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Early Years Education Holistic Week 


Tuesday 21 November 2023, 9.30am

- Thursday 23 November 2023, 4pm




Faculty of Education



Child playing outside in the rain.

You are warmly invited to our third Early Years Education Holistic Week beginning on Tuesday 21 November and running through to Thursday 23 November.

We have a wide range of interesting and informative sessions to support our students as professionals working in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector.

Early Years Education students: Please note that it is compulsory for you to attend this event in full, and registers will be taken each day.

Faculty of Education partners: Please feel free to drop in and out of these sessions and we hope to see you during the week.

Tuesday 21 November 2023

9.30am – 10amE1Welcome/IntroKaren Boardman
10am – 11amB001LTWorking in Early Years: ways to wellbeingDr Viki Veale
11:30am – 12:30pmB001LTFamilies with a parent in prison: needs and experiencesProfessor Jane Payler and Dr Victoria Cooper
1.30pm – 3.30pmCEO.017Born4Life: creating meaningful, authentic and sustainable intergenerational relationshipsDr Kay Heslop, Sue Egersdorff and Liz Ludden
3.30pmCEO.017Connect Ed International projectLewis Fogarty

Wednesday 22 November 2023

8.40am – 8.50amH2Get groundedNatalie Reynolds
9.30amH2Thinking about your well-being and resilienceNatalie Reynolds
11am – 12.30pmLPO.25Play and play based approaches for supporting a sense of ethnic identityDr Sharon Colilles
1.30pm – 3pmCEO.017 Where are the babies? Hearing voices of very young children in formal day care. Challenging opposing forces in the fieldDr Caroline Guard
3pmCEO.017Reflections so farKaren Boardman

Thursday 23 November 2023

9.30am – 12.30pmE1Curriculum sessionDr Jan Georgeson, Professor Verity Camell-Barr
1.30pmE1Chartered College of TeachingJonny Goggs
2.15pm E1EYE Team sharing our scholarship
4pmE1Wrapping up our third EYE Holistic Week

The event is suitable for all students and professionals studying/working in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector.

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Who is this event for?

Current staff Current students Teachers, tutors and careers advisers


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