The Big Bang Research Project

NEWS: The interim findings of the research survey are now available and downloadable as a pdf. These are released under open access CC 4.0 licence – please acknowledge the source. The research project will continue to collect data until 2023 when the final paper will be published.

I would like to invite you to contribute to research into the impact of woodwork on children’s development and learning in early childhood education. If you are providing woodwork please complete the research survey. It does take a little time – about 20 mins, but I hope it can also provide a useful tool for you to reflect upon your own provision. Your support with this research is very much appreciated and I very much hope the findings will have an impact on more children getting this opportunity . There is more information on the project below.

Please complete the research survey online following this link:

Researching the Impact of Woodwork Provision in Early Years Education

I am currently undertaking research at the University of Bristol, into the impact woodwork has on children’s learning and development in Early Childhood Education.

I really need your help to get a clear picture of how woodwork provision is looking in early childhood education. This is the first quantitative research study into woodwork provision in Early Years education both in the UK and around the world.

Your contribution would be hugely appreciated and is important in order to make a difference by enabling more young children to experience the wonders of woodwork.

The intention is that we can evidence the rich learning and development and promote woodwork to wider audience and also attract funding to enable this. We have established a charity, the Early Years Woodwork Association and this will be developed to promote woodwork to help facilitate this mission.

Please note:  All data will be held in accordance to GDPR (2018) and all information is strictly confidential. No judgement will made in any way about your provision. All setting names will be removed from published research papers. Research adheres to BERA’s Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research

I will send you the resulting research paper once complete if you indicate you would like this in the form

Thank you so much!

Kind regards, Pete Moorhouse
Researcher, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Bristol

Please complete the research survey online following this link: