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Reopening Together Series: Webinar 3

Early Childhood Ireland Webinar Series: Reopening Together Webinar 1

June 15, 2020

Early Childhood Ireland is delighted to launch a new series of webinars focused on supporting members with their plans to reopen and beyond. We are delighted to bring you, the Early Childhood Ireland members, our Early Childhood Ireland Webinar Series: Reopening Together Webinar 1.


Webinar Date: Wednesday 17 June 4pm-5pm
Duration: 60 Minutes

The format will be a 1 hour webinar on Zoom with 4 presenters from various backgrounds.


4pm: Welcome


4.05-4.15: Fiona Buckley HR Consultant: will speak about supporting teams as they move towards the challenges that reopening might present for them.

Fiona Buckley
Fiona Buckley is a corporate trainer, keynote speaker and empowerment & executive coach in the areas of Leadership & Management Development, Work Behaviour, Personalities and Interpersonal Skills.. She is also senior associate faculty with the Irish Management Institute (IMI) for the past 4 years facilitating executive programmes and is also a strategic consultant with Mercer. Fiona is also a trained and certified Personality and Emotional Intelligence practitioner and is a regular contributor to the national newspapers.

You can find her website and follow her on social media here:
Instagram: fionabuckley_ownyourownsuccess
Twitter @fibuck


4.15-4.25: June O’Sullivan (UK) CEO of LEYF Nurseries @leyfonline : will share her reflections from the last few months and experiences in the United Kingdom

June O’Sullivan, MBE
Chief Executive – London Early Years Foundation

Read June’s blog:
Follow her on Twitter

As CEO and creator of the UK’s leading childcare social enterprise, June continues to break new ground in the development of LEYF’s scalable social business model. She remains a tireless campaigner, looking for new ways to influence policy and make society a better place for all children and families.

June has developed the LEYF Pedagogy and champions of community-based, multi-generational early years education as the basis for greater social and cultural capital to deliver long-term social impact. She continues to advise Governments as well as a range of organisations, academics and services at home and overseas about how best to implement a social enterprise vision for Early Years.

June is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Director of Social Enterprise UK, Trustee of The Book Trust, and Member of the London Mayor’s Child Obesity Taskforce. June was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2013, for her services to London’s children. In 2017 she was delighted to receive the Most Influential Person In Early Years Award and joined the top 10 of the WISE100 – an initiative from the NatWest SE100 Index which recognises100 of the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and social innovation.


4.30-4.40: Dr Derek Grant & Dr Mary Daly NCCA : will share newly developed transition resources for Mo Scéal.

Dr Derek Grant
Dr Derek Grant is a Director, Curriculum and Assessment with the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). Derek has responsibility for areas of work across early childhood and primary education. Prior to joining the NCCA, he was a teaching principal and deputy-principal. Derek has a Bachelor of Education degree from Trinity College Dublin, a Master of Science degree in Education Management from the University of Ulster and a Doctorate in Educational Research and Development from the University of Lincoln, England.


4.45-4.55: Natasha Bryant Yoga Instructor: will share ideas for prioritising self-care during these uncertain times

Natasha Bryant
Natasha is a mother of two, an entrepreneur and the creator of Amazing Me Yoga. She has completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with My Vinyasa Practice as well as a 95 Hour children’s Yoga certification with Rainbow Yoga Kids. She has also trained as a Personal Trainer, Wellness coach and completed Reiki Level 1. 

Natasha’s approach to Yoga is a fun and playful one with a nice balance of calm and quiet. She is passionate about teaching others to enjoy Yoga as much as she does. For years she was ruled by limiting beliefs of not being fit enough or flexible enough but then she realised that that is not what Yoga is about, and it was surprising how many others hold back due to the same beliefs. The media and social media channels show us complex poses and certain looks but while this is all wonderful it is not Yoga. Yoga can not be pictured, rather it can only be experienced. Yoga can certainly lead us to asanas we never thought possible, to finding strength we never knew we could have and to feel more balanced than ever before. Natasha believes that everyone can embrace this journey and she is humbled to be able to help in anyway with that. Whether you are a practicing Yogi or a complete beginner, Natasha will welcome you and meet you exactly where you are. 

Natasha’s biggest passion is bringing Yoga to children and teenagers. She has taught in several local schools, been part of and organised several charitable events and teaches private and public classes in Dublin. 

She is available for bookings for schools, creches, corporate or even private sessions. Feel free to contact her for more information. 


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