About York Branch
The branch was established 16 years ago. It aims to support the professional development of representatives from all providers of early education and care in the wider York area - including Leeds and North and East Yorkshire. It provides a local early years forum for these practitioners and teachers to share practice and experiences to enhance young children’s learning.
The York and District branch organizes three CPD meetings a year, and meetings are open to all those working with children 0-8 years.
The programme aims to raise awareness of national and local initiatives for those working with young children. We respond to suggestions from members, and include outside speakers as well as local experts and innovators.
We aim to make charges affordable and members of Early Education can attend most meetings for free.
The 2016 Programme has included two very popular sessions: Jan White’s Every Child a Mover and Jackie Marsh’s Exploring Play and Creativity in Pre-Schoolers' Use of Apps.
For details of future meetings and Early Education membership contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our plans for the year include:Further details of our upcoming events to be confirmed in due course.
Our previous events include:
15th September 2015 - Come and create your own fantasy island... where wild things happen! Mud Pie Arts with Nicolette Hobson and Jenna Drury. Limited to 40 places, includes training pack.
11th February 2016 - Every Child a Mover with Jan White
12th May 2016 - Exploring Play and Creativity in Pre-Schoolers' Use of Apps with Jackie Marsh
26th November 2016 - Paint, Clay and Loose Parts: how do these resources support young children's thinking? Half-Day Conference & Branch AGM with Dr. Kathy Ring
23rd March 2017 - Maths Activities from Picture Books - with Alison Bailey
6th July 2017 - Transformational Thinking - with Menna Godfrey and Quackers Playgroup
30th September 2017 - Looking, finding and feeling - young children exploring special places
22nd March 2018 - Yoga in the early years - with Rachel Rose (was previously scheduled for 1st March 2018)
19th May 2018 - Natural Play in Early Childhood: nurturing deep foundations for a lifetime of connections with nature - with Jan White
7th April 2019 - Get your magnifying glass, we are STEM Detectives - with Niki Buchan
16th May 2019 - Food glorious food - how to support children's learning and development through food - with Kay Rooks
27th June 2019 - Planning and preparing for children’s needs - a conversation about planning in the moment and other pedagogical approaches and the York & District branch AGM - with Caroline Brewster, Menna Godfrey
York Branch Team
Chair: Menna Godfrey
Secretary: Jo Armistead
Treasurer: Helen Smith
Programme co-ordinator: this role is shared between committee members