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Igniting Potential: The Best of the Early Years Summit on Speech, Language and Communication

Leading International Speakers · Unique insights and practical tips

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Details of the 2023 Speech, Language and Communication Summit

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Sally Haughey

Sally Haughey

Find out from Play Expert Sally Haughey why she focuses on oral language skills and learn 3 great techniques for introducing them into your practice today

Sally Haughey

Why focus on Oral Language Skills?

Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Alistair Bryce-Clegg

How understanding language development can help practitioners and parents support children's communication

Alistair
Bryce-Clegg

The Language Development Process

Prof Sam Wass

Professor Sam Wass

Learn why it’s important to understand the neuroscience behind the leader-follower dynamics of early infant-caregiver interactions.

Professor Sam Wass

Proactive or Reactive?

Dr Lucretia Berry & Dr Tehia Glass

Dr Lucretia Berry & Dr Tehia Glass

Discover how we can make a significant difference by altering the language we use and the power of using positive, affirming words with young children.

Dr Lucretia Berry & Dr Tehia Glass

Use of Language

Molly Potter

Molly Potter

Learn how using the language of emotions can be used to address children's behaviour and key advice on how to become more emotionally intelligent.

Molly Potter

The Language of Emotions

Heeral Davda

Heeral Davda

Discover some of the possible pitfalls of using the ‘word gap’ as a measure of language ability in young children. How to use the Early language identification measure and intervention (ELIM) tool in a culturally sensitive way

Heeral Davda

Challenges of the ‘Word Gap'

Dr Amanda Gummer

Dr Amanda Gummer

Learn how play can open channels of communication for children and why holistic play and having fun is so powerful

Dr Amanda Gummer

Playful Communication

Dr Claire Warden

Dr Claire Warden

Using Talking and Thinking Floorbooks® and Talking Tubs as tools for encouraging the development of children's speech, language and communication

Dr Claire Warden

Talking & Thinking Floorbooks

Nick Dux

Nick Dux

Learn how ‘Transformative Communication’ can be used to improve children’s inner voice, including the strategy of the 4 ‘E’s – Empathy, Expectation, Empowerment and Evidence

Nick Dux

Transformative Communication

Dr Inas Ismail & Omar Massoud

Dr Inas Ismail & Omar Massoud

How to support children’s language and communication using the Autsera App, especially for children with SEND or autism

Dr Inas Ismail & Omar Massoud

Autsera App

Helen Robinson

Helen Robinson

Learn how Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) can be used in a variety of ways to support all children in your setting

Helen Robinson

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Dr Joanne Cleland

Dr Joanne Cleland

Learn how Speech and Language Therapists can use visual biofeedback such as ultrasound tongue imaging for young children with developmental Speech Sound Disorders

Dr Joanne Cleland

Visual Biofeedback

Charlotte Davies

Charlotte Davies

Learn how auditory processing can affect speech and language, how therapy can help and the holistic nature of young children’s development.

Charlotte Davies

Auditory Processing

Sophie Hutton

Sophie Hutton

Learn how to make an environment truly inclusive and the benefits of having speech and language ‘interventions’ built into everyday routines

Sophie Hutton

The Inclusive Environment

Dr Kate Rowley

Dr Kate Rowley

Learn how can deaf children be supported to develop good language skills, especially if there is a focus on phonics. * This session is signed in BSL as well as spoken

Dr Kate Rowley

Deafness

Dr Kathryn Murray

Dr Kathryn Murray

Learn how to design your environment to support communication opportunities and language building using the Brain-SET Environments Formula

Dr Kathryn Murray

Brain-SET Environments

Lukas Ritson

Lukas Ritson

Learn about the rituals of ‘yarning circle’ and how spaces can be designed to encourage social interaction, language and communication

Lukas Ritson

Yarning Circles

Kirsty Godfrey & Same Sleeman-Boss

Kirsty Godfrey & Sam Sleeman-Boss

Learn why Ofsted have prioritised language and communication, and ideas for your curriculum.

