Early Years Conference 2019

Tackling the Word Gap

Become an Absurd Word Nerd and Inspire Chatty Children

  • Up-to-the-minute topics, including:

    • Inspection

    • Assessment

    • Communication and Language

    • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

    • Continuous Provision

    • Closing the Disadvantage Gap

  • 2020 Early Learning Goals

This years focus

In summer 2020, the 17 Early Learning Goals (ELGs) are changing. All Reception teachers in England will be expected to summarise each child’s development against these ELGs and complete the Early Years Foundation Stage Profle.

It has been widely reported that these measures are aimed at boosting early language skills and closing the ‘word gap’ between disadvantaged children and their peers. This conference will review fndings from schools that have piloted the revised ELGs and will share best practice with delegates, inspiring practitioners to energise early learners.

Key take-aways

  • New ways to spark children’s engagement
  • Proven ways to help boys and the disadvantaged with communication
  • Confdence and skills for teachers to assess the revised Early Learning Goals in summer 2020
  • Ideas to create a vocabulary-rich learning environment

Nearly 2,000 Early Years practitioners nationwide have benefted from this popular conference. Running for the eighth consecutive year, this event promises to deliver sessions on up-to-the-minute topics by world-class speakers. 

Pam Mundy

Pam Mundy

Date: 5th Dec 2019

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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Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Date: 5th Dec 2019

Alistair enjoyed a successful 10-year career as the head teacher of a free-form entry infant school and Early Years unit.  He now has a successful consultancy specialising in the education of children in Early Years.

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09:30 - 10:15

Early Learning Goals 2020 - Setting the Record Straight



By Pam Mundy


10:30 - 11:15

Get Them Talking, Get Them Learning



By Alistair Bryce-Clegg


11:25 - 12:25

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 1


Continuous Provision

- How to create a play-based environment for continuous provision - Tips to ensure that areas of provision support children's needs - Planning for continuous provision - The role of the adult in supporting children's learning through play

By Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Effective Support for Children with SEND

- Identify the barriers to learning for children with SEND - Offer practical ways for Early Years settings to meet the needs of all children - Share effective inclusive practice in order to improve access and outcomes for some of our most vulnerable children

By Alex Grady


13:30 - 14:15

Three of the Hottest Topics in Early Years (in conversation with)



By Pam Mundy & Jan Dubiel


14:20 - 15:20

Choose from the following sessions

Workshop 2


Bringing Books to Life

- Lesson ideas based on popular children's books (make every day a bear hunt) - Spark imaginations and encourage new vocabulary with creative ways to extend books in and out of the classroom - Engage parents with reading

By Michael Rosen

Inspection 2020

- Hear from a presenter with their ear to the ground on the 'intent, implementation and impact' of the latest inspection framework - Highlight changes in the new Ofsted Inspection Framework - Discover what 'Outstanding' means for the 2019/20 school year

By Pam Mundy


15:35 - 16:05

Igniting a Passion to Talk, Read and Write



By Michael Rosen


First delegate rate

£299 + VAT

Additional delegate rate

£279 + VAT

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