Knowledge Makes Change (Seminar Series)

What works for young children and their families to ensure the best possible outcomes? LEAP's Knowledge Makes Change seminars explore inspiring solutions for professionals.


Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP)

Why attend a Knowledge Makes Change seminar?

Expert guest speakers present key, national, early-childhood research and practice developments.

Attendees will also learn how LEAP is supporting local children and families.

By attending, you will gain:

  • Knowledge of 'what works' for young children and their families to ensure the best possible outcomes.
  • Ideas to take back and share with others.
  • Resources to support your work.
  • Information about LEAP's services and how to access them.

Who is the seminar for?

The Knowledge Makes Change seminars are free events. They're open to all professionals working with young children and their families in Lambeth.

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Past seminars

Presentations, videos and other resources from past seminars.

Lambeth Infant Feeding Study Morning

On Friday 12 March, the Breastfeeding Network (BfN) and LEAP presented a virtual study morning.

The event featured:

  • Yoga meditative breathing exercises with Claudia Feigk.
  • Keynote speaker and founder of International Fathers' Mental Health Day, Mark Williams.
  • Camden Baby Feeding Manager, Smita Hanciles, on infant feeding, and perinatal & infant mental health.
  • Infant Feeding Co-ordinator for Guy's & St. Thomas' Trust, Claire Spencer, on support during the pandemic.

The Breastfeeding Network slide show

LEAP slide show

Lambeth Families Information Service (FIS) slide show

Infant feeding, and perinatal & infant mental health

The impact of Covid-19 on LEAP's families, practitioners and services

LEAP’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 crisis has had, and will continue to have, a significant adverse effect on children aged 0–3. A 10-page PDF report.

Powerpoint slides for Covid-19 webinar

The slides presented in the webinar: "The impact of Covid-19 on LEAP's families, practitioners and services".

Responding to food and fuel poverty

Presentations from LEAP's partners, Repowering London and Healthy Living Platform.

Repowering London fuel poverty presentation

What’s your level of understanding about fuel poverty and its impact on your work?

Putting food back into the heart of our communities

We always knew food poverty was a problem, but Covid has exacerbated the issue.

Assisting LEAP families experiencing food and fuel poverty

Race and inequality: exploring the needs of our early years community

The importance of race, culture and gender for ensuring inclusion within early years and community settings.

Seeing the world through babies' eyes in times of crisis and change

A PAIRS (Parent and Infant Relationship Service) webinar for Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2020.

Promoting parenting behaviours to support good development in children up to 4

The story of Big Little Moments, and findings and recommendations from the evaluation.

How do I take part?

Please email David Wood, LEAP Programme Manager, to register for an event or find out more.

The importance of play in child development

The inaugural Knowledge Makes Change seminar was on the importance of play in child development. 

In attendance was Richard Newson, Senior Media & Communications Officer at the National Children’s Bureau.

Find out what he learned.

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