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.

Date of seminar SpeakersTheme Participants
Tues 2 March,


Carla Stanke

LEAP Public Health Specialist

Claire Dunne

LEAP Research & Evaluation Manager

The Impact of Coronavirus on local families, practitioners and services. Findings from LEAP’s Research. Open to all professionals
Wed 17 March,


Judy Ling Wong

Sowing the Seeds

Jacqui McDermid & Jo Gordon

LEAP CLD Coordinators

Outdoor Learning. Focusing on LEAP’s Natural Thinkers programme. Open to all professionals

Past seminars

Presentations, webinars and other resources from past seminars.

Putting food back into the heart of our communities

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

Repowering London fuel poverty presentation

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

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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