Moonbeams Conference

Arts and Creativity in early years

Monday 5 June 2017, University College Birmingham

Are you an early years practitioner or educator, an artist, or someone that works with children aged 0-5 years, and interested in learning more about how to develop quality arts and creativity?

In this one day conference delegates are invited to meet prominent early years experts and discover the how to develop tomorrow’s leaders of arts and creativity. The conference provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, disseminate good practice and discover the latest in arts education.

  • Meet leading thinkers on early years arts and creativity
  • Discover practical ideas and take part in workshops to develop your skills and thinking
  • Respond to provocations on challenging practice and developing quality
  • Find out how to document and evidence learning and impact
  • Take part in interactive activities and learn about the changing Marketplace

Keynote Speakers:

Chair: Beatrice Merrick; Chief Executive Early Education

Professor Chris Pascal (Childhood Education Research Association)

Dr Susan Young (University of Exeter)

Workshops include:


Peppy Hills – Movement

Katie Leonard (British Ceramics Biennial) – Clay Feast

Louise Lowings (Madeley Children’s Centre) – Digital Arts programme with settings in Sweden and West Midlands

Soren Emil Markeprand – Forest Schools from Copenhagen

Helen Moylett – A Creative Curriculum


For further information, contact Gemma Corden at or call 0121 446 3204.