What did you miss at our 2016 conference?
Our 2016 conference for Childcare Business Advisers and Consultants provided an opportunity for attendees to focus on some of the changes that are facing settings in maintaining sustainability over the coming year or so. It was set against a backdrop of the introduction of the 30 hours free entitlement offer, increased focus on the use of the Early Year Pupil Premium, competition and collaboration with schools and the continuing change of the Local Authority role in supporting childcare provision.
We brought together a panel of expert speakers from Local Authorities, EY settings, training providers, and service organisations to help attendees understand the steps that need to be taken for success in this highly competitive and complex sector.
The various speakers kindly agreed to make their slides available to us to share with you. Please feel free to take a look at them here:
Neil Blumsom, Achieving for Children, describes the journey from Local Authority department to a successful independent company
Ross Midgley, PBD Early Years Training, presents a review of some of the financial management and sustainability issues associated with the introduction of the 30 hours free entitlement
Paul Seath, Bates Wells Braithwaite, help us to understand the current employment law issues and challenges that Early Years settings will need to consider during 2016
Jeremy Webster, Silver Pebble, reviews the success of our CMI qualifications for advisers and consultants, and launches our new programme for the CMI Level 5 Certificate in Business Support
Jacqui Burke, Flourishing People, shares key learning points from our panel debate on the development of partnership working to aid delivery of the 30 hours free entitlement.