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Gosport and South Hampshire Early Years Conference & Exhibition
Sat 10 June 2017, 09:30 – 15:00 BST
Narrowing the Gap is aimed at Managers and Practitioners working in the Early years Sector. It provides the opportunity to consider current policy and practice in the area of addressing disadvantage in its multiple forms.
An exciting opportunity to meet with and hear cutting edge practice, ideas, policy and research in your local area. High quality continuing professional development on your doorstep
Key Note speakers include:
Caroline Dinenage Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years at the Department for Education. Caroline will discuss the new Government strategy for Early Years. Caroline is passionate about boosting literacy and numeracy in the UK.
Joy Chalke, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Joy will present her recent research on better beginings for boys and supporting children with EAL within the early years foundation stage.
Save the Children (speaker tbc) Will present their latest research on why opportunity starts in the Early Years and how to support opportunities for all children. They will discuss the crucial importance of high quality care and education for all children.
Other speakers to include:
Julie Pickhall, Early Years Teacher (EYT) will share cutting edge research looking at the need for an Emotional Health Coordinator (EHCO) in settings. Julie will argue that this is a crucial role for maximising childrens development in all settings.
Sally Pratt, Early Years Consultant will reflect on her work in Ghana, training practitioners and working with children her focus is on innovative ways of improving childrens opportunities with limited resources.
Julie North Early Years Lecturer, undertook research in the local area last summer on the impact of the early Years Foundation Degree on practice. She will discuss her findings and the implications for local settings.
In the afternoon there will be a series of workshops developing the themes of the morning. During lunch there will be an opportunity for networking and looking at the exhibition of best practice from the local area.