Celebrating voices from the Early Years and reflecting on why they are so often silenced + AGM

A FREE IN PERSON, thought-provoking, in-person event celebrating voices from the Early Years and reflecting on why they are so often silenced.

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Professional Confidence Webinar

We are delighted to announce our next Webinar brought to you by TACTYC Trustee Lewis Fogarty. This talk will focus on Professional Confidence, drawing on stories from practice to inspire and empower individuals to take positive action in Early Years.

When: Thursday December 7th 6.30-8.00pm.

Where: Online! Reserve your free spot here.

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Right From the Start with Viki Veale – Webinar

An online webinar, presented by Viki Veale, focusing on the emotional dimension of professional practice in Nursery and Reception classes.

In this thought-provoking webinar, Viki shares the findings of her study and the implications for policy makers, ITE providers, school leaders and all those who work in primary schools.

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Implementing the Statutory Framework in a Childcare Setting

Facilitating development and self-sustained improvement through the use of reflective journals: A webinar presented by Joelle Feudjo Maneze

Joelle Feudjo Maneze is a dedicated child care professional and freelance consultant who holds a Foundation Degree in Early Years; a BA in Childhood and Youth Studies, and an MSc in Social Research Methods from the Open University.

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Leading a Culture of Enquiry and Research in Early Years Settings / Schools

Dr. Elizabeth Carruthers presents an autoethnographic case study about the place of teacher/practitioner research and enquiry in early years settings and schools. Stenhouse (1979) put forward the importance of developing a base of critical analysis (in schools) where everybody can be involved. Dewey (1895) wrote that, ‘the teacher should understand and be able to criticise, the general principles on which the whole educational system is formed and administered…he/she must be an intelligent medium of action’.

Elizabeth was Head Teacher of a Maintained Nursery School and Children’s Centre for 12 years and there, with her colleagues, she established a research culture where research was the vehicle that drove the vision. In her presentation she will outline the critical pathway that enabled teachers and practitioners to move to a self-empowerment model of pedagogy that uncovered children’s thinking and ways of knowing.

Dr. Elizabeth Carruthers is a researcher and writer who has taught for many years in schools and early years’ settings, and she has also worked for local authorities as an advisor for early years and mathematics. She has researched and published widely on children’s early mathematics, focusing on pedagogy and children’s mathematical graphics. Elizabeth is a strong advocate for the empowerment of teachers as experts in their own classrooms.

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Enabling environments: Thinking with place & space in Early Years Education

Thinking with place and space in Early Childhood Education and Care inside/outside environments

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Children’s Self-Determination in the Context of Practice

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The Eyes Behind The Smile- Transcultural Therapy

An exploration of the value and impact of transcultural therapeutic services.

Our 2021 one-day free online conference brings together leaders, speakers and early childhood colleagues to debate and discuss transition for the 21st century

Where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going? TACTYC is delighted to present this special online conference for all those working in early childhood education and care, including practitioners, advisors, EYs leaders and academics. The conference will focus on ‘Transitions’: Professional Development for the 21st Century. Delegates will gain fresh perspectives and will be able to contribute to a discussion on challenges and opportunities relating to transitions in the 21st century.

Exploring Transitions for Children, Professionals and Policy in 2021

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Do Better – Tackling Racism in Early Years Education and Care

Diane Garrison’s poignant and timely paper ‘Do Better- Tackling Racism in Early Years Education and Care’  won last years student reflections award. Join us for a live webinar on Thursday the 25th of March at 6:30pm where Diane will share her reflections on cultural insensitivity, bias and assumptions and the need for those who work with the youngest children to ‘Do Better’.

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