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Linda Baston-Pitt, PurpleBee CEO, shares her thoughts, insights and advice

What a fantastic weekend at the EY Matters inaugural Health and Wellbeing for All in Early Years conference in Bath, held in the wonderful surroundings of Bath Spa University. It was an action packed and energising day full of discussion, sharing ideas and reflection.

“There are many areas of Wellbeing that we need to consider in the Early Years Sector and with the launch of the revised EYFS, PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) being high on the agenda, there is no better time for us to focus our attention to these areas.”

Juliette Davies organiser


It was a huge privilege to be invited to speak at the conference and inspiring to meet up with so many incredible people with a shared passion for the Early Years. Such a fantastic coming together of wonderful speakers, leaders and practitioners across the sector.


“Research unequivocally points to the Early Years as a critical point of intervention to secure happy and healthy lives for future generations. The Wellbeing for All in Early Years conference was a fantastic opportunity to come together with like-minded people to explore, learn and reflect on how we can promote a holistic approach to wellbeing that supports both children, families and the whole team.”

Linda Baston-Pitt 

“The Wellbeing for All in Early Years Conference being run by EY Matters is a fantastic opportunity to look at wellbeing as a whole. It encompasses not just children’s wellbeing but that of the practitioner as well. For babies and young children being cared for by someone who is important to them is essential for their physical, social and emotional Health and Well-being. Health and Well-being underpin and determine children’s responses to their environment, to people and to experiences. At the heart of this is the Early Years Practitioner encompassing the child and being given opportunities to flourish, form secure attachments, learn about the democratic child centred, holistic nurturing environment for all. We all need to put wellbeing centre stage to meet the needs of the children in our care.”

Aaron Bradbury- Coffey, Conference Chair





We look forward to being part of the second EY matters conference 10th October, at Nottingham Trent University.

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About the Author:

Linda has been a passionate advocate for health and wellbeing in Early Years throughout her career. Known for her cross-disciplinary and collaborative approach, Linda is a well-known speaker at national and international conferences. Linda is CEO of PurpleBee, and co-founder of the PANCo qualification.