Minister to give keynote speech at NW 'twos' conference

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Childcare and education minister Sam Gyimah has confirmed he will open NW's conference on 2 July with a Government update on the programme of funded places for two-year-olds.


Language delay, physical development and assessment will also be among the hot topics up for discussion at 'Two-year-olds: the drive for high-quality provision', to be held in London.

The programme includes the findings of recent research into the challenges of meeting the emotional and learning needs of this group. A top line-up of speakers will then be offering practical solutions and activity ideas designed to raise the quality of provision.  

So join us to:

  • find out about the latest research commissioned by early years organisation TACTYC
  • learn about SSTEW - the new environmental learning scale monitoring 'sustained shared thinking' and 'well-being' - and how it can work alongside ITERS and ECERS, and
  • hear advice from Nancy Stewart about the language development of two-year-olds.

Alice Sharp and Judith Stevens will we offering stimulating ideas to promote early learning, in particular communication and language, while Julie Mountain will be coming up with lots of fun suggestions for making the most of the outdoors.

You'll also be able to:

  • learn more about working with vulnerable families and helping parents support their children’s learning
  • extend your knowledge of schemas and their role in two‑year‑olds’ learning, and
  • learn from the experiences of Trimdon Grange Infant and Nursery School, which offers provision for two-year-olds

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