Gallery of creative woodwork

It’s hard not to get excited about children’s self expression through woodwork and it’s wonderful to see the breadth of explorations….but this comes with a warning – remember it’s not really about what children make – it’s the changes that...read more

Example letter to parents

I suggest letting parents know in advance that you are going to be doing woodwork as occasionally a parent may be shocked to discover that their child will be using real tools. It’s good to reassure them that you will...read more

Top 20 woodwork tips for early years

Here are my top 20 tips for woodwork with young children!...read more

Woodwork – Learning outcomes

This resource is a list of just some of the many learning outcomes associated with woodwork. I have just brainstormed this list – there is no hierarchy of importance  – I think the list really goes to emphasise the rich...read more

Gallery of example woodwork areas

Below is a selection of woodworking areas around the world. This will be added to over time. (started March 2018) Please share your woodwork set up – help inspire others – email me an image studio@petemoorhouse.co.uk Sunflower Nursery Fife Scotland...read more

Woodwork booklist

  Books for children:  Fiction Klinting, Lars (2005) Harvey the Carpenter, US: Kingfisher Books. Portis, Antoinette (2009) Not a Stick, London: HarperCollins. Toni Buzzeo and Jim Datz.  Whose Tools? Abrams Appleseed New York Sarah Garland Eddie’s Toolbox Frances Lincoln Children’s...read more

Froebel and the Occupation of Woodwork

Froebel and Woodwork The Froebelian Occupation of Woodwork: A symbolic language of shape, form and space           The earliest records of woodwork with young children come from the pioneering work of Friedrich Froebel (1782–1852), the founder...read more

Book: Learning Through Woodwork by Pete Moorhouse

 “Every so often a book is written that helps practitioners to develop their work in deep and far reaching ways. This is that sort of book.” Tina Bruce CBE   This essential guide provides clear and comprehensive support for those...read more

Woodwork video instruction of tools

These videos of how to use tools in Early Years will be uploaded to this page in the near future!...read more

Woodwork and EYFS

Summary of learning and development associated with woodwork...read more