Key Points
  • Sustainability: Leading experts from the industry discuss financial sustainability
  • Workforce: Recruitment, skills and qualifications development, retention and well-being
  • Curriculum: Cultural capital in the curriculum and home learning
  • Inspections: Changes to the Ofsted Inspection Framework


Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Michael Freeston Director of Quality Improvement, Early Years Alliance
  • Jonathan Broadbery, Head of Policy & External Relations, NDNA
  • Gillian Paull, Senior Associate, Frontier Economics
  • Cheryl Hadland, Founder and Managing Director, Tops Day Nurseries
  • Sarah Quinn, Consultant and Former Primary School Leader and Senior Managing Inspector, Ofsted and CfBT
  • Melanie Pilcher, Quality & Standards Manager, Early Years Alliance
  • Joe Collin, Programme Manager, Education Endowment Foundation
  • Julie Hyde, Director, Cache
  • Michele Barrett, Executive Head Teacher, Vanessa Nursery School & Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre
  • Laura Sanders, Early Years Lecturer, Early Years Teacher and Director, Nottingham Trent University and Little Stars

    Westminster Insight’s Early Years Conference comes at a vital time for practitioners to get to grips with changes in how education and care are being organised, funded and held to account.

    Attend to gain a practical in-depth focus on important areas of early years business from improving financial sustainability, to exploring planned changes to the Ofsted framework.

    Understand the latest updates to the curriculum, including how to respond to Ofsted's concept of Cultural Capital in the new 2019 framework.

    Put your questions to our panellists about issues affecting the early years workforce including reasons for high attrition, developing effective career pathways, new qualifications including T-Levels, recruiting and retaining the best talent and managing stress levels and workloads.

    Plus take the opportunity to hear from case studies about improving SEN provision in early years settings and the benefits of introducing intergenerational play.

    Do not miss the opportunity to take away practical ideas and strategies for delivering early years services that have the best impact on children's health, wellbeing, academic outcomes and life chances.

Agenda
Start

09:20 - 09:50
Registration Tea and Coffee

 

09:50 - 10:00
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Michael Freeston Director of Quality Improvement, Early Years Alliance

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10:00 - 10:40
The Government’s Priorities for Early Years and Practicalities of Implementation

 
10.30 - 10.40 - Questions and Discussion

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Jonathan Broadbery Head of Policy & External Relations, NDNA

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10:40 - 11:10
Panel Discussion: Financial Sustainability of Childcare Providers and Early Years

 
  • Early years funding
  • Financial sustainability of childcare providers
  • Evaluation of the 30 hours childcare policy
  • Case studies of best practice on how to improve sustainability

Speakers

Cheryl Hadland Managing Director, Tops Day Nurseries and Aspire Training Team

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Gillian Paull Senior Associate, Frontier Economics

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11:10 - 11:40
Networking Tea and Coffee Break

 

11:40 - 12:00
The New Ofsted Inspection Framework, September 2019

 
  • Understanding key changes in the new framework
  • New judgement areas
  • What to expect on the day and how to be prepared
  • Demonstrating outcomes and impact

Speakers

Sarah Quinn

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12:00 - 12:30
Recognising Cultural Capital in the Early Years Curriculum

 
  • Considering and responding to Ofsted's concept of Cultural Capital in the new 2019 framework
12.20 - 12.30 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Melanie Pilcher Quality & Standards Manager, Early Years Alliance

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12:30 - 13:00
Improving Home Learning in the Early Years

 
  • What is the early years home learning environment?
  • Does it have a positive impact on all pupils?
  • What specifically makes a good early years home learning environment?
  • How can we improve the early years home learning environment?

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Joe Collin Programme Manager, Education Endowment Foundation

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13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

 

14:00 - 14:20
Developing the Early Years Workforce

 
  • Developing the quality of the early years teaching workforce
  • Recruiting and retaining high quality practitioners
  • Developing staff through effective learning and training
  • Building sector capability and infrastructure
  • New T-levels
 14:20 - 14:30 Questions and discussions  

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Julie Hyde Executive Director, CACHE

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14:30 - 14:50
Developing SEN Provision in Early Years

 
  • Developing an inclusive approach to learning
  • Understanding SEN diagnoses
  • EHCP assessments
  • Supporting transitions into school
14:50 - 15:00 Questions and Discussion 

Speakers

Michele Barrett Executive Head Teacher, Vanessa Nursery School & Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre

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15:00 - 15:30
Intergenerational Play

 
  • Understanding the benefits of intergenerational play
  • Links to the EYFS
  • Undertaking risk assessments
  • Outcomes for children
  • Top tips for developing your own intergenerational project
15.20 - 15.30  Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Laura Sanders Early Years Lecturer for Nottingham Trent University, Early Years Teacher and Director of Little Stars

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End

Speakers

Michele Barrett Executive Head Teacher, Vanessa Nursery School & Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre

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Jonathan Broadbery Head of Policy & External Relations, NDNA

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Joe Collin Programme Manager, Education Endowment Foundation

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Michael Freeston Director of Quality Improvement, Early Years Alliance

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Cheryl Hadland Managing Director, Tops Day Nurseries and Aspire Training Team

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Julie Hyde Executive Director, CACHE

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Gillian Paull Senior Associate, Frontier Economics

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Melanie Pilcher Quality & Standards Manager, Early Years Alliance

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Sarah Quinn

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Laura Sanders Early Years Lecturer for Nottingham Trent University, Early Years Teacher and Director of Little Stars

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Venue details

Park Plaza London Riverbank 18 Albert Embankment London SE1 7TJ

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