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NMT January/February 2019 – Volume 18 Number 1


  • Talk To Your Baby 2019: From the national agenda to the front line
  • etc.venues, Manchester
    Mon 21 Jan 2019
    This annual early language conference explores local activity, key policy
    issues and how they inform – and are informed by – our understanding of
    early language acquisition.

  • NMT Nursery Agenda South
  • Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke
    Thurs 24 Jan 2019
    The popular speed-dating event provides easy access to key suppliers,
    excellent networking opportunities plus a free overnight stay and all meals
    provided. For details, email

  • The Neuroscience of Early Intervention
  • Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London
    Mon 4 Feb
    From £99 + VAT
    This conference aims to help you nurture every child’s resilience, innate
    creativity and self-actualisation. Speakers include Professors Chris Pascal
    OBE & Tony Bertram of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood and
    Mine Conkbayir, author, PhD researcher and early years consultant.

  • Childcare Expo
  • Olympia, London
    Fri 1 & Sat 2 March 2019
    Expect something special, as it’s their 10th anniversary. As well as a huge
    exhibition of suppliers, it includes educational CPD seminars and

  • Red Nose Day
  • Your location
    Fri 15 March 2019
    An opportunity to raise money for a good cause while strengthening ties
    with families and the local community. Free fundraising packs available.

  • NMT Nursery Agenda North East
  • Slaley Hall, Hexham, Northumberland
    Tues 2 April 2019
    Nursery Agenda comes to the North East for the first
    time, bringing easy access to key suppliers, excellent
    networking opportunities plus a free overnight stay and
    all meals provided. For details, email

  • 10th Baby Room Conference
  • Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent
    Fri 17 & Sat 18 May 2019
    From £55 per person (Fri night social extra)
    This conference focusing on children from birth to two
    features Professor Cathy Nutbrown, Eva Johansson,
    Laura Piper and Jane O’Rourke. It includes keynote
    lectures, research and practice presentations, workshops,
    discussions, exhibits, networking and social events.

  • NMT Nursery Agenda North West
  • Park Royal Hotel, Stretton
    Thurs 23 May 2019
    Back in the North West by popular demand – the full
    package with speed dating sessions with suppliers,
    networking opportunities, all meals provided and a free
    overnight stay. For details, email

  • Inspirational Outdoors 2019
  • Mount Pleasant Ecological Park, Chapel Hill, Truro
    Mon 10 & Tues 11 June 2019
    From £140
    The keynote speaker is Steven White, head of Tiptoes
    Children’s Nursery, who will talk about a creative
    approach to literacy and mathematics. The event
    includes outdoor workshops.

    NMT November/December 2018 – Volume 17 Number 6


  • NMT Nursery Agenda South
  • Hampshire Court Hotel,
    Thu 24 Jan 2019
    A 24-hour business speed-dating and
    networking event, including lunch,
    drinks reception, networking dinner,
    overnight stay and use of the hotel’s
    facilities. For details, email



  • Review the 30 hours “free” childcare (, PBC, 2018)
  • Evaluation of the first year of the national rollout of 30 hours free childcare: research report (Gillian Paull & Ivana La Valle DfE, Sept 2018)

    NMT September/October 2018 – Volume 17 Number


  • Early Help: opportunities, innovation and effective practice
    Central London
    Wed 19 Sept 2018
    £499 (private sector)
    This CYP Now conference looks at the ways in which early help for
    vulnerable and needy children can be provided and includes examples
    of outstanding practice such as major achievements in Birmingham
    and a London-based partnership with parents.

  • Putting physical development back into early years provision
    Fri 21 Sept 2018
    £275 + VAT
    This EYE (Early Years Educator) and Practical Pre-School annual
    conference presents a range of deliverable, evidence-based, practical
    approaches, support and guidance. Speakers include Dr Sue Allingham
    of Early Years Out of the Box.

  • Childcare Expo
    Ricoh Arena,
    Tues 28 – Wed 29 Sept 2018
    This event, which will be opened by Tracy Brabin MP, the Shadow Early
    Years Minister, features seminars by EY experts including Stella Louis
    and Dr Sue Allingham. As well as workshops, there will be a Health
    and Wellbeing Zone and an opportunity to learn to play The Happy
    Eating song on the ukulele with Ben Faulks (Mr Bloom from CBeebies).

  • The Tes SEN Show 2018
    Business Design Centre,
    Fri 5 – Sat 6 Oct 2018
    As well as a workshop theatre and keynote
    speakers, there’s a parent / carer forum (Sat only)
    and a ‘spotlight theatre’. Register online for a free

  • Safeguarding and Protecting Every Child Conference
    Euston Road, London
    Sat 3 Nov 2018
    £95 – £245 + VAT depending on seating
    Keynote speaker: award-winning children’s author,
    Christina Gabbitas. To reserve a place, email

  • NMT Nursery Awards 2018
    Hilton London Metropole
    Sat 1 Dec 2018
    For details of the above or to book a place, click on
    the link
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