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 NEyTCO – Because we care about quality
Alice Lewes, Training and Development Director, NEyTCO and Early Years Consultant
11:00-11:30 Putting speech, language and communication at the heart of your early years practice

Jaya Simpson, professional advisor, 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, on behalf of Kent County Council
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

Sarah Radford, tax-free childcare design engagement and rollout team, HMRC and Emily Bigham, 30 hours: policy and systems, Department for Education

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 NEyTCO – Because we care about quality
Alice Lewes, Training and Development Director, NEyTCO and Early Years Consultant
11:00-11:30 Putting speech, language and communication at the heart of your early years practice
Theresa Redmond, lead professional advisor, 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

Hayley Abel, Autism Education Trust Trainer, South East Hub, Buckinghamshire Learning Trust

14:00-14:30 The Power of schemas: the importance of learning patterns
Stella Nalini, Early Years Consultant, on behalf of Kent County Council
14:45-15:15 Tell me a story – applying the dialogic reading approach at LEYF
Gary Simpson, Senior Programme Manager, LEYF