Early Years Summit

The 2020 Early Years Summit:

Speech, Language and Communication

FREE CPD · Watch online at your convenience from your own home

Monday 1st June - Sunday 7th June

  • Confirmed speakers include: Pennie Brownlee, June O'Sullivan MBE, Elizabeth Jarman, Maggie Johnson, Jean Gross CBE, Dr Tanya Richardson, Dr Carla Solvason, Dr Tiffany P Hogan, Karen Nemeth, Justin Woolley and Emma Tunnicliffe, Nicola Lathey, Dr Kelly Burgoyne.
  • Topics include: typical speech and language development, selective mutism, bilingualism, communication without language and environments to encourage speech, language and communication - so you can help every child in your care and make sure that they are getting the right support, right from the start.
  • Incredible Value: every interview is available to watch for free during the summit week. No other conference or summit gives you so much for free!
  • Once in a lifetime speakers: You won't find such an incredible lineup of expert and specialist speakers from around the world with in-depth knowledge of Speech, Language and Communication anywhere else.
  • 100% Online: attend from the comfort of your own home, your setting or anywhere with an internet connection - even in the bath!
  • Watch at Your Convenience: wherever you are in the world, as long as your device has internet access and can play videos, you can watch the interviews at any time during the summit.
  • Special Bonus when you Register Today: immediate access to a free interview video with summit speaker Nicola Lathey discussing common speech and language concerns and giving advice for activities and strategies to address them.

Check back for updates with details of the summit speakers and topics in the next few weeks.


Examples of Interviews from Previous Summits

Each Early Years Summit interview typically lasts 30-45 minutes and we usually release 3 new interviews per day during the summit.

Here are some snippets from previous summit interviews.

Katrice Horsely

Former UK National Storytelling Laureate

Topic: The Power of the Narrative

Summit: Literacies

Julie Cigman

Author of ‘Getting Boys Up and Running in the Early Years’ and ‘Supporting Boys Writing in the Early Years’.

Topic: Early Writing

Summit: Literacies

Chanie Wilschanski

Early Childhood strategist and leadership coach for progressive early childhood directors who want to build a school of excellence.

Topic: Supporting staff with risk and challenge in Early Years Settings

Summit: Risk and Challenge in the Early Years

David Wright

Owner, Paint Pots Nurseries

"In her Early Years Summits, Kathy Brodie captures the best of current thinking, practice and research from those who not only have something important to contribute to our professional development but also demonstrate a passion to see children's lives improved. I have gained in my knowledge and outlook from every single item I have watched."


Your Host

Your host for the Summit is well known Early Years author and expert, Kathy Brodie.

She’s the author of multiple books on Early Years childcare and is the founder and organiser of the Early Years Summit and Early Years TV – the leading free online CPD resources for Early Years Practitioners and Educators globally.

She’s also created a number of online training courses covering Observation Assessment and Planning, Sustained Shared Thinking and Schematic play, which you can find here.

Our Summit Sponsors


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Silver Sponsor


First Discoverers is a unique online childcare resource run by Wesco GB, suppliers of high-quality childcare equipment for over 40 years. The site publishes regular informative, topical and academic articles aimed at childcare professionals and parents alike. Look out for their upcoming series of interviews with influential members of the Early Years community.

First Discoverers have also published a wide range of childcare eBooks and e-courses which are available to sign up to for free on their website. 

Silver Sponsor
Childcare & Education

The Christie & Co Childcare and Education team is renowned across the day nursery, education and specialist childcare sectors as the ‘go to’ advisers, providing services to the whole child centric business life cycle, from conception to exit.

For more information on Children's Day Nurseries, Specialist Childcare or Investment Opportunities from the specialists, click here

Or visit the website here:   www.christie.com

Silver Sponsor


Bloomsbury Early Years
 is the ultimate online resource for early years settings, with over 2000 activities linked to the curriculum and written by experienced practitioners.

Call 020 7631 5693 or go to www.bloomsburyearlyyears.com/signup for more information.

www.bloomsburyearlyyears.com

Silver Sponsor

A new, free, CPD certified, innovative online training platform, EY smart covers everything an early years professional needs to know in short, 10 minute courses. Developed by Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) in conjunction with the Open University, EY smart pulls together a series of sector-wide experts including Ofsted, Department for Education and Penny Tassoni MBE – PACEY President and well-known education consultant, author and trainer who specialises in the whole spectrum of learning and play within early years.

The EY smart content includes examples of best practice taken from a variety of real settings, with practitioners, children and parents to demonstrate examples and approaches. Each course then links theory and practice together in a meaningful way.

To see EY smart in action, click here.

and look out on social media for the hashtag #DoOneThing


Find the PACEY website here.

Silver Sponsor


The Early Years TV Food Channel brings you recipesmenus and expert nutritional advice to help you easily prepare healthy meals, specifically balanced to young children's nutritional requirements, that they'll love to eat.

Find out more on the website here: www.earlyyearsfood.tv


Here's Why You Should Attend the
Early Years Summit

Once-in-a-lifetime speakers

You won't find such an incredible lineup of expert authors, from around the world, with in-depth knowledge at any other conference. This is the dream team.  A unique opportunity.

We've hand picked speakers to make sure you get the full breadth of coverage on Speech, Language and Communication in its many forms. You'll get insights from seasoned practitioners, leading-edge thinkers and the latest research.

Incredible Value

Every interview is available ALL weekend for free. As each interview is released on they will then be free for the rest of the week, so you don't have to try and squash your viewing hours into one day. 

Once you have purchased the recordings, you have Lifetime Access. There is no expiry date so you can return to them time and again.

Attend from the comfort of your own home or setting

There's no travel or hotels to book, saving you money and avoiding you having to take time off work and arrange cover to attend, and spending time away from your family.

All the expert interviews can be viewed from home, your setting, or anywhere with an internet connection - even the bath!

Watch at your convenience

The expert interview videos will be available online so you can watch them at your own convenience, wherever you are in the world. As long as your device has internet and can play videos, you can watch the interviews - whether that's computer, phone, tablet or laptop.

And if you buy the recordings you will have access to them forever, so you can watch whenever it is most convenient for you.

High quality training for your continuing professional development - FREE! 

For many practitioners it's so hard to get access to high quality CPD at a reasonable price. The Early Years Summit has leading experts who will make a real contribution to developing your understanding.

The insights and practical ideas from our experts will help you become a better practitioner and most importantly, deliver better outcomes for your children.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

How do I access the expert interviews?

How long will I have access to the interviews for?

Can I share the interviews with my colleagues and friends?

Do I need any special equipment to watch the videos?

What if I have problems accessing the videos, my recordings  or transcripts - or any other problems with the summit?