OMEP UK students work with OMEP Nigeria to improve outcomes

By Matt Smith, membership secretary:

OMEP UK and OMEP Nigeria have been working collaboratively with a group of Third Year Primary Education students at Canterbury Christ Church University to produce a booklet to support unqualified practitioners in Nigeria. Nigeria is currently facing a recruitment crises, with many early years professionals being asked to enter the profession, and deliver a prescribed curriculum, without formal qualification. The booklet aims at offering lesson ideas, activities and pedagogical advice aimed specifically at Nigerian provisions. All activities and lessons are aimed at ‘low cost or no cost’, so that they can be widely distributed. The hope is to publish and distribute this to hundreds of early years settings across Nigeria. 

Students have been fundraising too, in order to pay for materials to be printed. Does this sound like something you could do? Get in touch! A fantastic experience to support children’s development as well as practitioners!

71st World Assembly and Conference in Panama 2019!

The 71st OMEP World Assembly and Conference will be in Panama in 2019 – with the World Assembly on 22nd and 23rd July and the conference following on 24th-26th July. More details including how to submit papers, and how you can attend can be found on the website

Once again, OMEP UK hopes to sponsor at least one student to attend the event – more details will follow soon!