Annual Early Years Conference 2022
A World of Opportunities : Reimagining Early Years through the EYFS Reforms
2nd September 2022
Welcome and Opening Address
Keynote 1: Is equality at the heart of policy and practice in your educational setting?
Supporting children with EAL in the Early Years
Natasha Wood Early Years Advisory Team Manager, AfC
Engaging with parents/carers that may present as ‘challenging’
Ted Daszkiewicz Centre for Training, Education & Development
Supporting inclusive practice through social justice in the early years
Shaddai Tembo Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, Bath Spa University and associate lecture at the Open University
Digital Technologies in the Early Years
Dr. Kate Cowan Lecturer in Education at the University of Sheffield and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at IOE
Keynote 2: How to adventure with children and why it matters
Laura Henry-Allain MBE
Laura is an award-winning international writer, motivational and keynote speaker and consultant. She is the creator of the well-loved characters JoJo and Gran Gran, which is based on the relationship that she had with her grandmother. The series was developed by CBeebies and Laura is the associate producer. Laura is also executive producer on a few shows that are currently in development. Laura is the vice-president of the British Association for Early Childhood Education and an educational consultant for several well-known brands as well as children's media, television and publishing. Laura’s new bestselling children's book, My Skin, Your Skin, illustrated by Onyinye Iwu, explores race and racism, and empowers children to be the best versions of themselves.
Greg Bottrill is an education author and childhood advocate. A former Early Years leader and assistant Headteacher, Greg is the author of two books ‘Can I Go and Play Now?’ and ‘School and the Magic of Children’ both of which explore the richness of play and how education can embrace it so that education is done with children not to them. He is also the creator of the Message Centre and Adventure Island, two wonderful ways of sprinkling magic over early learning, as well as the Play School TV Youtube channel that shows how learning and play belong together and always will do.
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