber of staff thought your maths course was great. Clearly led by an experienced professional with a passion for what she does.” Ed Robinson, Reception Teacher, Parkroyal CP School, Macclesfield

Literacy & Storytelling Launchpad

“I sent three members of staff on the Storytellers course and they loved it! They said it was the best course they’d ever been on because the course leader didn’t spend his time reading off a powerpoint, he made it interactive and fun. I eagerly await the next course we can attend!” Isabel Finch, Manager, Summerhill Day Nursery, Birkenhead

“It was extremely beneficial and useful learning new strategies for storytelling. Thank you so much for this training. It was really interesting and useful!” Rachael Mallon, EYFS Manager, Honey Pot Nursery Garston

“Great practical activities. Excellent easy ideas which can be created with resources already available in your setting.” Pam Taylor, Deputy Manager, Rossall Nursery

“Excellent examples of how to bring stories to life for children and get them involved. Excellent! Thank you for great inspiration.” Lindsay Scott, EYP, Little Acorns Preschool

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