About this event

The Anna Freud Centre is announcing a series of free webinars aimed at all early years practitioners. 

This webinar will look at: Early Years Staff Wellbeing on October 14th, 16:30-18:00. 

We decided to run this event because although early years staff love their work, it can be emotionally demanding & stressful. Early years practitioners support young children at a significant time in their development. Their contribution to the wellbeing of children, by helping them learn new social, emotional and cognitive skills, and by feeding their incredible appetite for life and learning, is remarkable. Yet, despite this essential work, early years lags far behind other sectors when it comes to pay and recognition from governments and policy makers.  

The webinar: 

We recently published a resource about early years staff wellbeing, that shows that  staff wellbeing needs to lie at the heart of nursery settings.  The resource identifies four key areas that could make a difference to the wellbeing of nursery and preschool staff: 

  1. Supporting each other 
  2. Supportive management
  3. The physical environment 
  4. Outside support 

As well as hearing about the findings from the wellbeing report itself, this webinar will offer early years workers multiple perspectives on staff wellbeing in the setting. For example, there will be information around the importance of staff wellbeing and insight from a practice perspective. We hope that attendees will feel empowered and equipped to put staff wellbeing at the heart of the early years setting. 


The format of the webinar is:

16:30 - 16:40: Dr Camilla Rosan

16:40 - 17:00: Stella Ziolkowski

17:00 - 17:20: Tim Linehan and Rachel Lyons

17:20 - 17:40: Aseeya Patel

17:40 - 18:00: Q&A


Who is the event suitable for?

The event will be open to anyone in the early years sector interested in attending. All early years practitioners are welcome including nursery managers and staff, childminders, children centre managers and any other childcare practitioners. 

Aims of the session

To give attendees an improved understanding of staff wellbeing in Early Years setting in the following areas:

  • Setting the scene: the importance of staff wellbeing
  • Research findings from the wellbeing report
  • A practice perspective
System requirements for online event

The online platform Zoom will be used to deliver this seminar. Prior to booking on, please ensure you meet the system requirements so you're able to join this event. Details of how to join the event on Zoom will be shared closer to the event.

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