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2017 Spring Summit: Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Well-Being: Strategies for Support

Some of the leading Early Years experts from around the world share their strategies for helping children develop their Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

Carmen Powell Early Years Advisor

I can't thank you enough for the interviews you are filming with these prominent professionals. It is a joy to hear them talk about quality interaction and relationships. The content is so useful to help support staff with children.

Not quite all the way through yet, but absolutely brilliant! Got something from everyone so far...very useful, thank you so much. Have bought the recordings, great for training staff.

Kim Benham Early Years Professional & Pre-School Manager
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Here's a Sneak Preview of all the things you'll learn in this Spring's Early Years Summit 

16 Expert Speakers sharing their in-depth, practical knowledge to help you support your children's personal, social and emotional development.
Personal Development
  • The vital skills of children’s self-regulation and independence
  • The importance of a ‘significant other’
  • How anxiety can affect learning, and what we can do to stop this
  • How transitions between home and setting can affect children and how to make them more effective
Social Development
  • Practical strategies for understanding and managing behaviour
  • How documentation can support a broad range of social development
  • The Reggio Emilia approach and what you can learn from it
  • Approaches to transitioning into Year 1 from Reception class
Emotional Development
  • Practitioners own wellbeing and the effect this can have on the children
  • Use of the Leuven scales to improve our practice
  • How neuroscience can inform good practice in your setting today
  • What attachment means and how we can use this

Our Expert Speakers

Prof. Chris Pascal
Jane Evans
Dr Suzanne Zeedyk
"Mrs M"
Debi Keyte-Hartland
Sonia Mainstone-Cotton
Sandi Phoenix
Wendy Baker
Marion Dowling
Alistair Bryce-Clegg
Dr Sue Allingham
Julia Manning-Morton
Rob Fox
Suzanne Axelsson
Mine Conkbayir
Prof. Tony Bertram

Sally Goddard Blythe

Find out more about each of our speakers here 

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Samantha Mihajlovic Kindergarten Teacher

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.

Jackie Young Early Years Professional & Pre-School Manager

The Summit Broadcast Schedule

Each interview will be posted up on the day below, and then available to watch until the end of the summit on Friday March 31st.

  • An overview of the importance of personal, social and emotional development
  • What is children’s self-regulation and why is it becoming so vital
  • How children’s independence can affect their ability to learn

Marion Dowling

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  • How anxiety in children manifests itself and the damage this can do
  • Strategies for reducing stress – for both children and staff

Jane Evans

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  • What is the High Achieving White Working Class boys research
  • The importance of a ‘significant other’ and how they can drastically improve outcomes for this class of children
  • The implications for our practice

Prof. Chris Pascal & Professor Tony Bertram

  • Why drop-off & pick-up times are so important in a child’s day
  • Supporting your staff and parents during drop offs and pick ups
  • Resources to help communicate the importance of drop offs and pick ups

Dr Suzanne Zeedyk

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  • How can we support the PSED of children aged birth to three
  • What are the implications if children’s PSED is neglected during this critical age range
  • Strategies to use with the birth to three age range

Julia Manning-Morton

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  • What is attachment and what does this mean for the children in our care?
  • Is there a ‘male perspective’ on attachment?

Rob Fox

  • Strategies for supporting children who are transitioning into Year 1 from Reception

Alistair Bryce-Clegg

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  • How does behaviour manifest itself in our settings
  • What strategies can we use to help children?

Sandi Phoenix

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  • How can autism affect children’s PSED?
  • What strategies can we use to help support children?

"Mrs M"

  • What is pedagogical documentation
  • How can we use this to support PSED
  • Strategies for improving your documentation

Debi Keyte-Hartland

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  • Typical behaviours we may see in children with anxiety
  • Things we can do in the classroom to reduce this

Wendy Baker

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  • What is the Reggio Emilia approach?
  • How does this vary to other pedagogies?
  • Strategies for using the Reggio Emilia approach for supporting children’s personal, social and emotional development

Suzanne Axelsson

  • Why it is vital for practitioners to ensure their own well-being is being nurtured
  • How mindfulness can help practitioners

Sonia Mainstone-Cotton

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  • What do we mean by the term neuroscience
  • How can we use this to support children’s PSED
  • What developments are likely in the future in the field of neuroscience

Mine Conkbayir

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  • What are the Leuven Scales and where did they come from
  • How can we use the Scales to improve our practice

Dr Sue Allingham

Here's Why You Should Attend The Spring 2017 Early Years Summit

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.

Watch at your convenience

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 on Friday March 30th. 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 forever.

Once-in-a-lifetime speakers

You won't find such an incredible lineup of expert speakers with in-depth knowledge at any other conference. 

We've hand picked speakers to make sure you get the full breadth of coverage of Personal, Social and Emotional Development. You'll get insights from the latest research along with "in the field" experience from front-line practitioners.

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 the very best, in-depth training from leading experts - and it's FREE!

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsor: iConnect

Connect Childcare gives back valuable time to nurseries by making every day processes, like registers, billing and EYFS observations, quick and simple.

We provide management software and EYFS tracking systems for nurseries using the latest internet and touchscreen technologies to make laborious, repetitive manual processes a thing of the past.

Silver Sponsor: First Discoverers

First Discoverers is a unique online childcare resource run by Wesco GB. The site publishes weekly informative, topical and academic articles aimed at childcare professionals and parents alike.

As well as their weekly posts, First Discoverers also create free downloadable eBooks. Previous titles include ‘The Science of Childcare’ and ‘What Makes an Outdoor Learning Environment?’ the latest eBook ‘EYFS Developmental Milestones’ is available to download now.

Silver Sponsor: Pre-School Learning Alliance

The Pre-school Learning Alliance is the largest and most representative early years membership organisation in England.

A registered educational charity, the Alliance represents 14,000 member settings and supports them to deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.

Alliance members receive free CPD online training opportunities, access to specialist legal advice and an information service, competitive insurance, produce specialist publications, run acclaimed training courses, quality improvement packages and campaign to influence early years policy and practice.

Silver Sponsor: PACEY

PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.

Formed in 1977, we support everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality childcare and early learning; and champion the vital role practitioners play in helping prepare children for a bright future.

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