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The Speech, Language & Communication Summit Recordings are now available for just £30


Summit Recordings

Each summit recording includes Lifetime Access to all the interviews in video and audio format to watch online or download to your computer.

Speech, Language and Communication Summit

  • Typical speech development
  • Environments for communication
  • Practice and Pedagogy
  • Child directed speech
  • Multilingual and dual language learners
  • Music and supporting speech development
  • Literacy, reading and writing progression
  • Makaton
  • Social communication disorders with autism
  • Selective mutism

£30
(approx $38 USD, $55 AUD)

14  Hours of Video

Featuring: June O'Sullivan MBE, Elizabeth Jarman, Dr Lakeisha Johnson, Prof Julian Pine, Greg Bottrill, Fran Paffard, Pennie Brownlee, Maggie Johnson, Sue Fisher, Libby Hill, Nancy Stewart, Julie Cigman, Dr Jessica Pitt, Jean Gross CBE, Di Chilvers, Dr Tanya Richardson, Dr Carla Solvason, Dr Tiffany P Hogan, Karen Nemeth, Justine Woolley and Emma Tunnicliffe, Nicola Lathey and Dr Kelly Burgoyne.

Featured Speakers

June O'Sullivan MBE

CEO of the London Early Years Foundation (LEYF)

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Dr Tiffany P Hogan

Director of SAiL and Professor at MGH Institute

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Elizabeth Jarman

Author and consultant


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Sue Fisher

Specialist consultant in Makaton


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Libby Hill

Speech and Language Therapist & consultant on Channel 4 'Born Naughty?'

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Dr Jessica Pitt

Lecturer in Music Education at The Royal College of Music


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Emma Tunnicliffe

Speech and Language Therapist



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Di Chilvers

Author and advisory consultant

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Dr Carla Solvason

Senior Lecturer at the University of Worcester


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Prof Julian Pine

Professor at the University of Liverpool & Director of LuCiD

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Greg Bottrill 

Author and Consultant


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Dr Tanya Richardson

Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton

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Nancy Stewart

Author and Consultant

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Karen Nemeth

Author, consultant and creator of CASTLE Approach


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Julie Cigman

Author and Consultant



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Dr Lakeisha Johnson

Assistant Professor University of the District of Columbia

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Dr Kelly Burgoyne

Lecturer at the University of Manchester


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Pennie Brownlee

Author and Consultant


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Nicola Lathey

Speech and Language Therapist and author


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Maggie Johnson

Author and Speech and language Therapist

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Fran Paffard

Senior Lecturer at the University of East London & The University of Cumbria

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Jean Gross CBE

Speaker & former English Government communication champion for children

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Justine Woolley

Speech and Language Therapist

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Literacies Early Years Summit 

  • What type of 'literacies' are there?
  • What do children need to know before phonics?
  • World of Words
  • Musical literacy
  • Mathematical understanding
  • Physical Literacy
  • Emotional and social literacies
  • Literacy, reading and writing progression
  • Early writing skills
  • Holistic links across all literacies

£30
(approx $38 USD, $55 AUD)

11  Hours of Video

Featuring: Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Dr Brynn Welch, Katrice Horsely. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, Greg Bottrill, Elaine Bennett, Jo Meakin, Molly Potter,  Prof Susan Neuman, Zoe Greenhalgh, Ann Baker, Emma Hutchinson, Dr Lala Manners, Connie Bergstein Dow, Sharon Skade, Sandi Phoenix, Julie Cigman, Alison Featherbe, Tamsin Grimmer and Barbara Schindelhauer.

Click here to find out more about the Literacies speakers and their topics


Challenge and Risk in the Early Years

  • Encouraging risk taking in cognitive development
  • Supporting parents on the benefits of risky play
  • The 6 types of risky play
  • Seeing risk from the child's perspective
  • Introducing woodworking into an Early Years setting
  • Outdoor environments for exploration and discovery
  • Froebel's view on adventurous play
  • How to help staff implement good risky play activities safely
  • How leaders affect risk taking with their staff in the setting
  • Japanese Early Years settings and their attitudes to risk taking
  • Risky play in the Reggio Emilia environment and pedagogy
  • Benefit/risk assessment and play policies in Early Years settings

£30
(approx $38 USD, $55 AUD)

9 Hours of Video

Featuring: Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Dr Diane Kashin, Rachel Buckler. Dr Mariana Brussoni, Pete Moorhouse, Chanie Wilschanscki, Sandi Phoenix, Julie Mountain, Sid Mohandas, Dr Tim Gill, Prof Ellen Sandseter, Kathryn Solly, Chris Phoenix, Niki Buchan, Helen Little and Helen Tovey.

