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On Saturday 16th May 2020, we hosted our first #BrewEdEY and due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ban against gatherings, we hosted this free event online, with over 90 delegates registering to attend.

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.  

Once again, we would like to extend our thanks to David, Sarah, James, Helen and Bridgit 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. 

David Wright @Mr_PaintPots
The Role of the Adult: Back to Basics

In this extremely informative presentation, David brings us back to basics to our role as carers and adults for the children in our lives reminding us of our main responsibilities of care and education with emphasis on communication and interactions. He touches on the importance of building strong relationships with the children and explores meaningful conversations and how to 'tune-in' to children.

David is one of the owners of Paint Pots Nurseries in Southampton. He is a qualified Early Years Teacher with over 15 years’ experience. Amongst many roles, David is a well-known commentator, trainer, tv and radio broadcaster, author, international conference speaker, parenting and relationship practitioner, crisis respite carer, founder of the charity Families First Southampton, founder of Southampton Area Men in Early Years, advisor to the government on Men in Early Years, chair of trustees of New Life Homes Trust which supports the rescue of abandoned babies in Kenya, national representative for England to the World Forum on Early Childhood Education, World Forum Men in ECE working group leadership team member, steering committee member of the South East region of the Ofsted Big Conversation, advisory member of the NAHT Early Years council, Men and Boys Coalition member.

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A PDF copy of David's presentation

A downloadable PDF containing details, including links of additional resources

A downloadable PDF of 'Learning, Playing and Interacting. Good Practice in the EYFS (2009) National Strategies as recommended by David during his presentation. 

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Sarah Hardwell @HardwellSarah
Parental engagement and Speech, Language and Communication

During her presentation, Sarah explores how speech, language and communication can improve social mobility through education and how this is can be embedded and encouraged in the Early Years; she also provides an insight on how she promotes this and communicates with parents to engage them and help them understand to further support their children.

Sarah is currently setting up a nursery and forest school in York, having previously run a childminding business and worked as both a secondary and primary school teacher.

She is passionate about all things Early Years and strongly believes in the power of working together: that giving children the best start in life is a collective effort.

Sarah is an Executive Board member of The Early Years Academy and the chair of the local Foundation Stage Partnership. Alongside this, Sarah works to promote and develop effective partnerships with parents and advocates for Speech, Language and Communication within the Local Authority, as part of wider closing the word gap and social mobility agendas.

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A PDF copy of Sarah's presentation

A downloadable PDF containing details, including links of additional resources

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JamesButler @JamesEYFS:
I'm All About the Base

James explores the Reception Baseline Assessment, due to be introduced in September for all children starting in Reception, what it may involve and what it will mean for the Early Years Sector 

James Butler is an experienced educator specialising in the education of children in the Early Years. He has worked across the UK in both nurseries and schools and holds an MA in Education.

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A PDF copy of James' presentation

A downloadable PDF copy of Reception baseline assessment framework (Feb 2020)

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Dr Helen Simmons @helensimmonslj:
Surveillance of Modern Motherhood: Experiences of attending a Parenting Course

During her presentation, Helen shares her research which explores the experiences of mothers of children aged 0-3 years that have attended universal parenting courses. The aim of this research was to gain a deeper understanding of the factors that motivate mothers to attend a universal parenting course and to explore the wider experiences of early modern motherhood in the UK. This insightful keynote not only resonates with our own personal experiences, but is valuable in understanding the parents we work with. 

Dr Helen Simmons is the Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and the Pathway Leader 5on the MA Education (Early Years Pathway) at the University of Derby.

Prior to joining the University in 2008, Helen worked in early years settings and as a private nanny, she also taught vocational early years courses at Further Education Colleges in Sheffield and Coventry.

Helen has undertaken research and publication relating to leadership in the early years, early years policy and her doctoral research provided a feminist post-structuralist analysis of modern motherhood. Helen lectures and supervises across Undergraduate and Postgraduate Early Childhood and Education programmes with module leadership including Wellbeing from Birth, Children's Workforce Development, Children’s Places and The Critically Reflective Practitioner.

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A PDF copy of Helen's presentation

A downloadable PDF containing links & references relating to Helen's presentation

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Bridgit Brown, Pebbles Childcare @PebblesWorthing
Staying Connected & Providing Continuity of Care Remotely – Our Plans for Moving Forward

Bridgit shares the effect that the COVID-19 Lockdown has had on the Pebbles Childcare business and how they have kept connected with their children via online meetings, providing activities for them to do at home and also keeping in close contact with the parents and families.  Looking at moving forward, Bridgit reveals their plans for re-opening, from risk assessments to planning activities and how they will keep themselves, their children and families as safe as possible, always keeping a focus on the child at the centre and providing a safe, calm and yet stimulating environment. 

Bridgit and Chloe are home-based childcare providers based in Worthing, West Sussex offering holistic, personalised care for children and their families age 0-8 years.

Bridgit has over 25 years’ experience in the childcare sector, during which she has worked for a variety of different organisations and performed a variety of roles.

She has contributed to the success of winning numerous awards in the early years sector and been published in a variety of childcare journals including Nursery World and Nursery Management Today.

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A PDF copy of Bridgit's presentation

Childminder Champions: Changing The Face of Home-based Childcare
Bridgit and Chloe created this book in order to raise the profile of the
home-based childcare sector, to inspire others and to highlight what a
viable childcare and career option home-based childcare can be.

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