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Early Years conference 2018 - Right from the start

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Friday, 5th October 2018, etc.venues, Prospero House, London, SE1 1GB

Now in its second year, NAHT’s Early Years conference will take place in London, promising an interesting and varied programme along the theme of ‘Right from the start’.

“This years Early Years conference promises to be another inspirational, and highly practical event. It’s an excellent opportunity to hear from those shaping Early Years policy at a national level, as well as to update your own professional knowledge by attending the workshops on offer. As always, there will be plenty of ideas you can take back and implement in your setting almost straight away.”

James Bowen, Director NAHT Edge

Conference aims
  • To provide networking and collaboration opportunities
  • To provide practical advice, ideas and support for delegates to take away from the conference
  • To share current educational thinking and examples of effective practice
  • Meet new suppliers and build your support network
  • Tea, coffee and networking lunch

0800 - Registration and exhibition viewing
0900 - Conference welcome - Judy Shaw, Chair of the NAHT Early Years council
0905 - Paul Whiteman, General Secretary, NAHT
0915 - Keynote speaker - Nadhim Zahawi MP plus Q&A session
0945 - Workshop 1
1045 - Refreshments and exhibition viewing
1115 - Workshop 2
1215 - Lunch and exhibition viewing
1315 - Keynote speaker - Gill Jones, HMI plus Q&A session
1400 - Workshop 3
1500 - Refreshments and exhibition viewing
1520 - Keynote speaker - Dr Julian Grenier plus Q&A session
1600 - Conference summary
1610 - Conference ends

Please note programme may be subject to change

Keynote speakers

Hear from influential keynote speakers including the Parliamentary  Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, DfE, details below:

Target Audience

Senior and middle leaders of Early Years Education

How can I book accommodation?
If you need accommodation on Thursday, 4th October, please phone Review Travel on 01625 446288 to access preferential rates. Rooms will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Friday, 5th October 2018

  • Opens at 0800
  • Starts at 0900
  • Ends at 1615


  • Early Bird offer - £155  (sales ended)
  • Standard member - £195
  • Standard non-member - £225
  • Group booking - minimum 3 delegates
    * Terms and Conditions apply