Five inspiring Speakers | Copies of Slides | Supporting Resources
Certificate for your CPD
Keynotes / Presentations:
Dr Eunice Lumsden, I Just Want To Talk About Children
This presentation has the ‘voice’ of young children at the heart. It challenges us to think about the language we use that ‘others’ children, even before they are born. It questions the labels placed on children and asks us to hold a mirror to our professional selves to create a new reality for the next generation. It reinforces the importance of a holistic understanding of child development and how this underpins the importance of a high-quality early childhood workforce. It will draw on recent research into practitioners understanding of poverty and reinforce the importance of children and their families as being ‘Capable’ and that a strengths approach to all we do can really make a difference.
Gary Coffey, Making Makaton Magic in your Setting
Communication is fundamental in ensuring that children can engage with the world around them. We all communicate in various ways and Makaton provides a multi-modal approach to support children and adults who may have a communication difficulty or disability. How we can use this language programme as an effective means of engagement for all? Let’s explore the magic of Makaton and how it can be applied in every setting, from 6 months of age and above.
Aaron Bradbury, The Aspiring Practitioner in the Early Years
During this informative and inspiring presentation, Aaron looks the motivations of an Early Years Professional, Apprenticeships and how they need to be adopted to grow your own practice for a child centred focus and what is next.
Debbie Garvey, Leading with Empathy, Support and Encouragement
An opportunity for reflection, and a chance to discuss, consider and explore the roles of staff within early childhood, and how we all, at times, take on the role of leader. Linking to Debbie’s research for her books and delving into how our neuroscience and early childhood knowledge and our skills and experience might be helpful in our roles supporting staff, leaders, managers and each other.
Helen Moylett, Is this Health Crisis becoming a Children’s Rights Crisis?
In the UK we live in a society where inequality of all kinds is deeply entrenched and has been worsened by the last ten years of austerity and we went into the health crisis in what has been called ‘a state of disastrous social fragility’. Against this backdrop the rights of many young children to be nurtured as well as educated are not being adequately protected. This talk will explore some of the issues around children’s voices not being heard, as well as share two case studies that represent the amazing work that early years practitioners are doing to support families. There are the seeds of something better for society in the collective action we have seen and we have to nurture those seeds to grow a better system for the future.
On completion of the modules in this session and the submission of your reflection you will be awarded a certificate which you can download and save/print to evidence your participation as part of your Continuous Professional Development.
This ‘mini-conference’ has been constructed as a course on our EY Matters Online Training and Resource Platform,
with each Keynote set up as a separate module/lesson.
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