School Readiness: Tackling Early Years Inequalities Through Childcare Provision

Confirmed speakers:

  • Simeon Corfield, Education Consultant
  • Megan Jarvie, Head of Coram Family and Childcare
  • Liz Bayram, Chief Executive, PACEY
  • Matt Buttery, CEO, Triple P UK
  • David Wright, Founder, Paint Pots Nurseries and World Forum Foundation
  • Dr. Dianne Borien, Head of Early Years, London Borough of Redbridge
  • Dr. Hasneen Choudhury, Strategic Lead for Children’s Centres, London Borough of Redbridge
  • Caron Rudge, Executive Headteacher, Barnet Early Years Alliance
  • Sandie Jeetoo, Early Years Hub Facilitator, Barnet Early Years Alliance


Early years education can significantly increase school readiness by supporting disadvantaged children in cognitive and linguistic development. However, in 2018 the Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents in England report found that in low-income families were less likely to take advantage of free or Tax-Free Childcare, resulting in a £600 million underspend in funding. In schools the attainment gap between children on free school meals and their peers at the end of Reception has increased, particularly for children living outside of the capital.

Join Westminster Briefing this April to ensure your organisation is meeting government requirements for childcare services and prioritise academic opportunities for disadvantaged children in your region.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • An update on the national landscape for disadvantaged children since the implementation of Tax-Free Childcare
  • Analysing the outcomes of The Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents and The Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers
  • Closing the gap between children on free school meals and their peers: best approaches to education for Early Years
  • Providing effective training for teachers and educators for Early Years
  • School Readiness: Assessing progression and measuring success
  • Providing effective SEND support and exploring funding availability

About the event:

The morning session will focus on an update on recent policy and guidance on childcare provision, including an overview of the results of the Childcare and Early Years Survey of Parents in England.

The afternoon session will examine best practice in successfully providing cognitive and linguistic development for 2-3 year olds and assessing school readiness in early years. 

Who should attend?

This event is for: Early Years Foundation Stage Teams, Child Health Services, Playgroups, Childminders, Sure Start Centres, Local Authorities, Ofsted Inspectors, Children’s Trusts and Children’s Centres, Children’s Services and Families Services, Parental Engagement Teams, Extended Services Teams, Family Health Teams and Outreach Workers, Inclusion Teams, Performance and Practice Teams, Social Workers and Social Services Officers, Learning and Skills Council and Voluntary and Community Organisations

Futher information:

Our events are CPD certified. This event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

Please note that all speakers and the agenda are subject to change without notice.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Thursday 4th April 2019

11:00am - 3:30pm (including networking lunch)


Private Sector | 1 Place: £345 | 2+ Places: £295 each


Public Sector | 1 Place: £255 | 2+ Places: £205 each


Above prices exclude VAT


If you require a booking form, please contact | 0207 593 5657

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