Calendar of events
Forthcoming training courses, conferences, workshops, exhibitions and other events for childcare and early years education professionals.
Children's Centres – Reach out, regional event
23 May 2013
This seminar will provide delegates with an update from Ofsted on the latest developments and how to prepare for centre inspections. It will also debate the evolving role of health in children’s centres and share effective best practice on how children’s centres can support teenage parents.
Practitioners will also explore children's centres as a catalyst for early intervention and dicuss how children's centres can work with local settings and providers to boost children's outcomes.
Contact: 0207 5226970, Events@4Children.org.uk
Pre-school Learning Alliance annual conference, AGM & exhibition 2013
07 June 2013
Hilton Birmingham Metropole, The Monarch Suite, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1PP.
Pre-School Learning Alliance
Speakers at this year's Pre-School Learning Alliance conference-'More than just a number: making families and practitioners count', include Sue Gregory-Ofsted's director of early childhood and Liam Byrne MP-Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, along with the Alliance's chief executive Neil Leitch.
Delegates can also browse the latest early years products and services at the conference's exhibition as well as attend seminars covering the implications of the More Great Childcare proposals on the workforce and two-year-olds.
The conference will also play host to the Pre-School Learning Alliance's Volunteer Awards, which this year will be hosted by Lady Floella Benjamin.
Contact: 020 7697 2521, email@example.com
The future for early years and childcare
13 June 2013
Westminster Education Forum
This seminar will present a timely opportunity to examine the initial impact of the new, streamlined Early Years Foundation Stage Framework at the end of its first academic year.
Delegates will also discuss the Government's recent proposals to improve the quality and increase the affordability of childcare through higher professional standards, widened childcare ratios for under-5s and a reformed childcare voucher scheme.
Further sessions will also examine the prospective role of new childminder agencies and, from September 2013, changes to early years inspections that give full responsibility to Ofsted.
Contact 01344 864796, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bamboo Childcare - North West Nursery Network Evening
27 June 2013
Cheadle village hotel, Cheadle, Stockport.
The network evening will provide a relaxed forum for eary years practitioners to discuss successes, gain new ideas from experts and discuss any problems in view of receiving feedback on how these can be resolved.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend consultant clinics where they can talk through any concerns within their setting with an early years consultant, listen to keynote speeches delivered by inspiring speakers and buy products at a discounted price.
Contact: 08448 225727, email@example.com
ToddlerCalm Conference 2013
20-21 July 2013
This conference, featuring psychologist Dr. Aric Sigman and forest school leader Charlotte Parker-Hall, will look at how the first four years of life can shape the psychological and physical health of a child.
Delegates will study the psychology of communication, bonding, behaviour, sleeping and feeding and consider research into the impact of the beginnings of life as a child gets older.
Cost: one day-£125, two-days £200
Contact: Sarah Ockwell-Smith, 07761902099, firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting verbal children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
3-10 October 2013
St Luke's Church Centre, Birmingham, B15 2AT
A two-day, accredited ELKLAN course which is suitable for staff working with children and young people who have social communication needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Cost: on application
Contact: Kathryn Stinton, 07709 137247, email@example.com
A global gathering for early childhood
16-19 October 2013
Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Early Childhood Ireland
The aim of the global gathering is to disrupt participants' thinking, challenge their creativity and through dialogue discover new ideas, new people and new places.
The conference will discuss, challenge, celebrate and consider new and better ways of supporting young children’s well-being, learning and development in different communities by drawing on expertise and experience from home and abroad to learn from the past and create a better future for children.
It will include a mix of keynote speeches, workshops, seminars and poster presentations, as well as a gala dinner and social programme to showcase the 'best of Dublin and Ireland'.
Cost: from €390
Contact: Camille Daly, 00353 14057 100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Early Years Practitioner / Early Years Practitioner, Fortune Green Nursery and Pre-School
17,000 - 19,000+ dependent on experience., NW6
Qualified Early Years Teacher - Mosley, Catherine House Day Nursery
Salary negotiable, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9PZ
Nursery Officers, The Eveline Day Nursery Schools Ltd
., 30 Ritherdon Road Tooting Bec SW17 8QD
Nursery Nurses and Room Leader - fantastic career opportunities, St Johns Wood., Bright Horizons Family Solutions
up to £19,500 depending on experience, North West London
Overseas Childcare Team Members, In2Action
Competitive, Europe, Tunisia, Turkey, Egypt and The Canaries