Update 12/11: We are sorry that the Learn – Explore – Debate events are now fully booked. We recognise there is a huge demand for support and a desire to connect with your colleagues in the sector. There may be cancellations closer to the event so keep an eye on the Eventbrite pages.

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Learn – Explore – Debate:
Putting wellbeing at the heart of our early years practice

We are delighted to announce five free virtual Learn – Explore – Debate events in November/December 2020. These events are likely to fill up quickly so make sure to book your place now!

Why attend?
The early years sector has played a crucial role in the country’s response to COVID-19 and we know that the wellbeing of staff and children is your top priority during this challenging time.

We invite you to come together with early years colleagues across the country, the National Children’s Bureau and the Department for Education to Learn – Explore – Debate practical ways to support the wellbeing of children and staff in early years settings.

Who should attend?

These events are aimed at Early Years organisations, Early Years settings and providers, and local services.

When are the events?

 Date  Time
 Tuesday 24 November  1-4pm  Book here
 Wednesday 25 November  6-9pm  Book here
 Thursday 26 November  9.30am-12.30pm  Book here
 Monday 30 November  1-4pm  Book here
 Thursday 3 December  9.30am-12.30pm  Book here


Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. In order to offer the opportunity to attend to as many organisations as possible, we are initially restricting bookings to one per organisation.

Format and platform
The events will be held virtually and will last 3 hours. The agenda will be the same at each event and will include a mix of presentations and break out sessions. Joining instructions and the agenda will be circulated to delegates nearer the event.

If you have any queries, please contact Alison, awhitmore@ncb.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there!