NPA Development Day 4th November 2022 -BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

NPA Conference 2015

Portage and Early Years Development Day


Date: Friday 4th November 2022

Venue: The Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF

We are very pleased to be offering another Development Day in November this year for practitioners to come together in a stimulating environment to learn and share. 

Registration will be open from 10.00am and the day will close at 4.30pm.

This year’s Keynote speech Unpicking neurodiversity in pre-school children will be delivered by Andrew Ryder, there will be an opportunity to attend another 2 seminars on a range of topics and spend time networking with colleagues.

The seminars on offer are:-

  • ‘The Nature of Human Communication’ Intensive interaction and supporting those individuals who are at an Early Stage of communication – delivered by Aimee Trimmer and Jenny Chapman
  • Identifying sensory processing challenges and strategies for improving connection – delivered by Aniesa Blore
  • Understanding Sleep and how we adapt this knowledge to children with SEND – delivered by Helen Rutherford
  • Understanding and reducing difficult and dangerous behaviour in SEND children – delivered by Yvonne Newbold MBE

For further details of the seminars and presenters, as well as our booking terms and conditions, please download the PDF icon Conference Information (266.36 KB)

You will then need to complete and return a copy of the PDF icon Booking Form (201.31 KB)

The cost is £130.00 + VAT for NPA members and £170 + VAT for non-members, including refreshments and lunch.  (Non-members please note, membership is £35 for the year and you can join easily here 

Booking & Seminar Choice Forms should be returned to  The deadline for bookings is 16th September 2022.

Please note that this year, seminar places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so the earlier you book, the better chance you have of attending your 1st & 2nd choices .

We do hope you are able to join us!