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We will begin with sharing examples of collaborative learning that has taken place within our group and making plans for what we will do next together.

There will be opportunity upon arrival to visit, look around and be welcomed by Ashmore Park Nursery School.  

Date Saturday 24th June 2017
Price £10
Please Note: Free to Network Members: logon when you register to have discount applied
Location/Map Ashmore Park Nursery School

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London ReFocus Open Meeting

London ReFocus, as part of the Sightlines-Initiative Network, invites early educators, artists and others in developing a creative and reflective approach to early years’ education and inspired in their practice by the pre-schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

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In this seminar Kate will share reflections from a research visit to Reggio-inspired preschools in Stockholm, focusing on their use of digital technologies as part of a ‘hundred languages’ approach. Sharing examples of practice, Kate will consider how digital technologies might present potentials for young children’s meaning-making in multiple modes and the pedagogy behind their use.

Kate is a Research Associate at UCL Institute of Education. Her research interests include play, creativity, literacies and digital technologies in early childhood. Before joining UCL IOE, Kate was a nursery teacher in a Reggio-inspired children’s centre in Cambridgeshire.

Date Thursday 9th November 2017
Price £10
Member Discount 100%
Presenters Kate Cowan, Institute of Education, UCL
Times 4 - 6p.m.
Location/Map Little Jungle Day Nursery, London

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West Midlands (Telford) Network Open Meeting

How do we plan environments that are open to be transformed by children in creative and innovative ways?

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The network will share ideas and understanding of how to enrich their settings so that they invite children to participate in learning.

This meeting will be held at Madeley Nursery School and will include a focused workshop on the decisions, dilemmas and opportunities of educators when planning for and preparing the studio space.

Date Saturday 25th November 2017
Price £10
Member Discount free
Times 10 - 12.30
Location/Map Madeley, Telford

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West Midlands (Warwicks.) Network Open Meeting

To reflect and build from previous work, develop new work and introduce new people.

Date Saturday 2nd December 2017
Price £10
Member Discount free
Times 10 - 12.30
Location/Map Atherstone Nursery School

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What is Democracy? What does Democracy currently look like in our settings?

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imagine2The network group are exploring this question and will be exploring examples from various settings. We welcome new participants into this discussion.

Here are some of the elements we are looking at:

  • Finding out what Democracy actually means.
  • Where are we with democracy within our settings? What does it look like in our setting?
  • What are the challenges within democracy?
  • Culturally in England what does democracy mean?
  • Why is democracy a value in the principles of Reggio Emilia?
  • Taking the discussions back to the whole team – important!
  • What does democracy represent within the British Fundamental Values?
  • What are the cultural behaviours of Italy – of Reggio Emilia?
  • Who are we?
  • What are the ethics of our practice? What do ethics mean? What makes ethical practice?

The venue is Imagine Early Years, at Wyken Community Centre. Please arrive early for drinks and cake!

Date Saturday 7th July 2018
Price £10
Member Discount 100%
Times 10 - 12.30
Location/Map Wyken Community Centre, Coventry

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London ReFocus Open Meeting

London ReFocus, as part of Sightlines Initiative Network, invites early educators, artists and others in developing a creative and reflective approach to early years’ education and inspired in their practice by the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy.

photo Balham Nursery SchoolCome and hear about Balham Nursery School’s journey in developing an environment with challenging and open ended continuous provision to enable deeper levels of learning and engagement.
You will have a chance to see the environment and hear how we have worked as a staff to develop a reflective learning community which focuses on how we are learning and not just what we are learning.

Balham Nursery School has used the Reggio Emilia approach as a mirror for reflective practice, taking care to ensure it is set in the context of their community. A recent Ofsted Inspection described their work as ‘outstanding’. Members may have seen the article ‘Into focus’ published by Nursery World (5th March 2018) describing their creative use of digital technology.

How to get to the meeting:
By tube: Northern line (direction Morden) to Balham Underground Station
By rail: Victoria (Southern) to Balham Railway Station
By bus: 155, 249

Book early!  Numbers are limited due to constraints on space.

Date Thursday 29th November 2018
Available places 0
Price £10
Member Discount 100%
Times 4.30 - 6.30
Location/Map Balham Nursery School
Download info London ReFocus Flyer 29 November 2018.pdf

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