About Sunderland Branch
Sunderland branch was re-launched in 2008. There is a small committee of interested early years professionals who meet every six to eight weeks to plan the termly events.
The branch holds an event each term, between 5.30 and 7.00pm with a speaker and refreshments. Speakers are chosen for their appeal to a wide range of early years professionals and have included:
Phil Andre speaking about cultural diversity and multiculturalism,
Emma Pace and Chris Holmes speaking about the Sightlines Initiative early years projects,
Linda Lines, independent outdoors consultant, speaking about outdoor developments.
Our upcoming events include:
21st March - Ofsted Report ‘Bold Beginnings’ - with HMI Lee Owston
Further sessions by Al Coates, Alan Smart and Tiny Tweeties to be confirmed in due course.
Our past events include:
12th October 2016 - Flo Culture: Music - with Louise Taylor and Bridie Jackson-Pearce
30th November 2016 - Play, Learning and Thinking: Making Connections - with Helen Moylett
3rd December 2016 - Talk for Maths mastery – Making links and maintaining the momentum of children’s development and learning - with Di Chilvers
15th February 2017 - Early Years Visit - with Sarah Dixon-Jones
25th March 2017 - A visit to the Barn at Easington - with Nicola Balfour
4th April 2017 - Hook into a book - with Jackie Phillips
Friday 5th and Saturday 6th May 2017 - Early Education National conference to be held in Sunderland University, in conjunction with Sunderland Branch.
September 2017 - Celebrating other cultures; Experiences in Swaziland - with Margaret Parsons
8th November 2017 - Attachment and wellbeing - with Steph Green
Sunderland Branch Team
Chair: Kay Rooks
Treasurer: Joan Brown