Welcome to ELHQ, home to thousands of free downloadable Key Stage 1 & Early Years Foundation Stage resources for teachers, parents & Early Years Professionals.

Welcome. We have hundreds of
key stage one and early years foundation stage resources for teachers
to share with you.

All FREE to download.

Our latest iOS app ‘Phonic Alien Adventure’ is now available on the App Store - click here to find out more.

Our goal is to help you create engaging and inspiring early years learning environments. All of our resources are free to download - no membership needed!

Tell us what early years resources you need and we will do our best to help you out.

Our EYFS / KS1 planning section contains loads of inspirational activity ideas for use in early years settings.

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Latest Teaching Resources

Here’s a selection of our latest teaching resources. Click here to see a more comprehensive selection. Our team of designers are here to help you so if you have an idea for a resource that you would like to see then please get in touch.

Farm Word Mat

A4 word mat featuring various farm themed illustrations and keywords.

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Farm Themed Topic Words / Labels

A collection of farm themed topic cards / labels.

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Chicks & Eggs Number Bonds

A collection of chick and egg themed number bonds to 10

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Featured Blog Posts

Here are a few articles from our early years blog…

Play, Progress & Achievement: Exploring Learner-Centred Practice 3-5yrs

I’d like to draw everyone’s attention to a really interesting conference organised by the national organisation Early Excellence. It is called Play, Progress & Achievement: Exploring Learner- Centred Practice 3-5yrs and it is specifically aimed at Senior leaders, co-ordinators and practitioners working with children 3-5yrs. Continue reading this acrticle

Posted by: Peter Samuel
February 19, 2014

Our first ipad app due for release on Dec 8th!

We have some exciting news….’Phonic Street’ our first ipad app has just been approved by apple and is scheduled for release on the 8th of December.


It’s a phonics revision app for children who are towards the end of the letters and sounds programme. There are 7 levels (the first 2 are completely FREE) and each one addresses a particular set of skills outlined in the letters and sounds programme (although it is equally as relevant to other synthetic phonic teaching programmes). Continue reading this acrticle

Posted by: Peter Samuel
November 29, 2013

Teaching Chinese the Easy Way

I have just been interviewing KS1 teachers at RJ Mitchell Primary School in Essex. They are teaching Mandarin, using resources from a company called Dragons in Europe. These include books, an online portal and activities packs.

Continue reading this acrticle

Posted by: Sal McKeown
November 17, 2013

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Thank you so much…this site is amazing! I really love the planning section, there are so many new ideas that I want to try out!
Kate, London
I love all the KS1 teaching resources from ELHQ and use them all the time at school (and at home!). The role-play section is a particular favourite, especially all the pirate related stuff.
Emma, Bognor Regis
Wonderful resources….particularly love all the new planning documents the story resources and the number rhymes.
Anna, Manchester
This site provides brilliant EYFS resources that I regularly use in my early years setting. All the material is bright and colourful and is great to use as part of displays. My class especially like the Elmer the Elephant section!
Sandra , Cullompton
ELHQ is definitely my first stop for free teaching resources for my ks1 class, as they have such a varied choice and the quality of their pictures is always amazing!
Will, Brighton
Thanks so much! The site has saved me so much time, and its all free!
Angharad, Cardiff

About ELHQ

Early Learning HQ is home to thousands of free early years / ks1 teaching resources. The site was created a few years back with the aim of helping teachers and parents to create exciting and inspiring learning environments for young children. We feel like we've gone a long way towards achieving this goal but were always looking to improve, so if there's something you feel we can help you with or if you'd like to offer some feedback then please get in touch.

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