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Children's happiness the focus of annual childminding event

Published December 05, 2017 11.34am

A childminding event focusing on the happiness and emotional wellbeing of young people has taken place in Spennymoor.

Sixty childminders from County Durham took part in the 'Feel Good Factor' winter event, hosted by our Early Years Team.

Attendees heard from keynote speaker Tom Robson, an educational consultant who spoke passionately about how adults can support children to develop a love for learning.


Informative workshops were also held throughout the day, including a motivational session around happiness led by Early Years Teacher Gavin Salmon and other sessions exploring sensory play and music led by members of the Early Years Team.

Helen Nixon, our Early Years lead, said: "We are thrilled to have hosted such a thought provoking and inspiring day for our childminders in County Durham and we know they really value these events as part of their continuing professional development.

"Feedback from this event has been fantastic, with attendees telling us that they learnt a great deal on the day and will take a lot of new ideas forward."

For more information on childminding and how to become a childminder visit our website.


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