2023 Seminar and Masterclass Programme

Our seminars and masterclasses at the Nursery World Show have always been a firm fixture of the CPD-certified programme.

This year is no different but we've shaken up the programme with new speakers, new formats and even more topics that our audience wants.



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Masterclass 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Masterclass: Supporting children to fulfil their potential

Dr Julian Grenier CBE

Sue Asquith

Wendy Ratcliff HMI

Seminar 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
New possibilities: Learning from intergenerational practice

Sue Egersdorff

Seminar 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Keeping gender on the agenda: Men in the early years

Dr Shaddai Tembo

Seminar 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Nurturing in the early years: What the science tells us

Aaron Bradbury

Seminar 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Business development in the early years

Kelly Hill

Seminar 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Do Disrupt: Change the status quo or become it

Adam Vasco

Seminar 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Supporting your team’s happiness and wellbeing

Kate Peach

Seminar 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Maths mastery through loose parts

Shardi Vaziri

Seminar 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Turning up the dial of imagination to support early writing

Greg Bottrill

Seminar 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Teachable moments

Alison Featherbe

Seminar 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Ofsted – a child’s early education lasts a lifetime

Wendy Ratcliff HMI

Seminar 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
The role of listening within a loving pedagogy

Tamsin Grimmer

Seminar 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Why anti-racist practice is important in the early years
Panel discussion 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Staffing the sector - the challenges we all face

Kelly Hill

David Wright

Adam Vasco

Seminar 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Foundations of communication and language and links to cultural capital

Sue Asquith

Seminar 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Creating your own curriculum

Dr Julian Grenier CBE

Seminar 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The research behind outdoor play and learning

Gemma Goldenberg

Seminar 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Breaking down barriers to SEND support

Jo McMeechan

Masterclass 9:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Masterclass: Does your curriculum tie in with your setting ethos?

Pennie Akehurst

Adam Marycz

Gemma Thomas-Bohr

Jenny Shaw

Seminar 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Listening to children's voices in play-based approaches

Dr Sharon Colilles

Seminar 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Nature pedagogy: time, space and freedom to learn outdoors

Janet Packer

Seminar 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
What is infant mental health and why is it so important?

Dr Charlotte Dunster-Page

Seminar 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Breaking down barriers for neurodivergent children

Cheryl Bedding

Seminar 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The power of reading and storytelling

Neil Griffiths

Seminar 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Risky brains: The essential neuroscience of risk and challenge

Ben Kingston-Hughes

Seminar 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Why am I here? Supporting transitions in the early years

Dr Sue Allingham

Seminar 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Developing a responsible curriculum: What can we learn from a global perspective?

Jan Dubiel

Seminar 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Learning from others for a better inspection outcome: Key themes from Ofsted inspections

Pennie Akehurst

Seminar 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
First and foremost, what comes before phonics?

Ruth Swailes

Seminar 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Enriching language inclusively: Makaton for all children

Gary Coffey

Seminar 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Let's get babies moving: Movement, music and technology

Gemma Thomas-Bohr

Panel discussion 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Playing or learning?

Ben Kingston-Hughes

Jan Dubiel

Dr Sue Allingham

Dr Charlotte Dunster-Page

Dr Sharon Colilles