12:15 - 12:45
Let’s digest the problem with food play
There has been a lot of debate around food play over the last couple of years, but where are we at now? Hear some examples from settings, split views and alternatives to common practice.
13:00 - 13:30
The Famly Interview: David Wright on the history of EY
David Wright was 2023’s recipient of the Nursery World’s Lifetime Achievement award for a reason. Cut David open, and he would bleed early years - and he has so much to share from his decades-long experience running the award-winning Paint Pots Nurseries as a hands-on leader. Join David and Matt from Famly as they discuss live David’s Nursery World talk about the history of Early Years, how we get more men into the sector, and how we tackle the big challenges facing teams across the country.
13:45 - 14:15
Ofsted - ‘A curriculum for all – inclusion in the early years’
During this session, Wendy and Sam will share how a well-thought-out curriculum can support all children to do well, including those who have SEND. Wendy and Sam will share what Ofsted’s research says about how to do this and provide some practical advice on the best areas to focus on. Wendy and Sam will also explain how the interactions practitioners have with children can be central to the graduated response set out in SEND legislation.
14:30 - 15:00
The Famly Interview: Jaqueline Harding on play and the brain
Dr Jaqueline Harding knows a thing or two about developing brains. Whether it’s advising the creators of Teletubbies, or the government, Jaqueline brings her deep understanding of neuroscience and early years. Hear Jaqueline and Matt from Famly talk all about why developing brains love to play, what it’s like advising children’s tv shows the world over, and all about the important work of the Bright Start Foundation.
15:15 – 15:45
Sustainable Development Goals – Why they apply to every single one of us
Sustainability is not simply about recycling and being eco-friendly. From gender equality to addressing poverty – to build a more sustainable society we need to start with our youngest generation by building strong foundations. We will reflect on how we can be more sustainable in the widest sense, what this looks like in our settings, and what we already do that’s putting us on track, globally, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.