Watch as early years advocates share advice on the latest resources and how they can be used to support your early years provision. In the Live Theatre, you'll discover informative sessions from the Nursery World Show's top exhibitors, all free to attend!

More sessions to follow, the full Live Theatre programme will be confirmed soon, so keep an eye on this page for more information.

Time Information
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
The Great Outdoors – Enabling Environments for Babies and Toddlers
Kamilla-Rose Jawed-Rogers, Early Years Innovation Manager and In House Educationalist, TTS Group

This session explores the significance of creating an accessible and skilled outdoor area for babies and toddlers. Looking at the impact and benefits this has on their early physical development, communication and language and emotional development.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stop! Collaborate and listen: Can families ease the burden on EY Settings?
Matt Arnerich, Head of Learning and Development, Famly

Matt from Early Childhood Platform Famly doesn’t want to talk much about their software. Instead, he’ll share stories from the front lines to show how different early years settings are using closer relationships with families to ease their admin workload - and develop a better picture of their children along the way. Alright, he might sneak a few fancy screenshots of Famly into his slides too. But you’ll learn so much more than that...

Key Takeaways:
  • How one setting could pay their staff more by limiting parent flexibility
  • How one nursery manages to do all their debt collection without having to pick up the phone
  • How properly sharing child information has saved a handful of settings time for more staff training
  • How family partnerships helped the nursery group of the year grow
  • How one maintained setting in London brought parents closer to the learning process with shareable observations
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
NCFE’s student conference on the road: What does it mean to be a professional?
Dawn Newman, CACHE Alumni Communities Manager at NCFE, NCFE
Janet King, Sector Manager for Education and Childcare at NCFE, NCFE

Aimed at students, their tutors and early years practitioners at the start of their career, this session will cover what it means to be a professional in the early years sector, including how we can best serve families and communities. We’ll look at a range of competencies including maths and SEND, as well as key responsibilities and transferable skills. We’ll also cover how our free professional membership network supports over 20,000 practitioners to reach their career goals and network with a supportive community.

NCFE launched its free CPD conferences for early years students in 2021 and since then, they’ve attracted nearly 1,000 attendees virtually. We’re excited to bring this next session to you ‘on the road’ at the Nursery World Show.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Creating an Inspirational Learning Environment
Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant & EYFS Trainer, Early Excellence

An effective environment, which is carefully planned and organised, promotes a broad range of learning opportunities for children and gives them the opportunity to follow their own fascinations and interests. This session will give practitioners a fresh perspective on the vital importance of empowering continuous provision and how this can be used to develop inspirational practice.
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
How childcare workers are doubling their salary
Rachel Carrell, Founder and CEO , Koru Kids

Childminder settings aren’t only wonderful places for children to thrive - childminding is an amazing career for anyone looking for a rewarding role that pays well too.

Koru Kids has already helped almost 100 childcare workers start their own businesses and Rachel will be sharing insights on what it takes for a childminder to succeed. Which career backgrounds do well in childminding? (The answer will surprise you!) What do childminders typically struggle with, and what do they love?
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Thinking Big! Rethinking Outdoor Spaces in the Early Years
Andy Burt, Curriculum Consultant & EYFS Trainer, Early Excellence

Outdoor spaces offer rich opportunities for learning, often in more varied and more physically challenging ways than indoor areas. For outdoor spaces to be effective, we, as adults, need to see their rich learning potential. In this session, we will share and discuss the key principles of effective outdoor practice and support practitioners to create a vision for their own outdoor area.
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10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Transforming environments into language opportunities
Olivia Kirkby, In-House Educationalist, TTS Group

To lay the foundations for our children’s literacy we must immerse them in the language of everyday life. Language is influenced by a wide range of natural, cultural, and social factors. As educators we need to explore our Early Years environments and practice to ensure we provide opportunities for language learning.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Stop! Collaborate and listen: Can families ease the burden on EY Settings?
Matt Arnerich, Head of Learning and Development, Famly

Matt from Early Childhood Platform Famly doesn’t want to talk much about their software. Instead, he’ll share stories from the front lines to show how different early years settings are using closer relationships with families to ease their admin workload - and develop a better picture of their children along the way. Alright, he might sneak a few fancy screenshots of Famly into his slides too. But you’ll learn so much more than that...

Key Takeaways:
  • How one setting could pay their staff more by limiting parent flexibility
  • How one nursery manages to do all their debt collection without having to pick up the phone
  • How properly sharing child information has saved a handful of settings time for more staff training
  • How family partnerships helped the nursery group of the year grow
  • How one maintained setting in London brought parents closer to the learning process with shareable observations
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Confident, Happy, Independent, Resilient, Proud: Supporting Young Children to be CHIRP
Carla Nolan, Early Years and Childcare Service Equality and Inclusion Advisors, The Education People
Kelly Ashford, Early Years and Childcare Service Equality and Inclusion Advisors, The Education People

How do you actively develop a child’s sense of confidence, happiness, independence and engender resilience and pride within them? Are your staff authentically modelling all of these values? CHIRP is a brand new approach to building these life-long skills in children and adults, through practical activities and mindset shifting.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Top 10 HR Myths- Busted!
Imogen Edmunds, Principal HR Consultant , Redwing Solutions Ltd

In this current climate where we are all aware of costs and the impact on our organisations, this presentation will cover the top 10 HR myths that you may think are true but actually aren’t. Return to your settings and check you and your team know the myths from the truths.
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Taster Session Paediatric First Aid with Riverside Training Company
Jill Wheatcroft, First Aid instructor and Co-Founder of Riverside Cares, Riverside Training Company

Join Jill Wheatcroft for a practical skill session on emergency treatment for choking in Infants and Children.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Getting the best out of your outdoor spaces
Hayley Yendell, Executive Headteacher , Roots Federation

In this session Roots Federation will offer practical and cost-effective solutions for creating engaging outdoor spaces. They will share ideas of easy to source resources that will ensure you can embrace the unique learning opportunities offered outdoors irrespective of the size of your space or budget.