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Safeguarding and Protecting Every Child!

The Second National Early Years Safeguarding
and Child Protection Conference

Friday 3rd November 2017 – Central London

Conference hashtag for Twitter: #EYSPEC

This important and thought-provoking conference has been organised to support the Early Years sector, to enable educators to work proactively in a solution-driven and collaborative environment with children and their families.


In January 2016, prompted by the number of questions and queries that sector colleagues were posting on social media, as well as cuts in professional development that link to safeguarding and child protection awareness, Laura Henry sensed a need for a group on Facebook and started Early Years Safeguarding and Child Protection. The group is very successful and is the go-to place for colleagues to share and ask questions on safeguarding and child protection issues. This can only help to ensure that every child is protected and kept safe. There are close to 4,000 members now in this bespoke group and it was from this small start that Laura felt there was a need to come together and explore some of the issues.

New for 2017 Conference

As England’s national representative at the World Forum in Early Care and Education, during the conference Laura will host the first live screening in the UK of the international, thought-provoking Voices of Children documentary project!

We will watch the film and explore the themes, with discussion chaired by Angela Fowler from the world-renowned Erikson Institute.

Keynote Speakers and Presenters

  • Leroy Logan MBE, PhD, BSc – Retired Police Superintendent, Security Consultant & Voluntary Sector Practitioner
  • Jane Evans – Parenting and Childhood Trauma Expert
  • Hibo Wardere – Author, Campaigner and Public Speaker
  • Dr Stuart Shanker – a Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and the CEO of the MEHRIT Centre
  • Ann Marie Christian – Specialist Education Safeguarding Consultant
  • Jemma Mortlock – Managing Director, Early Start Childcare & Education Ltd
  • Sarah Goff – an expert in the field of safeguarding disabled children

For more information on the film and the content of the day – please click here

My Family Week

Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd October 2017

My family week, is the concept of International Early Years trainer, author and consultant, Laura Henry. Laura has worked with children and their families for three decades. She recently reflected on what do we mean by the term family in the modern sense of the word.

On a personal level, Laura’s parents divorced when she was young and she remembers the stigma attached to belonging to a single parent household. Fast forward 40 years, and although there is less of a stigma, certain types of ‘non-conventional’ families still find themselves less accepted by wider society.

Every family is unique and this uniqueness should be celebrated. With this in mind, Laura has created My Family Week 2017, using the characters from her bestselling book, Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran.

Laura will share a range of open-ended activities, experiences and provocations that Early Years settings, schools and parents can use to support children to tell their personalised story. We will also share stories and connect with each other via social media

Please click here for more information and to register.

Laura’s Bespoke Open Training

Back by Popular Demand! 

Laura’s Unique One-on-One Supervision Training

A highly interactive course highlighting how to carry out supervision effectively (which is a legal requirement) within an Early Years setting.

Date: Thursday 21st September 2017 (Full Day Training) 

Location: Croydon – close to public transport with easy car parking

Status: Only a few places left – nearly full.  

Please click here for more information or to reserve your space!

Introducing: Laura Henry’s Early Years Development Hub

First Hub: Saturday 9th September 2017 – 9.30 am to 1.00 pm

Laura is launching her Early Years Development Hub, the aim of which is to meet termly to share ideas and practice, national legislation and guidance and Laura is also arranging for expert speakers.

This first hub in September, will have a focus on children’s and educators wellbeing, welfare and neuroscience.

Please click here for more information or email: admin@LauraHenryConsultancy.com

Keep the Date!

Laura is already planning the second Hub

Saturday 10th March 2018

More details to follow

Back by Popular Demand! 

Feeling Empowered when Ofsted arrives

The course is for educators who are looking to inspire their practice, linked to Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework.

Date: Saturday 20th January 2018 (Half Day Training) 

Location: Croydon – close to public transport with easy car parking

Status: Places available with Early Bird Discount Fees!   

Please click here for more information or to reserve your space!

Back by Popular Demand! 

Helping Children Self-Regulate their Behaviour

A bespoke course for educators and teachers, looking at the importance of supporting children with their emotional well-being and emphasising the importance of helping children to self-regulate their behaviour.

Date: Saturday 24th February 2018 (Full Day Training) 

Location: Croydon – close to public transport with easy car parking

Status: Places available with Early Bird Discount Fees!   

Please click here for more information or to reserve your space!

First Steps Into Leadership – 2018 Dates

Venue: Croydon – close to public transport and easy car parking

With the 2017 course now completed we are pleased to announce new dates for this ever popular training. The Training is held over 4 dates, and all delegates must be free to attend all dates in order to complete the course.This course is suitable for educators who are within their first management role or thinking about a role within management.

The dates for 2018 are:

  • Thursday 11th January 2018
  • Thursday 1st February 2018
  • Thursday 22nd February 2018
  • Thursday 22nd March 2018

Places are limited due to the individual attention that Laura provides to each of the Delegates in between the Training Days.

We are offering an Early Bird Discount for all bookings received before the end of October 2017. Please click here for more information on the training or to book.

Other Events Laura is attending

FountLondon: Choosing Schools with Laura Henry

Tuesday 19th September 2017

7pm – 9pm

FountLondon, London E8 3RN

Within this workshop, Laura will explore what to look for when choosing a school for your child and how best to support them during this time. She will base this on her personal experience as a parent and as a leading award winning expert in Early Years education, both UK and internationally.

Click here for more information and / or to book