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Fri, 26 Feb


Online using Microsoft Teams

Virtual Early Years Conference 2021

The Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service is hosting a Virtual Early Years Conference on Friday 26th February 2021. With invited Professionals and Early Years Experts in the field covering a range of topics. Our founder Emma will present 2 music training workshops on language and play.

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Virtual Early Years Conference 2021
Virtual Early Years Conference 2021

Time & Location

26 Feb 2021, 09:15 – 15:30 GMT

Online using Microsoft Teams

About The Event

What can you expect? 

A range of Professionals and Early Years Experts covering a wide range of areas and topics. 

  • Preparing for the new EYFS
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
  • Supporting children with social communication difficulties and ASD

The  conference will start at 9.15am with welcome and introductions followed  by 4 key note speakers: Dr Julian Grenier (New Development Matters),  Julie Revels (SEMH), Neil Farmer (Preparing for the new EYFS) and Gina  Davies (Social Communication Difficulties and ASD) and a variety of  workshops will take place in the afternoon, such as:

  • Sensory based play by Louise from Messy-senses,
  • Makaton signing workshop
  • SEMH workshop and much more

Emma Hutchison, Founder of music House for Children, will be presenting two training workshops during this conference: 

Nurturing communication and other skills in young autistic children through musical play.

A brief outline of autistic traits will be introduced with ideas on how music can facilitate engagement and responses.

Participants will enjoy practical ideas using sound, visuals, songs and rhymes.

Downloadable songs and resources will be provided.

Expect lots of movement and sound-play during this online, lively and practical session.

Please have available a cardboard box, two wooden spoons and colourful fabric if possible!

Who is this session for?

This conference is suitable for all early years settings, schools, childminders and other professionals who work within early years.

About Emma Hutchinson. 

 Emma’s career in early childhood music spans nearly 30 years. Despite early diagnosis of deafness she secured a scholarship at a music school. With an MA in early childhood music and BA hons in theatre and dance, her research and practical studies confirms that multimodal approachs combined with pedagogical understanding in early childhood impacts positively on young children’s earliest development.

Emma founded Music House for Children in 1994. She established training courses, teaching programmes and resources to provide educators with the requisite skills to deliver music with babies, young children and those with additional needs and language delay. 

Cost: Cost £25 for members/£35 non-members 

For more information contact Silvia Zeroual: 

How to book:

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