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​​Issue 3 Foreword By Janine Ryan

I am pleased to bring you the Summer 2016​ edition of the​ Magazine.

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Workshop: Roots of Empathy

By Charlotte Dack

​​​This article was inspired by a workshop that was held at the 9th Early Years Conference at University Centre Doncaster. The workshop facilitator was Charlotte Dack, the Roots of Empathy Coordinator, from Action of Children​​.

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Workshop: Examining Children's Understanding of and Response to Loss and Grief

By Shirley Potts

The session on child bereavement was led by Shirley Potts from the charity Child Bereavement UK​.

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Dissertation by Lisa Child

Can Early Intervention Services Help to Provide Better Outcomes for Children by Supporting Maternal Health and Wellbeing

The purpose of this case study was to assess the impact that early intervention services can have on maternal health and well-being and the influence this may have on the mother-baby relationship​.

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Dissertation by Nathalie Lacey

How does the setting support the development of schematic play for children under two?

This action research project explores the development of Schematic Play in children from birth to two year old and focuses on how the setting supports this​.

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Workshop: Neglect and its Neglect

By Graham Music​

This workshop focused upon children who suffer emotional neglect and the effects of their emotional neglect often mean that they are further neglected within educational settings.

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Early Years Conferences

Each year we host regular one-day conferences for Early Years professionals and. For details and upcoming dates, visit our Department of Early Years section.


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