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Babies’ Rights Panel Webinar

October 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST


Stronger Practice Hub Event

Join us for a conversation about Babies’ Rights.

What do we mean by babies’ rights? Why is it so important to consider babies’ rights in COVID recovery?

Join us to hear more about the Baby Room project, how this triggered a wealth of work in Bristol about Babies’ Rights, and how you can embed the guidance and make a difference in your setting. There will be opportunities to pose questions to the panel and this session will be recorded.

The Panel

There will be opportunities to pose questions to the panel which includes, amongst others: Sacha Powell and Rachel Pirie.

Sacha Powell

Following a PhD about constructions of early childhood Sacha worked with the Birth to Three Matters team. In 2016, she was appointed Professor of Early Childhood Care and Education at Canterbury Christ Church University. For ten years, she was co-Director of The Baby Room Project with Kathy Goouch. In 2018, she left higher education to become the Chief Executive Officer of The Froebel Trust, a charity that supports research and practice development in the Early Years. Sacha has written many publications about early childhood education and is currently working on a new book about Pedagogies of Care for One-Year-Olds. Sacha will bring a wealth of knowledge about The Baby Room project and working with babies.

Lucy Driver

Lucy Driver is a passionate early years educator and leader. She is the headteacher of St Paul’s Nursery School, which is part of the Bristol and Beyond Stronger Practice Hub. She also leads a group of system leaders who focus on the development and well-being of children from birth to three years old. Lucy believes in listening to the child’s voice and building respectful relationships in her pedagogy.

Leila Garau

Leila Garau is a reflective practice leader for the youngest children at Archfield House Nursery in Bristol, UK. She has a background in early years education in Spain, where she was born and grew up. She is passionate about attachment theory, relationship led practice, inclusive practice, safeguarding and sustainability.

Rachel Pirie

Rachel has been a specialist leader for birth to three-year-olds in Bristol for 10 years.

“I have always had a fascination for babies; observing them persisting with new skills, figuring things out in their unique ways and how they communicate and build relationships.”

Rachel researched baby room provision in Bristol and was part of a diverse group of experts who developed the Rights of the Baby in early years’ settings. In 2017, they presented their findings at the Christchurch Canterbury Baby Conference and were included in an article on baby rooms in Nursery World.

Rachel established baby room networks in Bristol, inspired many baby room practitioners to join her reflective thinking and has developed baby specific CPD for Bristol. Read more about the Bristol Baby Rights journey.

Others will join the panel from settings in Bristol, to say how they have implemented the  baby rights guidance and what impact this has had on their provision and babies.

Open to all in our SPH region.

This session is part of the SPH Babies Network events.


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October 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
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1 Hour
Open to all in our SPH region
Dates and times
Wednesday 18th October, 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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St. Pauls Children’s Centre: There is no on-site parking but parking is available on the road for £1 an hour for a maximum of 3 hours, or in Cabot Circus which is 5-minute walk from the St. Pauls Children’s Centre.

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