BookTrust Cymru Early Years Practitioner Conferences 2018

Are you an early years practitioner in Wales working with 0-4 year olds? Join us at our Early Years Practitioner Conferences this autumn for lots of practical ideas and resources to use in your settings.

Registration is now closed

  • Tuesday 16 October 2018 (09.30 - 16.00) - Springfield Hotel, Holywell, North Wales 
  • Wednesday 24 October 2018 (09.30 - 16.00) - Court Colman Manor, Bridgend, South Wales 

The conferences support early years practitioners to inspire families across Wales to enjoy books and read together.

The conference will include a Carousel of best practice with contributions from frontline practitioners from across Wales, a keynote speaker and a choice of workshops.

We’ll be exploring research and identifying new and creative ways of encouraging families to share books, stories and rhymes.

View the conference programme

Keynote speaker

We’re very excited to welcome Alice Sharp, Managing Director of Experiential Play, to our conference this year. Alice will be delivering our keynote speech ‘Soothing Songs and Rocking with Rhymes: Why songs and rhymes matter in early development’.

Superbox packs for delegates 

You’ll also receive a set of Superbox packs on the day to take away and use with families. The packs contain fun activity sheets and multiple copies of our Bookstart books in Wales.

Wales Early Years Conference image 2017

Take a look at our activity sheets from 2017

Free follow-up workshops

This year, our conference delegates will also be invited to attend a free follow-up workshop. Dates and venues will be confirmed later in the year.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the conference, please email or call 02922 676775.

Feedback and resources

The best training day I've attended in a very long time.


Inspiring storytelling ideas and ideas for parent workshops.


Great speakers who really understood delegate needs.


Superbox 2017 resources

An A4 bilingual activity sheet for each book

Mae Llygoden yn Fach (Mouse is Small) by Mary Murphy; All About Me! by Dorling Kindersley; Dawns yr Anifeiliaid (Doing the Animal Bop) by Jan Ormerod and Delyth George; Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins.

Superbox 2017 resources

Tips for running a Superbox session

Advice from practitioners who have run Superbox and Storytime sessions.

Superbox 2017 Session Diary

Superbox Session Diary

These diaries will help BookTrust understand how Superbox resources are used and how they make a difference.

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