At the start of November, NCB worked with the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver the latest round of our Learn – Explore – Debate events

Over 600 early years practitioners signed up, over three days, to hear speakers discuss a range of topics and to connect with their colleagues from across the country. These events were planned with feedback from the Foundation Years community at the forefront of our thinking, and they focused on COVID-19 recovery, Ofsted inspections under the revised EYFS and supporting children with SEND.

The recordings, slides and case studies from the events are now available to view below.

Introduction from the National Children’s Bureau

Gill Holden gives an introduction to the event and an overview of NCB’s role as the Department for Education’s stakeholder engagement partner.

Session 1: COVID-19 recovery

Update from DfE

After introducing a thank you message from Minister Will Quince, provided an overview of the work the Department is doing to support with COVID-19 recovery. You can view DfE’s slides here.

Case study from Triangle Nursery School in Lambeth

Luke Page at Triangle Nursery School in Lambeth, who told us about a need his setting identified during the pandemic and how they responded. You can view and download Luke’s self care champion template for 2 year olds here and 3-4 year olds here.

Session 2: Ofsted inspections under the revised EYFS

Wendy Ratcliff HMI and Samantha Sleaman-Boss from Ofsted then presented on inspections under the revised EYFS and explored the role of assessment in greater detail. You can view Ofsted’s slides here.

Session 3: Supporting children with SEND

Amy Devine and Angela Prodger from Pen Green provided a case study on how to take a celebratory approach to SEND.