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Join us for our half day autumn conference as we focus on developing a strategic approach to supporting wellbeing for the Early Years workforce, and the children and families they serve.   

We’ll address the challenge and need to support wellbeing through empowering you to understand the concept of compassionate resilience, develop strategic approaches to promote staff wellbeing (and ultimately retention), as well as to be able to support parent’s knowledge and understanding of wellbeing to promote children’s happiness. 

We have three expert speakers joining us who will share their expertise to help you and your colleagues, as well as our own advisers, all of whom will provide strategies for supporting wellbeing. 


Hear from our three expert speakers: 

  • Dr Amanda Gummer, CEO of Good Play Guide 
    Amanda is a research psychologist, passionate about children’s play. She is the CEO of the research consultancy Fundamentally Children and Dr Gummer’s Good Play Guide - a consumer-facing review site for children’s toys, apps, learning and baby products. 
  • Tania Barney, Health and Wellbeing Advisor 
    Tania’s work has spanned health and education settings for over 30 years. She supports settings to develop systematic approaches to health and wellbeing.  She is an experienced trainer, covering topics including emotional health and wellbeing, attachment and self-regulation, and whole setting approaches.  She is passionate about improving health and wellbeing. 

And from HFL Education's specialists:

  • Karen O’Connor, Learning and Development Officer 
    A trainer with over 25 years of dedicated experience in learning, coaching, and development across various sectors. More than just a trainer, she's your guide to unlocking your true potential and fostering resilience.
  • Louise Alce, Early Year’s Adviser
    With over 15 years’ experience in schools and settings Louise is passionate about wellbeing, personal development, communication, and literacy. Louise has worn various hats, including lead teacher, assistant head, and moderator. She believes in the importance of understanding your true why and emphasizing the deeper purpose that fuels your actions and decisions.
  • Emma Wild, Senior Early Years Consultant
    Emma has worked in early years for over 20 years in schools, settings and children’s centres. She is passionate about engaging and supporting families to improve outcomes for all and believes engaging the wider community holds the key to enhancing children’s experiences. 

Through our Spotlight Talks we’ll be developing a strategic approach to support wellbeing for schools and settings, plus a panel discussion to reflect on what has been heard and experienced.  

Who is this event for? 

The conference is open to all but is especially suitable for anyone working in EYFS: including teachers, practitioners, leaders, managers and support staff. 

Our conference will be online from 09:00 – 13:00  

Cost: £119 (excl VAT) per delegate.

Book today  

This event will be held online to enable EYFS practitioners and leaders to attend this high quality CPD without the need to travel and provide you with access to recordings of sessions for a further 30 days on demand.