Get your tickets to our Sustainability in the Early Years conference
Thursday, June 9, 2022
There's just less than a month to go until our conference on sustainability on 13 July where delegates will hear from a top line-up of presenters about how to adopt sustainable practice and provision.
Being sustainable in the early years impacts on all elements of practice - from running a childcare business responsibly to educating children to live their lives in ways that are positive environmentally, socially and financially.
Increasing numbers of early years providers are keen to weave sustainable practice into their businesses and curriculum. Should sustainability be embedded in statutory early years documents, and will the Department for Education’s draft policy document on Sustainability and Climate Change offer support?
With such big and broad aims, it can be overwhelming to know where to start working towards being more environmentally friendly and promoting a socially just world.
Our conference will empower leaders and practitioners to focus on their current practice and highlight areas where they - along with the children and families in their care and their local community - can develop more knowledge, skills, critical thinking and empathy to allow sustainable development to thrive.
The conference includes:
Overview of the meaning of sustainability in the early years and progress being made, with Cheryl Hadland
Dr Diane Boyd on putting the Sustainable Development Goals into practice
How embedding self-regulation can support children to care for our planet, with Mine Conkbayir
Naomi Clarke on breaking down barriers to participation
Creating an environmental curriculum – a case study from Everton Nursery School
Training and awards – case studies on the OMEP Early Childhood Education for Sustainable Citizenship Award and the Eco-Schools Green Flag scheme, plus LEYF’s Level 4 qualification
Practical workshops on involving parents and staff (Childbase); resourcing by reusing and repurposing (Shardi Vaziri); and focusing on STEM (Alfreton Nursery School)
Our one-day conference will be on 13 July at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London. For more information and to book your place, visit www.sustainability-earlyyears.com