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Early Years Teacher Team Conference – Enhancing Positive Relationships

On 6 July the sunniest Saturday of 2013 so far, 70 delegates joined the Early Years Teacher team in their fourth annual conference; Enhancing Positive Relationships.  The event, for practitioners in the Early Years sector was designed to explore working relationships; the relationship with the children in their setting, their communications with parents and their working behaviours within teams.  

The keynote speaker was the inspirational Helen Moylett who opened the conference with a focus on the unique child being a competent learner from birth.  Helen then joined the delegates in attending the expert led scheduled workshops as she was keen to learn more.   

  • Practitioner Workshop - Craig Collinson, Managing Director of Totem Training Ltd, delivered a workshop based around the themes of positivity, and having a positive mental attitude.   Craig has been nominated for Nursery World Trainer of the Year, and it was easy to see why as he delivered a fun and thought- provoking session.   
  • Child Workshop – Maya Cockburn hosted an energetic, fun filled workshop full of practical ideas for practitioners to apply within their setting.  With lots of resources to experiment with, our delegates had a great interactive session focused on movement.
  • Parent Workshop – Sarah Gower-Jones bestowed her wealth of knowledge and experience of developing strong relationships with parents and carers.  With practical suggestions for communication and reflecting on best practice, delegates enjoyed a valuable session full of new ideas.  

Four lucky delegates took away fabulous raffle prizes of wonderful resources for their setting.  Throughout the day delegates were encouraged to share their best practice suggestions and ideas from the conference.

Find out more

If you are interested in achieving Early Years Teacher Status you can find out more.

For further information please contact:

Louise Harvey
University of Derby
01332 593025