Emotional Wellbeing: Supporting Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This evergreen presentation, although referring to the present day COVID-19 Pandemic, centres around supporting children's wellbeing.
Maureen looks at how to ensure children feel safe and secure returning to their early years setting during the covid 19 pandemic and outlines the importance of focussing on the emotional wellbeing of children and gives practical advice and support in how to do this, as only when children feel safe and secure and their wellbeing needs are met can they engage in learning.
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Maureen Hunt is an independent education consultant specialising in Early Years with a background in Early Years and Infant education in Southampton, where she taught for over 22 years in four nursery and Infant schools, 15 of which were in leadership roles.
Maureen subsequently worked for Action for Children as a project leader for Cornwall Children’s Fund, developing new and innovative services in Cornwall to improve children’s engagement in school. Following this Maureen worked as a Regional Lead for Cornwall LA children’s services, where she was responsible for leading a multiagency team in family services and developed and ran six Children’s centres in South East Cornwall. Alongside her independent consultancy business Maureen is currently the Early Years Lead for Achievement for All where she is responsible for the design and the delivery of their award-winning early years programme; “Achieving Early” and leads on all the early years work for the charity.
Maureen writes articles for National publications including – Nursery World, Home Childcarer, Every Child Journal and PACEY and is currently writing a book on early years practice due for publication late 2020.
Maureen holds a B. ED, a Master’s degree in Education Management, the NPQH and the National Award for Special Educational Needs co-ordination.
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