Our Fifth Annual Managers' Conference - The Biggest & Best Ever!
October 2023 was a reminder of why we create and host this event every year - we had two incredible days of learning, networking, experts imparting their expert knowledge, and even some time for relaxation, good food and new friendships - so it’s no surprise that we can’t wait for NMC ‘24!
Our annual conference is the industry's only one specifically designed around the needs of nursery managers and setting leaders. With an ever-evolving industry and fresh challenges that managers face, our masterclasses zero in on some of the major focus areas and our expert consultants empower you to deliver outstanding results at inspection and meet the challenges you face every day. With so many challenges currently facing the sector, this is the perfect opportunity to share practice, debate ideas and network with a group of fellow forward-thinking leaders.
Back At Rockliffe Hall By Public Demand
Rockcliffe Hall just outside Darlington is once again the luxurious setting for our conference. This five-star, country house hotel nestles in the tranquility of County Durham, yet has fantastic transport links via both road and rail (2.5 hours direct from King's Cross). With opulent guest bedrooms, delicious banqueting and superbly-equipped conference and meeting spaces, it also boasts one of the best spas in England - with pool, steam room, sauna; a full suite of wellness and beauty treatments*; and its exclusive Spa Garden*.
*additional cost applies
The all-in price of £695 per delegate* includes:
*Based on two sharing a twin room – single occupancy available at extra cost
Our masterclass sessions zero in on the most impactful challenges facing managers today – and give you the knowledge and the tools to meet them head on:
The Manager...Who Looks After Me?
You’re the beating heart of the setting, but who looks after you? Are you struggling to breathe in a situation where only you can truly understand the pressures you are under? In this session we will give you tools to recognise your triggers, improve your wellbeing and empower you to shape your day so you can really get to the bottom of that never-ending to do list!
EY Newsdesk: Embrace the Now and Be Prepared for the Future
If there’s one thing constant in the Early Years, it’s change. But it’s a rare manager indeed who has the time to read, absorb and understand what the constant transformation means for your setting now and in future. Fear not! We hold your hands through 2024's EYFS changes, the expected new HMCI focus and a looming general election. Fasten your seatbelts, this may be a bumpy ride!
The Early Years Surgery
Welcome to our Doctor’s Surgery, where managers and leaders can bring your problems and we can discuss, diagnose and prescribe the ultimate remedies! With an open forum and no subject off-limits, this session builds trust and lasting bonds as well as solving problems. No matter what challenges you’re facing, we’ve seen and overcome them. You’re never alone in the Surgery - and you might just make Early Years friends for life!
People Management Bootcamp
Management of your team is vital to effective leadership of your setting. This practical, pragmatic and highly interactive session is founded upon psychology and behavioural science and will give you the opportunity to be introduced to proven new line management techniques and to trial them within a safe environment. This is the toolbox you need to lead a happy, motivated staff team!
Building Your EY Dream Team
Providing outstanding care and education relies on motivated and talented individuals meshing together to form an outstanding team.
In this session, we will explore the dynamics of team building, including working with different personalities and the life cycle of the team. These insights will help you to understand each team member and coach harmonious team collaboration.
Promoting Professional Development
Continuous development is one of the keys not only to high-performing practitioners, but also happy and fulfilled ones. In this session we will explore a variety of approaches to promoting your team’s professional development, from effective training to measuring performance to promoting mental health and resilience.
We also are delighted and very fortunate to have a keynote presentation from our event sponsor, Claire Bean of North Yorkshire HR Solutions! Claire has over 30 years’ experience of working in the HR industry across various sectors including Childcare. She is a straight talking, no bluffing HR expert who can provide pragmatic solutions to all your people issues.