Conference 2017

Thursday, 26th October at Blackpool Winter Gardens

By Blackpool Better Start

Conference 2017

Registration is now open for Better Start's third annual Conference on Thursday 26th October at the Blackpool Winter Gardens.  It is aimed at everyone who works with children, pre-birth up to age four, in Blackpool.

Tickets available via Eventbrite here!

Click here to see the agenda for the 2017 Conference

This event will be chaired by Professor of Child Protection, Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham Professor Julie Taylor , and will feature speakers and workshops around the three key themes of:


  • Community and Parenting
  • Child Oral Health
  • Behavioural Activation and Trauma Informed Care

It will provide a unique opportunity for Early Years Professionals to hear from leading experts in the field of early child development, giving a national and international perspective on local practice. Speakers include: 


  • Dr Crispin Day (King's College London)
  • Eric Rooney (Deputy Chief Dental Officer, NHS England)
  • Alan Stein (University of Oxford)
  • Julie Taylor (University of Birmingham)
  • Mickey Sperlick (University at Buffalo)
  • Helen Martin (Glasgow University)

Our workshops will explore how innovative practice is being implemented in Blackpool. 

Exhibitors at the event include:Conference 2017 Exhibitors

Places are limited and priority will be given to Blackpool Early Years professionals.  

Please share this event with your Early Years colleagues and via Facebook and Twitter. #BBSInnovation 

 Looking forward to seeing you there!

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