Inspection and Regulation in Early Years
28 Jan 2011
Striving for excellence at every level. Held at 76 Portland Place, London W1

This annual 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
Michael Freeston, Director of Quality Improvement, Pre-school Learning Alliance
Conference open and welcome from conference chair

10:05
David Fitzgerald, Deputy Director of Early Years and Childcare Division, Department for Education
Morning keynote: Early Years vision

10:25
Jean Humphrys, Director, Early Years Development, Ofsted
Ofsted update

10:45
Anand Shukla, Acting Chief Executive, Daycare Trust
Demonstrating effective partnerships with parents and the community

11:05
Question and discussion: Session 1
11:15
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
11:45
Patricia Hanson, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Development, National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
Partnership working in the early years

12:05
Eleanor Schooling, Corporate Director, Children's Services, Islington Council
Early years and tackling child poverty

12:25
Pip O'Byrne, Chair, 4Children
Managing your inspection

12:45
Question and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00
Paul Ennals, Chief Executive, NCB
Afternoon keynote: Early intervention - what do we know of Government thinking?

14:15
Jonathan Rallings, Principal Policy and Project Officer, London Councils
Incentivising quality at a local level

14:30
Jill Lakeman, Early Years Adviser and Head of Start Point Sholing Early Years Centre
Developing and demonstrating an effective communication, language and literacy skills strategy

14:50
Dame Gillian Pugh, President, National Childminding Association (NCMA)
Topic (tbc)

15:10
Question and discussion: Session 3
15:25
Refreshments, exhibition and networking
15:55
Seminar 1: Quality Matters: The golden threads
Professor Christine Pascal, Centre for Research in Early Childhood

15:55
Seminar 2: EYFS Review - next steps
Patrick Heisel, Team Leader of EYFS Review Team, Department for Education

15:55
Seminar 3: Leadership that makes a difference
June O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, London Early Years Foundation