Alliance Annual Conference 2020

SAVE THE DATE: Our Alliance Annual conference will take place on Friday 12 June 2020.

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Take a peek at our 2019 conference...

Collage of pictures from Alliance 2019 conference

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

The theme was: Be the best: sharing early years excellence

Around 350 delegates heard Alliance chief executive Neil Leitch speak about the early years funding crisis, Mary Tutaev speak 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 that people found enjoyable, inspirational and useful.

Early Years Alliance Belle Tutaev Lifetime Achievement Award

Our awards ceremony changed last 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.


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


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