Early Years Conference 2017

Developing the 'whole child': start from the brain and work outwards

  • Teaching and learning guide

  • Worldwide best practice

  • Creating a readiness to learn

  • How neuroscientific research can promote more effective learning


This year’s EYFS conference will be the 6th conference of its kind. EYFS conferences have always been very popular, and this year’s promises to be yet another interesting and informative day.

Worldwide Best Practice

EYFS conference 2017 is embedded with an international knowledge and understanding of Early Years provision. See presenters from around the world, as well as speakers and approaches recognised globally within education.


A Step-By-Step Guide to Developing Readiness to Learn:

  • Update your knowledge of Early Years policy

  • Know the best environments for learning

  • Prepare children to learn

  • Produce and provide the necessary provisions in line with the EYFS framework

  • Measure the quality and impact of your practice


Benefits of Attending:

  • Find out how policy is informed by research

  • Gain an international insight into global practices

  • Understand the impact of neuroscience

  • Discover practical tools to use in your setting

  • Learn effective strategies to build on children’s key areas of development


To enquire about a group booking discount, call 01790 756 756 

Richard Gerver

Richard Gerver

Date: 1st Dec 2017

Richard Gerver simply describes himself as a former headteacher with a big mouth... he is however, much more than that. He is an award-winning speaker, best-selling author and globally renowned thinker. Richard is always humbled to be able to share his insights into human potential, leadership, change and success and to celebrate his lifelong commitment to living, learning and laughing. 

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Date: 1st Dec 2017

Rebecca Smith has worked internationally in early childhood and elementary settings with experience in the Australian curriculum, PYP framework and the Reggio Emilia Inspired Approach. Rebecca is a Level 3 qualified Forest School practitioner and is committed to encouraging children to experience time in the outdoors environment. Rebecca currently works as a 4-5 year old teacher at The Inter Community School Zurich, Switzerland. 

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Pam Mundy

Pam Mundy

Date: 1st Dec 2017

Pam is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer and keynote speaker. She also worked with the Department for Education representing the Curriculum Foundation on the recent EYFS Review. Her training style is engaging and practical with a strong focus on developing and supporting emotional development.

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Janet Rose

Janet Rose

Date: 1st Dec 2017

Dr Janet Rose is currently Principal of Norland College, a specialist education and training college for early years practitioners. She is a former Reader in Education (Associate Professor) and has led various early years degree programmes at several universities. She has worked closely with the National College of Teaching and Learning and has presented her research at the House of Lords and the House of Commons. Janet is the author of numerous publications, including co-authoring a book on The Role of the Adult in Early Years Settings and one on Health and Well-being in Early Childhood.  

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Iram Siraj

Iram Siraj

Date: 1st Dec 2017

Iram Siraj is Professor of ECE at the Institute of Education, University of London and the University of Wollongong in Australia. Iram’s recent research projects have included leading on the:  Evaluation of the Foundation Phase across Wales and she is  a principal investigator of the major DfE 17 -year study on Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education (EPPSE 3-16, 1997-2014) and of the influential Researching Effective Pedagogy in the Early Years project (REPEY). She is currently specialist adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on early education and has undertaken reviews of the Foundation Phase for the Welsh Govt. and of the workforce for the Scottish Govt.

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Galina Dolya

Galina Dolya

Date: 1st Dec 2017

Galina is a world-renowned expert on the practical application of Vygotsky’s theory. She is passionate about the benefits of a developmental cognitive curriculum model for Early Years, and her approach to this has been shown to advance child-learning abilities to an unusually high level.

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09:40 - 10:25

Quality Practice and The Long-Term Impact

Keynote

 
What can research tell us about quality practice and its long-term impact on children's learning?

By Professor Iram Siraj

 

10:35 - 11:20

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 1

 

Measure Classroom Quality

- Environmental rating scales - MOVERS, STEW and ECERS-E - Measure quality provision to benefit holistic child development - Examples of excellent practice

By Professor Iram Siraj

Move to Learn, Learn to Move

- Movement skills and sensory experiences - Build on key areas of development - How the brain impacts movement - How movement impacts the brain

By Helen Battelley

Story Grammar

- Promote a love of stories - Develop children's understanding of story structure - Encourage ownership of story language - Understand the content of story events through visual-spatial modelling

By Galina Dolya

 

11:35 - 12:20

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 2

 

Reggio Now

- The research and benefits of Reggio Emilia - Real-life examples of Reggio Emilia - How to embed Reggio Emilia approaches in your setting

By Rebecca Smith

Boost CLL Through Movement

- Boost reading skills through eye tracking and creating narratives - Develop children's ocular control, perceptual vision and eye/hand co-ordination

By Helen Battelley

Block Play the Vygotskian Way

- Question conventional 'block play' - Explore cultural methods of developing cognitive constructive abilities - Foster goal-directed behaviour - Help children master their impulsivity

By Galina Dolya

 

12:50 - 13:15

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 3

 

Optional Lunch Session - Music and Movement

How to create your own African contemporary dance and use it in your classroom

By Helen Battelley

I Do Not Wish to Attend a Lunch Time Session

By TBC

 

13:20 - 14:05

Readiness to Learn - The Role of Attachment and Self-Regulation

Keynote

 
Explore recent neuroscientific research and identify the executive function skills that enable children to progress in their learning

By Dr Janet Rose

 

14:15 - 15:00

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 4

 

Trauma-Informed Practice

- Support children who have experienced toxic stress - Evidence from neurophysiology on how early trauma affects children - Practical strategies to help children regulate their stress

By Dr Janet Rose

Fire It Up

How engaging the arts: - Impacts children's brain architecture and well-being - Stimulates sensory development - Excites engagement in learning

By Pam Mundy

Reggio Now - Repeat

- The research and benefits of Reggio Emilia - Real-life examples of Reggio Emilia - How to embed Reggio Emilia approaches in your setting

By Rebecca Smith

 

15:15 - 16:00

Building on Their Foundations

Keynote

 
Why young children make such dynamic learners and how we can develop strategies to sustain their progress

By Richard Gerver

 

16:00 - 16:30

Panel Discussion

Keynote

 

By All Speakers

 

First delegate rate

£399 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£379 + VAT

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