Examining the key areas of opportunity and responsibility for local government, the event will cover issues such as partnerships, quality and resources and how to meet the expectations of parents and children.
A programme is attached
CHILDCARE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Monday 29 March 1999
Marlborough Hotel, London WC1
0945Registration and coffee
1015CHAIR'S WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
1030GOVERNMENT POLICY AND EXPECTATIONS
Margaret Hodge, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, DfEE
1100TACKLING THE TASK - PARTNERSHIP, QUALITY AND RESOURCES
Speakers in this session will examine the key areas of responsibility and opportunity for local government, within the context of these three themes. Panel discussion and questions to follow presentations.
Michael Hipkins, Divisional Manager, Early Years Division,
DfEE - 'Early Years Development and Childcare Partnerships'
Shirley Trundle, Divisional Manager, Childcare Unit, DfEE - 'Childcare Expansion'
Lesley Staggs, Principal Manager, Early Years, Qualifications & Curriculum Authority -'Review of Desirable Learning Outcomes'
Gill Haynes, Chair of Early Years National Training Organisation - 'Human Resources: Getting the Best from Staff'
Georgina Brown, Policy Officer, New Opportunities Fund, -
'The New Opportunities Fund: How to Access Lottery Resources'
Local Authority Speaker TBC, 'Resource Co-ordination from a Local Authority
1345GETTING THE CURRICULAR BALANCE RIGHT
Professor Kathy Sylva, University of Oxford
1430MEETING THE EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN:
THE LOCAL AUTHORITY ROLE
Colette Kelleher, Director, Daycare Trust
1515CHAIR'S CLOSING REMARKS
Tea and coffee available on departure