The second of the "Ensuring Quality for 2 year Olds" seminars was held on 14th June 2012 at the Bewley Hotel in Leeds and was attended by representatives from 24 Local Authorities. There was also a representative from the DfE.

The sessions covered in the meeting, with downloadable presentations, are shown below:


"Introduction to the ITERS and ECERS"
Presentation by Faye Linskey (Director A+ Education Ltd.) Download here


Local Authority Presentation 1

"The Oxfordshire ITERS Audit Action for Quality"

Liz van Santen (Oxfordshire County Council). Download here

Round Table Discussion 1

Supporting and assessing the quality of two year old places.

Local Authroity Presentation 2

Early Learning for Twos in Sandwell.  "Looking Beyond the Checklist"

Lynn Beckett, Early Years Consultant. Download here

Department for Education Update

"Early Education for Two Year Olds - The DfE Perspective"

Patrick Towgood, Early Education and Childcare Division. Download here

Round Table Discussion 2

The two year old progress and health checks and links with Health.

NCB kindly provided some slides to introduce the discussion session, outlining recent information on the two year old progress checks.

"The EYFS Project Check at Two"

 Susan Soar, The Early Childhood Unit, National Children's Bureau. Download here

Research presentation

"Improving Quality in Early Years Education and Care: A Comparison of Perspectives and Measures"

Sandra Mathers (University of Oxford/Director A+ Education Ltd.) Download here

Round Table Discussion 3

Childminders and the two year old entitlement

Review, response and questions