Following another highly successful Conference/AGM, a write-up from which will posted very soon, you can find information from all our keynote speakers and workshop presenters here. We would like to thank all our presenters for their stimulating and motivating talks and for sharing them with our delegates. One of our delegates also shared her experiences, particularly of one of our keynotes, on Twitter – Penny Webb has given permission for this short article to appear on our Reflections page.
AGM papers are also here.
INVITATION TO BID FOR NEW TACTYC RESEARCH
This is now closed and several potential bids are being considered. More information will follow soon.
EARLY YEARS JOURNAL UPDATE
Vicky Quantrell, our Routledge link, has written about the success of our Early Years Journal.
It seems that Baseline testing is likely to shift to KS1 so maybe one battle has been won! However, we shall be keeping a close eye on developments.
SUPPORTING THE EARLY YEARS IN THE HOUSE OF LORDS
Baroness Massey of Darwen (Labour) in a recent Lords debate stated: ‘In my view, the quality of care for children far outweighs value for money for the taxpayer.’
TEACHERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTATION
We have put together a final response to the Teachers PD Consultation.
TACTYC and Early Education have collaborated to produce a joint briefing document for members of the House of Lords on the Childcare Bill in time for the report stage (14 October), although it will also be useful for others in support of debate about the 30 hours.
NEW OCCASIONAL PAPER NO: 7
Relationship based pedagogies with babies and toddlers: Issues form teaching and implications for learning. Sheila Degotardi, Associate Professor in EC Education, Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University, Australia.
WE’RE NOW TWEETERS!
Just today, we’ve become tweeters. Have a look @ey_TACTYC and let us know what you think. There’s also a link on Twitter there back to our website.
HAVE YOU SEEN …?
‘State of the Nation’ survey on early years outdoors play.
The Early Childhood Forum and Learning Through Landscapes have mounted a survey on early years provision and playing and learning outdoors: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Earlyyearsoutdoors
NEW REFLECTIONS ARTICLE
We have another new reflections article for your information and enjoyment and, hopefully, response. Paige Alim has explored The impact of EYTs upon quality: views of managers and Early Years Teachers.
in both the UK and Sweden and some interesting findings and thoughts have emerged.
There are a continual range of new reports which you can find here.