Raising the bar for pre-school education in Kirklees

Early Years Conference

We were delighted to host a special event which brought together childcare providers, nurseries and other partners with the joint aim of shaping the future of early years education.

With over 120 people in attendance, it promoted collaboration, sharing best practice and raising the bar for children and their families.

The conference – which happened under the banner of Our Kirklees Futures – will have a major impact on the education landscape in Kirklees.

Cllr Elizabeth Reynolds, Cabinet Member for Learning and Aspiration, said:

“The Early Years Conference was a great success and a pivotal opportunity for our early years community to come together and commit to the future of our children.

“Pre-school education is critical in a child’s development and also provides amazing support to parents and the wider family.

“I would like to thank the many people who attended and showed their unwavering desire to help our children fulfil their potential.

“By sharing knowledge, forging partnerships and learning from each other we can ensure that every child in Kirklees receives the best possible start in life.”

The conference included two highly admired keynote speakers, Kym Scott and Kirsty Godfrey, who shared their expertise and insights with the audience. Costs of the event were covered by the delegates.

There is a strong partnership between Kirklees Council and local early years providers, improving the quality of education and care for children in the district.

Our Kirklees Futures defines the council’s vision for learning all the way through to 2030. Events such as the Early Years conference support a joint approach to excellence in education and make a real difference to the lives of children, young people and families in Kirklees.

More information 

For more information, please visit the Our Kirklees Futures page on our website.