Click here to find out more about the Challenge and Risk speakers and their topics


Leading Practitioners, Leading Practice 

  • Playfulness and Learning
  • Outstanding childminders environment
  • Self-narratives and practitioner wellbeing
  • The role of networks in supporting practitioners
  • The unique role of the Early Years in safeguarding children
  • Children's wellbeing as a manny/nanny
  • Babies' wellbeing
  • Outdoors Play and Learning

£30
(approx $38 USD, $55 AUD)

10.5 Hours of Video

Featuring: Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Vanessa Dooley, Lisa Stell, Christopher Phoenix, Jamel Campbell, Sarah Fillingham, Lauren Coulter, Rachel Buckler, Ursula Krystek-Walton, Sandi Phoenix, Daniel Butcher, Susan Stacey, Diana Suskind, Jon Rolnik, Tash Treveton, Nicole Halton, Professor Jan White, Claire Foster, Jill Watts, Kim Hunter, Viki Veale and Claire Martin.

Click here to find out more about the Leading Practitioners, Leading Practice speakers and their topics


Children's Outdoor Play and Learning

  • Natural Playspaces and Sustainability
  • "Resource Free" Outdoor Play
  • Arts and Outdoor Play
  • Designing Play Spaces that Meet Children's Needs
  • Puddle Play, Mud Kitchens and Spirituality
  • Nature Pedagogy in the UK and around the world
  • Learning from outdoor expeditions
  • Practical Experiences from Timbernook and Cedarsong

£30
(approx $38 USD, $55 AUD)

9.5 Hours of Video

Featuring: Jan White, Michael Follet, Dr Sue Elliott, Natalie Canning, Julie Mountain, Julie Ann White, Angela Hanscom, Juliet Robertson, Dr Red Ruby Scarlet, Kathryn Solly, Toni and Robin Christie, Terri Harrison, Claire Warden, Menna Godfrey, Erin Kenny and Liz Edwards

Click here to find out more about Children's Outdoor Play and Learning speakers and their topics


Physical Development

  • Children's Movement and Outdoor Provision
  • Outdoors and Nature Play
  • Early Childhood Reflexes and Physical Development
  • Healthy Postures for Children and Babies
  • Early Years Obesity and the Effects on Children's Development
  • Toddlers Moving and Learning
  • The Role of Music in Physical Development
  • The Practitioner's Role in Physical Development

£30
(approx $38 USD, $55 AUD)

10 Hours of Video

Featuring: Barbara Isaacs, Rae Pica, Maggie Dent, Sue Palmer, Dr Lala Manners, Jan White, Sally Goddard-Blythe, Sue Robb, Kathleen Porter, Helen Battelley, Prof Pat Preedy, Anne O'Connor, Nicola Burke, Steven White, Sharon Skade and Sandi Phoenix

Click here to find out more about the Physical Development Summit speakers and their topics 


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

  • Children's Independence and Self-Development
  • Improving PSED through Physical Development
  • Using the Leuven Scales
  • The Vital Role of the "Significant Other"
  • Drop-off and Pick-up Strategies
  • PSED in Birth to Three
  • The "Cups Philosophy" for PSED
  • Neuroscience to Support PSED
  • PSED for Children with Autism

£30
(approx $38 USD, $55 AUD)

Featuring: Sally Goddard-Blythe, Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Professor Chris Pascal & Professor Tony Bertram, Jane Evans, Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, Julia Manning Morton, Rob Fox, Sandi Phoenix, Michelle Myers, Debi Keyte Hartland, Wendy Baker, Suzanne Axelsson,  Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, Mine Conkbayir and Dr Sue Allingham

Click here to find out more about the Personal, Social & Emotional Well-Being Summit speakers and their topics


Talking With Children and Quality Interactions

  • Strategic Approaches to Talking with Children
  • Effective Questions and a Supporting Environment
  • Communication and Interaction with Babies
  • Collaboration in Early Years Practice
  • Having Fun with Language
  • Using Language with Pre-School and Reception Age Children
  • Peer Observations to Support Colleagues
  • The Parent's Perspective on Quality Interactions

£30
(approx $38 USD, $55 AUD)

Featuring: Marion Dowling, Penny Tassoni, Laura Henry, Julie Fisher, Ann Clare, Michael Jones, June O'Sullivan, Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Jane Bulkeley, Niki Buchan and Chris Reid

Click here to find out more about the Talking With Children Summit speakers and their topics

Summit Transcripts

Downloadable PDFs with detailed transcripts of all the interviews from each summit. We also have printed books available for the Spring 2017 Summit on Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Well-Being.


Speech, Language and Communication Summit

  • Typical speech development
  • Environments for communication
  • Practice and Pedagogy
  • Child directed speech
  • Multilingual and dual language learners
  • Music and supporting speech development
  • Literacy, reading and writing progression
  • Makaton
  • Social communication disorders with autism
  • Selective mutism

£18
(approx $22 USD or $33 AUD).

