Early Years: Finding Our Voice – – transcript, briefing & video of the event

The Leadership in Early Years Education RIG held an online symposium on Tuesday 19th January 2021. We were fortunate to welcome a fantastic trio of speakers to the event, bringing local, national and international perspectives to the issue of making the early years sector better heard in society and policy.

Our speakers were:

  • Aaron Bradbury Coffey, academic, author and early years campaigner
  • Taneshia Thompson, nursery manager at Brixton Community Nursery, part of LEYF
  • Ellen Dektar, specialist on advocacy work for childcare policy in California

Each speaker gave a ten-minute talk on their professional views and experiences. These talks were followed by breakout room discussion for participants and then an open dialogue among speakers and participants.

We want to make the lively discussion as accessible to as many as possible, and so we’ve published the following outputs: