The 2nd Enable conference offers participants an exciting range of opportunities for professional development and networking as well as reflection. 

It is packed with a range of respected speakers on Early Years, from the welcome address focusing on well-being by Jenny Mosely and morning keynotes dedicated to leadership in the early years by June O’Sullivan and inclusion by Jackie Harland respectively, to the panel on the rights of children in closing.

The main addresses are followed by a choice of total 12 workshops offered in the late morning and early afternoon that cover a wide range of topics, which affect our work with young children.  From examination of the Vygotskian perspective of early learning, recent research on play and learning (including the Montessori and Feuerstein approaches to working with young children) to practical themes such as exploring ideas for circle time, story-telling and supporting children’s creativity, these workshops will provide participants with an opportunity to gain important skills that will enhance their current practice. Delegates will also have the opportunity to explore the importance of self-regulation for learning, the impact of trauma on vulnerable children, and  to examine the challenging issue of literacy in the early years.

The panel on children’s rights will include participants from as wide ranging fields as Think Equal, Lego Education, Save Childhood Movement, The Centre for Research on Play in Education and the Upstart organisation.

It promises to be an enriching day and you are warmly invited to participate.  Last year’s delegates were delighted with their learning on the day, so book now on http://www.enableearlyyears.com/programme/