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Early Years Conference 2017 – Creativity, Resilience and Wellbeing in the Early Years

06.12.17 9:30 am
06.12.17 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

Non-Member: £135

Member: £105

Non-Member Early Bird rate: £121.50

Member - Early Bird rate: £94.50

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Children in Wales’ Early Years conference 2017 will focus on research, policy and interventions around children’s creativity, resilience and wellbeing.  We aim to contribute to current debates on how to mitigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences.

We have an exciting line up of speakers and workshop facilitators which will offer delegates the opportunity to hear about and debate on a range of views about how early years services should be responding to meeting children’s needs.

Our Keynote presentation will be given by Professor Gordon Harold, University of Sussex/Cardiff University.

The full programme is available here: Programme

Aim of the conference

The event will increase delegates’ understanding and give them the opportunity to consider their own policy and practice as well as sharing experiences and best ideas with other professionals.

Who should attend?

Professionals providing early support and those with a policy lead or interest in children’s creativity, resilience and wellbeing

COST: Members: £105       Non-members: £135   

Early bird rate:    Book by 20 October 2017 to receive a 10% discount


The relative role of genetic and family environmental influences on children’s emotional and behavioural development
Prof Gordon Harold, University of Sussex/Cardiff University. Member of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); Member of the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF); Member of Together for Children and Young People in Wales (T4CYP)
Gordon Harold presentation

The relative role of genetic and family environmental influences on children’s emotional and behavioural development
Dr Jane Waters, Assistant Dean, Research and Knowledge Transfer, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Jane Waters presentation

Championing the role of the arts for the health and wellbeing benefits of early years children
Angela Rogers, Development Coordinator, Engage Cymru
Angela Rogers presentation

Finnish Family Center Model
Hanna Heinonen, Executive Director, and Kaisu Muuronen, Senior Advisor, Central Union for Child Welfare, Helsinki, Finland
Kaisu Muuronen presentation

Workshop: Play as a key mechanism for supporting creativity, well-being and resilience
Marianne Mannello, Assistant Director: Policy, Support and Advocacy, Play Wales
Marianne Mannello presentation


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Cancellations can only be accepted in writing. Cancellations received three weeks before the date of the event will be refunded in full, less a £10 administration fee. No refunds can be made after this date, although substitutions can be made. Children in Wales reserves the right to alter event programmes at any time.

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