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Second ECSDN Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies

18 July 2019 @ 10:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Early Childhood Studies Degree Network Workshop II 

Early Childhood Graduate Practitioner Competencies

The Workshop will take place at the University of Northampton on Thursday 18th July 2019 and we look forward to sharing our experiences from this pilot year with you and discuss ways forward in supporting a Graduate Early Childhood Workforce

Tanya Richardson & Sigrid Brogaard Clausen
Vice-Chair (Workforce and Professional Issues)
Early Childhood Studies Degrees Network


9.45 – 10.15 Registration
10.15 – 10.30 Welcome and introduction of piloting universities

Brief feedback from ECSDN visits (Carolyn Silberfield’s report).

‘Round table’ conversations led by the piloting universities

(rotation after each discussion point?)

10.30 –  11.00 Learned experiences shared and discussed; working with the

competencies – mapping and assessing

11.00 – 11.30 Focus on student experience
11.30 – 12.00 Q&A Panel Plenum

(summing up main issues discussed)

12.00 – 13.00 Mentoring role and training
13.00 – 13.45 Lunch and networking (Please bring your own lunch)
13.45 – 14.15 Q & A Panel Plenum

(summing up main issues discussed in round table and lunch conversations)

14.15 – 15.00 How we quality assure

(locally: placement settings and university and nationally)

15.00 – 16.00 Plenum; Q & A and ways forward, further feedback from the ECSDN visit

Delegate Booking

If you would like to attend, please complete the registration form and return to Juls@EYMatters.co.uk no later than 30th June 2019
On receipt of your registration form, your details will be entered into the Event Database and confirmation will be sent out to you with further details of the day.

Please see, below, details of how to book a parking space and the appropriate link, along with other information regarding travel.

Travelling by Car – Booking Parking
You can book your parking from the link below:
Parking Portal

  • Please ensure that you select Waterside Campus – Car Park 2 and complete all required fields.
  • Full instructions will be provided if a booking has been successful and if there are no spaces left you will receive directions to local public car parks.
  • All visitors are required to pay for parking on the campus. Full instructions will be provided at the time of booking.

Travelling by Public Transport
Northampton train station is about a 10-15-minute walk away so is easily accessible.

Full venue address:
Room CH305
University of Northampton
University Drive

UNO Waterside Campus – ‘How to find us’ 


18 July 2019
10:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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University of Northampton
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