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Child Centred Early Childhood CETL Group Meeting

Date(s) Wednesday 1-Thursday 2 March 2006
Venue Stranmillis University College, Belfast
Organised by ESCalate, SWAP

The meeting, which is being jointly co-ordinated by the Subject Centres for Education (ESCalate) and Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP), is expressly for those CETLs that are engaged in work around issues of Early Childhood.

The event is intended to provide time for knowledge exchange and development. You are invited to send one representative from your CETL plus one guest who you invite, either from a CETL or similar, whose collaboration will benefit the further development of your CETL. The time will be split between:

  1. Large group discussion to exchange ideas between CETLs.
  2. Small group work on specific developments
  3. Themed inputs

The proposed themes so far are:

  1. Using wireless technologies to support learning
  2. Developing student portfolios
  3. Dissemination strategies

If there is a burning issue that you think should be included in the themes work then don’t hesitate to put it forward. Stranmillis is offering space on campus at an estimated cost of £25- £35 per head. Les Caul has offered to fund the cost of an evening meal for everyone. The flight costs at the last time of looking were between £22 and £36. Easyjet flies into Belfast International and taxi costs are around £25 pounds.

Registered ESCalate members can register for this event online by following the link above. If you are not yet a member, please complete our registration form. If you need any more information or would like to discuss the plans for this event, do not hesitate to get in touch with me ( or with Liz Hankinson, ESCalate Administrator (

Flight costs including taxes from Easy Jet website as at 17th January 2006

To and from Belfast International Flights out on 1st March Return flights on 2nd March Average cost
Bristol 15:05 – 16:15 13:40 – 14:45 £25.98
Edinburgh 13:50 – 14:40 15:00 – 15:50 £27.98
Glasgow 13:55 – 14:40 15:00 – 15:45 £25.98
Liverpool 15:00 – 15:50 14:15 - 15.05 £21.98
London Gatwick 10:50 – 12:20 12.04 – 14.05 £34.98
London Luton 15:30 – 16:45 13:55 – 15:10 £35.98
London Stansted 11:10 – 12:30 13:25 – 14:40 £35.98
Newcastle 14:25 – 15:20 14:25 – 15:20 £21.98

There are other flights available, and some airports fly into Belfast City Airport which is closer to Belfast city centre.