Kirsty Godfrey & Sam Sleeman-Boss

Ofsted on Language & Communication

Rebecca Skinner & Becky Poulter Jewson

Rebecca Skinner & Becky Poulter Jewson

 Learn why it is so important to listen with all our senses and using children’s schematic play as a form of communication

Rebecca Skinner & Becky Poulter Jewson

‘To be listened to is to be loved'

Dr Shelley Stravitz

Dr Shelley Stravitz

Learn how the 5 pillars of the ACERS model can help children with autism and improve children’s speech and language

Dr Shelley Stravitz

The ACERS Model

Joanne Jones & Vicky Robinson

Joanne Jones & Vicky Robinson

Learn about the benefits of having both a communication AND sensory inclusive environment

Joanne Jones & Vicky Robinson

Nurturing Environments Specialist Training

Tasha Bretten

Tasha Bretten

Find out how to use music and movement in your practice to help children’s speech and language

Tasha Bretten

Music, Movement & SLC

Jennifer Ellison

Jennifer Ellison

Find out how to make your setting to be Makaton friendly and accessible for all children

Jennifer Ellison

Makaton Ready

Dr Lynn Williams

Dr Lynn Williams

Discover the links between health and communication disabilities, and an update on the Profiles of Early Expressive Phonological Skills (PEEPS) tool

Dr Lynn Williams

Communication Disabilities & Health Disparities

Get Your 2023 Summit Recordings here

Or get the recordings of our previous summits including Speech & Language, Literacies, Outdoor Play, Physical Development, PSED and more here...

Get any of the Summit Recordings in our Online Store

And don't forget you can get a brilliant free “summit-like” Early Years video over at Early Years TV every week.

The Speech, Language and Communication Summit brings together a brand new collection of leading speakers and thought provoking topics from around the world.

Why Should I Join The Early Years Summit?

Incredible Value – The summit is entirely FREE during the whole summit week, with hours of amazing expert interviews. Every purchase also gets access to our interactive workbook, created to help you achieve your learning outcomes – and you can also buy the transcripts of each interview and a professional development certificate.

Any recording purchase gives you Lifetime access so have the information at your fingertips when YOU need it the most

The summit is 100% Online – so you can attend in the comfort of your own home, or even the bath! Watch the videos at your convenience at any time during the summit week. As soon as each day's videos are released at 9am you can watch them from then to the end of the summit on Sunday.

Listen to international speakers that are experts in their field from around the world. The summit gives you a once in a lifetime collection of speakers, from around the world, all in one place. You can watch whenever you're ready each day, no matter where in the world you are!

Here's What People Are Saying…

“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.”

David Wright

Owner, Paint Pots Nurseries

“Another fabulously informative summit. You really have given us a broad overview with some staggeringly amazing tips and underpinning nuggets on how best to work with our children once we go back into the nursery. Language and communication is obviously going to be so vital in this work.”

Bridget Thomson

“I love the Early Years Summit and still follow and interact with some of the speakers from it. I look forward to it every year and recommend it to lots of people ? “

Katie Richardson Beavis

Summit Attendee

“This will be my third summit. I have learnt so much from the talks and it has had a big impact on the children I teach and the support that I can offer parents ?”

Sophie MacInnes

Summit Attendee

This Is What Previous Attendees Said…

“This whole summit and videos are absolutely amazing!! I love Speech & Language… I’ve had years of working in EYFS and worked closely with SLT services, so as you can imagine, this is music to my ears.  I have two huge note books which I am using to make notes in as well as adding all the website info so I can research later on.  I am always a sceptical about ‘free’ things but this has been an absolute revelation.  Amazing!  Thank you so very much for making this available in this way.  I am thrilled with all the content and the amount of knowledge I have gained just through this week!!”

Allison Ellis

Summit Attendee

“Just want to give you a big shout out for your fantastic hard work to bring such experienced professionals to brush up our knowledge to help us to recognise the work we are doing with the children and how  we can improve it further to support the well-being of the children in our care.
I bought the recordings and  I’m throughly enjoying every second of listening to all these lovely people. Best summit ever!! Thank god I didn’t miss out on it. Keep up with the good work!!”

Anjal Ahluwalia

Summit Attendee

“I’ve listened  to some of the speakers, and was very impressed. Thank you for providing such a wide range of insight into the field of language acquisition in young children. A lot of the ideas and practices described build on years of amazing work by early years educators. For years I worked as a nursery teacher with children and families for whom English was an additional language. This summit is invaluable as a learning resource for all: parents, careers and early years professionals.”

Ann Fitton

Summit Attendee

“As a final year speech and language therapy student I am currently working my way through all the fantastic interviews from the Early Years Summit. There is such a wealth of knowledge and expertise available so I wanted to thank you for putting it all together. The Summit has been very useful just before I begin my role as a newly qualified paediatric Speech and Language Therapist.”

