Putting physical development back into early years provision provides access to an engaging mix of expert speakers and innovative teachers and practitioners from across the early years. Current confirmed speakers and workshop leaders include:

Dr Sue Allingham, Consultant, Early Years Out of the Box

Sue is an experienced Early Years Consultant, Author and Trainer who has an MA and Doctorate in Early Childhood Education.  She is Consultant Editor of EYE, and a Trustee of Early Education, both roles requiring her to keep her research base and knowledge up to date.

Her interest in physical development began whilst writing a training programme for a Local Authority Healthy Settings Accreditation.  Through this she discovered the concept of Physical Literacy and is now a member of the International Physical Association.  Sue often works alongside Kim Lambden to promote purposeful physical play in the Early Years

Sally Goddard Blythe, Director, Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology

Sally Goddard Blythe MSc. is the international Director of The Institute for Neuro-Physiological Psychology (INPP) in Chester and responsible for the content and standardisation of training in the INPP method throughout the world.

Sally is the author of seven books and other published papers on child development and neuro-developmental factors in specific learning difficulties including: Reflexes, Learning and Behavior, The Well Balanced Child, Raising Happy Healthy Children, The Genius of Natural Childhood and Attention, Balance and Coordination – the A,B,C of Learning Success - a reference source for all professionals involved in child development and education. She is the  author of a screening test and developmental movement programme for use in schools, Assessing Neuromotor Readiness for Learning and a screening test for clinicians and health practitioners.

Kathyrn Solly, Consultant, Kathryn Solly Consulting

Kathryn Solly has had a varied career in education. Having started teaching in Papua New Guinea on Voluntary Service Overseas, she has worked across all the phases of education and seen a range of provision around the world.

She is passionate about outdoor play and learning having led the famous Chelsea Open Air Nursery School for 17 years. COANS is now in its 90th year as a forerunner of excellent outdoor education and care.

Kathryn now works as a speaker, trainer, consultant and author and is currently writing her second book “Leading Children’s Learning Outside from Birth to Seven.”

Tony Ulatowski, Children's Curriculum Tai Chi Teacher

Tony is a 5th Duan international Tai chi Master Instructor.  He is Honorary President of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain having been an Executive Committee member for several years.

He is a member of the International Physical Literacy Association and addressed their Annual Conference. His ‘Body Mind Breath’ animal play programme is becoming integral to Physical Literacy in Early Years.  His work is in demand, with Ofsted noting -

Children's healthy lifestyles are supported extremely well. They develop excellent physical skills through activities. For example, they learn Tai Chi, move their bodies like different animals and explore the natural environment.

Kim Lambden, Physical Literacy Consultant, Co-Director, Step into Purposeful Play

Kim has taught Physical Education in Primary and Secondary schools, worked in the School Advisory Service supporting schools engagement in the Healthy Schools Programme and latterly in an Early Years Health accredited programme. Currently she is delivering Physical Literacy projects and training across the London Boroughs working alongside practitioners and parent/carers.

To support this training Kim has co-authored ‘Promoting Purposeful Play in the Early years through Physical Literacy’ with the late Dr Len Almond.

She is passionate about physical activity for health and wellbeing and the importance of maintaining lifelong participation.

Angela Dyer, National Lead Trainer for Early Years, Ofsted

Angela Dyer is the National Lead Trainer for Early Years at Ofsted. She is responsible for co-ordinating, developing and delivering high quality training and induction for all Early Years inspectors, across the country.