NPA Development Day 15th March 2024

NPA Conference 2015

Portage and Early Years Development Day


Date: Friday 15th March 2024

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. A timetable of the day can be found here : File Timetable 2024 (34.28 KB)

This year’s Keynote speech Looking At Autism as a ‘Fruit Salad’  will be delivered by Paul Isaacs, 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:-

  • Torbay Portage Parents have the Wow Factor! - Delivered by: Annette Smith, Sarah Moore, Judith Thomas and Melanie Schoenfeld
  • What does a Play Curriculum look like for those with PMLD? - Delivered by: Peter Imray
  • Early years Support for children with additional needs, Bladder & Bowel/Sleep & Behaviour tips for Parents and Carers - Delivered by: Matthew Turner – Child Development Worker – GSTT/Evelina London
  • How to look after yourself when supporting others – practitioner wellbeing - Delivered by: Margje Nouwens

For further details of the seminars and presenters, as well as our booking terms and conditions, please download the File Conference Information 2024 (55.55 KB)

You will then need to complete and return a copy of the File Booking Form (41.04 KB)

The cost is £140.00 + VAT for NPA members and £185 + VAT for non-members, including refreshments and lunch.  (Non-members please note, membership is £40 for the year and you can join easily here 

Booking & Seminar Choice Forms should be returned to  The deadline for bookings is 22ND December 2023.

We do hope you are able to join us!