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Sure Start 2011
14 Sep 2011
9th Annual Conference: A new way of working. To be held at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Centre, 4 -18 Harrington Gardens, London SW7.
#surestart11 The Sure Start Annual Conference and Exhibition continues to be the essential event for all children’s centre leaders and local authority officers, equipping attendees with the most up to the minute policy and best practice guidance. Challenging times require new ways of working to ensure sustainability, quality and the best possible outcomes for families. Sure Start 2011 is timed to enable delegates to hear first hand the Department for Education and the Department of Health vision for reform. This year over 20 speakers will share their expertise and knowledge through a series of forward thinking plenary sessions, panel debates and best practice workshops.
Programme
09:40
Pre Event Interview with Naomi Eisenstadt CB, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford and first Director of Sure Start
Giving her views on the current practice and policy landscape for families and children

09:55
Michael Freeston, Director of Quality Improvement, Pre-school Learning Alliance
Conference open and welcome

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10:00
Sally Burlington, Deputy Director, Sure Start and Early Intervention Division, Department for Education
Government priorities for Sure Start Children's Centres

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10:15
Viv Bennett, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health
Improving services for children and families Health Visiting Programme National Context: Local Action

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10:30
Jane Haywood, Chief Executive, Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC)
Building a strong, well qualified early years workforce

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10:45
Question and discussion: Session 1
11:00
Refreshments and exhibition
11:30
Elizabeth Elsom, Divisional Manager, EYFS Frameworks, Ofsted
Future of inspection and regulation

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11:45
Pip O'Byrne, Chair, 4Children
Evidence based interventions in Children's Centres

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12:00
Denise Burke, Director, United for All Ages
Shared sites - the way to make Children's Centres sustainable

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12:15
Questions and discussion: Session 2
12:25
Case Studies: New ways of working in practice What does a multi generational centre look like?
Karen Harvey, Children's Centre Manager, Great Yarmouth Community Trust

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12:40
Case Studies: New ways of working in practice Turning policy into practice through joint working - health and Early Years making a difference to children's outcomes
Alison Jones, Service Manager, London Borough of Merton; Nadine Mitchell, Clinical Lead for Health Visiting, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

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13:05
Buffet lunch and exhibition
14:00
Naomi Eisenstadt CB, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, first Director of Sure Start
What should be our future priorities for Early Years?

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14:15
Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive, National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
How do we make childcare affordable whilst maintaining quality?

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14:30
June O'Sullivan, CEO, London Early Years Foundation
2013 free childcare for disadvantaged 2 year olds - is Children's Centre daycare the answer?

14:45
Catherine Farrell, Joint Chief Executive, National Childminding Association (NCMA)
Working in partnership with home-based childcare - a different approach

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15:00
Panel debate: 'Looking ahead'
Naomi Eisenstadt CB, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, first Director of Sure Start; Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive, National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA); June O'Sullivan, CEO, London Early Years Foundation; Catherine Farrell, Joint Chief Executive, National Childminding Association (NCMA).

15:30
Refreshments and exhibition
16:00
Workshop 1: Empowering and equipping parents to turn their lives around
Sheri Wilks, Headteacher/Centre Manager and Jannice Simpson, Family Support Co-ordinator, Highfield Nursery School and Children's Centre, Ipswich; Alison Archibald, Head of Children's Workforce Development, London Borough of Richmond.

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16:00
Workshop 2: Integrated working within a Children's Centre |
Harrow Road Children’s Centre Water Project and Spa Spiders Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond Project Sylvie Gambell, Headteacher, Mary Paterson Nursey School, Westminster; Sue Davies, Children's Centre Deputy Manager, Askern Sure Start Spa Spiders Children's Centre, Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber NHS Trust; Kay Walker, Community Midwife, Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust

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16:00
Workshop 3: System leadership for the Early Years and skills for integrated working
Ally Dunhill, Director of Learning and Teaching, Programme Director BA (Hons) Children’s Inter-professional Studies, University of Hull

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