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Early Years Conference: Day of Play

Community Playthings - BESADay of Play, 9th May 2024, 09:30-17:00

St Mary's Venue, Marylebone, London

Two delegates per setting are invited. Each delegate much be registered under their own name.

Seize the opportunity to connect directly with skilled early years trainers and rub shoulders with some of the major thought leaders in the sector. Day of Play is a unique event that revives the joy and humour in the profession through inspirational talks and hands-on learning. Dive into workshops, enrich your understanding of child development, and take a moment to reflect on how to enhance your educational environments for maximum impact. Forge meaningful connections with other EY leaders in a relaxed and professional environment. Seven hours of CPD are available.

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Live demos

Discussions with design teams

Woodwork bench

Networking reception

Free training resources

Fun interactive museum

Guest speakers:

Purnima Tanaku OBE

Purnima leads the strategic direction of NDNA, the UK's strongest and biggest representative organisation for early years. She represents the early years sector to governments across 3 nations and is a regular commentator in the media on early education and childcare issues.

Hywel Roberts

Hywel is a highly sought-after speaker, storyteller, humorist, and educator.  He is the author of bestsellers ‘Oops! Getting Children to Learn Accidentally’ and ‘Botheredness’, and was recently described as a world leader in enthusiasm.

Laura Henry-Allain MBE

Laura Henry-Allain MBE is an award-winning international storyteller, educationalist, producer, consultant, and author of bestseller My Skin, Your Skin. She is the creator of the beloved JoJo and Gran Gran characters on CBeebies, and is the series’ associate producer.

Alison Featherbe

Alison is an authority in Early Years education, empowering providers to excel in the regulatory landscape for children aged 0-5. She advocates for play-based learning under the guidance of adept adults.

Dr Sharon Colilles

Now a Bath Spa University Senior Lecturer, researcher, consultant and Frohbel trustee, Sharon leverages her ten years of experience as a Nursery owner to advocate play-based learning and well-being for diverse learners.

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7 hours worth of seminars, competitions, and training opportunities available throughout the day.