Read about our successful 2017 Annual Conference...
Many Thanks to all of our speakers, seminar leaders, exhibitors and of course delegates for making our EY Annual Conference 'Move it...Think it...Learn it!' a tremendous success!
The early years are a crucial time for children’s development. One in five children are already overweight or obese before they start school and only one in ten children aged two to four meets the UK Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines for this age group.’ HM Government: Childhood Obesity, A Plan of Action August 2016
Keeping children active not only aids physical development it also stimulates the mind and promotes all areas and characteristics of learning.
This years conference theme is about the importance of keeping children active, from role playing to creative outdoor activities our speakers will ensure that practitioners leave the day enthused, excited and ready to exercise their learning!
A little about the guest speakers:
Neil Griffiths A former Headteacher and consultant Neil is the creator of the internationally acclaimed storysack concept and has been Director of a National Literacy Project in the U.K. He is currently a freelance speaker and has worked extensively around the world. He has a passion for children’s literature and is the author of 36 children’s picture books. Notorious for ‘bringing stories to life’ Neil’s sessions are informative, highly practical and an experience to remember!
Pete Moorhouse is passionate about encouraging creative thinking in Early Years Education. He has over 25 years experience working with schools and works regularly in Early Years settings as an artist in residence. He adores supporting settings to create stimulating in and outdoor environments and his enthusiasm for woodwork is wonderous! As an artist Pete is a professional sculptor with an impressive portfolio of sculpture and public art commissions.
Alice Sharp renowned as a brilliant speaker and presenter is an Early Years specialist, MD of Experiential Play and owner of resource company Wonderbox. She currently works with many local authorities and departments across Britain addressing the imminent changes towards experiential learning throughout nursery and primary schools. She is the author of three books and four DVDs and is invited to various parts of the Globe to share her ideas and practice.