Our award-winning films benefit academic use in universities and colleges, as well as fostering associations, child psychologists, nursery staff training and parents. Easy to use and flexible, you can study each film holistically or break them down into bite sized learning modules to focus on prime areas of learning.
Each film contains chapters highlighting key issues in a child’s life that we explore in depth, including; cognitive and physical development, communication, child growth and early language development.
We tend to concentrate on one or two children per film, so we can chronicle their exciting and emotional journey with detail, compassion and care. Our selection of films can be found here with their key areas of focus and benefits in full.
There are many ways in which the chapters enhance and aid learning. You can use clips to inspire debate in a lecture, or as part of a presentation to demonstrate relevant points. They also come with comprehensive notes and a narrative that brings key behaviour and development theories to life – enhancing learning in an engaging and enjoyable way.
To see if our films will benefit you, please see ‘Who uses our products’ for more information.
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We’ve compiled an assortment of free content, including a selection of downloadable clips and useful course material to help you get a feel for our work. There’s also the opportunity to view the brochure in full if you want to quickly look over our entire list of products.
If you’d like to view a sample of our work, we’ve also got a comprehensive catalogue of trailers that explain the benefits of each film and their function in enriching a child’s early development.
You can visit the about us section to have a read through product reviews and case studies if you’d like. This is also the place to learn more about what we do and who makes up the Siren team.
Alternatively, if you’ve used us before and are ready for another video, try out our search function to get to your content quickly or visit the product page for the full list of DVDs.
We’re always creating new content and when we do the details are shared on our ‘News & reviews’ section. If you’ve got any feedback, suggestions or ideas to share with us, we’d love to hear it. You can get in touch here.
When you purchase any of our DVDs you’ll also receive an online account with us. This will allow you to stream any film you’ve purchased FREE of a charge for one year, and you’ll be able to view your account history too. Please see pricing and discounts for more details on extended licenses and costs.
Permitted Use of Content
By purchasing a license for any of our products, you’re free to use the digital material for educational and training purposes in the classroom, or for seminars, lectures and conferences.
Other uses of content
If you’d like to use the digital material on a closed-circuit transmission, intranets within a single building or on a geographically unified campus, then please contact us directly. We’ll give you further information and support on the use of licenses in these instances.
Please note that products or services obtained from Siren Films Ltd can’t be copy, re-edited, transmitted, modified, displayed, sold or uploaded to the internet.
At the point of purchase you’ll also choose the length of your license – which is in line with the term of your license agreement (i.e. 1 year, 3 years or another agreed upon term).
Once your license has expired, you can then renew it, should you wish to continue using the digital content.
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Updated: Feb 26th, 2014
We project the world from a child’s perspective by capturing honest interactions. All our videos are completely unscripted and filmed using high quality equipment in settings familiar to children. The behaviour you witness is natural, completely authentic and a great catalyst for discussion in the classroom or meeting.
Experts not only endorse our work, they work with us. By creating our educational content alongside respected individuals and organisations we ensure our techniques are current and our research is thorough. All our videos are designed to encourage focused learning that leads to long-term cemented knowledge.
Our experienced and highly specialised team work to create footage which is not only engaging, detailed and in-depth but also versatile. Many films come with extensive notes for educators, whilst all clips and chapters can be isolated for use within presentations and lectures.
Staff training and refresher costs are significantly lowered, thanks to unlimited streaming during the entirety of your license. And in order to help ascertain which product is right for your goals, we also offer a try before you buy service.
Colleges & Universities
As part of the academic learning process in child development, students are often required to observe and study children’s behavior first hand. Our films allow for this possibility within the classroom, saving time and resources as this is usually achieved through a placement.
Students often find observation studies a difficult skill to grasp, so being able to use our footage in the classroom means they have the opportunity to re watch and debate as a group, guided by a lecturer. In the narrative complex theories are explained in a straightforward manner and with actual behavioral examples to embed learning further. The medium of film is a powerful tool for teachers and lecturers.
LEA Trainers have fedback that our films are an invaluable resource for all aspects of training in this field. Our films explore complex theories in an easy to digest format, suitable for all levels of learning. Using ‘real life’ examples of child behavior and development offers a real insight into the practical application of training programs. Visual examples bring learning to life and enhance training sessions in an engaging and memorable way.
Consultants find our material extremely versatile. Because of the way we structure our films, it easy to break each film into short, digestible chapters that can be embedded into power point presentations or used as stand alone clips for seminars to illustrate key points.
Our DVD sets are a comprehensive training tool so Councils often invest in our sets to enhance and fast track training, proving to be a cost effective way to train large numbers without compromising the quality or standard of learning. Key messages on best practice are explored in practical, easy to digest ways, in accordance with EYFS guidelines.
Nurseries use our material for in house training to enhance staff development and for individual PCD, to ensure the continued provision of best practice. Because of the way we structure our films, it easy to break each film into short, digestible chapters, focusing on specific areas of learning. Feedback from Nursery managers suggest that this is a great starting point to form a debate and explore key working issues with ‘real examples’ of behavior that can be re watched and cross examined. We have been told that this is a highly effective way of embedding knowledge.
Childrens Centres/Sure Start Centres
Whether training practitioners or supporting parents, Centre Mangers have fedback that our films are an invaluable resource for all aspects of training in this field. Our films explore complex theories in an easy to digest format, suitable for all levels of learning. Using ‘real life’ examples of child behavior and development offers a real insight into the practical application of training programs. Visual examples bring learning to life and enhance training sessions in an engaging and memorable way.
Our Documentary series cover a whole range of subjects and come with user notes and an holistic narrative. The Documentaries can be used as a stand alone learning aid that deepens understanding, demystifying complex theories in an enjoyable and engaging way. Theory comes to life as we see ‘real’ examples of child development and behavior making these films the perfect complement to any childcare course.
To keep things simple we are introducing 3 set prices for all of our titles: £89, £69 and £49 each. Prices have been selected on title popularity, length and how much time has been invested in their production.
With every product purchased you receive 1 years free streaming license. If you with to extend your license to 2 or 3 year term you can benefit from some excellent discounts.
• First year: FREE
• 1 additional year: 35% of title or collection price
• 2 additional years: 25% of title or collection price
As a valued customer, we want to offer you the best value for your budget and provide you with the opportunity to develop your Siren library in a cost effective way, therefore we have created some fantastic discounts on multiple purchases as well as reduced pricing across the range.
• 2 of the same title: 10% discount + 1 yrs FREE streaming
• 3+ of the same title: 15% discount + 1 yrs FREE streaming
• Collections Offer: 10% discount + 2 yrs FREE streaming
• Full Library Offer: 20% discount + 2 yrs FREE streaming
To take advantage of these great offers, simply add your products to the basket and discounts will be deducted for you to see before purchase.
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I don’t know what I did before Siren films began producing their excellent DVDs. I use them all the time when involved in training practitioners and working with parents. They really open up discussion and lead to further study in inspiring and rigorous ways.Prof Tina Bruce CBE.