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About Birmingham Branch

Birmingham branch supports all those working in early childhood education in Birmingham as well as colleagues from neighbouring areas. Information is sent by email to all primary schools, nursery schools/centres as well as private, voluntary and independent early education settings for whom we have contact details. Members receive information by post.

The branch meets approximately 5 times a year.  Twice in the autumn and spring terms and once in the summer term.  We generally have outside speakers but also run sessions delivered by our own members with particular specialist knowledge.  Meetings are held in schools and settings around the city.

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, we have a number of training courses running in Birmingham, and the branch hosted the 2018 Annual National Conference on the 11th and 12th May. For more information about what happened at the event, please visit the dedicated conference page

Further details of our upcoming branch events to come in due course.

Our previous events include sessions on:

12th November 2015 - Adult Engagement Scales and the Characteristics of Effective Learning - with Professor Tony Bertram

15th October 2015 - An Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales - ECERS 3 and SSTEW - with Claire Williams

15th February 2017 - Mind the Gap: Using the Early Years Pupil Premium Effectively - with Helen Moylett

25th April 2018 - Discussion with HMI re: Bold Beginnings - with HMI Lorna Fitzjohn Regional Director and Alex Magloire Senior HMI Early Years

17th October 2018 - Let's talk action research - with Di Chilvers

We have also held sessions on Creativity in the early years, Transition, and The Art of Being Brilliant.

Birmingham Branch Team

Chair: Claire Quinlan
Treasurer:  Margaret Sheward  

Past events

17 Oct 2018

Let's talk action research

Speaker(s): Di Chilvers

25 Apr 2018

Discussion with HMI re: Bold Beginnings

Speaker(s): HMI Lorna Fitzjon Regional Director and Alex Magloire Senior HMI Early Years

15 Feb 2017

Mind the Gap: Using the Early Years Pupil Premium Effectively

Speaker(s): Helen Moylett

12 Nov 2015

Using Adult Engagement Scales (EEL) to support the Characteristics of Effective Learning

Speaker(s): Professor Tony Bertram

15 Oct 2015

An introduction to the Environment Rating Scales

Speaker(s): Clare Williams