EYFS Network

This is an opportunity for early years practitioners and leaders from schools and early years settings to come together for professional development opportunities, discussions and updates.

EYFS Network Autumn Term 2022

The first part of this term’s event will be joint messages for schools and settings, when we are pleased to have guest speakers from Public Health and the Area Lead for the DfE Experts and Mentors programme (part of the governments EY Covid recovery plan).

There will be sector updates from the LA and then an opportunity to explore market stalls for information that will support you and your provision. There is also time built into the agenda to network with other providers, so a great opportunity to make links and share good practice. The later part of the event will consist of a sector specific workshop session (i.e. schools and settings separate for specific work and key messages).

Date and venue

Tuesday 4 October 2022
9am to 12.30pm
City Hall, 115 Charles Street, LE1 1FZ

Booking is essential to manage numbers – Book your place 


  • 9am - 9.20am
    • Registration, drinks on arrival and opportunity to visit market place stands
  • 9.20am
    • Welcome, housekeeping and introduction to event
      Claire Lakin Early Education Development Manager
  • 9.30am – 10am
    • DfE EY Covid Recovery – Experts and Mentors Programme
      Area Lead – Vicky Mcewan
  • 10am - 10.30am 
    • Public Health – Physical activity
      Consultation on support and development opportunities
  • 10.30 - 10.45am 
    • National and local updates
  • 10.45am – 11.15am
    • Refreshment break
      Networking opportunity and market place stands to visit
  • 11.15am
    • Move to sector specific workshops
  • 11.30am - 12.30pm 
    • Schools 
      Key updates
      Facilitated discussion around shared issues in schools
      Suggestions of focus for sector specific part of the network meetings for the year ahead: key themes and relevant topics from discussion
      Signpost to training and support
    • Early years settings 
      Prevent  updates and consultation session
      Safeguarding updates and competency framework review
      LA updates
  • 12.30pm - Close