Key Points
  • Sustainability - Leading experts from the industry discuss financial sustainability
  • Workforce - Recruitment, skills and qualifications development, retention and well-being
  • Curriculum - The EYFS, Early Learning Goals, home learning
  • Inspections - Preparing for changes to the September 2019 Ofsted Inspection Framework


Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jonathan Broadbery, Head of Policy & External Relations, NDNA
  • Phil Armstrong, Head of Regional Development, South and London, Early Excellence
  • Gillian Paull, Senior Associate, Frontier Economics
  • Melanie Pilcher, Quality & Standards Manager, Early Years Alliance
  • Michele Barrett, Executive Head Teacher, Vanessa Nursery School & Randolph Beresford Early Years Centre
  • Julie Hyde, Director, Cache
  • Dr Sara Bonetti, Associate Director of Early Years, The Education Policy Institute (EPI)
  • Susanne Kalitowski, Policy and Research Manager, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years
  • Sarah Quinn, Consultant and Former Primary School Leader and Senior Managing Director, Ofsted and CfBT
  • Joe Collin, Programme Manager, Education Endowment Foundation
  • Laura Sanders, Early Years Teacher and Proprietor, Cache

    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 the Early Years Foundation Stage and Early Learning Goals.

    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

Phil Armstrong Head of Regional Development, South and London, Early Excellence

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10:00 - 10:30
The Government's Priorities for Early Years and Practicalities of Implementation

 

Speakers

Jonathan Broadbery Head of Policy & External Relations, NDNA

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10:30 - 10:40
Questions and Discussion

 

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

Gillian Paull Senior Associate, Frontier Economics

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

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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 Consultant and Former Primary School Leader and Senior Managing Inspector, Ofsted and CfBT

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12:00 - 12:20
The Future of the EYFS and Early Learning Goals

 
  • Identifying the key changes that are proposed to the Early Learning Goals and the implications for early years providers

Speakers

Melanie Pilcher Quality & Standards Manager, Early Years Alliance

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12:20 - 12:30
Questions and Discussion

 

12:30 - 12:50
Improving Home Learning in the Early Years

 
  • Supporting improvements in the early home learning environment for children up to the age of 5
  • Making changes to the home environment to improve children's outcomes
  • Narrowing the development gap between socio-economically disadvantaged pupils and their peers at (or before) age 5

Speakers

Joe Collin Programme Manager, Education Endowment Foundation

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12:50 - 13:00
Questions and Discussion

 

13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch

 

14:00 - 14:40
Panel Discussion: 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

Speakers

Sara Bonetti Associate Director of Early Years, The Education Policy Institute (EPI)

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Susanna Kalitowski Policy and Research Manager, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)

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Julie Hyde Executive Director, CACHE

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14:40 - 15:00
Developing SEN Provision in Early Years

 
  • Developing an inclusive approach to learning
  • Understanding SEN diagnoses
  • EHCP assessments
  • Supporting transitions into school

Speakers

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

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15:00 - 15:20
Integenerational Play

 
  • Understanding the benefits of integenerational play
  • Links to the EYFS
  • Undertaking risk assessments
  • Outcomes for children
  • Top tips for developing your own integenerational project

Speakers

Laura Sanders Early Years Teacher and Proprietor, Little Stars

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15:20 - 15:30
Questions and Discussion

 

15:30 - 15:30
Chair's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

 

End

Speakers

Phil Armstrong Head of Regional Development, South and London, Early Excellence

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

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Sara Bonetti Associate Director of Early Years, The Education Policy Institute (EPI)

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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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Gillian Ford Deputy Chair, Children and Young People Board, Local Government Association (LGA)

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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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Susanna Kalitowski Policy and Research Manager, Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY)

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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 Consultant and Former Primary School Leader and Senior Managing Inspector, Ofsted and CfBT

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Laura Sanders Early Years Teacher and Proprietor, Little Stars

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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