Join leading early years experts as they share new ideas, latest research and best practices with you in 12 fascinating and diverse interviews.

The SAGE Early Years Masterclass is free to enrol and can be accessed from the comfort of your home.

The Masterclass runs from Jan 11th to 21st.


Our Host

Kathy Brodie

Our host for the Masterclass is well known Early Years author and expert, Kathy Brodie.

She’s the author of multiple books on Early Years childcare and is the founder and organiser of the Early Years Summit– the leading free online CPD resource for Early Years Practitioners and Educators globally.

She’s also created a number of online training courses covering Observation Assessment and Planning, Sustained Shared Thinking and Schematic play. 

Our Expert Speakers

Cath Arnold

David Whitebread

Sean MacBlain

Sue Waite

Lorna Arnott

Jackie Musgrave

Kathryn Peckham

Guy Roberts-Holmes

Sara Knight

Ioanna Palaiologou

Penny Mukherji

Deborah Albon

Julian Grenier

Get Access to All Our Expert Interviews Completely Free

Each of the Expert Interviews will be free to view during the summit from 11th - 21st Jan. 
Or you can buy the recordings to watch and learn at your own pace.

The Masterclass Broadcast Schedule

Each interview will be posted on the day, as per the schedule below, and then available to watch until the end of the Masterclass on Sunday January 21st

Contemporary Childhood

  • What does a contemporary childhood mean?
  • Key Issues from current early childhood research
  • How modern psychology can help practitioners work with a multi professional team

Sean MacBlain

Children Learning Outside the Classroom: From Birth to Eleven

  • Using the outdoors to support the transition from Reception to Year 1
  • How you can improve thoughtful and purposeful outdoor learning
  • Key Issues from current book

Sue Waite

Digital Technologies and Learning in the Early Years

  • The wider definition of technology
  • The approach for technology and under 3s
  • Other areas of learning and development from a technological perspective

Lorna Arnott

Supporting Children's Health and Wellbeing

  • The relationship between children's health and their wellbeing
  • Complex medical conditions and the implications for practitioners
  • Children's health, including practical and realistic advice for practitioners

Jackie Musgrave


Involving Parents in their Children's Learning

  • Sharing developmental concepts with parents
  • Research projects at Pen Green and some of the outcomes
  • Implications of children's schematic play

Cath Arnold


Developing School Readiness: Creating Lifelong Learners

  • School readiness from a child centred perspective
  • Children as lifelong learners and the practitioner's role
  • Practical ideas for supporting children as lifelong learners

Kathryn Peckham

Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step by Step Guide

  • Ethics in Early Years Research
  • The whole research process from beginning to end
  • The practicalities and applications of the new edition

Guy Roberts-Holmes


Forest School in Practice

  • A brief background of the Forest School approach
  • How Forest School approach has developed throughout the UK
  • Forest School from Kindergarten to Secondary aged children
  • Therapeutic advantages of Forest School

Sara Knight


The Early Years Foundation Stage

  • The change in the Early Years sector landscape over the last 10 years
  • Perspectives on children's care and wellbeing
  • The integration of theory and practice in the EYFS

Ioanna Palaiologou

Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education

  • The relationship between play and learning
  • The practitioner's role in children's play
  • The importance of children's self-regulation

David Whitbread

Successful Early Years Oftsed Inspections


  • Staff development and professionalism with respect to your Ofsted Inspection
  • The Common Inspection Framework
  • The self- improving Early Years system

Julian Grenier


Research Methods in Early Childhood

  • An examination of the different research methods and their advantages and disadvantages
  • The research process from an ethics perspective, with discussion about ethical symmetry
  • What to we mean by research, methods and methodology that is 'fit for purpose'

Penny Mukherji

Deborah Albon

Here's Why You Should Attend The SAGE Early Years Masterclass

Attend from the comfort of your own home or setting 

There's no travel or hotels to book, saving you money and avoiding you having to take time off work and arrange cover to attend, and spending time away from your family.

All the expert interviews can be viewed from home, your setting, or anywhere with an internet connection.

Watch at your convenience

The expert interview videos will be available online so you can watch them at your own convenience. Each interview will be live from the time it's broadcast to the end of the Masterclass. You can watch the interviews completely free at any time during that period.

And if you get the All-Access Pass, you’ll have access to all the interviews for a full year.

Once-in-a-lifetime speakers

You won't find such an incredible lineup of expert authors with in-depth knowledge at any other conference. 

We, at SAGE Publishing, have hand picked speakers to make sure you get the full breadth of coverage on childhood: development, learning and psychology. You'll get insights from the latest research from our experienced authors.

High quality training for your continuing professional development - FREE! 

For many practitioners it's so hard to get access to high quality CPD at a reasonable price. The SAGE Masterclass has leading experts who will make a real contribution to developing your understanding.

The insights and practical ideas from our experts will help you become a better practitioner and most importantly, deliver better outcomes for your children.