The annual Somerset Eary Years conference is taking place on 21st november 2018 at Taunton racecourse. This years theme is celebrating inclusive practice in the early years and all 6 workshops available to book on the day will explore different areas of inclusive practice.
1) Underneath the iceberg: Key considerations underpinning effective support for positive behaviour and emotional regulation
Delivered by Julie Revels this workshop aims to give an overview of the current understanding of what shapes young children’s social and emotional well-being and mental health. It will involve discussion about existing approaches that are used as part of practice in supporting positive behaviour and emotional regulation.
2) Sensory Processing and Attachment in the Early Years This workshop will aim to give participants an overview of sensory processing. This workshop will cover the 7 sensory systems and their development, early attachment & sensory integration, sensory processing difficulties, assessing for sensory processing difficulties and strategies to help with all of this.
3)Navigating their Needs, EAL and SEND
EAL has become a familiar and welcome element to the varied groups of children and families we welcome into our EY settings, and as such we have a greater spread of need. Unpicking, assessing, observing and making suitable provision for those of our children who are EAL with SEN can be a challenge!
4) Developing an Inclusive Learning Environment
Delivered by Jane Barnett this workshop will explore how to develop more inclusive provision at both universal and SEND Support levels of the Core Standards in order to create an enabling learning environment for all children.
5) Meeting in Movement
Anna Golding will lead an inclusive sensory dance and sound workshop drawing on our innate ability to connect with each other non verbally through intensive interaction, finding a meeting point in space between all bodies large and small.
6) Developing attention for play and communication
This workshop will aim to describe and demonstrate strategies and ideas to support the development of attention skills for learning and communication.