We are delighted to announce five free Learn – Explore – Debate events in January 2020. These events are likely to fill up quickly so book your place now.

Why attend?

  • Learn about the Department for Education and Public Health England’s work on speech, language and communication.
  • Explore how Ofsted inspections are being carried out in early years settings under the new inspection framework.
  • Debate the issues that matter to you, including the government’s proposed reforms to the EYFS, with representatives from DfE, NCB’s expert staff, and other professionals.


When are the events?

Date  Location
 Wednesday 22 January  Pendulum Hotel, Manchester  Sold out – join waiting list 
 Thursday 23 January  The Passage, London  Sold out – join waiting list
 Tuesday 28 January  Jurys Inn, Birmingham  Sold out – join waiting list
 Wednesday 29 January  Future Inn, Bristol  Book now
 Thursday 30 January  Mothers’ Union, London  Sold out – join waiting list


Who should attend?

These events are aimed at Early Years organisations, Early Years settings and providers, and local services.


The agenda will be the same at each event. Presentations will be available on the Foundation Years website, following the final event in London.

Timing and refreshments

Registration will open at 10.15am and the official programme will start promptly at 10.30am. The event will end at 3.30pm.

Refreshments, including lunch, will be provided, with vegetarian and vegan options – gluten free on request.

If you have very specialist dietary needs, please could we ask that you bring your own lunch.


If you have any queries about booking, please contact AWhitmore@ncb.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there!