The Early Years and Childcare Workforce Conference – 14th November (Maidstone)

If you are interested in building your workforce capacity and extending your free childcare offer – then you cannot afford to miss the Workforce Conference.

Taking place at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel in Maidstone, the Workforce Conference aims to enable you to:

to gain an understanding of the changes set out in the Department for Education’s Early Yearsworkforce strategy

to get clarification on delivery of qualifications for early years educators

benefit from the opportunity to discuss the realities of putting the proposed workforce changes into practice

to gain insight from a best practice enhancing quality for young children through continual workforce support and professional development

The Guest Speakers and Workshop leaders, include:

Penny Tassoni-  is the UK's leading author in childcare and Early Years education.  Well known educational consultant, author and trainer, who specialises in the whole spectrum of leadership, learning and play.

Julie Revels-  has an extensive track record of supporting, providing advice, devising and providing training and professional development covering a wide range of aspects in relation to early years

John Warren - John Warren is the Managing Director of John Warren Consultancy. He was voted in 2016 as one of the Top Ten most influential people in childcare by Nursery Management Today and a Director

There will also be a series of business critical workshop sessions, including:

Leadership in a changing landscape:  The change being driven by 30 Hours of Free Childcare?

Developing and Sustaining Diversity in the Workplace:  How strong leadership can support and encourage a diverse workforce, specifically encouraging and retaining more men in the sector.

The Underpinning Principles of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms:  New guidance from September 2017 for local authorities and providers

Building and improving on the Local Offer:  Supporting children with SEND and effective ways of using additional funding

Importance of a robust Performance Management process in Early Years:  Gain insight as to how an established performance management process can support staff motivation and the settings quality improvement agenda

Growing and Developing your Workforce:  Tap into the uniqueness and strengths of your team to build capacity within the workforce

You will also have an opportunity to network with colleagues and visit a range of market stalls offering advice, support and information to delegates.

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