Live Theatre

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The Nursery World Show 2018 will have a great array of free presentations for visitors in the Live Theatre on the exhibition floor. These presentations, delivered by leading suppliers and advocates, will take place at the centre of the show throughout both days. Make sure you drop in to pick up some great advice and guidance.

The timetable is detailed below:


Friday 2nd February

Time Information
09:30-10:00 Supporting children with SEND through workforce development
Alex Grady, Education Development Officer, nasen
10:15-10:45 Achieving excellence
Steve and Christine Doubtfire, Owners and Directors, Smarties and Cedar House Day Nurseries
11:00-11:30 Putting speech, language and communication at the heart of your early years practice
Professional Advisor to be confirmed, The Communication Trust
11:45-12:15 Benefits of using the Autism Education Trust’s Early Years Programme
Sarah-Jane Critchley, Programme Manager, Autism Education Trust
12:30-13:00 The LEYF Pedagogy
Gary Simpson, Senior Programme Manager, LEYF
13:15-13:45 Autism Education Trust introduction to autism in the early years
Alex Stanyer, Founder and Principal, Puzzle Centre Trust
14:00-14:30 The Power of schemas: the importance of learning patterns
Stella Nalini, Early Years Consultant
14:45-15:15 Tell me a story – applying the dialogic reading approach at LEYF
Gary Simpson, Senior Programme Manager, LEYF
15:30-16:00 Update on tax-free childcare and the childcare service
Speaker to be confirmed, HMRC

Saturday 3rd February

Time Information
09:30-10:00 Supporting children with SEND through workforce development
Alex Grady, Education Development Officer, nasen
10:15-10:45 Achieving excellence
Steve and Christine Doubtfire, Owners and Directors, Smarties and Cedar House Day Nurseries
11:00-11:30 Putting speech, language and communication at the heart of your early years practice
Professional Advisor to be confirmed, The Communication Trust
11:45-12:15 Benefits of using the Autism Education Trust’s early years programme
Sarah-Jane Critchley, Programme Manager, Autism Education Trust
12:30-13:00 The LEYF Pedagogy
Gary Simpson, Senior Programme Manager, LEYF
13:15-13:45 Autism Education Trust introduction to autism in the early years
Autism Education Trust Trainer, to be confirmed, Buckinghamshire Learning Trust
14:00-14:30 The Power of schemas: the importance of learning patterns
Stella Nalini, early years consultant
14:45-15:15 Tell me a story – applying the dialogic reading approach at LEYF
Gary Simpson, Senior Programme Manager, LEYF