Live Theatre

Enjoy free-to-attend presentations, delivered by leading suppliers and advocates, taking place at the centre of the show throughout both days. These sessions can't be prebooked, so make sure you arrive early to grab a seat!

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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The role of the Early Years SENCO

Mandy Wilding, Education Development Officer, nasen

An insight into the need for SENCOs in Early Years settings to ensure the needs of children with SEND are identified and provided for through an inclusive approach.
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Rethinking early education: ripping up the rule book

Sarah Mackenzie, Education Director, N Family Club 

The case for disruption in the sector, and how to break barriers in a regulated environment.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Introducing vegan and vegetarian foods to kids

Anthony Ioannou, Director, Free Range Kids and Kay Shearing, Founder, The Healthy Food Company

Is there a daily battle to ensure all food served is healthy, tasty and on time without the hassle of people calling in sick? Do you spend a disproportionate amount of time and money on food ordering and preparation? Do you often find that food service distracts from delivering a quality educational experience? If you answered yes to any of these, you must come along to see what we have to offer.
 
Developed over a two-year period by the owner of a small chain of nurseries, Free Range Kids is a Childcare Food Service provider like no other. We can help you serve two healthy hot meals per day with as little as 5 minutes preparation per service from any member of staff.
 
In addition, we guarantee that we'll reduce your current food costs whilst at least matching your current food nutrition and quality. We do this through partnering with Nanna Kay's Healthy Food Company, a children's specialist food supplier who designs children's meals that consistently exceed the nutritional content of all other providers on the market.
 
In summary, we provide the convenience of pre-prepared food but with the quality of freshly cooked meals, so come along for a full demonstration and to try our delicious food
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
ICT underpinning all areas of learning

Catherine Clark, Early Years New Product Development Director and Educational Consultant, TTS Group Ltd
 
A practical insight into non-screen based, developmentally aligned, ICT learning opportunities. Fun, innovative ways of how you can underpin all areas of learning with exciting technology.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Leading for a culture of excellence

Gary Simpson, Senior Programme Manager and Ricky Bullen, Pedagogy Mentor, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

Considering how we lead and develop our teams to enable the best learning opportunities for both children and early years professionals.
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Fuelling an appetite for achievement

Suzanne Rowley, senior early years improvement adviser, The Education People

Reflect and consider self-evaluation and driving continuous improvement to strengthen and provide a robust leadership and management system.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Session title and speaker TBC

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
The art of teaching

Gary Simpson, Senior Programme Manager and Ricky Bullen, Pedagogy Mentor, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

Exploring the art of teaching in the early years environment, how we can build our skills and confidence as early years teachers and the importance of age/stage appropriate teaching methods.
Time Information
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The role of the Early Years SENCO

Mandy Wilding, Education Development Officer, nasen

An insight into the need for SENCOs in Early Years settings to ensure the needs of children with SEND are identified and provided for through an inclusive approach.
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
P2P – helping to raise standards in literacy and numeracy

Simon Jones Managing Director and Charlie Jones, Creative Director, Nexus The Educators Connection Ltd

A demonstration of what the P2P (Pegs to Paper and Count Up) systems can offer all children, of all abilities in all learning environments and how they can progress with their individual development through these key learning years.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
First Aid. What you, your staff & the children in your care need to know

Kate Ball, Founder & Director, Mini First Aid Limited.

This live session from multi award winning Mini First Aid will show-case teaching of both adult & children's classes. See how Mini First Aid have turned a sometimes dry subject into a fun and engaging workshop that literally saves lives.
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
ICT Underpinning all areas of learning

Catherine Clark, Early Years New Product Development Director and Educational Consultant, TTS Group Ltd

A practical insight into non-screen based, developmentally aligned, ICT learning opportunities. Fun, innovative ways of how you can underpin all areas of learning with exciting technology.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Leading for a culture of excellence

Gary Simpson, Senior Programme Manager and Ricky Bullen, Pedagogy Mentor, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

Considering how we lead and develop our teams to enable the best learning opportunities for both children and early years professionals.
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Rethinking early education: ripping up the rule book

Sarah Mackenzie, Education Director, N Family Club 

The case for disruption in the sector, and how to break barriers in a regulated environment
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Session title and speaker TBC

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
The art of teaching

Gary Simpson, Senior Programme Manager and Ricky Bullen, Pedagogy Mentor, London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

Exploring the art of teaching in the early years environment, how we can build our skills and confidence as early years teachers and the importance of age/stage appropriate teaching methods.