249 Pages

Featuring: June O'Sullivan MBE, Elizabeth Jarman, Dr Lakeisha Johnson, Prof Julian Pine, Greg Bottrill, Fran Paffard, Pennie Brownlee, Maggie Johnson, Sue Fisher, Libby Hill, Nancy Stewart, Julie Cigman, Dr Jessica Pitt, Jean Gross CBE, Di Chilvers, Dr Tanya Richardson, Dr Carla Solvason, Dr Tiffany P Hogan, Karen Nemeth, Justine Woolley and Emma Tunnicliffe, Nicola Lathey and Dr Kelly Burgoyne.


Literacies Early Years Summit 

  • What type of 'literacies' are there?
  • What do children need to know before phonics?
  • World of Words
  • Musical literacy
  • Mathematical understanding
  • Physical Literacy
  • Emotional and social literacies
  • Literacy, reading and writing progression
  • Early writing skills
  • Holistic links across all literacies

£18
(approx $22 USD, $33 AUD)

218 Pages

Featuring: Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Dr Brynn Welch, Katrice Horsely. Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, Greg Bottrill, Elaine Bennett, Jo Meakin, Molly Potter,  Prof Susan Neuman, Zoe Greenhalgh, Ann Baker, Emma Hutchinson, Dr Lala Manners, Connie Bergstein Dow, Sharon Skade, Sandi Phoenix, Julie Cigman, Alison Featherbe, Tamsin Grimmer and Barbara Schindelhauer.


Challenge and Risk in the Early Years Transcripts

  • Encouraging risk taking in cognitive development
  • Supporting parents on the benefits of risky play
  • The 6 types of risky play
  • Seeing risk from the child's perspective
  • Introducing woodworking into an Early Years setting
  • Outdoor environments for exploration and discovery
  • Froebel's view on adventurous play
  • How to help staff implement good risky play activities safely
  • How leaders affect risk taking with their staff in the setting
  • Japanese Early Years settings and their attitudes to risk taking
  • Risky play in the Reggio Emilia environment and pedagogy
  • Benefit/risk assessment and play policies in Early Years settings

£18
(approx $22 USD or $33 AUD).

174 Pages

Featuring: Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Dr Diane Kashin, Rachel Buckler. Dr Mariana Brussoni, Pete Moorhouse, Chanie Wilschanscki, Sandi Phoenix, Julie Mountain, Sid Mohandas, Dr Tim Gill, Prof Ellen Sandseter, Kathryn Solly, Chris Phoenix, Niki Buchan, Helen Little and Helen Tovey.


Leading Practitioners, Leading Practice Transcripts

  • Playfulness and Learning
  • Outstanding childminders environment
  • Self-narratives and practitioner wellbeing
  • The role of networks in supporting practitioners
  • The unique role of the Early Years in safeguarding children
  • Children's wellbeing as a manny/nanny
  • Babies' wellbeing
  • Outdoors Play and Learning

£18
(approx $22 USD or $33 AUD).

175 Pages

Featuring: Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Vanessa Dooley, Lisa Stell, Christopher Phoenix, Jamel Campbell, Sarah Fillingham, Lauren Coulter, Rachel Buckler, Ursula Krystek-Walton, Sandi Phoenix, Daniel Butcher, Susan Stacey, Diana Suskind, Jon Rolnik, Tash Treveton, Nicole Halton, Professor Jan White, Claire Foster, Jill Watts, Kim Hunter, Viki Veale and Claire Martin.


Children's Outdoor Play and Learning Transcripts

  • Natural Playspaces and Sustainability
  • "Resource Free" Outdoor Play
  • Arts and Outdoor Play
  • Designing Play Spaces that Meet Children's Needs
  • Puddle Play, Mud Kitchens and Spirituality
  • Nature Pedagogy in the UK and around the world
  • Learning from outdoor expeditions
  • Practical Experiences from Timbernook and Cedarsong

£18
(approx $22 USD or $33 AUD).

168 Pages

Featuring: Jan White, Michael Follet, Dr Sue Elliot, Natalie Canning, Julie Mountain, Julie Ann White, Angela Hanscom, Juliet Robertson, Dr Red Ruby Scarlet, Kathryn Solly, Toni and Robin Christie, Terri Harrison, Claire Warden, Menna Godfrey, Erin Kenny and Liz Edwards.


Physical Development Transcripts

  • Children's Movement and Outdoor Provision
  • Outdoors and Nature Play
  • Early Childhood Reflexes and Physical Development
  • Healthy Postures for Children and Babies
  • Early Years Obesity and the Effects on Children's Development
  • Toddlers Moving and Learning
  • The Role of Music in Physical Development
  • The Practitioner's Role in Physical Development

£18
(approx $22 USD or $33 AUD).

