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Ursula Krystek-Walton & Dr Mine Conkbayir

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Mine ConkbayirDr Mine Conkbayir is an award-winning author, lecturer and trainer. She has worked in early years for over 20 years. Mine is the winner of the Nursery Management Today (NMT) Top 5 Most Inspirational People in Childcare Award. Her new self-regulation app, the Keep Your Cool Toolbox, has achieved two awards.

She is the founder of the award-winning Cache Endorsed Learning Programme, Applying Neuroscience to Early Intervention and the two times award-winning online training programme, Self-regulation in Early Years. Mine has recently completed a PhD in early childhood education and neuroscience to help bridge the knowledge gap between neuroscience and early years. She has also designed the new Cache ‘Neuroscience in Early Years’ qualifications as part of this endeavour.

Ursula Krystek-Walton is Head of Early Years at Thrive Childcare and Education supporting quality improvement across 40 nurseries in Scotland and England. Ursula has a first-class degree in Childhood Studies and is currently reading for a Masters in Children’s Rights.

Following the completion of Dr Mine Conkbayir’s Neuroscience and Self-Regulation courses Ursula has been committed to cascading knowledge and understanding of self-regulation and co-regulation within Thrive Childcare and Education and beyond. In addition Ursula is passionate about promoting children’s Physical Development and believes that embedding practice that prioritises both physical and mental health as a foundation will benefit every aspect of children’s development.Ursula Krystek-Walton

A Strong Foundation Starts with Developing Self-regulation in the Early Years

With the term Self-regulation becoming more widely known with its introduction into the EYFS, Ursula will take you through the role of the co-regulator and why getting this right is fundamental to children developing strong self-regulation skills. In addition Ursula will share reflections and practical ideas from Thrive Childcare and Education, where Self-regulation and co-regulation have been the priority for some years.