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About Essex Branch

Essex Branch are a new branch covering the large county of Essex, as well as welcoming people from surrounding counties. We are a warm and friendly committee, with a wealth of early years expertise and experience, combined with a great passion to ensure early years remains within the heart of education in Essex. 

We aim to meet at least once or twice a term for members, non-members and students. Meetings will be an opportunity to hear a range of dynamic speakers linked to national or local policy in response to members’ needs. In addition, we aim to hold meetings in a variety of settings and schools across the county with a chance for pedological discussions and networking.

We recently hosted our launch event on the 23rd January 2020, on A Listening Pedagogy in Pistoia with guest speaker Dr Rose Drury.

Essex Branch Team

Chair - Sian Ansell

Secretary - Beth Devereux

Treasurer - Michelle Wisbey

Other committee members: 

Paulette Luff

Sally Brisley

Debs Watson

Carol Rowe

Past events

24 Mar 2021

Essex branch event: Self regulation: The greatest gift we give our children

Speaker(s): Barbara Isaacs

01 Dec 2020

Essex branch event: Effective Outdoor Practice in Winter

Speaker(s): Laura Harvey, Karl Fice-Thomson

29 Oct 2020

Essex branch event - It's a balancing act! - How to ensure best early years practice whilst meeting Covid restrictions?

Speaker(s): Debs Watson, Sally Brisley, Michelle Wisbey

04 Jun 2020

The Curiosity Approach

Speaker(s): The Curiosity Approach Founders

23 Jan 2020

Essex branch Launch event! - A Listening Pedagogy in Pistoia

Speaker(s): Dr Rose Drury