The speakers are as follows: (in programme order)


Kemi Badenoch MP, parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Education (invited) 

Laura Gardiner, research director of the Resolution Foundation

Gill Jones, Ofsted early education deputy director

Pennie Akehurst, managing director of Early Years Fundamentals

Julie Hyde, CACHE director

Michael Freeston, Early Years Alliance director of quality improvement

Cheryl Hadland, founder of Tops Day Nurseries and campaigner for eco-sustainability with GECCO (Green Early Years Choices Champions Organisation)

Dr Jo Verrill, managing director of Ceeda, which runs About Early Years

Jan Dubiel, independent consultant and member of the DfE EYFS advisory panel