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.


Challenge: 

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.


Solution: 

Keynotes from leading play specialists

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


Challenge: 

Baseline assessments are back

The government recently announced baseline assessments (withdrawn in 2016) will be reintroduced in 2020.


Solution: 

Expert speakers

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


Challenge: 

EYFS/KS1 Transitions are ‘tougher’ than ever

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


Solution: 

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

Keynote

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

By Pam Mundy

 

09:50 - 10:35

Driving the future

Keynote

 
- 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

Keynote

 
- 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

Keynote

 

By Pam Mundy, Helen Moylett and Sarah Quinn

 

13:00 - 14:00

Encouraging and measuring playfulness: the facts behind the fun

Keynote

 

By Alistair Bryce-Clegg

 

14:00 - 14:45

Making sense of self-regulation

Keynote

 
- 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

Keynote

 

By Alistair Bryce-Clegg