Are you an early years educator, an artist, or someone that works with children aged 0-5 years, and interested in learning more about how to develop quality arts and creativity?

In this one day conference, delegates can meet prominent international early years experts and practitioners and discover how to develop tomorrow’s leaders of arts and creativity. The conference provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, disseminate good practice and discover different approaches in early years and the arts.

  • Meet leading thinkers on early years arts and creativity

  • Discover practical ideas and take part in workshops to develop your skills and thinking
  • Respond to provocations on challenging practice and developing quality activity

  • Find out how to document and evidence learning and impact

  • Take part in interactive activities and learn about the changing education landscape
  • Meet representatives from the arts, education and cultural sectors

KEYNOTES, WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

Information on sessions will be updated, please check back regularly for the most recent updates. Sessions are also subject to change.

CHAIR

Beatrice Merrick

Chief Executive, Early Education

Beatrice Merrick has been Chief Executive of Early Education since 2013, leading the organisation’s work on developing high quality professional development opportunities and resources for practitioners.

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KEYNOTE

Professor Christine Pascal, PhD, MSocSc

Childhood Education Research Association

Professor Christine Pascal OBE is Director of Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC), an independent charitable research centre.

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Dr Susan Young

University of Exeter

Susan Young recently retired as senior lecturer in early childhood studies and music education at the University of Exeter, UK.

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SEMINAR

Let’s Play: being confidently playful in the early years

Led by Helen Moylett, co-author of ‘Development Matters’

Exploring how to have a creative curriculum based on children’s interests.

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KEY NOTE

Sir Tim Brighouse

 

“He exceeded expectations,” “He brought incredible energy”
Stephen Twigg – former Education Minster.

Photo credit: Brian Harris
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SEMINAR

International forest schools

Søren Emil Markeprand (Danish Forest School Lead pedagogista)

Søren Emil Markeprand

Director of Forest kindergarten Stockholmsgave Centrum and Mikkelborg with a total of 140 children in Copenhagen, and consultant with Forest Kindergarten Consultancy.

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MORE WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

Susan Hodgson & Alison Carter, Barking & Dagenham EY Advisory Teachers.


An introduction to the innovative project which engages with practitioners, parents and carers.

Early Years Practitioners and Artists from the Moonbeams CPD course


Artists and EY practitioners/teachers share their observations and reflections based on Moonbeams Action Research of the learning journeys of children aged two to five years old.

Katie Leonard, Education Programme Manager, British Ceramics Biennial, Stoke-on-Trent


Exploring clay in its raw state resulting in a variety of sculptural outcomes linked to food.

Trish Power, Music Specialist


Exploring young children’s spontaneous musicality through a range of practical activities.

Claire Witcomb, Visual Artist Pedagogista based at Bloomsbury Nursery School & Childrens Centre


Places and spaces where young children imagine and make.

Peppy Hills, Dance/Movement Specialist


Exploring the use of playfulness in developing movement for babies to five year olds.

Louise Lowings, Madeley Nursery School, Telford


Exploring how the expressive arts interact with other areas of curriculum.

Manya Benenson – The Spark Arts for Children


The Spark, in partnership with The Mighty Creatives and Leicester Library Services present Peas & Pods – storytelling, role play and sensory play for children aged 2-5 years and their parents / carers.

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For further information, contact Gemma Corden at gemma.c@wlv.ac.uk or call 0121 446 3204.

STATEMENT FROM OUR EVENT SPONSOR

University College Birmingham (UCB) has for many years been at the forefront of Early Years Education and Research. We offer a suite of early years courses from level 2 further education to level 7 Masters Programmes in Education, Youth, Community and Families and Health and Social Care which are delivered on-site and across the West Midlands.

Our programmes strive to develop practitioners who can give every child the best start in life and are underpinned by our belief in improving practice within the Early Years.

The National Student Survey (NSS) places student satisfaction in the School in the top quartile for all Higher Education Institutions, High levels of student satisfaction are achieved by providing an outstanding learning environment, high quality teaching and learning, and listening to the student voice.

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MONDAY 5 JUNE 2017

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