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Date(s) – 14 May 2024
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

The Met Hotel

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10.00am: Welcome and Introduction

Chaired by James Hempsall OBE, Director, Coram Hempsall’s

10.10am: DfE spotlight on: Family Hubs – Start for Life programme

How the programme is transforming family support services, and the impact on children and families.

10.40am: EYFS practice topic: Meeting the needs of babies

This session will be delivered by Ruth Sharpe, Director of Forest School Nursery at Hind Leys Preschool and Natural Play Centre

11.30am: Break

11.45am: Ofsted update and Best Start in Life

12.30pm: DfE Spotlight on Safeguarding

Hear from the DfE Early Years Safeguarding team about their latest work

12.45pm: Lunch

1.35pm: Three break out choices:

Characteristics of Effective learning

Delivered by Jan Dubiel – specialist in Early Childhood Education

Meeting the needs of babies

Delivered by Ruth Sharpe, Director of Forest School Nursery

Practical approaches to supporting children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Delivered by Abi Miranda, Head of Early Years and Prevention department at Anna Frued

2.45pm: Questions and final discussion

3.30pm: Close


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