The Theorists by Aaron and Debbie
Over the weeks, we will build up a collection of presentations where Aaron Bradbury and Debbie Garvey will discuss the various Early Childhood Theorists looking at them as a person, what we can learn from them and how to apply to practice and life.
Each section will contain a copy of the presentation plus supporting materials.

Presentation 1: Bronfenbrenner
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Supporting Clip: ‘Brains Journey to Resilience’

Hand-outs

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supporting documents

A PDF copy of all of the slides with a space to write notes

A PDF with details of websites, clips and reading. 

Presentation 2: Bavolek
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Dr Bavolek Presentations

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Dr. Bavolek grants permission to utilise the information contained within the PowerPoints to others for educational purposes. Source: Family Development Resources, Inc, publishers of the Nurturing Parenting Programs and the AAPI-2 and NSCS

If you do not have PowerPoint or similar installed on your device, then you can access PowerPoint Light for free to view the above Presentations from Office.com. All you need is a Microsoft Account, which is also free to sign up for. 

Hand-outs

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A PDF copy of all of the slides with a space to write notes

A PDF with details of websites, clips and reading. 

Presentation 3: Froebel
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Downloadable Resources

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Suzanne Flannery Quinn, 2013
University of Roehampton
As mentioned in the Presentation and
the Additional Resources document

Peter Weston, 2nd Edition 2000
Roehampton Institute London
As mentioned in the Presentation and
the Additional Resources document

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A PDF copy of all of the slides with a space to write notes

A PDF with details of additional reading, links and websites

Presentation 4: Montessori
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A PDF copy of all of the slides with a space to write notes

A PDF with details of additional reading, links and websites

Presentation 5: Bowlby
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A PDF copy of all of the slides with a space to write notes

A PDF with details of additional reading, links and websites

J Bowlby (1951)

Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 3, pp. 355–534. (PDF)

Nurturing Personal, Social and Emotional Development
in Early Childhood. D Garvey(2017)

Presentation 6: Pioneers
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Piaget & Vygotsky in 90 seconds

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A PDF copy of all of the slides with a space to write notes

A PDF with details of additional reading, links and websites

Reflection by Dr Pam Jarvis (2013) Source: TACTYC 
Downloadable PDF

By Susan Isaacs: Source Early Education 
Downloadable PDF
Re-published for Early Education 90th Anniversary

About Aaron
Aaron is a Principal Lecturer in Early Childhood at Nottingham Trent University with a specialism in Early Help, Child Development and Child Protection.

Aaron has been working in the Early Years / Childhood sector since leaving formal education. He qualified as a Nursery Nurse, completing his Btec National Diploma in Early Years and Education and went on to complete Higher Education and a Teaching Qualification and Postgraduate Certificate in Education. 

His current roles cover many areas within the Early Childhood Arena including being a member of the Executive Committee of the ECSDN (Early Childhood Studies Degree Network, Joint Chair of the Children, Young People and Families Level 4 & 5 Apprenticeships Standard and is currently supporting the Level 6 Apprenticeship in Early Years and supports the strategy of research and current practice at Pen Green. 

In addition he has recently become the joint Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the newly form Early Years Academy which allows Early Years professionals to gain professional Recognition through Fellowship Awards. 

Aaron is an active member of the Early Years community and positions his work within practice, still working closely with the PVI and Maintained sector, providing an online platform for practioners and all Early Years professionals via his app and website, Early Years Reviews by Aaron which includes a blog which is well situated in the workforce, with many researchers and practitioners discussing contemporary topics. Aaron is currently researching about apprenticeship pedagogy in Higher Education and how this may differ depending on the route a learner chooses.

Connect with Aaron
Twitter: @AaronEarlyYears
Facebook: Aaron.Bradbury
Instagram: aaronearlyyears
Website: Early Years Reviews

About Debbie
Debbie is an active author, trainer and speaker on the subject of early years, early childhood and leadership, within the education sector

Debbie’s career spans more than three decades, championing children, families and practitioners in early childhood, across the maintained, private and third sectors. From nursery provision, through to training at FE and HE levels.

Debbie’s child-centered approach has been at the heart of her roles locally, regionally and nationally. Debbie’s experience includes roles such as, practitioner, leader, author, trainer, consultant, lecturer, researcher and facilitator, developing, delivering and evaluating a range of projects. She has empowered the use and development of reflective practice in order to support quality experiences for children, families and staff, through supportive interventions such as, training, team building, conferences, forums, parent/family support, new provision and CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) programme’s.

Debbie has particular interests in neuroscience, PSED, leadership, coaching/mentoring and reflective practice, and the roles these play in developing quality experiences for children, families and staff.

In January 2007, Debbie set up Stonegate Training; the aim is to advocate quality experiences and provision for children, young people and families, alongside quality training experiences for the dedicated practitioners who work with them. Amongst other things, Debbie is accredited as a C4EO Early Years Sector Specialist and a qualified mentor.

Debbie has written several books in this area and is currently researching the areas of vulnerability, diversity and inclusion for her forthcoming manuscript.

Connect with Debbie
Twitter: @Stoneg8training

CPD Certificate
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