The Ci2eye network

Christian Initiatives in Early Years Education. A network providing support, resources and vision for all working with early years children

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Comment by Judith Twani on April 13, 2013 at 9:19

Just arrived back from Hungary and Romania where we visited a number of Christian kindergartens and also delivered some training. It was such a privilege and has had a deep impact on us all.

Comment by Judith Twani on March 29, 2013 at 20:31

Calling all working with under 5s in the Midlands and further North. We are holding a workshop day on June 29th in the Crewe area called "FANNING THE FLAMES". It promises to be an amazing day inspiring us all in our work with the youngest children. Get in touch for more information.

Comment by Margaret Simms on April 27, 2012 at 11:32

Members of the Ci2eye Network will be interested to hear that Ci2eye's very own Judith Twani and her 'African Connections, husband Siya, are leading a workshop at Happy Talk: Language and Communication in the Early Years event taking place on Saturday 12th. May 2012, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The Albert Hall Conference Centre, Nottingham:

'Let's talk about... me!'  Supporting children's ability to communicate about their homes, families and cultures weaving in connections with the revised EYFS. Exploring identity - getting the participants involved in talking about who they think they are and how they describe themselves. Looking at how we can encourage children to talk about what is important to them using Treasure boxes/Culture boxes. Demonstrating how a box of objects and photos of things special to someone can encourage a lot of discussion.

Meet Judith and Siya along with Katrice Horsley,  National Storytelling Laureate, Michael Jones ... and be inspired to move your own training to heigher heights.

'Katalyst Tales' - Katrice Horsley has worked widely as a storyteller and educator and is a director of the Midlands-based Traditional Arts Foundation. On receiving the news and accepting her appointment as the nation’s second ever National Storytelling Laureate, Katrice Horsley said, “My toes are curled up to the sky with joy and I look forward to making my contribution.”
'Storyshaping' - Julia Damassa (as seen on Dragon’s Den, 2010). Practical Pre-School Awards, “It promoted the development of language, literacy and communication skills, as well as creativity, imagination, and personal, social and emotional development through building confidence and self-esteem." Winner of the 2009/10 Nasen Award for Inclusive Primary Classroom Resource and top in Scholastic’s "Ten of the best - Creative writing resources.”
‘Supporting quiet children' - Michael Jones, Early Years trainer and writer with a background in Speech and Language Therapy and teaching. Michael was an Early Language Consultant on the national 'Every Child a Talker' project.Why are some children confident and happy talkers at home, but very quiet or totally silent in our Early Years settings and school? Are they shy? Very quiet? Or do they have Selective Mutism? We will explore this much-neglected subject, and how making positive links with home can be the first step to confident talking.
'Double speak' how twins develop their language - Janet O'Keefe. Language development in twins from 0-5 years including tips on support and when to refer on. 
‘Ready Steady Drum!’ – supporting children and staff through music - expert percussionist Sarah Westwood, will introduce you to her highly successful drumming programme for Early Years, using nothing more than beautifully coloured washing up bowls and drumsticks for small hands.  Great fun for all, ‘Ready Steady Drum!’ provides an inspiring musical foundation for children, and is strongly linked to language development, numeracy, physical co-ordination and social skills. A very accessible programme that provides a welcome boost to staff confidence with music-leading. 

Comment by Judith Twani on January 19, 2012 at 23:54

The Revised EYFS... just one more day until the latest consultation closes. Are we going to be prepared for delivery by September? Ci2eye is running a day workshop called "Playing with the Revised EYFS" on 19th May in Loughton, Essex. Costs £15 for members and £20 for non-members. Speakers are Dr Andrew Lockett and Judith Twani along with other contributions from Ci2eye members. Come along to be informed, inspired and energised. Contact me for more details...Judith Twani

Comment by Brian and Ruth Andrews on January 17, 2012 at 22:48

Great to have Judith working with us, new members and settings are joining us. If you work in Early Years, please check our website and join us for the workshop in May, it's will be a good opportunity for us to network together and support each other!! 

Comment by Judith Twani on January 17, 2012 at 22:34

Hi I work for Ci2eye as a development consultant for 1 day a week. We are a growing network of people who work in Early Years. I urge people to become members.

We are planning a workshop day on the 19th May in Loughton, Essex, when we will explore and examine the revised EYFS framework.

We also provide regular newsletters and magazines that keep our members up to date and informed.

Comment by Brian and Ruth Andrews on September 24, 2011 at 13:11



Annual Early Years Conference 2011

Girls and Boys Come Out To Play


Promises Nursery, Chesterfield, S40 4SL

Fri 14th October 6pm - Sat 15th October 4pm

Gender issues and young children

   Spirituality and gender

      Getting Dads involved

Outdoor learning
Speakers include: 

Carolyn Edwards, Andrew Lockett, Dirk Uiterdijk

 Details and booking at


See you there!

Comment by Epiphane ADJADJI on May 2, 2011 at 12:13

Hi evryone. i'm from Benin in West Africa. I'd like to make friend and exchange on working among children.

Good job to Brian and Ruth fro this webpage.

May God bless you all



Comment by rajapaulgajendran on January 30, 2009 at 15:57
It is good to see your site and hope it will be very useful to many children ministry workers to learn more things.

We are working among rejected children in India. for more details, please visit:
God Bless!
Thank you
With love
Raja paul
Comment by Esther Ferguson on January 29, 2009 at 20:57
Hi there, I work full time in a Christian Nursery School. When I was attending the Children's Ministry Conference last weekend I heard about this site. Hoping to share stories and ideas with others in my situation.

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