Bernadette Duffy OBE to speak at Little Big Bang!

Take Art are delighted to announce that Bernadette Duffy OBE will be the Key Note speaker at their Early Years Symposium on Saturday.

Bernadette Duffy OBE is head of the Thomas Coram Centre, a leading exponent of creativity for the under 5s, she was on the panel for the Government’s newly published Tickell review on the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Bernadette wll be speaking at Little Big Bang on Saturday, one of the first times in the country that the impact of the review on creativity will be discussed in a public forum.

Be part of it!

Workshops * performance * discussion * debate

Last minute enquiries to

See Little Big Bang pages for the full programme

Watch this space for videocasts and pictures of the day.

Bernadette Duffy OBE Biography

Originally teacher trained, Bernadette has worked in a range of settings over the last 30 years. She is Head of the Thomas Coram Centre in Camden, one of the first schools to be designated as a Children’s Centre. The author of Supporting Creativity and Imagination in the Early Years and co editor of Contemporary Issues in the Early Years, Bernadette is a speaker on a wide range of early years issues in this country and abroad. Bernadette was part of the devising of the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage, Birth to Three Matters and the EYFS Framework and is currently on the panel reviewing the EYFS Framework.

Bernadette has also been a member of a number of advisory committees, including the Department for Children, Schools and Families, the Qualification, Curriculum and Assessment Authority and the Cambridge University Primary Review. Bernadette is Vice President of the British Association for Early Childhood Education and trustee of the Incorporated Froebel Institute and an external examiner for the Open University.

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