Early Years 2016 – Let’s start with the child: developmentally appropriate practice in the early years
Now, more than ever, with the introduction of Early Years Teacher Status, and the government’s drive to make greater use of school provision for early years places, it is vital that all early years educators, no matter at what level they are working, or in what kind of setting, provide children with teaching, environments, and learning opportunities that are grounded in the Early Years Foundation Stage, making full use of the Characteristics of Effective Learning, as well as being founded on sound early years research and pedagogy.
Taking cues from the areas of learning of the Early Years Foundation Stage, the seminars and workshops will examine early years teaching and how we can ensure the needs of the child are always the starting place for any interpretation of policy, or for any development in the wider education field. Every child has their own needs and requirements, and good early years practice will be underpinned by certain values and beliefs that will ensure that every child gets the best start in life, regardless of circumstance.
‘Early Years 2016 – Let’s start with the child: developmentally appropriate practice in the early years ’ brings together well-renowned early years experts, respected educationalists, and experienced practitioners to offer a range of deliverable, evidence-based, practical approaches, support and guidance.
This conference is designed to provide delegates with relevant, useable, practical guidance that can help inform provision and be put into practice straightaway. The conference programme is delivered through a mix of seminars and workshops by a strong mix of speakers from across the early years and is designed to foster thinking and encourage debate.