Janine Ryan

Editor: Janine Ryan

Welcome to the 5th edition of the online Early Years Magazine.

During the summer we were busy moving into the Hub campus and this delayed our publication so this is an autumn edition. I am pleased to bring you a magazine which continues to inform and develop our community of practice in Doncaster. This edition features 3 articles from the recent EY conference ‘Detoxing Childhood’:

  1. Detoxing Childhood- Keynote by Sue Palmer.
  2. The Magic Story Box- Rebecca Bell, Integrate Training
  3. Risk Benefit and Outdoor Play- Andrew Clifton, Naturally Outdoors

We have featured a case study of a UCD student, Kelly Severn, outlining her learning journey and her major independent study which facilitated the recent opening of a Forest School at Little Learners Day Nursery.

In addition two research papers are included from final year students on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies. Their work achieved the highest classification and I’m sure you will find the topics both current and enlightening:

  • How is Outdoor Play Integrated into Reception and Year 1 Classes by Leanne Connor
  • Why Do Some Families with Children Aged 0-1 Years Choose Not to Access Children Centre Services? by Tracey Fry

Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability

In our continuing commitment to upskilling the children’s work force we offer a suite of programmes for those who work with children with additional needs:

The Foundation Degree is a perfect starting point for any practitioner who is working with children within specialist provision or has a keen interest in working with children with SEND. The three year programme enhances career development and progression routes, increasing practitioner knowledge and developing skills. As a part time programme it allows students to work full time and also manage other commitments alongside their study.

For further information contact sarah.morris@don.ac.uk.

We are pleased to announce that the portfolio of programmes in this area will be expanding from Sept 2018 to include:

  • BA (Hons) Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability Top Up
  • MA Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability

Please contact jeenal.desai@don.ac.uk for full details about these programmes.

12TH EARLY YEARS CONFERENCE – Inspring Children’s Imagination​

At The Hub, Doncaster. Thursday 23rd November 2017, 9:30 to 15:30

Keynote by Trisha Lee, from makebelievearts

Early bird places available, book now!

Click here to find out more about the conference and book your place

Early Years Newsletter

We will be sending you a monthly newsletter from Sept 1st. If you would like to advertise any vacancies do get in touch Janine.ryan@don.ac.uk

This magazine is free to all, please enjoy reading the research papers, and  share the link with your colleagues.

Editor: Janine Ryan

Advertising: A limited number of advertisements for jobs, courses, training or conferences relating to early childhood education can be accepted for future publications.

Copyright: EYM is published by Doncaster College and University Centre. All rights are reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission from the publisher.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in each article are those of the authors and not necessarily those of University Centre Doncaster or the editorial board.​