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About Sheffield Branch

The Sheffield branch of Early Education has been going strong since 2002 and has a large membership and a very committed committee. We have members coming to meetings from Rotherham, Leeds, Huddersfield, Derbyshire and further a-field. We are a lively, energetic group with a passion for making sure that what we do for our young children and their families is the best it can be.

We plan a yearly calendar of events, often with a linking theme. Meetings will respond to current events, thinking, change in early childhood as well as being a great opportunity to share good practice.  We have up to 6 meetings a year usually twilights but some on a Saturday morning.

Our plans for the year include:

01.10.16 - Storying - a focus on children’s narrative explorations as a language of expression: Reflections Approach - with Martin Pace and Helen Moylett

17.11.16 - Destiny is not decided at birth: working with disadvantaged children in the early years - with Lee Owston HMI Ofsted

23.3.17 - Excellence in early learning: The child’s journey from 2 – 6 years - with Di Chilvers

13.5.17 - Reception - Capture their enthusiasm and go with it! - with Anna Ephgrave

15.6.17 - An Outside Journey:Creating inspiring outdoor experiences on a shoestring - with Charlotte Statham and Mhairi Walker

27.9.17 - Talk for Maths Mastery: Maintaining the momentum of children's learning in continuous provision (Nursery – Year One) - with Amy Parker and Katie Hulme

22.11.17 - Striking the right balance: transforming practice in an Early Years setting - with Sarah Watson

18.1.18 - Room for Love: Reception class educations perceptions of professional love - Sally Pearse

Our past events include:

16.09.15 - Fun with Songs and Rhymes for Maths - for Birth to Threes - Anni McTavish

17.10.15 - Half Day Conference - Inspiring Young Mathematicians Through Play - Elaine Bennett

28.01.16 - ‘Talk for Reading’ at Prince Edward Primary School - Amy Parker and Katie Hulme

21.05.16 - Making Books! Exciting and easy ways to create books for all ages! with Anni McTavish

09.06.16 - Teaching and play in the early years - a balancing act? with Lee Owston HMI Ofsted

With details of other meetings throughout the year to be confirmed in due course.

Sheffield Branch Team

Co-Chairs: Kath Priestly & Di Chilvers     
Secretary: Jean Barker    
Treasurer: Phillip Barker 

Branch telephone: 
0114 2551440

Past events

13 May

Reception - Capture their enthusiasm and go with it!

Speaker(s): Anna Ephgrave

23 Mar

Excellence in early learning: The child’s journey from 2 – 6 years

Speaker(s): Di Chilvers

17 Nov

Destiny is not decided at birth: working with disadvantaged children in the early years

Speaker(s): Lee Owston, HMI, OFSTED

01 Oct

Storying - a focus on children’s narrative explorations as a language of expression: Reflections Approach

Speaker(s): Martin Pace & Helen Moylett

09 Jun

Teaching and play in the early years - a balancing act?

Speaker(s): Lee Owston HMI Ofsted