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Eighth Early Years Conference

Posted: 8th December 2015

The Eighth Early Years Conference recently took place on Saturday 28th November at University Centre Doncaster’s High Melton campus.

The 125 delegates were enthused and delighted by Shabang, Kim and Russ, who are trained music and drama therapists, sharing their own ideas of how to support children with special educational needs and disability.

A repertoire of songs accompanied by Makaton and well-chosen innovative resources from decorated hula hoops to umbrellas and plastic rain hairs were incorporated to demonstrate how sensory experiences can be supportive to all children’s learning.

Comments from the day:

“What a fabulous conference to attend, the usual high quality of workshops and facilities. The Play therapy and Enjoying Autism workshops I attended were full of knowledge and inspiration for me to use in practice and to share with my fellow colleagues” Kelly Severn

“Excellent level of experience shown in the workshop lecturers, Shabang was full of fun and had some wonderful ideas made from everyday items and turned them in to props. One man’s junk…. is another man’s treasure”.  Kimberley Simons


“Very fun and exciting Saturday spent at the Early Years Conference! Was good to share ideas and experiences with other practitioners”.  Helen Matthews


“Enjoyed the Early Years Conference on supporting children with additional needs gave me some very good ideas to support all children in my setting”. Leanne Round


The next conference event will be held in April 2016.