Five inspiring Speakers | Copies of Slides | Supporting Resources
Certificate for your CPD
Keynotes / Presentations:
David Wright, Back to Basics: The Role of the Adult
In this extremely informative presentation, David brings us back to basics to our role as carers and adults for the children in our lives reminding us of our main responsibilities of care and education with emphasis on communication and interactions. He touches on the importance of building strong relationships with the children and explores meaningful conversations and how to ‘tune-in’ to children.
Sarah Hardwell, Parental engagement and Speech, Language and Communication
During her presentation, Sarah explores how speech, language and communication can improve social mobility through education and how this is can be embedded and encouraged in the Early Years; she also provides an insight on how she promotes this and communicates with parents to engage them and help them understand to further support their children.
James Butler, I’m All About the Base
James explores the Reception Baseline Assessment, which was due to be introduced in September 2020 for all children starting in Reception, what it may involve and what it will mean for the Early Years Sector. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the various lockdowns the implementation has now been postponed to Autumn 2021, so James’ presentation is as relevant today as it was when it was recorded in 2020.
Note: The hand-outs for this presentation have been updated to provide the current documents and information relating to Baseline Assessment.
Dr Helen Simmons, Surveillance of Modern Motherhood: Experiences of attending a Parenting Course
During her presentation, Helen shares her research which explores the experiences of mothers of children aged 0-3 years that have attended universal parenting courses. The aim of this research was to gain a deeper understanding of the factors that motivate mothers to attend a universal parenting course and to explore the wider experiences of early modern motherhood in the UK. This insightful keynote not only resonates with our own personal experiences, but is valuable in understanding the parents we work with.
Bridgit Brown, Staying Connected & Providing Continuity of Care Remotely
Bridgit shares the effect that the COVID-19 Lockdown had on the Pebbles Childcare business, how they kept connected with their children and their families and supported them in every way they could. At the time of recording, Bridgit was planning the re-opening of her childminding business and shares her thoughts around risk assessments, planning activities while ensuring the safety of the children, their families, her staff and her own family. With the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19, this personal look at what it means for Childminders and those that provide Early Education care in the home, is relevant today as when it was recorded.
On completion of the modules in this session and the submission of your reflection you will be awarded a certificate which you can download and save/print to evidence your participation as part of your Continuous Professional Development.
This ‘mini-conference’ has been constructed as a course on our EY Matters Online Training and Resource Platform,
with each Keynote set up as a separate module/lesson.
If you are not already registered with EY Matters, then you will need to do so in the checkout process in order to create your EY Matters Online account.
On completion of the check-out process, you will receive a link to ‘Start Your Course’ and your purchase will also be saved in your account. You can work through the presentations and additional resources at your own pace, you will need to login each time and your progress will be saved.