Early Years Conference 2018

The power of 0 to 5! Why the EYFS makes a lifetime of difference

  • EYFS to KS1 – a closer link? Maintaining a play-based learning approach

  • Understand proposed changes to Early Years assessment in 2020

  • Hot topics, including:

    • The impact of self-regulation and executive function on children’s learning

    • Backing baselines ... or not?

    • Crossing the line – making authentic EYFS-to-KS1 transitions

Osiris Educational’s 7th Early Years conference will gather the nation’s leading experts to help you tackle three hardest -hitting challenges in 2018 and beyond.


Play-based learning is under fire

A recent primary assessment consultation announced the EYFS Profile and goals will become more closely aligned with those of KS1, causing concerns regarding the formalisation of the EYFS.


Keynotes from leading play specialists

Research and proven practices will provide you with the evidence to support play-based learning in the EYFS.


Baseline assessments are back

The government recently announced baseline assessments (withdrawn in 2016) will be reintroduced in 2020.


Expert speakers

Our speakers work closely with the government and will share the latest developments focusing on key assessment areas.


EYFS/KS1 Transitions are ‘tougher’ than ever

Expectations for Reception and Year 1 children have increased steadily since the new National Curriculum was introduced.


Practical advice from a leading transition expert

Easy-to-implement ideas to help practitioners plan for and create an effective learning environment in both classrooms.

Information on speakers coming soon.

09:40 - 09:50

Will you let me fly? Unleashing the power of children


Keeping children ‘front and centre’ in an adult-driven world.

By Pam Mundy


09:50 - 10:35

Driving the future


- A critical interrogation of the new baseline developments for 2020 - How to keep play at the heart of the EYFS in challenging times

By Helen Moylett


10:50 - 11:35

Succeeding in changing times


- Strategies to keep staff, stakeholders and parents on-board during change, from national changes to embedding a more play-based approach

By Sarah Quinn


11:35 - 12:00

Panel discussion



By Pam Mundy, Helen Moylett and Sarah Quinn


13:00 - 14:00

Encouraging and measuring playfulness: the facts behind the fun



By Alistair Bryce-Clegg


14:00 - 14:45

Making sense of self-regulation


- Clarifying exactly what self-regulation means in practice, including language that adults can use to support children’s self-regulation during child-initiated learning - How self-regulation and executive function may be assessed through the new baseline assessment

By Jean Gross CBE


15:00 - 16:00

Game-changing transitions: supporting an effective transition from Reception to Year 1



By Alistair Bryce-Clegg