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Nurseries twitter chat to be co-hosted by Department for Education

Article By: Sue Learner, News Editor

The popular twitter chat that discusses early years issues every week is holding a special session that will be co-hosted by the Department for Education.

The special session of #EYTalking hosted by the Department for Education with its founder early years specialist Laura Henry will be held on Tuesday 21 January 2014 from 8-9pm.

Ms Henry launched #EYTalking in 2012 as a way for people in the early years sector to share and connect on a weekly basis.

She said: “We currently have over 2,000 early years colleagues taking part, not only from the UK, but around the world, from countries such as India, Australia and Canada.”

The special Department for Education session will focus on the following issues: how to encourage schools to offer more early years and out-of-school childcare, including in partnership with PVI providers; how to encourage more childminders to enter the profession whether independently or as part of an agency and how to help parents make informed choices about childcare, including knowing how to demand a quality service.

Ms Henry added: “As well as these discussion points, there may be other complementary issues that the sector may like to raise with the Department.

“Be sure to spread the word, especially to colleagues who are unable to attend events and conferences, so that they too can have their say on these important sector issues.

“Remember on the evening to use the hash tag: #EYTalking to share and connect with others on the debate.”

For more information email and follow @EYTalking on Twitter.


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