Speakers for the Oxfordshire Early Years Conference 2019, which will take place on 7th November 2019 at the Kassam Stadium, have been confirmed. They are:

  • Greg Bottrill – Author of Can I Go and Play Now?
  • Jen Lexmond – Founder of Easy Peasy
  • Kate Shelley – Founder of Tales Toolkit
  • Tamsin Grimmer – School Readiness and the Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • Elizabeth Jarman – Creating Optimum Spaces for Learning

The event will also feature workshop on topics including: partnership working with parents, music and movement in the Early Years, speech and language, and children’s dental care. You can find out more about the speakers, workshops and book your place at Oxfordshire CPD Online.

There are also still a few exhibition spaces available for exhibitors, so please contact Paula Lochrie, Early Years Lead Officer (Vulnerable Learners and School Readiness) if you would like a stand.

The Early Years team have also set up a Facebook page and a School Readiness webpage for parents and practitioners on the Oxfordshire County Council website. They are creating an Early Years toolkit and are looking for additional material to share or link to. If you have additional material you would like them to share or link to, please let them know.

Oxfordshire Youth chair the Children and Young People’s Forum that brings together organisations serving ages 0-25 across Oxfordshire. A key development from the forum has been the founding of an Early Years providers sub-group. To find out more about how the voluntary sector is represented to strategic boards and to make sure that your voice is heard, come to the C&YP Forum networking event on the 29th August.