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Date: Tuesday, 21st March

Time: 4pm – 5.30pm

Location: Online


In this lively social event, we will be sharing ideas and practice to consider the characteristics and conditions which support and nurture creativity and the arts in the early years.

‘How to Catch a Moonbeam and Pin it down’  Moonbeams – is Arts Connect’s early years programme which focusses on arts and creativity with, by and for babies and children aged five and under.

We believe that babies and children express themselves in ‘a hundred different ways’’ and that adults – parents/carers, educators, artists – have a key role in enabling children to develop their capabilities and potentials through arts and creativity. Young children’s creative learning is complex and evolving and just like a moonbeam can be challenging ‘‘to catch and pin it down’. Our Moonbeams programme brings people together to share ways of capturing, reflecting, and understanding the complexities of creative learning through the arts to illuminate our thinking and create our own reflective ‘Moonbeams Moments’ that challenge and develop our practice.

In this session, we invite you to bring one of your ‘Moonbeams Moments’ with young children, showing their creativity in the arts, to share together and shine a beam of light on practice that makes us collectively think, reflect and celebrate very young children’s learning journeys.

This Social Meet is open to anyone working with young children including: early years practitioners; artists; creative producers; childminders; arts, cultural and heritage organisations – anyone interested in early years arts and creativity!

It is an exciting opportunity to learn together and find out more.

There will be 25 places available on a first-come-first-served-basis.


The event is free to all but to book your place please visit Eventbrite


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