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About Sunderland Branch

Sunderland branch was re-launched in 2008.  There is a small committee of interested early years professionals who meet every six to eight weeks to plan the termly events.

The branch holds an event each term, between 5.30 and 7.00pm with a speaker and refreshments. Speakers are chosen for their appeal to a wide range of early years professionals and have included:

Phil Andre speaking about cultural diversity and multiculturalism,

Emma Pace and Chris Holmes speaking about the Sightlines Initiative early years projects,

Linda Lines, independent outdoors consultant, speaking about outdoor developments.

Our upcoming events include:

Further details of upcoming events to be released in due course.

Sunderland Branch Team

Chair: Kay Rooks
Treasurer: Joan Brown


Past events

19 May 2021

Sunderland Branch Event - Exploring Birth to Five Matters – Finding your way around the document.

Speaker(s): Di Chilvers

13 Mar 2021

Sunderland Branch event - Emotional wellbeing in the Early Years - Perspectives from research and practice

Speaker(s): Peter Toolan

11 Feb 2021

Sunderland branch event: Sharing the experience of being an ‘Early Adopter’ for the new EYFS

Speaker(s): Claire Lishman

11 Feb 2020

Open evening at Houghton Community Nursery School

Speaker(s): Sarah Dixon-Jones

09 May 2019

Supporting Mathematical development through the characteristics of effective learning

Speaker(s): Denise Kilner