Melissa

Summit Attendee

Get Your 2023 Summit Recordings here

Or get the recordings of our previous summits including Speech & Language, Literacies, Outdoor Play, Physical Development, PSED and more here...

Get any of the Summit Recordings in our Online Store

And don't forget you can get a brilliant free “summit-like” Early Years video over at Early Years TV every week.

Kathy Brodie

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.

Kathy Brodie

How Does It Work?

Register

Register for the FREE Summit

Join the Summit

On Monday May 29th click the link in your registration email to watch each day's videos

Enjoy

If you want Lifetime access to the whole summit, to watch again and again, you can buy the recordings, transcripts or summit certificate here.

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Childcare Expo

Childcare & Education Expo is a must-attend event for everyone working in the early years and primary sectors. The events are designed to inform and inspire visitors giving them fresh ideas, activities and resources to take back to their education settings.

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Bloomsbury Education

Discover LET’s TALK, a series to help grown-ups and children have meaningful conversations about BIG topics.

Packed with fun and warmth and written by PSHE expert and Early Years Summit speaker Molly Potter, these are must-have books for supporting children’s social, emotional and mental wellbeing.

Perfect for dipping in and out of, they cover a wide range of topics including feelings, diversity, relationships and mental health in a refreshing and accessible manner. Plus they include vibrant illustrations and notes to support adults and provide more ideas to use with children.

Perfect for children aged 4+!

Christie & Co

Christie & Co is the leading specialist advisor for buying and selling businesses within the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECEC) market.

We offer unrivalled insight and expertise for business property owners including brokerage, consultancy, finance and RICS regulated professional services.

Our services are underpinned by in-depth market intelligence and regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Our Childcare and Education Team is renowned across the industry as market leaders and as the ‘go to’ business and property advisors for the full spectrum of the ECEC market, supporting first-time buyers to established corporate groups across the UK and beyond.

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Childcare Marketing

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Mindstretchers Academy

Their mission is to help children flourish in education.

Mindstretchers Academy is the home of child-led inquiry & nature-based learning. It is a place where early years educators from around the globe can access practical, research-based training materials.

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Improving and Inspiring Practice

Plus you get a free Professional Development Certificate for every interview you watch covering the topic and the length of time of the training. Over a year that can add up to over 25 hours of certified professional development!

With Early Years TV Premium you get access to all our amazing interviews with the very best Early Years experts – current, past and future – for as long as you remain a member.

Join Early Years TV Premium Here

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the expert interviews?

First, you need to register for the summit using any of the free registration buttons or forms.

After registration you'll be sent a link to the summit live page which you can use when the summit starts on Monday May 29th.

We'll also send you an email every day during the summit with details of that day's featured videos. The link will remain the same each day so you can bookmark it and come back whenever you want during summit week.

Do I need any special equipment to watch the videos?

The summit interviews can be viewed on any modern computer, tablet or phone.

The main requirement is that you have a fast enough internet connection for the videos to play. If you can watch youtube videos from your device then you should be fine to watch the summit videos too (and they'll be much more useful for you!)

If you buy the recordings you'll get lifetime access to watch the videos and will also be able to download them. You'll need a computer with enough hard disk space if you want to download the videos.

How long will I have access to the interviews for?

The videos will be live on the site to watch for free until the end of the summit on Sunday June 4th 2023.

If you want to watch the interviews after then you'll need to buy the recordings which will give you lifetime access.

Can I share interviews with my colleagues & friends?

We encourage you to share details of the summit with your friends and colleagues so they can register to get access themselves.

We do ask, however, that you don't share copies of the recordings you buy. Payment entitles you to a copy of the recordings for use by one person only. If you are found in violation of this in any way (including, but not restricted to, intranet) your access to the videos will be terminated immediately, without notice and without refund.

If your colleagues or friends would like a copy of the recordings they'll need to buy themselves. We've made the price of the recordings low so that hopefully everyone can afford to get a copy.

Please remember, the Early Years Summit is almost entirely funded by purchases of the recordings. If people share the recordings instead of purchasing them then the summit won't be able to continue.

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

Just email us at support@kathybrodie.com and we'll get back to you straight away to fix your problem.

Get Your 2023 Summit Recordings here

Or get the recordings of our previous summits including Speech & Language, Literacies, Outdoor Play, Physical Development, PSED and more here...

Get any of the Summit Recordings in our Online Store

And don't forget you can get a brilliant free “summit-like” Early Years video over at Early Years TV every week.