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Cultivating Belonging*

*For Early Years Educators

28th February

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Discover the power of belonging as an Early Years Educator!

Join us for our enlightening event – “Cultivating Belonging for Early Years Educators,” where Liz Pemberton – The Black Nursery Manager – and Mark Hassan-Ali – Chief People Officer at N Family Club – will delve into a thought-provoking panel discussion and lead inspiring talks.

Explore the profound significance of belonging, delve into inclusive practices and their transformative impact on children and educators. Learn strategies to foster a true sense of belonging within your teams, as we navigate dynamic discussions to uncover effective approaches.

Don’t miss this opportunity to illuminate the path towards a more inclusive and welcoming early years sector where uniqueness of identity is valued and represented. Reserve your spot now and embark on a journey of understanding, empowerment, and belonging!


Liz Pemberton

Director, The Black Nursery Manager Ltd

Liz is the Director of The Black Nursery Manager Ltd - training & consultancy company dedicated to advancing anti-racist practices within Early Years education. With 20 years of experience in the sector, Liz has served in diverse roles such as Secondary School Teacher (QTS), public speaker, and Nursery Manager until 2020. Her mission is to promote inclusive practices in the Early Years sector, emphasising the importance of considering race, culture, and ethnicity. Liz's accolades include recognition by esteemed organisations such as the Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, the Nursery World Awards, the Black Cultural Archives, and the Multicultural Business & Community Champion Awards (MBCC).

Mark Hassan-Ali

Chief People Officer, N Family Club

Mark is the Chief People Officer at N Family Club, renowned for his passion for people, fairness and representation. With expertise in culture, engagement and inclusion he serves as a trusted partner and leader to team members across N Family Club. His extensive career spans agencies, global consultancies, blue chip corporations, and boutique start-ups. Mark holds a first-class honours degree in Language & Communication and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, and The Royal Society for Arts.