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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:

21st March 2019 - Reclaiming the EYFS – Clearing the Fog! - with Helen Moylett

For more information of what we have done over the last year, 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

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

South Yorkshire Branch Team

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

Branch telephone: 
0114 2551440

Upcoming events

21 Mar 2019

Reclaiming the EYFS – Clearing the Fog!

Speaker(s): Helen Moylett

Past events

07 Feb 2019

Time to talk

Speaker(s): Zoe Singh

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