The childcare and early years conference



PACEY is delighted to be hosting our childcare and early years conference this year, uniting the early years sector to improve early childhood development knowledge and support providers in their practice.

DATE: Saturday 26 October 2024

TIME: 9am - 5.15pm (Drinks reception 5.15pm - 6.15pm)

LOCATION: The historic Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH

Inspiring talks in the Great Hall will be given by a host of early years experts and will be focused on early childhood development:

10.05 - 10.55 | Penny Tassoni MBE | Two-year-olds - a protected species?

11.00 - 11.40 | Ofsted | The role of curriculum and pedagogy in early years settings

11.55 - 12.35 | Cheryl Warren | Creating a safe space for neurodivergent children

12.35 - 13.05 | Panel discussion | ‘Are we failing children from disadvantaged backgrounds?'

14.00 - 14.40 | Dr Sue Gifford and Sam Goldsworthy | Maths outdoors

14.45 - 15.25 | Dr Stella Louis | A Froebelian approach to working with babies

15.40 - 16.30 | Ben Kingston-Hughes | The joy of stories

View the full agenda for the Great Hall here.

Every ticket includes complimentary access to workshops to support you in your practice.

11.55 - 12.30 | Ofsted | Ask an early years Ofsted inspector

13.20 - 13.50 | Ella Oliver | Wellbeing workshop

14.00 - 14.40 | PACEY Trustees Lucy Lewin and Shanti Flynn | Lead to acheive 

14.45 - 15.25 | Morton Michel | It's your business, protect yourself

View the full agenda for the workshops here.

Our fantastic line up of speakers includes a host of experts in the field of early child development that will inspire you and help improve your knowledge in key areas including two-year-olds, pedagogy, neurodiversity, maths, babies and story telling.

View our full line up of speakers and their biographies here.

After a full day of talks, workshops and networking we are hosting a drinks reception for attendees. Kindly sponsored by our partners Morton Michel, this is our chance to say THANK YOU to early years providers for all your hard work, dedication and passion. Book your FREE place when you purchase a conference ticket.

View the registration, exhibition and networking agenda here.

Early bird tickets are currently available. Get them before they go!

We have a number of different ticket types to suit a variety of early years remits including discounted tickets for PACEY members and packages to help you bring your staff.