11th National Sure Start Conference #surestart12
16 Oct 2012

Headline Speakers

Broadcast from London

The vital role that Sure Start children's centres play in improving the outcomes for some of the most disadvantaged families in the UK is well documented. But whilst public support has never been stronger, so too are the pressures of new legislation in tough financial times.

As ever, the Sure Start Conference continues to be the essential event for all children's centre leaders and local authority officers, equipping attendees with the most up to the minute policy and best practice guidance.

Documents and podcasts from the conference are available to download now. Videos will be available to view from Noon on Thursday 18th October.

 

Supported by:

Programme
09:50
Michael Freeston, Director of Quality Improvement, Pre-school Learning Alliance
Welcome and introduction from conference Chair

10:00
Chris Barnham, Deputy Director, Early Years Quality and Standards, Department for Education
The future of Children's Centres: Sustainability, funding and quality provision

10:15
Elizabeth Elsom, Divisional Manager, EYFS Frameworks, Ofsted
Feedback from Ofsted's pilot inspections

10:35
Wendy Scott, Expert Panel Member, The Independent Review of Early Years Qualifications; President of TACTYC; Association for the Professional Development of Early Years Educators
Developing a skilled workforce: Independent review of Early Years qualifications

10:50
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:00
Break
11:30
Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive, National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
PVI and Childrens Centres working together for families

11:50
June O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, London Early Years Foundation
Facing financially challenging times: ensuring an economically viable future

12:10
Rolling out and implementing ‘Payment-by-Result’
Maria Greenwood, Head of Preventative Service, Oldham Council;
Aaron Atkinson, Service Manager, Oldham Council.

12:30
Panel discussion: Session 2 What lessons can be learnt from sustainability projects from across the country?
12:55
Break
13:55
Naomi Eisenstadt CB, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, first Director of Sure Start
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: The importance and future of early intervention

14:15
Professor Jane Tunstill, Visiting Professor, King’s College, London
Measuring outcomes in children’s centre family support services : making the task work for you

14:35
Putting the 'two-year-old funding' into practice
Linda Randle-Bissell,Two, Three and Four-Year-Old Funding Officer, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council;
Joanne Lomas, Early Years Consultant Teacher, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.

14:55
Sue Robb, Head of Early Years, 4 Children
Achieving ‘outstanding’ services under the new inspection framework

15:15
Questions and discussion
15:25
Break
15:50
Ray Earwicker, Partnerships for Children, Families and Maternity, Department of Health
Reducing health inequalities through Children’s Centres

15:50
Lisa Rogers, Head of Waterways and Mulberry Park Federation and Discovery Children's Centre
Targeting the most needy families;
To be joined by parents who have successfully completed the training.

16:30
End of broadcast