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Together we can: giving children the future they deserve

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Together we can: giving children the future they deserve

The Early Years Alliance annual conference 2020

The 2020 annual Alliance member conference will take place on Friday, 12th June 2020 at the Hilton London Bankside, in Southwark, London SE1 0UG.

The theme

With so much social, political and climate change happening across the world, it can be difficult for adults to make sense of current events. For our youngest children, it must be overwhelming.

As early years practitioners, we want every child to handle these changes confidently and be able to develop and grow despite the challenges of the modern world. Together we can explores ways we can create a better, kinder and happier world for future generations.

As providers, what does social responsibility look like in practice? How can children and their families take the lead and feel more involved? What best practice can inspire us to make positive change?

Join us and find out more!

You will enjoy:

  • a thought-provoking opening conference with an inspirational keynote speaker line-up
  • practical workshops with leading early years experts sharing best practice and latest research
  • generous discount on ticket prices for early birds – only £45 for members, or £55 for non-members

Plus

  • Belle Tutaev Lifetime Achievement Award celebration
  • specialist exhibition with selected market leaders from across the early years sector
  • fantastic networking opportunities and refreshments available throughout the day

If you are a nursery owner or manager, or pre-school, baby and toddler group, crèche leader, childminder, early years educator, Ofsted, or local authority advisor – this event is for you.

Confirmed speakers

  • Neil Leitch, chief executive, Early Years Alliance will welcome delegates and open the conference
  • Dr Philippa Perry, psychotherapist & author, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read
  • Richard Black, Director, Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit
  • Helen Moylett, Early years consultant and EYFS specialist

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Practical afternoon workshops

1) The revised EYFS, everything you need to know and more - Melanie Pilcher, Quality and Standards Manager, Early Years Alliance

In March 2019, the DfE issued proposals to change the statutory framework for the EYFS, including changes to the educational programmes, the early learning goals and the EYFS profile assessment. A consultation into the proposed changes was launched in November 2019.

The changes to the ELGs indicate a possible shift to a less rounded, holistic approach to early years learning – from the decision to increase the number of literacy ELGs from two to three to the removal of real contexts to promote learning. Melanie will share detail of the confirmed revised EYFS and how it is likely to affect the practical delivery of the framework.

2) Exploring the Curiosity Approach, promoting awe and wonder in young children - Stephanie Bennett and Lyndsey Hellyn, co-founders, The Curiosity Approach

The Curiosity Approach aim is to revolutionize Early Years, to reignite passion, motivation and deep understanding in the wonder of play. Using loose parts, authentic resources and recycled materials, Stephanie and Lyndsey’s dynamic session will support you to motivate and encourage early passion and curiosity in children to help them to become the “thinkers and doers of the future”. The approach is a modern practice which takes ingredients from Reggio Emilia, Steiner, Montessori and curriculum of Te Whariki and celebrates the joy of early childhood.

Typical environments may feature calm colours, hessian backed neutral coloured displays, heuristic items such as brushes, rattan, woods and metals. You will discover even more ways to extend wondrous learning opportunities for children in your care in this stimulating session.

3) Promoting Children's Emotional Health and Wellbeing: Mental Health Matters - Kate Moxley, EYs consultant, qualified mental health first aid instructor and EY Wellbeing week campaign leader

Kate’s session will give you the practical skills and confidence to identify early signs of stress or anxious behaviour in very young children which may impact negatively on their emotional wellbeing. This insight will help you to better support the child’s family and enable you to predict or recognise situations which may cause stress to individual children.

Practitioners will have the opportunity to reflect on their own practice and the opportunities they provide for the children in their care and in their statutory role of the key person.

4) An introduction to Education for Sustainable Citizenship in early years practice - John Siraj-Blatchford and Lynnette Brock, co-founders, Schemaplay

Education for Sustainable Development is no longer a learning area for consideration, it is something many innovative early years settings are increasingly embedding as part of their overall practice and management.

This workshop shares practical advice and highlights best practice to show how childcare providers can support children to make small but real contributions to create a more sustainable world.

The session also explores ways that practitioners can introduce serious social, economic and environmental issues to young children in a way which they can understand in the context of the EYFS.

The Programme*

  • 09.00 Registration, coffee and exhibition
  • 10.30 Chair’s welcome
  • 10.35 Opening conference -keynote speakers
  • 12.15 Q&A session
  • 12.30 Belle Tutaev Lifetime Achievement Award celebration
  • 12.45 Fork buffet lunch and exhibition
  • 14.30 Workshops begin
  • 15.00 Refreshments and exhibition
  • 16.00 Workshops (repeat)
  • 16.00 Exhibition closes
  • 17.00 Conference ends

*Programme is subject to change.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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SE1 0UG

United Kingdom

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