Join EYE (Early Years Educator) and Practical Pre-School magazines for their annual conference at Maple House in Birmingham on Friday 21st September 2018.

Physical development underpins all other areas of learning and development. 

However, with constant pressure for improving outcomes in literacy and mathematics - whether in policy documents, ministerial statements, or from the baseline assessment - there is a danger that we lose sight of just how fundamental movement, exercise, gross and fine motor skills are to the developing child, their progress and future outcomes. 

Ofsted has recognised the need for settings to get children more active and out of breath more, citing the rise in childhood obesity. Research shows that a lack of physical development opportunities can have far wider implications for healthy development.  

Putting physical development back into early years provision brings together renowned early years leaders, senior practitioners and respected educationalists to offer a range of deliverable, evidence-based, practical approaches, support and guidance.

By attending this event in September, delegates will be able to discuss, query, reflect upon and disseminate the key messages to colleagues back in their settings, helping to shape planning and further professional development for the year ahead. This conference will provide delegates with key details around the importance of physical development, Ofsted expectations, and will offer excellent practical guidance, delivered through a mix of seminars and workshops.

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