Networking, Sharing, Making Connections – 2   1 comment

                        Membership Organisations: Our Past, Present and Future

                          Learning together across the Early Years … and beyond


 Following the success of my first public event ‘Networking, Sharing and Making Connections’ in 2016, where we explored our shared journey within Early Years linking to the theories of the Pioneers, this Event will continue our story, through Early Years Membership Organisations which have supported the development of the whole sector and in particular those individuals who have been active members and volunteers.

I am delighted to invite EVERYONE who is interested to join myself and colleagues at this next event.

“It does not matter which membership organisation you have been involved with or if you have never been a member of any membership organisation. This event will be of interest because of the influence Membership Organisations have had on Government Policy and the Professional Standards we all now work to”

There will be several “themes” running through the day , with opportunity to share your own ‘story and journey’ and information.

All with the child at the centre of our thoughts and actions

  • History of membership organisations
  • Safeguarding the children through safeguarding ourselves
  • Well-being of adults and children
  • Learning from success and mistakes in the past to shape our future
  • Working in partnership to support better outcomes for all
  • Links to theories and research
  • Building connections and networks
  • Continuing our shared story


  • Sue Allingham – Out of the Box Consultancy and Trustee for Early Education
  • Tricia Wellings – MBK Training
  • Kathryn Solly – Kathryn Solly Consulting and Member of Early Education
  • Catriona Nason – NEyTCO CEO
  • Rob Fox – Early Years Practitioner and Student
  • Sally McGeown – Registered Childminder and former volunteer for Pacey
  • Mick McGeown – Registered Childminder and former volunteer for Pacey
  • Esther Grey – Retired Ofsted Compliance Inspector
  • Beth Thomas – Early Years Researcher
  • Penny Webb – Retired Childminder, Advocate and Campaigner
  • Sue Griffin – Former staff NCMA (now Pacey) , former Chair Pre-School Playgroup Association (now Pre-School Learning Alliance), Author and trainer
  • Ann Goodard – Founder Member NCMA (now Pacey)
  • Neil Leitch – CEO Pre-school Learning Alliance
  • Jemma Mortlock – Managing Director Early Start Childcare and Education

And opening speech and welcome recorded by Laura Henry from Laura Henry Consultancy who sadly cannot join us on the day.

Please note, as this is a non-profit making event and all speakers are volunteers and paying their own expenses, the programme is subject to change due to potential other as yet unknown commitments.

Fees                                                                                                                                                £40.00 (includes refreshments and a two-course lunch)

To book your place, please email Penny:

Venue website

Please visit the NEYTCO website for up to date information

 OR the dedicated Facebook page for the event

Posted December 20, 2017 by psw260259 in My thoughts on current childcare issues

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