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Early Years Conference 2013

Over 160 delegates gathered at SPPA’s early years conference in Edinburgh on October 2 to hear a range of top speakers and presenters reinforce the message that play is vital to children’s learning and development.

View the conference video above which includes each of the speakers and presenters giving their key ‘message’ for the day.
Presentations slides used by the speakers and presenters are available to view (open as PDFs):

Play and Evolution – Just the right dance on the right stage? A brief examination of Evolutionary Playwork Bob Hughes, Author and Playwork Specialist
A Creative Curriculum Alice Sharp, Managing Director, Experiential Play
Play Back to the Future. Ronnie Hill, Assistant Director National Services, Children 1st
Outdoor Play and Active Learning – Making a Splash! Margaret Westwood, Senior Play Development Officer, City of Edinburgh Council
A Richer Understanding of Young Children’s Right to Play Theresa Casey, Play Consultant and President of the International Play Association: Promoting the Child’s Right to Play (IPA)
Childcare Qualifications: What does the future hold? Barbara Dale, SQA Senior External Verifier and Sybil Taylor, SVQ Assessor and Verifier, Children’s Care Learning and Development
Creating Natural Play Environments in an Indoor Setting Anne Emerson-Smith, Play Training Ltd, Independent Play Consultant
Unwrapping the Cotton Wool Kids in North Lanarkshire Marian Cairns, Quality Development Officer, North Lanarkshire Council