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Kingston University's Early Years Special Interest Group (EYSIG) is a professional learning community of early years practitioners, students, teachers, lecturers and other professional colleagues who share research knowledge and practice experience in order to generate innovation and effective change in the early years field.
We value and respect the uniqueness of every child and their family. Our commitment is in developing and enhancing high quality early years provision for all young children.
You are warmly invited to join membership of the group if you share our commitment.
Please read the details about membership in the box below.
The Kingston University, Early Years Special Interest Group (EYSIG) is a professional community focusing on driving innovation and effective change in the field of early years, both nationally and internationally.
It provides a forum for discussion, sharing, advocacy, research, networking and development of professional practice through a range of formal and informal activities.
The intention is for the EYSIG to generate advancements in the field of early years with positive implications for babies, young children and their families.
The EYSIG aims to:
The EYSIG Committee is responsible for steering the direction and path of the EYSIG. They are responsible for organising events, monitoring the website and ensuring dissemination of knowledge to all stakeholders.
The Committee has a Chair, two deputy Vice-Chairs, one responsible for Advocacy and the other for Professional Development. The Chair of the EYSIG is appointed every three years and the same Chair can serve up to two terms of office.
The EYSIG group provides an annual report to the Kingston University Education Research Group.
Portfolios should be developed by members through discussions and driven by the current needs and issues within the sector, which will fall under either the Advocacy or Professional Development arm of the EYSIG.
The EYSIG has a range of membership categories which include:
All members of the group, regardless of category, will be enrolled on the SIG website and will receive updates and newsletters.
The EYSIG has
In addition, EYSIG facilitates the following opportunities for members to meet (details of specific arrangements are disseminated to all members as developed).