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:
20th November 2019 - Early Education Bolton Branch Northwest Conference - Mindfulness for young children - with Jude Brown; Alison Hughes; Tamsin Wotherspoon; Hugh Templeton
Further events to be announced 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
18th November 2017 - Transition and Integration - with Elaine White, Senior Her Majesty’s Inspector, Ofsted, North West Region
18th June 2018 - Annual General Meeting
30th June 2018 - Multiculturalism - with Barbara Kenny
Cancelled - 3rd November 2018 - Opportunities for children to experience multiculturalism in a meaningful way - with Barbara Kenny
Bolton Branch Team
Chair: Barbara Kenny
Secretary: Sally Humphreys
Treasurer: Lynn Stokes