9:30 am - 3:30 pm


Centre Island

Ellesmere Port

CH65 2AL

Alliance Member Price

£90+VAT & fees

Non Alliance Member Price

£160+VAT & fees

Ignite Early Years Conference with Jan Dubiel and Ruth Swailes

What now for Early Years?

This conference aims to address the current issues facing EYFS including the changes to the EYFSP, Development Matters and Curriculum for YR.

Drawing on their Early Years expertise Ruth and Jan will explore these issues and support leaders and teachers to consider what this means for them in practice. Jan will also share his unique national and International perspective on Early Childhood Education, based on his experience of working  at the interface between policy and practice as both an Early Years Teacher, and Policy Adviser with QCDA .

Ruth will be using her expertise and experience to share ideas on how best to develop children’s language, vocabulary, skills and knowledge in the early years classroom.

Session overview

9.30 – 11.15  Jan Dubiel, Perspectives on the National and International picture in EYFS, what does it mean for us?


11.45  – 1.00   Workshops

Michael Follett – CEO of Opal (Outdoor play and learning) High quality playtimes, better co operation, CoEL outdoors

Demonstrating best practice in EY to non EY specialists and external advisors

Effective Assessment in EYFS

Sharing best practice from Ignite schools


2.15 – 3.30 Keynote 2 Ruth Swailes –  Communication, vocabulary and reading in the EY curriculum

Please note that you will be required to provide the name and direct email address of the delegates attending when you make a booking so that information and reminders can be sent out before each session. Please ensure that this information is accurate