Early years conference: For the love of reading

Saturday, 7 March 2020, 09:30 - 13:30
4 hours
University of West London, Ealing Site, St Mary's Road, W5 5RF

This year’s Early Years Training and Development Conference will focus on enriching children’s reading.

Enjoying books and reading stories from a very early age is crucial in the development of children’s learning as it; helps with their ability to understand words, uses their imagination and creativity, develops their speech, and supports listening, attention and social skills. The more that children experience language and are exposed to books, the more they will gain an interest and passion for them. Reading is so much more than just quiet time in a cosy corner. Young children need to be able to fully engage with stories and books and be able to respond to them with curiosity and enjoyment. This will promote the value and pleasure of reading and encourage an interest in reading throughout their lives.

Adults play a significant role in the development of reading skills in young children and this conference aims to help all early year’s practitioners and teachers to support children at the beginning of their reading journey; inspiring schools and settings to build an effective reading curriculum that meets the needs of all learners. The day will focus on motivating children to read for pleasure. Building on their first-hand experiences and interests as a stimulus to enrich shared narratives and raise attainment.

Settings: Please note we can only offer 2 free places per setting. If additional places become available, we will offer these to individuals from the reserve list.

Childminders: we can only offer 1 free place per childminder; on this occasion we will not be able to offer your assistant a place.


Secure your place via the Book now link below (Ealing CPD online), where you can complete the booking form and choose 2 workshops you would like to attend and a third if one of the first two choices are not available and return by Monday 17 February 2020 to trainingsupport@ealing.gov.uk.


020 8825 9761

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