About Cornwall & Devon Branch
The branch supports early childhood education practitioners from schools, the private, voluntary and independent sector, childminders and students from all over Devon and beyond.
In recent years, our speakers have included Bernadette Duffy, Marion Dowling, Dr Liz Wood, Dr Susan Edwards, Dr Sue Rogers and local Early Years Consultants. We have arranged setting visits to local Children’s Centres, a Steiner school and held Forest School Taster Days.
The current committee of 3 has been working together since 2005 and we would welcome new members to join our meetings and support us in arranging and helping at events. We normally meet 2-3 times a year including the AGM. Most of our business is conducted by email or telephone.
We aim to hold at least two events per year, normally held in the Summer and Autumn terms.
We also aim to hold one lecture and one ‘principles into practice’ session each year.
Events are held in venues in and around Exeter. Events are normally held on Thursday evenings from 4 – 6pm or from 7 – 9pm.
Our plans for the year include:
Further information to come in due course.
Our previous events include:
29th February 2016 - Sustaining and Supporting Young Children Thinking: The Role of the Adult - with Marion Dowling
12th May 2016 - Exploring Children’s Funds of Knowledge at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum
23rd June 2016 - Annual General Meeting
13th March 2017 - Interacting or Interfering? Improving Interactions in the Early Years - with Julie Fisher
12th June 2017 - Branch AGM
14th November 2018 - Respectful educators – capable learners - with Professor Cathy Nutbrown
27th February 2019 - 'EASE' - Early Years and Special Education - with Anne Heavey, Dr Jan Georgeson, and Dr Rowena Passy
Cornwall & Devon Branch Team
Chair: Verity Campbell-Barr
Secretary: Vicky Bamsey
Treasurer: Rachel Hingston