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 Summer Term 2022

The summer term welcomes back the first face to face network since the pandemic restrictions.

Wednesday 8 June 2022
9am to 12.30pm
City Hall - Attenborough Hall
115 Charles Street, LE1 1FZ

Booking is essential to manage numbers – eedteam@leicester.gov.uk
To book email attendees name, school or setting and contact number and email.


  • 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
    • Opening remarks on the current landscape for Early Years 
      Sue Welford Principal Education Officer
  • 9.30am – 10am
    • Early Years Professional Development Programme
      Overview of the DfE SLC programme
      Celebration of achievements – Cllr Elly Cutkelvin Lead Member for Education
  • 10am – 11am
    • Ofsted
      Jude Sanders Early Years Senior HMI (Jude will be joined by a Schools’ HMI Colleague)
      The embedding of the revised EYFS framework, current trends, and myth busting
    • Reflect and discuss – Q&A opportunity
  • 11am – 11.30am
    • Refreshment break
      Networking opportunity and market place stands to visit
  • 11.30am – 12.30pm
    • Transitions
      Opportunity for settings and their feeder schools (where in attendance) to share child level information and have discussions to support the transitions into next academic year
  • 12.30pm - Close

Download the agenda (pdf)

Previous network meeting dates