Learn about self-regulation: the key to effective early learning

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Nursery World's one-day conference on 30 June will feature a great mix of academic experts and innovative practitioners on this vital aspect of development.


The development of self-regulation and executive function is consistently linked with successful learning, including pre-reading skills, early mathematics and problem-solving.

Our keynote speaker is Clancy Blair, professor of cognitive psychology at New York University, who is one of the world's leading experts in the study of self-regulation in young children.He will look at the science behind self-regulation; the implications for early years curricula; and the 'Tools of the Mind' curriculum.

Chair for the day is Dr Julian Grenier, headteacher of Sheringham Nursery School and Children's Centre, and other speakers include Nancy Stewart and Helen Moylett. Practical workshops will include Maths with Linda Pound; Behaviour with Anne O'Connor; Outdoors with Redcliffe Nursery School; and Working with Parents with Everton Nursery School.

The programme will cover the importance of self-regualtion to 'bridging the gap', self-regulation and the Early Years Foundation Stage, and the emotional and cognitive aspects of self-regulation.

Attend this conference to discover how you can apply the principles of self-regulation in your setting and everyday practice.

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