Early Years Leaders Conference 2024

For Early Years Leads and their teams in schools, nurseries and early years settings (including maintained and Private, Voluntary, Independent) as well as childminders. Schools and educational settings only need to purchase one ticket but are welcome to bring their wider early years teams.

SAfE’s Early Years Conference, will delve into key themes of enhancing communication and language skills, fostering imaginative play, and creating inclusive environments for optimal support to disadvantaged pupils. Explore innovative strategies, share best practices, and hear from early years experts in how to nurture a foundation of growth, inclusion and creativity in your setting. Join us for an opportunity to build on your approach and make a lasting impact on the development of our youngest learners.

Guest speaker: Greg Bottrill (Can I Go and Play Now?)

Greg Bottrill is an experienced Early Years practitioner and consultant. Committed to changing perceptions of Early Years, he is dedicated to bringing about a new pedagogy that puts the child at the centre of the education Universe.

The beliefs, knowledge, understanding and/or teaching practices this programme aims to address:

1. Enhancing Communication and Language Skills:
Participants will acquire strategies and techniques to enhance communication and language skills in early learners. Through insights from experts like Greg Bottril, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of effective approaches to support language development in young children.

2. Fostering Imaginative Play:
Attendees will explore and learn innovative methods for fostering imaginative play in early childhood education.
The conference will provide a platform to share best practices, hear from experienced practitioners like Greg Bottrill, and engage in discussions on how to create an environment that encourages creativity and imaginative play among young learners.

3.Creating Inclusive Environments for Disadvantaged Pupils:
Participants will delve into strategies and best practices for creating inclusive environments that offer optimal support to disadvantaged pupils. Through expert presentations and interactive sessions, attendees will gain insights into fostering an inclusive culture in early years settings, with a focus on making a lasting impact on the development of the youngest learners.

Intended Impact on practice:

Participants will apply newly acquired communication and language enhancement strategies in their daily practices. By integrating innovative methods discussed during the conference, educators and practitioners aim to create an environment that fosters improved communication skills among young learners, positively impacting their overall development.

Impact Intention 1: Integration of Imaginative Play Approaches
Educators and professionals intend to integrate imaginative play approaches learned at the conference into their teaching methodologies. The goal is to create enriching learning experiences that stimulate creativity and imagination in children. By adopting and adapting best practices, attendees aim to enhance the quality of early years education through purposeful and imaginative play.

Impact Intention 2: Development of Inclusive Environments and Support Systems
The conference participants aspire to implement inclusive practices in their educational settings, especially focusing on providing optimal support to disadvantaged pupils. By incorporating insights gained from the conference, educators aim to create environments that prioritise inclusivity, ensuring that all children, regardless of background, receive the support necessary for their holistic development. The intended impact is a positive and lasting change in the approach to early years education, contributing to the overall well-being and growth of every learner.

Development of Inclusive Environments and Support Systems
By incorporating insights gained from the conference, educators aim to create environments that prioritise inclusivity, ensuring that all children, regardless of background, receive the support necessary for their holistic development.

Intended improvement and/or evaluation of impact for pupils, including those with SEND and/or disadvantaged backgrounds**:
Development of Inclusive Environments and Support Systems
By incorporating insights gained from the conference, educators aim to create environments that prioritise inclusivity, ensuring that all children, regardless of background, receive the support necessary for their holistic development.

** Point 1 on the DfE Standards for Teachers’ PL July 2016.

Non-subscriber price: £150/ Subscriber price: £120

£150.00 Excl. VAT

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Event Details

Date: July 09, 2024

Start time: 15:45 GMT

End time: 17:45 GMT

Venue: Zoom