Sure Start
21 Sep 2010
Speakers included Helen Dent CBE, Chief Executive, Family Action and Jean Humphrys, Director, Early Years Development, Ofsted

This post-election conference gave delegates an update on the latest Government policy and guidance and provided practical advice to help centres to operate an effective and efficient service which meets the needs of the families and children in their area.

Programme
10:00
Pip O’ Byrne Chair, 4Children
Welcome and introduction by conference chair ,

10:10
Sally Burlington Deputy Director of Children’s Centres and Extended Schools Division, Department for Education
Keynote address

10:30
Jean Humphrys Director, Early Years Development, Ofsted
Ofsted update

10:50
Helen Dent CBE Chief Executive, Family Action
Effective family and parenting support

11:10
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:50
Pip O’ Byrne, Chair, 4Children
Results of the latest study of Ofsted reports by 4Children

12:00
Candida Brudenell, Director, Quality and Commissioning, Children and Families, Nottingham City Council
Early intervention – matching resources to local needs

12:20
Liz Gaulton, Service Director, Family Support and Children’s Health, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Establishing productive partnerships with mainstream health services

12:40
Alison Garnham, Chief Executive, Daycare Trust
Sustaining high quality childcare in children’s centres – the challenge ahead

13:00
Questions and discussion: Session 2
14:10
Charlotte Ramsey, Head of Service Children's Centre Development North East Lincolnshire Council
Measuring outcomes and demonstrating value for money

14:30
Lucy Taylor, Children’s Centre Development Manager Westminster City Council
Training and employment support – lessons from the Work Focused Services Pilots

14:50
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:00
Seminar 1: Business planning and performance management
Sue Richards, Local Programme Advisor, Together for Children Trudie Cawthorne, Senior Programme Manager, Extended and Integrated Leadership, National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services Sarah Tattoo, Children’s Centre Lead Officer, Suffolk County Council

15:00
Seminar 2: Delivering your full core offer
Pat Gale MBE, Director for Delivery Support, Together for Children Jackie McCormick, Locality Manager, Sure Start Children’s Centres West, Northumberland County Council

15:00
Seminar 3: Safeguarding – ensuring staff are up to date with the latest safeguarding policy and procedures
Wendy Heller, Childcare Development Manager, Southwark Council Children’s Services Fiona Phillips, Quality, Training and Development Services Manager, Southwark Council Children’s Services Zoe Dronfield, Stakeholder Manager - DfE/ Early Years, Atlantic Data Mark Sugden, Headof Communications, Atlantic Data

15:00
Seminar 4: Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage: your views
Patrick Heisel, Team Leader of EYFS Review Team, Department for Education

15:00
Seminar 5: Staff retention, recruitment
Jenny Platt, Senior Project Manager, Children’s Workforce and Development Council

16:15
Repeated seminars: Session 5
17:01
Close of conference