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Making a Difference: Transforming Early Years Practice

On Saturday 10th November 2012, Canterbury Christ Church University, in partnership with OMEP UK (The World Organisation for Early Childhood) hosted a one-day conference ‘Making a Difference: transforming early years practice.’ Over one hundred delegates attended including CCCU students and staff, members of OMEP UK along with representatives from local authorities, employers and early years practitioners.

The three Keynote speakers were:

Interspersed between the keynote speeches were workshop sessions which showcased a wide range of excellent early years practice. Seven New Leaders in Early Years participants led workshops on a range of early years issues.


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Narrative or story-telling was a thread that wove different elements of the programme together.

By sharing stories and experiences, workshop leaders and the three speakers were able to inspire and encourage others to develop their own practice.