The Summit is now over, but you can still buy the recordings by clicking the button below...
Or get any of the previous summit recordings in the Online Store.
This was the easiest, most comfortable, convenient form of education I have ever been involved in! My daughter also participated in the Early Years Summit and introduced this concept to me which I absolutely loved. We have educated and cared for children for over 25 years may I say it was magnificent to meet and hear of others in our field all over the world! Kristal and I have picked up a few ideas from the summit introducing the ideas to our children and families have proved to be most successful and FUN!
Just want to tell you how much I am enjoying the Summit ... I have been introduced to some new things ... and have already looked into training to be an INPP as a direct result of your summit (I did not know about this role beforehand, and seems to be the missing link that I have been looking for all these years)!
Our 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– the leading free online CPD resource 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.
Dr Sue Elliot
Julie Ann White
Dr Red Ruby Scarlet
Toni and Robin Christie
Being at home outside
Early Childhood Outdoors
The National Centre for Outdoor Play, Learning and Wellbeing
Early Childhood Outdoors (ECO) is a social enterprise seeking to increase the amount and quality of outdoor experience for young children across the UK, through collaborative and enabling work with a wide range of development, teaching, research and design organisations providing support in this field, in order to maximise impact.
With the vision of more children thriving outdoors, more often and for longer, benefiting from richer and more meaningful environments offering authentic, rewarding and satisfying experiences, it aims to connect organisations and individuals, to build support capacity, and to deepen the pedagogy of being, playing and learning outdoors.
I just wanted to very quickly pop you an email to say how very much I am enjoying the Early Years Summit! For practitioners like myself who work in settings outside of the UK our opportunities for quality CPD can be very limiting. Having access to such a range of professional experts in the field of Early Years is quite a treat!!
Thank you! The interviews have been thought provoking and inspirational. I will be taking a great deal back to my setting.
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 1st April
Connect Childcare offer an established software package for managers, practitioners and parents. Nurseries choose us not because of the extra features in our software, but because they know they can trust us.
After 13 years in the industry, we offer more than just software. Our knowledge and experience is unrivalled and we understand the differences in the way childcare settings are run, as well as the challenges faced on a daily basis. We work closely with industry experts, like Kathy Brodie, to continually build on our knowledge of child development to ensure our tools really make a difference.
Connect Childcare’s award winning software takes advantage of modern technology whilst adhering to safeguarding guidelines. Our innovative approach has transformed the way childcare providers engage with parents, with over 180,000 parents now using the ParentZone app.
Nurseries choose Connect Childcare because they trust that it is the best choice for their future.
Where Early Years Means Business
Childcare Expo is a popular show for all those working in the early years sector, from nursery to primary and everything in between.
Are you looking to top up your CPD?
Source new play equipment?
Discover new ways to engage and interact?
Network with the outstanding community?
The show has been tailored for you!
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As an award winning, family run business, our vision is to bring the wonder of the natural world into play spaces in every Early Years setting.
Our bespoke, hand-crafted play installations overflow with natural resources allowing children of all ages the opportunity to explore, imagine and create. Using a wide range of natural products, we aim to design and produce outside areas that give developing minds and bodies the freedom to learn through unrestricted play.
Our unique artist-led design approach ensures that Early years staff and children can be part of the planning for their outdoor space. Our recent installations have included texture kitchens, fallen log climbing structures, wildflower turf, living walls, dry river bed water play, water walls, workshops, weighing tables, outdoor classrooms, willow structures, fire pits and outdoors quiet spaces.
Follow the link to see how we can help bring natural play to your Early Years 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.
The expert interview videos will be available online so you can watch them at your own convenience. 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 get the All-Access Pass, you’ll have access to all the interviews for a full year.
You won't find such an incredible lineup of expert authors with in-depth knowledge at any other conference.
We've hand picked speakers to make sure you get the full breadth of coverage on outdoor play and learning. You'll get insights from seasoned practitioners, leading-edge thinkers and the latest research.
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.
First, you need to register for the summit using any of the "Get Your FREE Ticket" buttons.
Then when the summit starts you'll be sent an email every day with a link to a web page where you can watch the summit expert interview videos online.
The videos will be live on the site to watch for free until the end of the summit on Sunday April 1st.
If you want to watch the interviews after then you'll need to buy an All Access Pass which will give you lifetime access to the recordings.
The All Access Pass is £10 if you buy before the summit starts, and £25 afterwards. You'll get details of how to buy the pass when you register for the summit.
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 your colleagues or friends would like a copy of the recordings they'll need to buy themselves. We've made the price of the pass low so that hopefully everyone can afford to get a copy while covering our costs for running the summit.
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.
Each of the Expert Interviews were free to view during the summit from 26th March - 1st April.
You can now buy the recordings to watch and learn at your own pace.