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                    ... to our programme for 2018, and moving into 2019.

This year, we are focussing on bespoke professional development work - mentoring, continuing professional development for individual centres, so if you are interested do get in touch.




  • Have you already visited the preschools of Reggio Emilia on our introductory study week?
  • Do you want to develop your knowledge further and dig deeper with like-minded educators?
  • Do you want to work together in dialogue with each other and with colleagues in Reggio Emilia, in the construction of an environment of enquiry?
  • Is the educational setting in which you work keen for you to play a leading part in its continuing professional development, and to benefit from the learning opportunity of this course?

Then this 2018-19 Skylight study group is for you! It is for educators in settings who have been to Reggio before, are working positively on their professional practice and want the opportunity to enable themselves and their settings to become more skilful and courageous in their work of creating a listening pedagogy.

Key Learning: co-constructed education; understanding and applying principles of ‘listening pedagogy’, the image of the child as competent, sociable and creative learner; education as enquiry and relationship; natures of an enabling environmenttransformative, systemic development in education provision.

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Date Monday 3rd September 2018
End Date Saturday 1st June 2019
Cut off date Friday 1st February 2019
Price £1,800

We have scheduled this day to precede our Network Conference on Saturday 10th November, giving the opportunity to have  a 2-days' professional development experience. When you book, we can advise on local accommodation.

documentation and displaydocumentation displayed"We are a Reggio inspired school with a beautiful learning environment and exciting child led curriculum. As a research school, we are involved in many national and international projects linked to early learning. Our aim is to create 'a community of learning where there are endless opportunities to discover together through curiosity, creativity and play."

Madeley Nursery School in Telford are keen participants in Sightlines' Network since 2000. This day  is designed for those wanting to explore the possible ways of practicing the principles of an environment of enquiry, and engage in dialogue with a committed staff group who are making keen endeavours to explore and develop their own practice. 

The day will begin promptly at 9a.m. at the Nursery, with an introduction followed by time to observe in the morning. After lunch there will be opportunities for discussion, and at the close of the school day, general discussion with staff. We will explore how the principles of Sightlines Initiative can be developed in your daily practice; the influences and insprations from Reggio, and the inevitable challenges. 

Date Friday 9th November 2018
Price £160
Member Discount 10%
Madeley, Telford
Bridle Road
Madeley, Telford

- honing education from the principles of relationship, encounter, enquiry, exchange and expression -

The early childhood setting of Sightlines’ network are endeavouring to evolve  our practice infused by these principles. This research practice is informed by close encounters across the network, with the preschools of Reggio Emilia, and with colleagues of the Reggio  International  Network.

This day will be a mix of presentations and discussions, intending to mark, question  and progress our pedagogy. There will be presentations of current enquiries and experiences from the UK network’ along with further explorations of the implications of Sightlines Principles, together with the key characteristics and conditions of Reggio Emilia’s Approach to education.

The day is for the independent and statutory early childhood and primary settings involved in our network, as well as for those who want to find out more.



Date Saturday 10th November 2018
Price £145
Member Discount 10%
Times 9.30 - 3.30
Medicine Gallery, Birmingham
69 New St, Birmingham B2 4DU, UK
Medicine Gallery, Birmingham

Reggio Emilia Study Week 2019

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Sunday 7th - Friday 12th April 2019

Loris Malaguzzi International Centre, Reggio Emilia, Italy.

A one-week study visit to learn about and be inspired by the world renowned educational approach of the preschools and infant toddler centres of Reggio Emilia.

This course will explore the key principles underpinning the Reggio approach to early childhood education including:

  • History and background
  • Creativity and expressive languages of children
  • the pedagogy of listening
  • The environment as 'the third teacher'
  • Parents as partners
  • Democratic citizenship
  • Children as the subjects of rights
  • Children and educators as researchers
  • Observation, interpretation, documentation
  • Making learning visible
  • Professional dialogue

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Date Sunday 7th April 2019
End Date Friday 12th April 2019
Available places 50
Price £1,505
Reggio Emilia, Italy
Reggio Emilia, Province of Reggio Emilia, Italy
Reggio Emilia, Italy
£1,505 50