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About Hertfordshire Branch

The branch covers the large county of Hertfordshire.  Members come from primary schools, nursery schools, children’s centres and voluntary settings.

Meetings are held in schools across the county and begin at 4.30pm until about 6pm. Refreshments are served and attendees are given the opportunity to look around the setting at the end of the session.

We meet three times a year, usually in the middle of the term.  We endeavour to provide a range of speakers linked to national or local policy in response to members’ needs.  One of the speakers will usually be a local colleague with a particular specialist knowledge.

Our plans for the year include:

Further details of our upcoming events to be confirmed in due course.

Our past events include:

22nd October 2015 – EYPP Workshop - How to use your Early Years Pupil Premium money; practical ideas from local settings with Bernie Jackson and Karen James

10th March 2016 – Mark making with Rose White

12th May 2016 – AGM

23rd June 2016 - Sustained Shared Thinking and Children’s Voice with Tracey Dawson

10th November 2016 - Creative Minds – Curious Thinkers with Lucky Khera & Rose Blair

9th March 2017 - Early Childhood and Neuroscience: Theory, Research and Implications for Practice - with Mine Conkbayir

18th May 2017 - "Sit still and stop being silly": early physical and sensory development of the child - with Jasmine Pasch

12th October 2017 - How to make the most out of Music in Early Years settings - with Katie Neilson

8th March 2018 - Spring event with The Right Step Dance Company

17th May 2018 - Enhancing the EYFS through cross-curricular dance - with Rebecca Ashton

15th November 2018 - Relationships: Supporting young children’s wellbeing through developing strong teams - with Julia Manning-Morton

14th March 2019 - Parent partnerships - with Dr. Stella Louis

9th May 2019 - Transitions - Ready, willing and able?: The emotional impact of change and transition on young children - with Anne O'Connor

Hertfordshire Branch Team

Chair: Lucy Parker

Secretary: Rose Blair

Treasurer: Kim Coe

Contact Details

Tel: 07970439847


Past events

26 Mar 2020

The Fascination of Enquiry - POSTPONED

Speaker(s): N/A

27 Nov 2019

Getting the best out of boys – implications for early years

Speaker(s): Trefor Lloyd

09 May 2019

Transitions - Ready, willing and able?: The emotional impact of change and transition on young children

Speaker(s): Anne O'Connor

14 Mar 2019

Parent partnerships

Speaker(s): Dr Stella Louis

15 Nov 2018

Relationships: Supporting young children’s wellbeing through developing strong teams

Speaker(s): Julia Manning-Morton