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Jamel Carly Campbell: Following the Flow - LEYMN Session

Wednesday 10 November 2021

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Online via Zoom

LEYMN network meeting in partnership with Tri-Music Together: ‘Following the Flow’ with Jamel Carly Campbell


In The Early Years the foundation of our practice and guide to our pedagogy is based on the four principles of the EYFS (Early years foundation stage). Our approach to supporting children’s learning and development is supposed to be child centred. This understanding is gained through building positive relationships with the child and learning about their interest. Knowing the child and how they interact with their environment, we are able to shape our approach around each child as an individual and create a more enabling environment for them to thrive. Unfortunately sometimes this does not happen because instead of following the flow of the child we might taint and interrupt the flow with thinking we know best, mistaking the child’s action’s for challenging behaviour instead of a learning opportunity, or not understanding the child’s cultural/ racial background. This provocation is to bring centre focus back to the Flow of the child and the importance of connection.

We’ll look at why we would want to follow the flow musically and what that means, what the challenges are and think about how we can start to overcome them. Following Jamel’s presentation there will be time in breakout rooms for discussion and networking.

This session is open to anyone working musically with young children.


Jamel Carly Campbell

Jamel Carly Campbell is an Early Years Educator, EY Consultant and Children’s Author. He has been in the industry for over 20 years. Early years is his speciality but he has worked in youth clubs, schools, been a mentor to many and supported children with SEND. Jamel is one of the UK’s Men in the Early Years champions/ ambassadors. He has been featured in the media due to extensive experience and knowledge of the Early years and quirky but effective practice. He has stood on numerous platforms and prestigious establishments as a Keynote speaker; St Mary’s University, University of East London, Bath University to name a few. He has written articles for local newspaper the (Catford Chronicle) and for well known education and Early year’s magazines such as; (Optimus education) TES, Famly, FSF/Tapestry and (Early years well-being) magazine. Jamel has featured on CBeebies “Tiny happy people ” as an Early years advisor which has been backed by the Duchess of Cambridge and the BBC’s Bitesize giving transition tips to parents and professionals alike. He has collaborated with many well respected Ey professionals and consultants.

Jamel is passionate about the early years, he stresses the importance of having men in the early years and the importance of having a balanced diverse inclusive workforce, curriculum and pedagogy. He has partnered with MITEY (Men in the Early years) which is associated with the Fatherhood Institute and has assisted L.E.Y.F with Extensive research About the effect of having men as part of the Early years workforce.

He offers training workshops for EY teams and settings based around approaches to Practice, representation (anti-racist practice) and staff wellbeing.


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