Early Years

Following on from the success of our Foundation Phase lesson plans, we have a created an activity pack and training resource for Early Years settings.

We would like to thank the children who took part in the resource trial for their helpful and honest feedback.

This resource will support you to introduce and embed children’s rights in your setting. The resource includes responsive planning ideas for you to use in your setting. We’ve also included ideas for songs and books that you can use in your setting:


Some settings may prefer to use lesson plans, we have created 4 lesson plans for settings to use to explore children’s rights:

Lesson Plans

This training will support you to think about what a children’s rights approach looks like in you setting. You do not need previous knowledge of the UNCRC to take part in this training.

The training can be completed on your own or with your team. You will need to open the PowerPoint and fill in the workbook as you go through each slide.  We’ve included voiceovers on the PowerPoint to guide you through the training, if you need any further support with the training please contact post@childcomwales.org.uk

If you would like a certificate for your records, please send your completed menu for change to post@childcomwales.org.uk

Early Years Powerpoint with audio

Workbook for Practitioners

Below you will find examples of interesting practice from different settings and organisations across Wales. If you would like to submit your own interesting practice, please send them to post@childcomwales.org.uk.

Please note we have not visited all of the settings highlighted below.

Case Study: Children’s rights – Katie Toogood and ‘Too Good Tots’ registered childminding service

Case Study: Children’s rights – Amanda Calloway, Registered Childminder

Case Study: Embedding Children’s rights into every day practice

Case Study: Children’s Rights in Nurseries in Wales – Mudiad Meithrin

“We Stand Together,” this song explores children’s rights and talks about the things children need to grow up happy, healthy and safe. The song was written and composed by Sara Lewis, Dyfan Jones and Year 3 from Creigiau Primary School.

We suggest singing the song in a circle with your group, with you leading the actions (you may want to use Makaton Signs).

Read the Lyrics


Sheet Music for ‘We Stand Together’