Early Years 2016 – Let’s start with the child: developmentally appropriate practice in the early years

Join EYE (Early Years Educator) and Practical Pre-School magazines for their 15th must-attend annual one-day conference at Maple House in Birmingham on Friday 16th September 2016.

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.


Early Years Educator, Practical Pre-School and Practical Pre-School Books

The conference is organised by Early Years Educator magazine (EYE), Practical Pre-School magazine and Practical Pre-School Books.

Early Years Educator is the monthly magazine and website which is essential reading for all those who work in early years. EYE takes an in-depth, analytical approach to the early years and is designed to provide readers with information, advice and guidance that supports their daily practice and development. To learn more about EYE and to subscribe, please click here.

Practical Pre-School magazine, incorporating Childcare, is a monthly magazine designed to support early years and nursery practitioners in their work. Packed with practical activities linked to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and supported by an engaging mix of professional features that explore areas including Ofsted, policy, management, child development and behaviour. To learn more about Practical Pre-School, please click here.

Practical Pre-School Books has the simple goal of offering you, the early years practitioner, practical and easy-to-use resources that we know will work in your day to day practice. Our titles are designed for professionals of all levels involved in children's early learning, and are suitable for students and early years practitioners. To learn more about Practical Pre-School Books. please click here.