Early Years Summit

The 2019 Autumn Summit: Literacies

The Summit starts on Monday 28th October 2019 - watch out for previews!


Details of the Autumn 2019 Summit: Literacies

  • What type of 'literacies' are there?
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    What do children need to know before phonics?
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    How wordless books help reading
  • Musical literacy
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    Mathematical understanding
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    Physical literacy
  • Emotional and social literacies
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    Literacy, reading and writing progression
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    Boys writing

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 Speakers

(Look out for more soon)

Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

Jo Meakin

Zoe Greenhalgh

Dr Lala Manners

Alison Featherbe

Greg Bottrill

Molly Potter

Ann Baker

Connie Bergstein Dow

Katrice Horsely

Elaine Bennett

Prof Susan Neuman

Emma Hutchinson

Sharon Skade

The Summit Broadcast Schedule

Each interview will be posted on the day, as per the schedule below, and then available to watch until the end of the Summit on Sunday 3rd November

Mon 28th October 2019

Alistair Bryce-Clegg   Ideas for phonics teaching

Ann Baker Closing the Numeracy Gap

Sonia Mainstone Cotton Emotion Language


Tues 29th October 2019

Sally Neaum What comes before phonics

Molly Potter Emotional Literacy

Alison Featherbe Pre-writing Skills

Weds 30th October 2019

Greg Bottrill The Message Centre

Jo Meakin Where to find maths in the Early Years

Emma Hutchinson Music, language and additional needs

Thurs 31st October 2019

Katrice Horsely The Power of the Narrative

Zoe Greenhalgh Musical literacy

Elaine Bennett Maths and Boys

Fri 1st November 2019

Julie Cigman Mark Making and Boys

Connie Bergstein Dow Music, movement, maths and learning

Sharon Skade Physical Development Champions

Sat 2nd November 2019

Prof Sue Neuman Literacy Development

Dr Lala Manners Children's physical development

Brynn Welch Finding Diversity in Children's Literature

Sunday 3rd November 2019 - All videos are available for free

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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 all types of literacies - from Phonics to Physical. You'll get insights from seasoned practitioners, leading-edge thinkers and the latest research.

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. Each interview will be live from the time it's broadcast to the end of the summit. You can watch the interviews completely free at any time during that period.

And if you buy the recordings you will have access to them forever.

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?