Seminar and Masterclass Programme


The seminar and masterclass programme at the Nursery World Show is designed to provide attendees with an unrivalled opportunity to hear from a number of acclaimed early years experts, each covering topics vital to best practice and supporting provision.

With an inspirational mix of 20 seminars and two half-day masterclasses to choose from, the CPD certified seminar and masterclass programme at the Nursery World Show 

Nursery World’s editorial team has once again compiled an exciting programme that will help you get to grips with the latest sector developments, enhance your practice and enable you to return to your settings inspired by new ideas to roll out straight away.


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Room A Masterclass 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
MASTERCLASS: The brain, learning and the early years

Paul Howard-Jones

Dr Sara Baker

Dr Jenny Gibson

Room D Seminar 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ofsted: developments in early years inspection- SOLD OUT

Gill Jones

Room C Seminar 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Communication and Language: building children’s vocabulary- SOLD OUT

Penny Tassoni MBE

Room D Seminar 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Enabling Environments: making the most of small-world play- SOLD OUT

Alice Sharp

Room C Seminar 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Maths in the early years: more than just numbers?

Dr Sue Gifford

Room A Seminar 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Behaviour: a Froebelian approach

Jane Dyke

Room B Seminar 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Early years pedagogy: learning and teaching in the EYFS

Jan Dubiel

Room D Seminar 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Self-regulation: what it means for children and early years practice

Penny Tassoni MBE

Room C Seminar 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Inter-generational care and learning: lifelong lessons

Lorraine George

Room B Seminar 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Play and learning: providing challenge and progression for every child - SOLD OUT

Kym Scott

Room A Seminar 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Inclusion: supporting children with hidden disabilities

Wendy Usher

Room A Masterclass 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
MASTERCLASS: Playing and creating in a digital world

Professor Elizabeth Wood

Balham Nursery School team

Dr Liz Chesworth

Room D Seminar 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Early years pedagogy: the LEYF approach

June O'Sullivan

Room C Seminar 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Musical Development Matters

Nicola Burke

Room D Seminar 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Under-threes: understanding and building relationships with young children

Alice Sharp

Room C Seminar 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Communication and Language: it's more than vocabulary

Helen Moylett

Room A Seminar 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD): understanding and meeting children’s needs

Wendy Usher

Room B Seminar 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Cultural diversity: creating meaningful relationships

Jude Twani

Room D Seminar 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Physical Development: are you out of breath yet?

Carol Archer

Room C Seminar 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Outdoors-only provision: delivering intellectual challenge and emotional support

Emma Harwood

Hayley Room

Room B Seminar 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Self-regulation: its place and importance in early learning

Helen Moylett

Room A Seminar 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Curriculum planning: first principles

Jude Twani