Inspirational Insights

STEM at Madresfield Early Years Centre

I promised that in my next blog (here and then here for the previous two) I would start to give some suggestions of how I would incorporate STEM subjects into Early Years.  I’ve not quite finished that off yet, and something exciting came along that makes an exciting interlude.

I was lucky enough to be invited to speak (about STEM of course!) at Madresfield Early Years Centre during their special event to celebrate 25 years of being open on 19th May.  The event was absolutely fantastic, as is the setting (they have an aviary outside one of the rooms with a window through which the children can watch the birds – I am more than a bit jealous!).  If you didn’t get a chance to be there, this is what you missed.

It was great to be involved in an event purely at sharing inspiration, it’s always really motivating to meet up with so many people that put a lot into and care so much about the sector.  I always walk away from events such as this feeling really positive about the future of Early Years, something I can’t always say about the communication from Ofsted and the government generally.

Unfortunately, we only seem to have this single unflattering picture of me speaking at the event, you get to see it anyway because it’s only fair!  Hopefully I’ll get a chance to share some thoughts at upcoming events, so keep an eye out for me if you find yourself interested in my opinions (for any strange reason!).  I’ll be back soon with more STEM related information in the near future.

About the author: Matt Stanford

Matt Stanford
Matt has been working in education for over 10 years, teaching science to all ages from preschool to degree. Before he became a teacher he studied chemistry at Masters level and completed his PhD at The University of Warwick. It was during his time at university that he got involved in outreach work in local primary schools and found his passion for inspiring learning.

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