221 Pages

Featuring: Barbara Isaacs, Rae Pica, Maggie Dent, Sue Palmer, Dr Lala Manners, Jan White, Sally Goddard-Blythe, Sue Robb, Kathleen Porter, Helen Battelley, Prof Pat Preedy, Anne O'Connor, Nicola Burke, Steven White, Sharon Skade and Sandi Phoenix


Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Well-Being: Strategies for Support Transcripts

  • Children's Independence and Self-Development
  • Improving PSED through Physical Development
  • Using the Leuven Scales
  • The Vital Role of the "Significant Other"
  • Drop-off and Pick-up Strategies
  • PSED in Birth to Three
  • The "Cups Philosophy" for PSED
  • Neuroscience to Support PSED
  • PSED for Children with Autism

£18
(approx $22 USD or $33 AUD).)

189 Pages

Featuring: Sally Goddard-Blythe, Alistair Bryce-Clegg, Professor Chris Pascal & Professor Tony Bertram, Jane Evans, Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, Julia Manning Morton, Rob Fox, Sandi Phoenix, Michelle Myers, Debi Keyte Hartland, Wendy Baker, Suzanne Axelsson,  Sonia Mainstone-Cotton, Mine Conkbayir and Dr Sue Allingham

Downloadable PDF or Printed Book options available. P&P charged on printed book (£2 in UK, £5.50 in Europe £8 rest of world).

Summit Certificates

Downloadable and printable Continued Personal and Professional Development certificate. Purchase of the certificate gives you Lifetime access to a quiz which tests your knowledge of the content presented on the summit. You can do the quiz at any time at your convenience, either during the summit week or afterwards. Successful completion of the quiz allows you to download and print the certificate with your name and the date on it or you can store it electronically in your professional development file.

You'll need to correctly answer 80% of the questions on the Summit Quiz to get your certificate and you can have more than one attempt.

Speech, Language and Communication Summit Certificate

  • Typical speech development
  • Environments for communication
  • Practice and Pedagogy
  • Child directed speech
  • Multilingual and dual language learners
  • Music and supporting speech development
  • Literacy, reading and writing progression
  • Makaton
  • Social communication disorders with autism
  • Selective mutism

£12
(approx $15 USD, $22 AUD)

14  CPD Hours


Literacies Early Years Summit Certificate

  • What type of 'literacies' are there?
  • What do children need to know before phonics?
  • World of Words
  • Musical literacy
  • Mathematical understanding
  • Physical Literacy
  • Emotional and social literacies
  • Literacy, reading and writing progression
  • Early writing skills
  • Holistic links across all literacies

£12
(approx $15 USD, $22 AUD)

11 CPD Hours


Challenge and Risk in the Early Years Certificate

  • Encouraging risk taking in cognitive development
  • Supporting parents on the benefits of risky play
  • The 6 types of risky play
  • Seeing risk from the child's perspective
  • Introducing woodworking into an Early Years setting
  • Outdoor environments for exploration and discovery
  • Froebel's view on adventurous play
  • How to help staff implement good risky play activities safely
  • How leaders affect risk taking with their staff in the setting
  • Japanese Early Years settings and their attitudes to risk taking
  • Risky play in the Reggio Emilia environment and pedagogy
  • Benefit/risk assessment and play policies in Early Years settings

£12
(approx $15 USD, $22 AUD)

9 CPD Hours


 Practitioners Leading Practice Certificate

  • Playfulness and Learning
  • The Outstanding Childminders Environment
  • Practitioner Wellbeing
  • Supporting Practitioners in a setting
  • Safeguarding
  • Children's wellbeing
  • Outdoor Play and Learning
  • Outdoor Play in a Digital Age

£12
(approx $15 USD, $22 AUD)

10.5 CPD Hours


Children's Outdoor Play and Learning Certificate

  • Natural Playspaces and Sustainability
  • "Resource Free" Outdoor Play
  • Arts and Outdoor Play
  • Designing Play Spaces that Meet Children's Needs
  • Puddle Play, Mud Kitchens and Spirituality
  • Nature Pedagogy in the UK and around the world
  • Learning from outdoor expeditions
  • Practical Experiences from Timbernook and Cedarsong

£12
(approx $15 USD, $22 AUD)

9.5 CPD Hours


Physical Development Certificate

  • Children's Movement and Outdoor Provision
  • Outdoors and Nature Play
  • Early Childhood Reflexes and Physical Development
  • Healthy Postures for Children and Babies
  • Early Years Obesity and the Effects on Children's Development
  • Toddlers Moving and Learning
  • The Role of Music in Physical Development
  • The Practitioner's Role in Physical Development

£12
(approx $15 USD, $22 AUD)

10 CPD Hours

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