EARly years Conferences and keynotes

CREC was a founding member of the prestigious worldwide research community EECERA and are part of the organising committee for their annual conference. We also edit the SSCi (Social Sciences Cited Index) EECERJ (European Early Childhood Education Research Journal) .

CREC also created and annually organises BECERA - a conference for UK based Early Years Practitioners and Researchers wanted to present their research and share their knowledge with a wider audience.
EECERA Conference

CREC hosts the EECERA Association’s secretariat and hosted the Annual International EECERA Conference in 2010.

For more information or to become a member of EECERA, please visit the EECERA website.

The EECERA 2016 Conference will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 31st August - 3rd September.

To visit the conference website,
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BECERA Conference

In 2010 CREC launched and hosted the BECERA Conference and it has been held annually ever since.

BECERA 2016 took place on 16th February at the MAC Birmingham. For a full round-up of this years event please visit the
 BECERA Conference website .

Information regarding the 2017 conference will be announced in due course.

Looking for an Early Years Keynote Speaker?

Professor Chris Pascal and Professor Tony Bertram are experienced keynote speakers and are available to speak at conferences and other early years events.

Previous conferences include:

27th & 28th September 2015, FA Licensed Coaches Club Foundation Phase Conference , St. George's Park
19th September 2015, The Big Childcare Conversation , Middlesex University
13th July 2015, Capita's Children's Centres Conference , London

November 2014, BAECE Annual National Conference
May 2014, Practical Mechanisms to activate the Rights of the Child in the Family and Society, Algeria

9th March 2012 , Early Years Policy and its Application for Practice, Wakefield

18th January 2012, Inspection & Regulation in Early Years, London

17th & 18th June 2011, II Conferencia de Educacao de Infancia, CCB, Portugal
9th May 2011, COBIS conference
2nd March 2011, 4Children Conference
23rd February 2011, BECERA Conference
28th January 2011, Surrey Early Years/Babcock Education ‘Playful Learning’ Conference ( Download flyer )
28th January 2011, 7th National Inspection & Regulation in Early Years Conference ( See Programme )


For more information about booking Professor Chris Pascal and/or Professor Tony Bertram please email Sean Delaney (Assistant Director) by clicking here .

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