Early Years Woodwork Association

Woodwork is one of the wonderful opportunities we provide here at St Werburghs. We have been offering woodwork to children for many years and have developed a reputation for promoting best practice, delivering training and are  home to the Early Years Woodwork Association.

“The advancement of quality education through the promotion of woodwork in Early Years education to enable all children to benefit from the increased opportunities for high quality learning and development”

The Early Years Woodwork Association was established to promote woodworking practice in Early Years education. The association produces a bi-annual newsletter, in November and May available for all staff working in early years.

The Early Years Woodwork Association works towards:

  • Communicating a strong, clear vision of quality woodworking practice in Early Years education.
  • Developing and providing training opportunities for teachers and all staff in Early Years.
  • Increasing opportunities for young people to experience woodwork in the UK and overseas.
  • Providing a central point for collecting, storing and sharing information about Woodwork practice in Early Years education. Stimulate, store and share practitioner and academic research and learn from it.
  • Raising funds to help promote the many benefits of woodwork to a wider audience and thereby enabling more children to benefit from the opportunity.
  • Ensuring safe practice is always prioritised.

The association is based at St Werburgh’s Park Nursery School in Bristol and is run by a small dedicated executive committee:


Current Executive committee members:

Chairman: Pete Moorhouse

General Secretary: Liberty Fletcher-Gardiner

Committee member: Lucy Freeman


Membership is available to all. Please contact studio@petemoorhouse.co.uk.



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