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Cornwall & Devon

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

Cornwall & Devon Branch Team 

Chair: Verity Campbell-Barr

Secretary: Vicky Bamsey 

Treasurer: Marilyn Wells

Branch telephone: 
01752 585 357

Upcoming events

27 Feb 2019

'EASE' - Early Years and Special Educational

Speaker(s): Anne Heavey, Dr Jan Georgeson, and Dr Rowena Passy

Past events

14 Nov 2018

Respectful educators – capable learners

Speaker(s): Professor Cathy Nutbrown

12 Jun 2017

Cornwall & Devon Branch AGM

Speaker(s): N/A

13 Mar 2017

Interacting or Interfering? Improving Interactions in the Early Years

Speaker(s): Julie Fisher

23 Jun 2016

Annual General Meeting

Speaker(s): N/A

29 Feb 2016

Sustaining and Supporting Young Children Thinking: The Role of the Adult

Speaker(s): Marion Dowling