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About South Yorkshire Branch

The South Yorkshire branch of Early Education (formerly called the Sheffield branch) has been going strong since 2002 and has a large membership and a very committed committee. We have members coming to meetings from Rotherham, Leeds, Huddersfield, Derbyshire and further a-field. We are a lively, energetic group with a passion for making sure that what we do for our young children and their families is the best it can be.

We plan a yearly calendar of events, often with a linking theme. Meetings will respond to current events, thinking, change in early childhood as well as being a great opportunity to share good practice.  We have up to 6 meetings a year usually twilights but some on a Saturday morning.

Our plans for the year include:

7th February 2019 - ‘Time to Talk’ - with Zoe Singh

For more information on these upcoming events, please see the Microsoft Office document iconEE South Yorkshire Branch Programme 2018.doc.

Our past events include:

16th September 2015 - Fun with Songs and Rhymes for Maths - for Birth to Threes - Anni McTavish

17th October 2015 - Half Day Conference - Inspiring Young Mathematicians Through Play - Elaine Bennett

28th February 2016 - ‘Talk for Reading’ at Prince Edward Primary School - Amy Parker and Katie Hulme

21st May 2016 - Making Books! Exciting and easy ways to create books for all ages! with Anni McTavish

9th June 2016 - Teaching and play in the early years - a balancing act? with Lee Owston HMI Ofsted

1st October 2016 - Storying - a focus on children’s narrative explorations as a language of expression: Reflections Approach - with Martin Pace and Helen Moylett

17th November 2016 - Destiny is not decided at birth: working with disadvantaged children in the early years - with Lee Owston HMI Ofsted

23rd March 2017 - Excellence in early learning: The child’s journey from 2 – 6 years - with Di Chilvers

13th May 2017 - Reception - Capture their enthusiasm and go with it! - with Anna Ephgrave

15th June 2017 - An Outside Journey:Creating inspiring outdoor experiences on a shoestring - with Charlotte Statham and Mhairi Walker

27th September 2017 - Talk for Maths Mastery: Maintaining the momentum of children's learning in continuous provision (Nursery – Year One) - with Amy Parker and Katie Hulme

22nd November 2017 - Striking the right balance: transforming practice in an Early Years setting - with Sarah Watson

18th January 2018 - Room for Love? the importance of warm, loving relationships in a Reception class context - Sally Pearse

22nd March 2018 - Getting ready to write: developing the physical skills and motivation for writing - with Sarah Gordon

22nd May 2018 - Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope - Film screening and discussion - with Fiona Holiday 

30th June 2018 - Noticing and Celebrating Children’s Learning: Why it’s essential to early years practice from birth to five - with Dr. Julian Grenier

19th September 2018 - Reclaiming the EYFS Curriculum - with Di Chilvers, Nathan Archer and Sally Pearse

13th October 2018 - Helicopter Stories: Letting imagination Fly - with Trisha Lee

26th November 2018 - Musical Interaction- a child centred approach to developing rapport, relationship and social learning - with Matthew Laurie

South Yorkshire Branch Team

Chair: Sally Pearse
Vice Chair: Michelle Shaw
Secretary: Jean Barker
Treasurer: Phillip Barker 

Branch telephone: 
0114 2551440

Upcoming events

07 Feb 2019

Time to talk

Speaker(s): Zoe Singh

Past events

26 Nov 2018

An introduction to Musical Interaction

Speaker(s): Matthew Laurie

13 Oct 2018

Helicopter stories: Letting imagination fly

Speaker(s): Trisha Lee

19 Sep 2018

Reclaiming the EYFS Curriculum

Speaker(s): Di Chilvers, Nathan Archer and Sally Pearse

30 Jun 2018

Noticing and Celebrating Children’s Learning: Why it’s essential to early years practice from birth to five

Speaker(s): Dr Julian Grenier

22 May 2018

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope - Film screening and discussion

Speaker(s): Fiona Holiday