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About Bolton Branch

The Bolton branch is a small but committed group of early childhood education professionals who meet regularly  to organise events that engage expert speakers on a range of topics.

The branch has been in existence for many years and originally started as a branch of The Nursery Schools Association in the 1940s. Some of the current committee have been members for over 20 years.

We hold a half day Saturday conference once a term usually in October, March and June at The Last Drop Village on the outskirts of Bolton. We have about 70 delegates attending from around the north west and we always invite local suppliers to sell their resources. Delegates especially enjoy the bacon butties at half time!

The branch organised a successful Early Education national conference in May 2011.

Committee members always attend the national AGM and conference. New members to the branch and committee are always welcome.

Our plans for the year include:

Further details to come in due course.

Our past events include:

7th November 2015 - 'The Prevent Duty? "British" Values? What will we have next?' - with Vicky Hutchin

13th January 2016 - Branch AGM

12th March 2016 - Outstanding Teaching - with Julie Fisher

18th June 2016 - Endless Possibility Play - with Mandy Monk, Rosie Apple Training

19th November 2016 - The Highfield Resilience Potential Tracker: Measuring the Resilience Potential to improve outcomes of three year olds - with Ruth Coleman and Lil Newton 

25th March 2017 - Understanding how early experiences and relationships influence young children's early development - with Julie Revels

24th June 2017 - Risk and challenge in outdoor provision: Dancing Barefoot in the Puddles! - with Kathryn Solly 

Bolton Branch Team

Chair: Barbara Kenny
Secretary: Sally Humphreys
Treasurer: Lynn Stokes

Branch telephone: 
07920027523

Past events

24 Jun

Risk and challenge in outdoor provision: Dancing Barefoot in the Puddles!

Speaker(s): Kathryn Solly

25 Mar

Understanding how early experiences and relationships influence young children's early development

Speaker(s): Julie Revels

19 Nov

The Highfield Resilience Potential Tracker: Measuring the Resilience Potential to improve outcomes of three year olds

Speaker(s): Ruth Coleman and Lil Newton

18 Jun

Endless Possibility Play

Speaker(s): Mandy Monk

12 Mar

Outstanding Teaching

Speaker(s): Julie Fisher