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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.

Background

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

  • Mine Conkbayir – Speaker, Lecturer and Author
  • Neil Leitch – CEO Pre-school Learning Alliance
  • 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 Henry’s Early Years Development Hub


Second Hub: Saturday 10th March 2018 – 9.30 am to 1.00 pm

Following the success of the joint venture with Croydon Day Nursery Business Forum, Laura launched her Early Years Development Hub the aim of which is to meet twice yearly to share ideas and practice, national legislation and guidance and Laura is also arranging for expert speakers.

The first hub in September was also a huge success and we are now taking bookings for the second Hub in March 2018.

Status: Places available with Early Bird Discount Fees!

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


Laura’s Bespoke Open Training


Specialist Leadership Training for SENCOs

A whole person approach to Early Years provision for children that are disabled with Laura Henry and Cristina Gangemi

Date: Saturday 20th January 2018 

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!


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

This course is suitable for educators who are within their first management role or thinking about a role within management. The Training is held over 4 dates, one per month and all delegates must be free to attend all dates in order to complete the course.

2018 Dates
Thursday 26th April
Thursday 24th May
Thursday 21st June
Thursday 12th July

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!