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Cornwall & Devon

About Cornwall & Devon Branch 

The branch supports early childhood education practitioners from schools, the private, voluntary and independent sector, childminders and students from all over Devon and beyond.

In recent years, our speakers have included Bernadette Duffy, Marion Dowling, Dr Liz Wood, Dr Susan Edwards, Dr Sue Rogers and local Early Years Consultants.  We have arranged setting visits to local Children’s Centres, a Steiner school and held Forest School Taster Days.

The current committee of 3 has been working together since 2005 and we would welcome new members to join our meetings and support us in arranging and helping at events. We normally meet 2-3 times a year including the AGM. Most of our business is conducted by email or telephone.

We aim to hold at least two events per year, normally held in the Summer and Autumn terms.

We also aim to hold one lecture and one ‘principles into practice’ session each year.

Events are held in venues in and around Exeter. Events are normally held on Thursday evenings from 4 – 6pm or from 7 – 9pm. 

Our plans for the year include:

13.03.17 - Interacting or Interfering? Improving Interactions in the Early Years - with Julie Fisher

12.06.17 - International Approaches to Early Childhood Education and Care – things aren’t always what they seem - with Verity Campbell-Barr and Branch AGM

Our previous events include:

29.02.16 - Sustaining and Supporting Young Children Thinking: The Role of the Adult - with Marion Dowling

12.05.16 - Exploring Children’s Funds of Knowledge at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

23.06.16 - Annual General Meeting

Further details to come in due course.

Cornwall & Devon Branch Team 

Chair: Verity Campbell-Barr

Secretary: Vicky Bamsey 

Treasurer: Marilyn Wells

Branch telephone: 
01752 585 357

Upcoming events

12 Jun

International Approaches to Early Childhood Education and Care – things aren’t always what they seem + Branch AGM

Speaker(s): Dr. Verity Campbell-Barr, Plymouth Institute of Education

Past events

13 Mar

Interacting or Interfering? Improving Interactions in the Early Years

Speaker(s): Julie Fisher

23 Jun

Annual General Meeting

Speaker(s): N/A

29 Feb

Sustaining and Supporting Young Children Thinking: The Role of the Adult

Speaker(s): Marion Dowling

16 Jul

Annual General Meeting (AGM) - Central Devon Branch

Speaker(s): N/A

20 Jun

The Early Childhood Workforce Conference: Certainties, Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Wood