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Wyndham Park Nursery School

Early Years Conference

Lincolnshire Nursery Schools Partnership is proud to present their annual Early Years Conference in association with Early Education


Julie Cigman - Bridging the gap: supporting bilingual learners in the EYFS

Linda Pound - Mathematics


Open to all Nursery and Reception teachers, EYFS Practitioners and Leaders

Date: Monday 4th June 2018

Venue: The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln LN6 7QY

Time: 9.00am to 3.30pm

Cost: £125 including lunch and refreshments


Julie Cigman- Bridging the gap: supporting bilingual learners in the EYFS

Julie is an Early Years consultant, trainer and writer. She has had a varied career in education, starting as a young teacher in a village primary school, working her way up, then down the age range, to find her home in Early Years as a Nursery teacher in Oxford.

After gaining an M.Ed in Literacy at the University of Sheffield, she worked as a reading intervention teacher, and contributed to writing the Learning Together programme for PEEP (Peers Early Education Partnership) while running early literacy groups for young children and their parents. 

She spent 3 years as Foundation Stage lead on a post-graduate Early Years teacher training course in Oxford. She then moved on to work as an Early Years advisory teacher for Oxfordshire County Council, where she took a county lead within the team on equalities, English as an additional language and literacy.

She is author of a number of articles and her latest book, Becoming a Writer in Leaps and Bounds – supporting boys’ writing in the EYFS was be published in April 2014.

She now works independently, promoting high quality Early Years provision through her writing, training and consultancy.

Linda Pound  - Mathematics

Linda Pound is an early years consultant and author.  Throughout her working life her passion has been the care and education of young children and their families.  She has worked in three universities and was an LEA inspector responsible for the early years for almost ten years.  In addition she has been head of a nursery school and deputy head of a primary school.  In her current role as an education consultant, she provides training, advice and support for early years practitioners around the country and overseas.

Linda writes extensively for a range of audiences.  Recent publications include chapters for a number of books including Early Education’s Achieving excellence in the early years: a guide for headteachersShe has recently published a new book entitled Child Development and second editions of bestsellers How Children Learn and Teaching Mathematics Creatively.