This two hour networking session will introduce up to date research about babies’ learning and development to improve practice when working with very young children. National research has shown that baby room practitioners often have less opportunity than other practitioners to attend training in order to develop excellent practice for babies (The Baby Room Project, Canterbury Christchurch University 2015 https://tactyc.org.uk/pdfs/Reflection-Goouch.pdf). In Cornwall we hope to address this by developing local networks for baby room practitioners so they have the opportunity to share good practice, discuss the challenges they face and provide each other with ideas for improvement. In turn this will develop practitioner confidence and knowledge ensuring high quality provision for babies.
During the sessions there will be time to build professional links with other local baby room practitioners to continue to share ideas and practice in the future. We will discuss ideas for developing an enabling, stimulating environment for babies in the indoor and outdoor environment.