Inspection and Regulation in Early Years
28 Jan 2010
Held at Hilton London Metropole, London

This well established national conference brought together senior childcare and early years practitioners and managers from across the country to hear the latest policy direction from government.

Programme
10:00
Ceridwen Roberts, Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy, Oxford University
Welcome from Conference Chair

10:05
Bob Reitemeier, Chief Executive, The Children’s Society; Member of the Youth Justice Board; Deputy Chair of the Social Work Taskforce
Morning keynote address

10:25
Patrick Leeson, Development Director, Education and Care, Ofsted
The first year of inspections under the EYFS

10:50
Nancy Stewart, Senior Adviser, The National Strategies
Demonstrating how you are supporting children to learn and develop through the EYFS

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:20
Refreshments and exhibition
11:50
Eve Stickler, Acting Assistant Director, Early Intervention & Access, London Borough of Enfield
Strategies for early intervention

12:30
Dave Hill, Executive Director for Children, Young People and Learners, London Borough of Croydon
Child protection in early years settings

12:50
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch and exhibition
14:00
Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families
Afternoon keynote address: Driving Up Standards and Sharing Good Practice

14:20
Providing support and resources to ensure a happy and successful early years workforce
Jackie Robinson, Early Years Workforce Manager, Workforce Development Team, Sheffield City Council Judy Thompson, Childminding Network Manager, Sheffield City Council

14:50
Catherine Prisk, Associate Director, Play England
The role of Play in excellent early years provision

15:10
Improving transitions for children moving from pre-school settings into school
Stephanie Mathivet, Curriculum and Standards Manager, Pre-School Learning Alliance Christine Smith, Head of Transition and Well-Being, South Tyneside Council

15:40
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:50
Refreshments and exhibition
16:15
Interactive seminar S2: Early years parental involvement - improving the wellbeing and development of children
Rose de Paeztron, Head of Strategic Development, Family Action Zoe Larman, Centre and Outreach Manager, Family Action Southend Children's Centre

16:15
Interactive seminar S3: Good quality early year’s services: making services ‘father inclusive’
David Bartlett, Deputy Chief Executive, The Fatherhood Institute

16:15
Interactive seminar S4: Supporting you to implement the Early Years Single Funding Formula
Megan Pacey, Chief Executive, Early Education