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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  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.

Cornwall & Devon Branch Team 

Chair: Jane Garcia

Secretary: Vicky Bamsey 

Treasurer: Rachel Hingston

Branch telephone: 
01752 585464

Past events

18 Oct 2019

Building Bridges - Building early childhood music collaborations

Speaker(s): Nicola Burke

27 Feb 2019

'EASE' - Early Years and Special Education

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

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