London Branch Event- Catching Up by Restoring Joy


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  • Online Training
  • February 24, 2022
  • Thursday, 6.00 PM to 7.15 PM
  • Early Education

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London Branch Event- Catching Up by Restoring Joy

Online Training

Thursday, 6.00 PM to 7.15 PM
February 24, 2022


Early Education

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London Branch Event- Catching Up by Restoring Joy

Online Training

Thursday, 6.00 PM to 7.15 PM
February 24, 2022


Join us as Judith Twani reflects on  the real threats to early years practice that she has observed through her observations and discussions within schools and the PVE sector and how we can hold onto our vision and passion, restoring joy .

  • This will include:
  • The prevailing idea that, in order to improve children’s outcomes and life chances we need to do things earlier, such as introducing formal phonics teaching to 3 year olds.
  • How the professionalism of teachers is undermined by the implementation of schemes that they are required to deliver.
  • How phonics has been elevated to a status it should not have.
  • How we are becoming curriculum centred rather than child centred.

Speaker bio:

Judith qualified as a junior age (Key Stage 2) teacher in the days of discovery learning and topic webs. Following five years of teaching, she moved to South Africa to teach in a small rural school which was a pioneer of multi-racial education in the post-apartheid years. There, she developed a pre-school curriculum and introduced a creative approach to teaching.

Getting married and starting a family resulted in Judith taking a career break an, during this time, she led creative arts at a small college in Cape Town. A return to teaching took Judith first to Year 2 and then to Reception where she discovered her passion for early years. She organised an early year’s cluster group comprising of practitioners from across early years settings leading her to become a local authority early years consultant and children’s centre teacher. During this time, she also trained as an NVQ assessor and Ofsted inspector and spent six months on a secondment to senior leadership in a large primary school.

For a couple of year, she developed her own independent training and consultancy work specialising in early years, alongside her work as a local authority consultant. She delivered training with BEAM on early years maths and collaborated with Michael Jones, formerly an ECaT consultant, as co-author of ‘Let’s Talk About Maths’. She is a regular at Nursery World events.

She was a regional manager is now an associate consultant for Early Excellence and for almost 3 years was a part-time assistant head teacher in a Norwich Primary and Nursery School. Now retired from school she continues to undertake some training and consultancy while caring for elderly parents.

Judith brings to her training and consultancy a wealth of experience and knowledge. She is an inspiring and motivating trainer who combines theory and practical hands-on experiences successfully to create an unforgettable course.

Fees and Booking

This event is FREE to Early Education Members £10 to non-members
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