Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Childhood & Education on Twitter

Most large organisations and media outlets in the childcare and education sector now have Twitter accounts where they post little snippets of news, details of campaigns etc as and when they happen, making it much easier for interested parties to stay in touch with what's going on. Today's post simply gives you a list of links to these accounts, so that if you're a Twitter user you can subscribe to the ones that interest you. Or you could start following them all, and very quickly you should have an idea of the topics which are currently generating discussion in the sector...

I've tried to pick out the accounts which appear to be most active, and deliberately excluded some which are not updated regularly. If you know of a useful children-related account which I've not included, why not share it with other readers by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post?

Also, for the next few days you'll see a poll on the right-hand side of this page asking you about your Twitter usage. If enough readers are using it, then I can investigate setting up a Twitter service to complement this site.

Without further ado, here are the links:


Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

Children & Young People Now

Children’s Society

Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC)

Community Care

Daycare Trust

Department of Education

Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

Family & Parenting Institute

Guardian Teacher Network

Institute of Education

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

National Autistic Society

National Children's Bureau (NCB)

National Literacy Trust

National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER)

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

Nursery World




Play England

Save the Children

Save the Children UK

School Food Trust

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

Teachers TV

Times Educational Supplement (TES)

Training & Development Agency for Schools (TDA)


UNICEF Innocenti Centre


Young Minds

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