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About London Branch 

We are a long established branch serving boroughs in Inner and Greater London.  We have a supportive and friendly committee who meet twice a term to organise events. Our committee meetings usually take place in the coffee bar at the Royal Festival Hall.

We aim to hold meetings twice a term. These are hosted by different settings around London in venues that we hope will interest our members.  We book a wide range of speakers in order to provide a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions and our meetings are generally well attended.  We provide refreshments and the opportunity to socialise before the meeting starts, which is followed by approximately an hour’s presentation.

Our upcoming events include:

6th December 2018 - The wonderful world of treasure baskets - with Anni McTavish

Further information about upcoming branch events to be released in due course.

Our past events include:

5th May 2015 - Encouraging physical development through movement-play - with Carol Archer

24th June 2015 - Storytelling with Natasha Picard & Branch AGM

7th October 2015 - Language, Inspiration and Magic - with The Fire Poet, Philip Wells

2nd February 2016 - Inspiring young mathematicians through play - with Elaine Bennett

17th March 2016 - Raising Attainment through engaging Parents as partners in their children’s learning - with Julie Briant

26th May 2016 - I am two! Working effectively with two year olds and their families with Dr. Kay Mathieson

29th June 2016 - Fabrics, threads and felt with Sue Phillips & Branch AGM

29th September 2016 - Self-regulation and characteristics of effective learning: how early years practice makes a difference for life - with Nancy Stewart

24th November 2016 - Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs in the Early Years - with Veronica Hilliard

24th January 2017 - Growing, knowing and learning - with Linda Pound

1st March 2017 - Learning Environments that challenge and inspire young children - with Kym Scott

9th May 2017 - Forest School Pedagogy in the Nursery Setting - with Tim Hawley and Karla Davis

4th July 2017 - ‘Falling Out’ - Film Night Summer Social and AGM

7th September 2017 - Planning in the Moment; minimising time, maximising impact - with Anna Ephgrave 

23rd November 2017 - Deconstructing gender in the early years - with Glyn Hawke

25th January 2018 - An introduction to autism and the early years - with Dani Borghi 

15th March 2018 - Narrowing the Gap: Taking a Strategic Approach - with Penny Tassoni

23rd May 2018 - Bold Beginnings - with Gill Jones HMI

3rd July 2018 - How bold is a ‘Bold Beginning’? - with Dr Sue Allingham and Elaine Bennett

25th September 2018 - Write from the beginning - with Sue Rogers

London Branch Team

Chair:  Catherine Morris
Treasurer:  Janet Morris
Secretary: Sue Rogers

Branch telephone: 

Upcoming events

06 Dec 2018

The wonderful world of treasure baskets

Speaker(s): Anni McTavish

Past events

25 Sep 2018

Write from the beginning

Speaker(s): Sue Rogers

03 Jul 2018

How bold is a ‘Bold Beginning’?

Speaker(s): Dr Sue Allingham and Elaine Bennett

23 May 2018

Bold Beginnings

Speaker(s): Gill Jones HMI

15 Mar 2018

Narrowing the Gap: Taking a Strategic Approach

Speaker(s): Penny Tassoni

25 Jan 2018

An introduction to autism and the early years

Speaker(s): Dani Borghi