NDNA Conference: Leadership stream

The early years event for nursery managers and owners

Andy CopeMotivational: Happiness and the Art of being Brilliant

Andy Cope

Managers and practitioners will be starting the day together with a special session from best-selling author Andy Cope, who will speak about ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’.



Amanda SpielmanOfsted Update

Amanda Spielman, Chief Inspector at Ofsted

Amanda Spielman has been Ofsted Chief Inspector since January 2017.

Amanda will be speaking about the new Education Inspection Framework, with a Q&A session.


Pennie AkehurstUsing the Characteristics of Effective Learning to retain staff and build high performing teams 

Pennie Akehurst of Early Years Fundamentals

Explore why our understanding of leadership isn't always helpful in coping with the challenges of managing people.

Pennie will look at the effect that technology and unpicking the implications of instant gratification, lack of social interaction and positive and negative feedback on social media.

Elaine WyllieGetting children active: The Daily Mile™

Elaine Wyllie

Closing both the Leadership and Practice Stream is Elaine Wyllie. Elaine is a former head teacher and speaks regularly at events on health and obesity after introducing The Daily Mile™, backed by Andy Murray. 

Elaine's presentation will discuss the value of The Daily Mile™ and how it is changing lives.  

Ursula Walton who is an Early Years Manager with the Bertram Nursery Group will be joining Elaine also.