The 2020 Early Years Summit:

Speech, Language and Communication

Watch online at your convenience from your own home

Why You Should Sign Up

  • Speakers that are experts in their field
  • Incredible Value - Entirely FREE during summit week for 14 hours of content
  • 100% Online - More important than ever attending in the comfort of your own home, or even the bath! 
  • Watch videos at your convenience at any time during the summit week  
  • Once in a lifetime collection of speakers, from around the world, all in one place
  • Special Bonus - Register today and receive a bonus video with Nicola Lathey
  • New interactive workbook tailored to help you achieve your learning outcomes
  • Watch whenever you're ready each day, no matter where in the world you are! 



  • Detailed transcript of all the interviews from this summit
  • Downloadable PDF
  • Read any time



Our Most Popular Product!

  • Access to all the interviews in video and audio format
  • Watch Online or Download
  • Free summit workbook with notes on each session
  • Lifetime access



  • Downloadable and Printable CPD Certificate
  • Access to the exclusive quiz 
  • Personalised & Dated
  • Take the quiz at get your certificate at any time - no time limit

The summit will start at 9am (UK time) on 1st June when the first 4 videos will be available.

After that, each day's videos are added at 9am AND the previous day's videos are still available.

So, by Saturday morning you'll have the whole summit to choose from.

Suitable for professionals, parents and carers.

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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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.

How Does It Work? 



Sign up for the Free Summit


Join The Summit

Check your inbox each day for the free access link 



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

You can also buy the Certificate package to reinforce your Summit experience

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the expert interviews?

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.

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 7th 2020.

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

The recordings cost £12 if you buy before the summit starts, and £30 afterwards. You'll get details of how to buy the recordings when you register for the summit.

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.

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 pass 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 and we'll get back to you straight away.