CPD days with the Early Childhood Studies Team
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There is the option to undertake masters credits if you complete all five days. 

All events cost £75 per head and include handouts, readings, tea and coffee. You will have access to our CPD student page for additional resources and engage in online discussions. 

If you complete five days you can then progress to complete one of two IMP modules: Contemporary Perspectives in the Early Years or an Independent Study Module. This will cost £400 (bringing the costs in line with other masters modules) and include support, supervision and marking by one of the Early Childhood Studies tutors. Please note that essays must be submitted within 18 months of your first session unless extenuating circumstances have been granted. 

CPD days

  • Understanding Leadership: Models and approaches for early childhood settings - 30 January
  • Walking the Talk: Communicating as leaders and exploring supervision and appraisal - 13 February
  • Leading Through Change: Leading in the ever changing world of early childhood - 6 March
  • Leadership for Quality: Collective approaches to developing quality early childhood provision - 27 March

Booking

Bookings can be made via the University eStore by selecting the relevant date(s) below.

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Today's events

Understanding Leadership: Models and approaches for early childhood settings

Led by Valerie Huggins.

In this session participants will look at different models of leadership and critically consider how many models come from outside of early childhood leading to questions as to their relevance for early years practice. In the session we will encourage participants to develop an understanding of leadership that is meaningful for them and their work place.

Walking the Talk: Communicating as leaders and exploring supervision and appraisal

Led by Verity Campbell-Barr.

As a leader we are required to communicate with a range of different stakeholders: parents, children, team members, Ofsted. In this session we will explore some of the challenges around communication, but also practical solutions to things such as mentoring and working with parents.

Leading Through Change: Leading in the ever changing world of early childhood

Led by Verity Campbell-Barr.

Those working in early childhood related settings have seen numerous policy developments in the last 20+ years. In this session we look at how to respond to both national and local policy developments whilst always being mindful of the children and families that we work with.

Leadership for Quality: Collective approaches to developing quality early childhood provision

Led by Verity Campbell-Barr.

It is widely accepted that quality early childhood provision is good for both children, their families and wider society, but this does not mean that it is easy to know what quality means. In this session we will look to explore the international evidence on what is quality early childhood provision and to think about how we can lead quality provision in a way that is relevant for the children and families that we work with.

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