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Our third #BrewEdEYOnline was held on Saturday 11th July with over 100 delegates registering to attend. Sadly Gill Jones, HMI, was taken ill and was not able to attend so there is only 4 presentations to share with you; she has confirmed that she will be available for the next one in September. 

Once again there were many more that were not able to attend due to the time or not being able to book a space, so we are sharing the recordings of the presentations and the subsequent Q & A sessions so that they can be accessed freely. You can also listen to the Keynotes from the audio recordings also included. 

We would like to extend our thanks to Elaine, Sarah, Sue and Julie for giving up their time to present for us and also to all of those who attended and contributed; we could not do this without you. 

Elaine Bennett @KeepEYsUnique
KEYU Founder, Trainer and EY Teacher
Climbing the stairs, Resisting the Lift: Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Year One

During this session Elaine explored how we can support children as they move into KS1 building on high quality EYs pedagogy. Putting play back into KS1 has always been the right thing to do - but now as children return to school after the pandemic, it is going to be essential! Also with the release of the revised EYFS, Elaine touches upon this and we have also included some further links around the associated campaign and petition. 

Elaine began her career over 25 years ago as a Nursery Nurse before moving into teaching. Elaine is currently based in Shoeburyness, Essex as EYFS Leader. She has also worked as an EYFS advisor at Southend On Sea LA. In 2015 Elaine founded the Keeping Early Years Unique group - 46,000 members later and after a series of highly publicised campaigns including standing against baseline testing and challenging the Bold Beginnings report- its fair to say that this group is now much more than a facebook page. It is a movement- from the foundations. She continues to stand with the Early Years community.

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A PDF copy of Elaine's presentation

A downloadable PDF of the report Source: Early Education Website

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Listen to Elaine's Presentation
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Further Links 
Including #RightFromTheStart

Links to further reading and websites as referred to in Elaine's Presentation

Considering the Value of A 'Hybrid Pedagogy' for the EYFS
Chris Pascal and Tony Bertram in Dialogue with Julie Fisher

Time for a Key Stage 1 that is developmentally appropriate?
Source: Early Education

How can youth work help address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)?
Source: YouthLink Scotland

Find out all about the Keeping Early Years Unique (KEYU) Team and Activities

Link to KEYU Facebook Group 

#RightFromTheStartCampaign

The petition, accompanied by a hard-hitting film with many Early Years Professionals, representative of the whole sector, calls for a review of the recently launched Early Years Foundation Stage Reforms. Watch our 'In Conversation With.. Elaine Bennett and Kym Scott' to find out why it is so important that these EYFS Reforms are reviewed.
Watch the Video:

Visit the #RightFromTheStart website to read the latest news, responses and articles and also find out about the Supporters. 

Sarah Watkins @mini_lebowski
Reception Teacher and Writer
Ensuring the Best Outcomes for Traveller Children

An exploration of the barriers facing young children from Traveller families and some suggestions on how to improve outcomes for these children.

Sarah is a Reception teacher in a school on the Welsh borders. Sarah has taught every primary year group and was previously Head of School. Sarah regularly blogs and writes for publications such as Teach Early Years. Before teaching, Sarah worked for The Rural Media Company, an award-winning charity working with communities, schools, groups and individuals to create issue-driven films, heritage and digital arts projects that raise awareness and influence change. Traveller Times, a magazine by and for Travellers, is produced by Rural Media.

SPECIAL #BREWEdEYOnline / EY Matters OFFER! 

Traveller's Tales Series

Copy of Presentation and Supporting Documents & Links

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PDF Copy of Sarah's Presentation

'Yes, Gypsies lag in education, but the reasons are complex and cultural'
As referred to by Sarah during her Presentation

YouTube Channel

Interview with Richard O'Neill

Signing improves early vocabulary learning and communication

Link to Traveller's Tales Books in EY Matters Shop - Discounted Rate

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Listen to Sarah's Presentation
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Dr Sue Allingham @DrSue22
Early Years Consultant, Trainer and Author
Are You Sitting Comfortably? Physical Development and School Readiness

Being confident physically is a vital part of being confident in the environment. The impact of the reforms to the EYFS and its narrowed expectations could mean that this important area of child development is marginalised or overlooked.

Sue’s expertise and passion for teaching and learning in the Early Years started with her classroom experience and Senior Lead role as Early Years Co-ordinator in the late 1980’s. Moving into research Sue gained an MA followed by a Doctorate, both in Early Years Education from Sheffield University. These achievements enabled Sue to consolidate her thinking and practice; she realised that the work she was doing had a solid grounding in research. This research base informs the articles she writes regularly for Early Years Educator magazine where she is the Consultant Editor and also gained Sue a commission from Practical Preschool Publications to write Transitions in the Early Years which is now in second edition. process.

A PDF copy of Sue's presentation

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Good Practice in School Readiness (PDF Document)
Source: Ofsted

.... in the South East (PDF Document)
Source: Public Health England

A Critical Review of Perspectives and Evidence (PDF Document)
By Sue Bingham & David Whitebread

The Full document (PDF Document)
Source: DfE/Gov.uk

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Julie Kent
Senior Lecturer & Course Leader Childhood Studies Nottingham Trent University
Talking Two Year Olds: A Holistic Approach

This will be a practical reflection through the lens of social pedagogy, on the approaches and relationships which are formative to young children’s learning and development in the area of communication and language (C&L).

Julie initially qualified and practised as a Speech and Language Therapist in the NHS for 15 years, working with children in school and community settings. Prior to working in higher education, Julie led the team in a Sure Start Children’s Centre in rural Northamptonshire with a focus on developing the inter-agency working and the early communication support for children and families.

Her current research interests are in the communication environment in Early Years settings and the interface between health and education in the support for children’s early Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).

A PDF copy of Debbie's presentation

References and Resources (PDF Document)
Provided by Julie in her Presentation

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The Importance of the Conception to Age Two Period (PDF Document)
Cross Party Manifesto

The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays (Webpage)
Source: The Hanen Centre

The Effective Provision of Pre-School Education (EPPE) Project (Webpage)
Source: ResearchGate

The Study of Early Education and Development (SEED) (PDF)
Source: Department for Education (Gov.uk)

Source: Nottingham NHS

Help to develop your child's communication skills. (Website)
Source: BBC

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Listen to Julie's Presentation
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