Friday, May 20, 2021

WAVE Trust will be hosting a series of 2-hour masterclasses on early years brain development, policy and practice between July and September 2021.

These events will be hosted by George Hosking OBE, our CEO and Research Director. George is a clinical criminologist, psychologist, economist and accountant, with an Advanced Diploma in the Management of Psychological Trauma and degrees in Economics and Psychology. He is one of the UK’s foremost experts on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and has been promoting the need to tackle them since 1996.

Under George's leadership, WAVE has been researching early years brain development, and the best programmes and policies to implement during this period, for over 25 years. Our work is used internationally by UNICEF in Asia and Europe and by healthcare experts (e.g. Italy, Australia, Iceland); has been praised by the World Health Organisation and translated into multiple languages (including Icelandic); and was described as a "manifesto for the world" by a senior UN official.

During this masterclass series, George will cover:

  • Early years brain development and why it's so important: Learn about how the brain develops, what can affect it during this period and why this is vital to know for everyone working in the early years sector.
  • The early years policy our children need: Explore what national early years policy should include, what's currently missing and how we can get to where we need to be.
  • The future of the early years sector: Discuss the future of early years approaches and, in particular, evidence-based programmes such as Parent-Child Psychological Support (PCPS) which draw together and build on existing services.


Sign up at the links below:

Early years brain development and why it's so important (15th July)

The early years policy our children need (18th August)

The future of the early years sector (21st September)