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The 2022 Speech, Language and Communication Early Years Summit is Now Over

Leading International Speakers · Watch FREE online for a full 7 Days from your own home

Monday 30th May – Sunday 5th Monday 6th June

Get the summit recordings to keep and watch forever. Prices start at just £37.50 (approx $47 USD, $65 AUD)

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Or get the summit quiz and certificate here for just for just £16.67 (approx $21 USD, $29 AUD) .

The original Early Years Summit · With the best line up of speakers and the most FREE content available for the longest time of any summit!

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Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson

How acting out or reading plays improves children’s reading. How reading plays helps children understand other points of view. The value of repeating text to give children confidence

Julia Donaldson CBE

How Plays can Support Language Development

Prof Sam Wass

Professor Sam Wass

How natural rhythms of language affect how a child's brain processes information. The ways that different parts of children’s brains mature in different ways. Why you should be patient with children especially with speech and language.

Professor Sam Wass

The Neuroscience of Language Development

Ben Faulks

Ben Faulks (aka Mr Bloom)

Why finding the story telling medium you are comfortable with will lead to success. Where to find inspiration for your own stories. The value of a multimedia experience.

Ben Faulks (aka Mr Bloom)

Story Telling Secrets

Dr Lucretia Berry

Dr Lucretia Berry

How to give children the language and the framework to honour value and respect differences. How to have age-appropriate conversations with children. Why our own education is also important.

Dr Lucretia Berry

The Hues of You: Giving Children the Language to Discuss Difference

Dana Kabaila

Dana Kabaila

Why it is so important that people in the caring professions should practice radical self-care. The role that Nature can play in restorative practice. How a mentor can help support you.

Dana Kabaila

Restorative Practice for Early Years staff

Ms Ashley Jefferson

Ms Ashley Jefferson

How storytelling from other cultures can teach children so much. How to tell stories for emotional connection. The story behind the Nguzo babies.

Ms Ashley Jefferson

The Lost Art of Storytelling

Professor Pam Enderby OBE

Dr Pam Enderby OBE

What are important criteria when considering assessment of interventions. About the Therapy Outcome Measure (TOM). How the TOM has evolved and can be used in practice.

Dr Pam Enderby OBE

Measuring Outcomes of Language Intervention

Caroline England

Caroline England

What the Featherbed Tale books are. How these can help children to engage in reading. How to use the books to support parents who may have low literacy levels.

Caroline England

The Spoken Voice

Dr Holly Storkel

Dr Holly Storkel

An analysis of Developmental Language Disorder or DLD. How this could affect children in very different ways. The effect of DLD on multilingual children.

Dr Holly Storkel

Developmental Language Disorder

Indigo Young

Indigo Young

The difference between linguistic diversity dialect and heritage language. How heritage language can have a complicated relationship. How to honour our own linguistic diversity.

Indigo Young

Linguistic Diversity, Dialect and Heritage Language

John Doleman and Fran Beard

The differences between a traditional multidisciplinary model, an interdisciplinary model and a transdisciplinary approach. The benefits of a transdisciplinary approach. Some of the challenges to transdisciplinary working.

John Doleman & Fran Beard

Multiagency Working to Support Speech and Language

Judith Torres

Judith Torres

The interconnection between speech, language, vocabulary and communication. The ways reading together can help children. Strategies for improving phonological awareness and communication.

Judith Torres

The Links between Picture Books, Language and Literacy

Karen Wilding

Karen Wilding

Why it is vital to initially get children to tell us what it is they're thinking. The importance of listening to children. How to capture children’s thinking.

Karen Wilding

The Language of Maths in the Early Years

Dr Lynn Williams

Dr Lynn Williams

What a speech sound disorder is and how this can affect children. The importance of the age 18 to 36 months. Why it is vital that we note WHAT words children are saying, not just the number.

Dr Lynn Williams

PEEPS: Profiles of Early Expressive Phonological Skills

Tera Sumpter

Tera Sumpter

About the cognitive processing model that Tera has developed. The role that neuroplasticity play in speech, language and communication. Some strategies to help children with their executive functioning.

Tera Sumpter

A Cognitive Processing Model for Speech, Language, Literacy & Executive Functioning

Sheona Gilmour

Sheona Gilmour

How to tap into children’s intrinsic motivation to teach them English. What resources are useful to have when supporting multilingual children. How being multilingual can help children understand the world.

