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Feeling Empowered When Ofsted Arrives

Saturday 30th March 2019, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm

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

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

Delegates will receive:

  • FREE templates
  • course hand-outs
  • copy of presentation
  • certificate of attendance

This is a full day training course held in a plush training venue and includes unlimited refreshments and a three-course restaurant lunch.

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£95.00 + VAT per Delegate

Status: Last few places available

Available under Laura’s Three for Two Offer!
Book 3 places and pay for just 2!

First Steps into Leadership

Thursday 4th April, Thursday 9th May

Thursday 13th June & Thursday 4th July

9.30 am – 4.30 pm

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

This course is suitable for educators who are within their first management role or thinking about a role within management.

Delegates will receive:

  • full course hand-outs
  • skills and knowledge audit
  • reflective tasks to complete between each session
  • telephone and email support between sessions
  • reflective journal
  • personal coaching at the end of the training
  • on completion of all tasks, which are personally marked by Laura, a certificate of attendance.

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.

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Early Bird Pricing – £495 + VAT per Delegate 

Regular pricing: £595 + VAT

Further discounts available for Group Bookings and Croydon Providers

Early Years Pedagogy Club

A new online professional development FREE concept.
In short, think book club and then translate to online professional development.

Once a month we’ll read a research paper, journal, blog, article, legislation, guidance or social media content. We may also watch an inspiring video clip, for example

We’ll then come together via a live link, to share our reflections and discuss translations into practice.

The link will always be free and Laura will share it at least one month before to enable participants to read and/or watch.

If participants would like a certificate for their professional development record, the investment will be £3.95 + VAT per certificate.

The next session will be on Tuesday 2nd April, 7.30pm

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Email: admin@LauraHenryConsultancy.com for more information and to register to receive the link for the online session.

Early Years link up

(Croydon Providers Only)

Date: Thursday 21st March
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Christ Church, Brighton Road, Purley

The Early Years link up will be a bi-monthly FREE event for anyone who works with children under five and/or their families and/or those who work with those who work with children.

Suggested topics for discussions:
local, national and international news, Early Years News, recruitment, sustainability, funding, Ofsted, EYFS, teaching and learning.

Laura has worked with providers and families within Croydon for over 20 years. More importantly she also lives in Croydon.

Please register to attend as places are limited:


We’re delighted to announce that Laura’s annual
inspiring and thought-provoking conference
will be on the theme of the
United Nations Rights of the Child
30th Anniversary.

Saturday 2nd November 2019 – Central London

There will be a host of activities during the conference
to celebrate this important milestone including
hearing from some world-renowned speakers.

Early Bird Booking now open
£150 + VAT
Limited Places available – Over 50% of places sold
Reserve your space with a small deposit (£45 + VAT)
Discounts for Group Bookings

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My Family Week 2019

Monday 11th – Sunday 17th November 2019

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 created My Family Week 2017, using the characters from her bestselling book, Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran and it was an international success.

In 2018 this week proved just as popular with Early Years Settings, Schools and Organisations joining in and sharing their activities via social media.

Laura now plans to celebrate this special week every year and the dates for 2019 are already set as above.

Please click here for more information and to register.

Other Events

Firm Foundations Conference – Joining the Dots

Saturday 16th March 2019

Venue: Bath Spa University, Newton Saint Loe, Bath. BA2 9BN

Time: 10.30 am  – 4.30 pm

Fee: £25 includes refreshments and lunch

Booking: Via Eventbrite

Laura is delighted to be part of this important Conference organised by the Firm Foundations Team in conjunction with Bath Spa University and REaCH – the Centre for Research in Early Childhood, based at Bath Spa. 

The conference will explore all aspects of best practice in the early years. Keynote speakers and workshop leaders will examine and challenge conceptualisations of early child development. They will draw together policy, research and practice to call for a rounded and holistic approach to young children’s care, learning and development. This conference is designed to be an inclusive practitioner led event, focused on sharing ideas and building supportive networks.

For more information – please click on the following link: Joining the Dots

#BrewEDEY Twickenham

Saturday 6th April 2019

Venue: The Alexander Pope, Cross Deep , Twickenham. TW1 4RB

Time: 10.30 am  – 4.30 pm

Fee: £8.68

Booking: Via Eventbrite

Laura is delighted to be delivering a Keynote at this Event. 

#BrewEDEY is an opportunity for inclusive, affordable and engaging CPD for anyone working in the Early Years sector or anyone wishing to hear/learn about this particular phase of education.