Early Years Conference 2018

Building Children's Futures

Due to last year’s success, we are happy to announce the conference will once again be offered over two days, enabling more professionals to attend this higher level conference.  The dates are Thursday 1st March and Friday 2nd March 2018.

Building Children's Futures

This year we are delighted to have two internationally renowned keynote speakers who will deliver higher level presentations in the morning. This will be followed by two workshops of your choice in the afternoon. This year’s keynote speakers are:

Jean Gross (CBE)

Jean Gross is an education expert who has led many national initiatives aimed at improving the learning, attainment and wellbeing of disadvantaged children and those with special educational needs.

Jean is committed to “making a difference for children and young people who don’t have much going for them in their lives.” She is interested in providing advice and support to those who share this commitment and are working at a strategic level to make change happen for children.

Jean's keynote: Resilient children

In her keynote Jean will explore the magic trio of factors that enable these children to succeed against the odds. She will describe ways in which practitioners can help children develop the personal strengths needed to cope with challenges, hardship or adversity, becoming great early learners who can ‘bounce back’ after struggles and setbacks.

Penny Tassoni

Penny Tassoni is a well-known education consultant, author and trainer who specialises in the whole spectrum of learning and play. Penny has written over 30 books many of which are best sellers in the sector. Penny is a sought after speaker both in the UK and internationally where she has worked in Istanbul, China and Japan.

Penny’s keynote: Reducing Educational Disadvantage

In her keynote Penny will analyse and explore how we can reduce educational disadvantage reflecting the subject of her latest professional book ‘Reducing Educational Disadvantage’ which received the ERA Award for Early Years 2017.

Date and venue

Thursday 1 March 2018 or Friday 2 March 2018

Marriott Hotel, Kingfisher Way, Huntingdon PE29 6FL


EY Member £75

EY Non-member/Children’s Centre £100

Out of county settings & schools £160

Schools/Maintained/Academy/Independent – EY member £150

Schools/Maintained/Academy/Independent – EY non-member £160

Please note

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Members who have purchased the Training and Support Bundle (C) can book two conference places of their choice (subject to availability).

You will NOT be able to use training credits for the above conference.

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Early Years Training Centre

Email: eyctraining@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01223 706349