MA in Early Childhood Education (Sheffield University)

My mentor originally suggested this programme to me in 2015 as she was an alumni of the programme, full of praise for its structure and content. As I work full-time, I was apprehensive as to whether I would be able to make space in my life for a masters degree at a time where rapid development and progress in the nursery school was taking up a lot of my professional energy. However, my curiosity and thirst for learning got the better of me and with enthusiasm I began study in 2016.Read More »


Professional Memberships

2018 is certainly shaping up to be an interesting year for professional memberships. I’m delighted to become a member of the British Psychological Society through my studies with University of Derby and to join the Chartered College of Teaching (CCT) too! Both offer regular publications – I’ve already received the first of the BPS magazines which is hugely interesting. There are also conferences though I think I’ve already missed the CCT one. Do you subscribe to any professional bodies – if so which? Let me know in the comments and tell me what you think of them! Also if you managed to attend the CCT event, do share your thoughts.

Early Years Seminars – Phase 1

A series of ideas forums for professionals working with children, families & practitioners in the early years sector.

“Early years practitioners are enthusiastic and idea-rich but time-poor. Let’s host a series of events – like mini conferences – where they can access a variety of ideas and researched supporting materials in a limited period of time whilst also gaining vital networking opportunities.”

Woodside One Neighbourhood Nursery are launching a free series of seminars (mini conferences) to meet the professional interests of Norfolk practitioners. These seminars will be free to access and the initial phase (November 2017 – February 2018) content has been informed by a small-scale study of continuous professional development experiences and wishes of serving practitioners. Feedback will be sought at each event to inform future speakers and exhibition spaces. If you have an area of expertise you wish to share or an area you’d like covered, please contact us to discuss a potential presentation!

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