Janine Ryan

Editor: Janine Ryan

Welcome to the 6th edition of the online Early Years Magazine.

The focus of this edition is  supporting children’s imagination. Information from the recent EY Conference has been documented into four articles:

  1. Helicopter Techniques – Keynote by Trisha Lee
  2. The Magic Story Box – Rebecca Bell, Integrate Training
  3. Storytelling – Richard O’Neil
  4. Body Percussion – Beat Goes On

We have featured a case study of a UCD early years student, Michelle Bell, outlining her learning journey. Current Michelle is the manager of a 2 year provision at Bentley High Street Primary.

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:

  • An Exploration into the Social and Emotional Interventions in a Primary School Setting by Michelle Banner
  • Does the Read, Write Inc. Phonics Programme Support Emerging Literacy within Early Years by Louise Benson

Masters Opportunities at University Centre Doncaster

Here at the University Centre Doncaster we offer a range of Masters programmes which support students’ further progression.

These programmes are offered through varied delivery methods: on campus students attend weekend study blocks, 7 throughout the year, distance learners access  materials on-line in a flexible way. Mode of delivery suits your work and other commitments. Student Finance England offer postgraduate student loans up to £10,000. https://www.gov.uk/funding-for-postgraduate-study

 For further information contact Debrah.turner@don.ac.uk

13TH EARLY YEARS CONFERENCE – Learning to Move; Moving to Learn

Date for your diary: The Hub, Doncaster. Saturday 28th April 9:00 to 15:45

We are excited to invite Sally Goddard Blythe, author and  consultant in Neuro-Developmental Education  as the keynote speaker at the next conference event. Her work on whole body approaches to learning explain why movement is essential for healthy brain development and learning.  Sally has written extensively on the neonatal reflexes and how children learn with their bodies, and explains the danger of speeding up childhood.

Click here to book your place at the conference

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.​