An Evening in the Early Years

Nottingham Trent University, Institute of Education brings to you
An Evening in the Early Years

Date: 22nd June 2022
Time: 5.30 - 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Online (link will be provided 5 days before Event)

About this event
This is our second Early Years conference where you will hear from three experts within the Early Years sector, discussing contemporary topics. We would welcome you to come and join us at this exciting free event.
Hosted by Aaron Bradbury and Julie Kent

Dr Helen Lyndon is currently a senior research fellow and the postgraduate programme lead at CREC overseeing both teacher education and their part-time MA programme. Helen is a teacher by profession and has spent many years in Primary Education and Childrens Centre Leadership in Birmingham. Helen’s research focus is on professional development in the early years sector; she is also an advocate for children’s voice. Through her role at CREC and as EECERA country coordinator, she is developing her research profile. Helen is currently undertaking international research for The Froebel Partnership on the development of outdoor play spaces.
Keynote: Pedagogic mediation in practice: an ethical approach to continuing professional development.

Helen Cazaly has been a Senior Lecturer in Childhood at Nottingham Trent University since 2015. She delivers across a range of childhood and early years programmes within the Nottingham Institute of Education and is developing modules for a new programme focussed on children’s health and wellbeing. Prior to moving to Nottingham Trent University, she delivered across a range of FE and HE provision at Truro and Penwith College, partnered with Plymouth University. She also worked closely with the Open University and NDNA partnership for the original Early Years Professional Status in a mentoring role as well as providing mentoring support for students undergoing initial Teacher Training. Before moving to an academic career, she was owner/manager of a childcare and education setting in a small town in Cornwall.
Key note: Helen will be exploring health and wellbeing in the Early Years and signposting to her new publication all about Health and Wellbeing for children.

Dr Tanya Richardson is a Senior Lecturer in Early Years at the University of Northampton and is Programme Leader for the Early Childhood Studies programmes. She has previously managed and led her own “outstanding” day nursery and out of school club. The nursery setting was fortunate enough to have a forest school as part of its ethos and Tanya became very interested in the impact that this environment had on children’s speech and language development. She therefore is lucky enough to have the practice wisdom that she is able to apply to the academic studies and her PhD researched the impact that different learning and play environments have on young children’s speech and language development. She is also particularly interested in the student experience for those studying Early Childhood Studies and researches aspects with the aim to enhance this experience and produce professionals who will be excellent advocates for children and their families.
Keynote: This seminar will discuss findings from a doctoral study that considered three different learning environments; indoor classrooms, outdoor classrooms and natural environments, for children aged 3-5 years, and how these environments impacted upon the quality of children’s speech and language.

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