Sheona Gilmour

Strategies for Supporting Multi-lingual Children

Georgina Durrant

Georgina Durrant

Georgina’s top 10 play activities for children. How these activities support speech, language and communication. How to weave speech, language and communication into fun play-based activities.

Georgina Durrant

Play and Speech, Language and Communication

Kristine Short

Kristine Short

What a stutter actually is. About the National Stuttering Association, based in New York. Common myths about people who stutter, which are just not true.

Kristine Short

Supporting Children who Stutter

Lucy Nathanson

Lucy Nathanson

What selective mutism is. Some of the myths about selective mutism. Strategies and a plan of action if you are concerned about a child.

Lucy Nathanson

Selective Mutism – Myths and Strategies

Jennifer Ellison

Jennifer Ellison

About Makaton, what it includes and aims How Makaton helps to build language, communication, pre-reading and writing skills. How to sign some of the most useful signs.

Jennifer Ellison

Baby and Toddler Signing

Tessa Weadman

Tessa Weadman

How shared book reading differs to just reading a book to a child. About the Emergent Literacy and Language Early Childhood Checklist for Teachers. How to use a shared book reading approach to promotes children's engagement.

Tessa Weadman

Shared Book Reading

Leanne Jefferson

Leanne Jefferson

How Camembear, the French teddy bear, was designed and developed. How to introduce French words into your setting. How to embed the language learning.

Leanne Jefferson

Learning another Language  – with Camembear

Cindy Hovington

Dr Cindy Hovington

What we mean by ‘scaffolding’ and the different levels. Some top activities for scaffolding language. How to build children’s own motivation.

Dr Cindy Hovington

Scaffolding Language during Play

Emma Tunnicliffe

Emma Tunnicliffe

The meaning of ‘Developmental Language Disorder’ or DLD. The behaviours you may see to help you identify children with DLD. Three strategies when you are working with children with DLD.

Emma Tunnicliffe

Developmental Language Disorder

Each day's videos are released at 9am in the morning and you can watch them from the moment they're released until the end of the summit at midnight (UK time) on Sunday 5th June.

No restrictions, no fixed times to watch you have to fit your day around. Watch them when you want at your convenience.

Click here to download a printable version of the schedule

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!

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

Get the summit recordings to keep and watch forever. Prices start at just £37.50 (approx $47 USD, $65 AUD)

Get Your Summit Recordings here

Or get the summit quiz and certificate here for just for just £16.67 (approx $21 USD, $29 AUD) .

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 Last Year's 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


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?

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On Monday May 30th click the link in your registration email to watch each day's videos

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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.co.uk

Childcare.co.uk is an award winning online social networking platform for parents, childcare providers and private tutors with over 2 million members. You can start your childcare search or childcare job with just the click of a button.

Find out more Here.

Pearson

At Pearson, our purpose is simple: to add life to a lifetime of learning. We believe that every learning opportunity is a chance for a personal breakthrough. That’s why our c.20,000 Pearson employees are committed to creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are the world’s leading digital media learning company, serving customers in nearly 200 countries with digital content, assessments, qualifications, and data.

For us, learning isn’t just what we do. It’s who we are. Visit us at pearsonplc.com

Bloomsbury Education publishes an extensive range of books for Early Years, Primary and Secondary that help teachers to teach better and children to learn more. We have the curriculum covered with our classroom resources that make learning more fun, our professional development books that inspire your teaching, and our fiction that aims to get children excited about reading.

No matter what stage you're at in your teaching career, Bloomsbury Education has the books for you! Our best-selling authors include Molly Potter and Alistair Bryce-Clegg (@ABCDoes), and our 50 Fantastic Ideas series is well-loved by teachers.

AbleSpace

AbleSpace is a free digital data collection app for speech therapists, used in 20+ countries. It helps in scheduling, data taking, lesson planning, reporting and much more.

AbleSpace also features a growing library of hundreds of free therapy materials, along with a bustling community of fellow therapists. Best of all, it's free to use!

Check us out Here

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.

Allied Health and Therapy Network Ltd is a membership organisation that brings together an important group of health and education professionals.

These professionals often work closely with each-other in a multi-disciplinary way supporting people with a range of medical, educational and emotional needs.

Find out more here

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 30th.

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 5th 2022.

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 the summit recordings to keep and watch forever. Prices start at just £37.50 (approx $47 USD, $65 AUD)

Get Your Summit Recordings here

Or get the summit quiz and certificate here for just for just £16.67 (approx $21 USD, $29 AUD) .