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A free webinar to celebrate the publication of a new Froebel Trust pamphlet which explores a Froebelian perspective on children’s self-regulation.

To mark the release of a brand new title in our popular Froebel Trust pamphlet series, authors Dr Lynn McNair and Carol Cerdan are hosting a webinar all about nurturing children’s self-regulation.

Wednesday 30 March 2022
7pm to 7.45pm (British Summer Time)
Free online webinar via zoom

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Please note: this webinar starts at 7pm (BST). If you are joining us from outside the UK, please allow for the daylight saving time change.

During the webinar the authors will share their Froebelian perspective on children’s self-regulation: how to use reflection and freedom with guidance to create more harmonious and inclusive relationships.

They will ask us to consider:

  • a democratic approach, rather than one based on rules and behaviour management strategies
  • our own emotional impulses and how these can influence children.

Additionally, they will illustrate how to look beyond the ‘act’ during difficult situations and when emotions may be running high.

The pamphlet looks at connections between children’s environments, experiences, emotions and behaviours. Using case studies from practice, the authors will consider how educators can connect with the child’s unique world.

The overall aim is to suggest ways to create a harmonious, democratic and empathetic community, in which children and adults develop the skills in self-regulation.

Webinar on 30 March 2022 at 7pm

Nurturing self-regulation with Dr Lynn McNair and Carol Cerdan

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Published in March 2022 - Now available to download for free

The webinar will be chaired by Professor John M Davis, Professor of Education at The University of Strathclyde.

2000 tickets will be available for this free webinar. Our webinars sell out quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment.

The webinar is aimed at all those who work with and support young children - educators, parents, carers and all those interested in early childhood education and the care of young children.

About the authors

Dr Lynn McNair and Carol Cerdan work together at Cowgate Under Fives Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. Cowgate is a Froebel-influenced, City of Edinburgh Council day nursery.

Dr Lynn McNair

Lynn is Head of Cowgate Under Fives Centre and is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. She is also the Programme Director of Froebelian Futures, a Froebel Trust funded project which aims to strengthen and deepen child and community-centred early years practice across Scotland. Lynn has more than 30 years experience working in Early Years Education and was awarded an OBE for services to Early Education in 2009. Lynn is a trained Froebelian, attaining her certificate at the Froebel Institute, Roehampton University. She is an award-winning author.

Carol Cerdan

Carol is an Early Years Officer at Cowgate Under Fives Centre. She was inspired into a career in Early Years Education following a visit to Cowgate with her own children. She saw children treated at creative, competent and unique individuals and from that point became an active campaigner for Children's Rights. She was Froebelian trained at Edinburgh University and is taking part in the Froebelian Futures course. She is currently organising a series of Playing Out events in her neighbourhood for local children. You will often find her at Nature Kindergarten, telling stories or singing.

About the Chair

Professor John M Davis has worked as Professor of Education at The University of Strathclyde since 2019, he transferred from an established career at the University of Edinburgh first as director of the BA in Childhood Studies, then as Head of Department of Educational Studies and Professor of Childhood Inclusion.

His research has examined participatory childhood research methods and children and young people’s perspectives of inclusion, social justice and integrated working. His knowledge exchange projects have supported children, families and professionals to collaboratively develop contemporary, innovative and inclusive children’s services. His work has also examined international approaches to multi-professional working and increased our understanding of the factors that foster creative and innovative learning.

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"Nurturing self-regulation" by Dr Lynn McNair and Carol Cerdan

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