Detective Chief Superintendent John Carnochan spoke to over 120 nursery owners, managers and staff from across Scotland about how vital the early years are in shaping a person’s future, and how investment in a child’s formative years can help prevent violence in later years.
The event, one of many events held by NDNA each year throughout the UK, gave attendees a chance to meet other nursery owners, discuss best practice and hear from key people in the early years sector.
Other speakers at the event included Kate Cherry, Assistant Chief Inspector, Education Scotland; Paul Johnstone, Inspector Manager for Care Inspectorate;
Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of NDNA, said: “NDNA member events are a wonderful opportunity for owners, managers and staff from our member nurseries to come together, share their knowledge and create networks, ultimately leading to better quality provision and stronger links between nurseries.
“Our recent Scotland event was a great success and those who attended were particularly inspired by Detective Chief Superintendent John Carnochan who spoke about the work of the Violence Reduction Unit, highlighting how crucial the early years are to development and how intervention at an early stage can help to steer children away from violence.
“This issue is particularly pertinent given the recent government report which found that certain behaviours in children as young as three, such as aggression and slow development, can identify them as at risk of problems in later years.”
John Carnochan will appear as a guest speaker at the NDNA essential nursery conference at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham, on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 June 2012.
For more information about becoming a member of NDNA, or about other national events, please go to www.ndna.org.uk
Notes to editors:
• National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is a national charity representing children’s day nurseries across the UK, giving them information, training and support, so they can provide the best possible care to young children. NDNA is the voice of the sector, an integral part of the lives of nearly one million children and their families.
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National Day Nurseries Association is a national charity representing children’s nurseries across the UK, giving them information, training and support, so they can provide the best possible care to young children.