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One Day National Conference Children's Centres Conference Monday 29th April Central London

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One Day National Conference Children's Centres Conference Monday 29th April Central London


Published by kateparnell1 for Capita Conferences in Education and also in Environment

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Chair: June O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, London Early Years Foundation

With Ofsted’s Early Years Inspection Framework due to be overhauled in April 2013, and free nursery education for two-year-olds expected to be expanded, Children’s Centre leaders and their associated stakeholders must be prepared to maintain high quality services in order to narrow the gap for the most disadvantaged families.  

You will take away a wealth of guidance from field specialists and policy experts including: 

  • Preparing for the upcoming changes to inspection policy and the two-year-old entitlement policy
  • Enhancing sustainable practice and advancing leadership of Children’s Centres
  • Broadening your understanding of early intervention programmes, evidence-based practice and hear an update from a Payments by Results (PbR) pilot area
  • Engaging with parents successfully and developing targeted services to support the most in need
  • Improving integrated partnerships between Children’s Centres and health services

Guarantee you are making the most efficient use of resources, providing a comprehensive service for the hardest to reach families and are prepared for the policy challenges ahead.

 Our Expert Speakers Include:

  •  Kathryn Townsley, Senior HMI, Operational Lead for Children’s Centres, Ofsted
  • Andrea Leadsom MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sure Start Children’s Centres
  • Professor Sonia Blandford, Chief Executive, Achievement for All 3As
  • Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing, Department of Health
  • Toby Kinder, Group Manager, Early Intervention, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • Jenny Deeks, Head of Centre, Coin Street Family and Children’s Centre

 Benefits of Attending

  • Hear from Ofsted about the latest developments of the Inspection Framework and how to prepare your centre for inspection
  • Learn more about the Health Visitor Implementation Plan and how to best integrate services with health agencies
  • Understand how to document and evidence outcomes effectively and measure the success you have achieved for children and families
  • Discover how to make a difference to vulnerable families and ensure you are able to engage ‘hard to find’ families in your area
  • Take away vital learning from key practitioners who have been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ inspection from Ofsted
  • Gain greater insight into managing clusters successfully and equipping your centre’s workforce with skills necessary to raise standards and opportunities for families



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