The Open EYE Petition – live at Downing Street!

December 20, 2007

Further to the brief post earlier today: we now have a live e-petition on the Downing Street web-site and we would be very grateful if you could sign it.  Just click on and follow the instructions.  It literally only takes a couple of seconds although there may then be a delay of some hours before your name finally appears so don’t lose heart! 


Please also e-mail as many of your friends/family as possible, directing them to the petition. Our aim is to have thousands of signatures by the end of January 2008, when we will be meeting with the Chairman of the Children, Schools & Families Select Committee to try and persuade the Committee to commission an urgent independent review of the EYFS framework.


Media news

December 20, 2007

We have had several more letters and articles in the national and educational press and, as you may have heard, Dr Penelope Leach took on Beverley Hughes very successfully on the subject of the EYFS framework on Woman’s Hour recently.  If you missed the interview and would like to listen again just click on:

Open EYE conference

December 20, 2007

Please continue to keep free Saturday 16 February when we will be holding a major one-day conference in London.  Dr Penelope Leach, Emminent Child Psychologist, Professor Lilian Katz from Illinois University, and Sue Palmer (author of Toxic Childhood) will all be speaking.

Petition online

December 20, 2007

The Open EYE petition is now online – please visit to sign up.