Alliance Annual Conference 2019

Collage of pictures from Alliance 2019 conference

Be the best: sharing early years excellence

The 2019 annual Alliance member conference took place on Friday, 31 May 2019 at the Hilton London Bankside, in Southwark, London SE1 0UG.

A huge thank you to all of our 350 delegates who came to our Be the Best conference in London.

Alliance chief executive Neil Leitch spoke about the early years funding crisis, Mary Tutaev spoke about her mother Belle's legacy and Lisa Potts shared her truly amazing and moving story about how she saved her nursery children from a knife-wielding attacker.

Ofsted's Gill Jones and Jude Sanders gave delegates plenty of useful information and guidance about the changes to the Education Inspection Framework, Rachel Buckler talked about safeguarding with confidence followed by Alex Grady from NASEN who rounded off a packed day with her talk on removing barriers for children with SEND.

It was a packed programme but one we hope you found enjoyable, inspirational and useful.

Early Years Alliance Belle Tutaev Lifetime Achievement Award

Our awards ceremony changed this year and is now the Belle Tutaev Lifetime Achievement Award.

It was won by Virginia Brown from Orpington who has worked at Crofton Early Learners for 20 years.

Virginia was selected by judges for her incredible record of achieving ‘outstanding’ Ofsted results year after year, for her dedication to children with special educational needs and their families, and for being an inspirational leader and mentor to co-workers.

Congratulations Virginia!


Below is a 60-second photo slideshow of the awards ceremony.






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