Nursery World North moves to Manchester for two days of CPD-certified seminars, half-day masterclasses, and a wide-ranging exhibition featuring early years suppliers, organisations and charities.
The show’s seminar and masterclass programme will offer attendees the chance to hear from renowned early years experts including Alice Sharp, Barbara Isaacs, Julie Mountain, Penny Tassoni, Nicola Burke and many more.
On Friday 10 May, delegates can attend a half-day masterclass on SEND in the early years led by Julie Revels, an early years consultant specialising in SEND and inclusive practice, Anne O’Connor, an early years consultant and author specialising in attachment and resilience, and Dr Kath Dickinson, owner of SEND to Learn.
The masterclass will help attendees understand the essentials of inclusive practice, navigate the route from ‘first observation’ to ‘personalised plan’, make the most of available funding, support systems and training, and develop their understanding of the sensory processing problems experienced by many children with SEND.
On Saturday 11 May, a masterclass on challenge and progression in children’s learning, led by Kym Scott and Kathryn Solly, will provide delegates with an understanding of how to challenge children in areas such as Maths and Literacy and of the possibilities for risk and challenge in outdoor play.
Hayley Peacock, managing director and owner of Little Barn Owls Nursery group in West Sussex, which won Nursery World’s Nursery of the Year Award in 2015, will also be on hand to provide a case study of the work done at the setting to create artistic and digital adventures for children which challenge their learning across all areas of the EYFS.
Meanwhile, a range of seminars will cover a number of other topics including small world play, the new Ofsted inspection framework, block play, school readiness, communication and language, and learning in the community.
Exhibitors at the show will include ADHD Wise, apetito, B Squared, Calibre Audio Library, Cambridge House SEN Resources, Claro Software, Clickety Books Ltd, Community Playthings, Crick Software, Crossbow Education, Dyslexia Gold, EdPlace, Edukey Education, E-Glas, ELT well, Funky Feet Music, Hinton House Publishers, Insect Lore, JellyJames Publishing, Kiddiwash, Lawler Education, Learning Materials, nasen, Nessy, Nisai Group, Oribi and Aventido, Outdoor Places, Outside Classroom Boards, Phonic Books, Priory Education and Children’s Services, Ruskin Mill Trust, Safer Handling, Safespaces, Scanning Pens, Seashell Trust, SEN Books, SEN Magazine, SenseToys, Special Direct, Speech Link Multimedia, The Calvert Trust, trugs, TTS Group, TUI, Vision for Education, Voice, the Union, and Widgit.
The show will also feature an Early Years Resources and Learning Zone, sponsored by TTS for the third year in a row, providing ideas and advice to visitors, a Nursery Nutrition Zone with live demonstrations by leading nursery food and nutrition experts, and a free Live Theatre.