Capita Conferences Announce Details of Their Early Years Conference – 12th December, Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom, November 17, 2016 --( This conference comes at a vital time for practitioners to get prepared for the revolution in early years’ education and childcare.

The Scottish Government has committed to boosting the free early learning and childcare entitlement to 30 hours a week by 2020 and to narrowing the attainment gap caused by disadvantage. By 2018 every nursery in Scotland’s most deprived areas will have an additional qualified teacher or childcare graduate.

Speakers include:
· Keynote: Jean Carwood-Edwards, Chief Executive, Early Years Scotland and Member, Scottish Government Workforce and Quality Group
· Mark Willis, Welfare Rights Adviser, Tax Credits and Early Years Project, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) Scotland
· Claire Schofield, Director of Membership, Policy and Communications, National Day Nurseries Association
· Cally Fraser, Early Years and Childcare Team, The City of Edinburgh Council
· Sheena Lowe, Head of Centre, Little Voices Nursey
· Fiona Steel, Operational Director of Children's Services, Action for Children Scotland

Attendees will take away practical strategies for delivering services that have the best impact on children’s health, wellbeing, academic outcomes and life chances.

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