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Giving every child a good start in life: helping children build confidence and resilience in challenging times

10-11 May 2019

The Woodhouse Lecture Theatre, Helen Woodhouse Building, The Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1JA

Price: £200

This year’s Annual National Conference focuses on the impact of poverty on young children and how early childhood education can mitigate against its effects.  Professor Tess Ridge will share her research which focuses on the voices of children themselves and what poverty means for them.  Dr Suzanne Zeedyk will discuss the importance of relationships in building resilience, and the barriers which often prevent those relationships being formed in practice.  Dr Sara Baker will share research evidence about the importance of playfulness in cognitive development.  Andrea Layzell and Sharon Hogan will help delegates reflect on the implications of all this for practice and workforce development.