This year's theme is Learning Beyond the Classroom

.  For more detailed information about the conference theme visit the 2019 theme page. e & abstract book  - click here to view / download
Keynotes at the conference have now been confirmed as Chris Pascal & Tony Bertram who founded CREC in the late 1990's to be a driving force in developing the quality of early years practice through a blended approach of reserach, training & consultancy.  Both have worked in an advisory capacity with a number of government bodies & early childhood service providers. 
Ute Ward, who has been involved in the Early Years sector for more than 20 years in a range of different roles & contexts.  

Keynote speakers' bios and short synopses of their addresses can be found here.

The conference ticket price for this year is £100 and includes access to the keynote presentations, research symposia, lunch and refreshments throughout. All students are eligible for 20% off the ticket price. Click here to register and/or purchase your conference ticket.




08:30 - 17:00 - 


Registration & refreshments
Opening session
Keynote I - Chris Pascal & Tony Bertram - Informal Learning in Times of Austerity
Refreshments & exhibition 
Symposium set I
Lunch & exhbition
Symposium set II
Refreshments & exhibition
Symposium set III
Keynote II - Ute Ward
Closing Session
**Please note that this is a draft programme therefore timings & content may change