This special conference, part of an international programme of events, will look at how we can extend early years services to meet the needs of 0-3s and their families.
- Learn about the EC commitment to prioritise funding and transfer of good practice within Europe
- Hear from leading experts and practitioners about best practice from across Europe in providing services for 0-3s
- Find out different approaches to designing and delivering integrated services that improve children's social and intellectual development even with today's challenging budgets
- Participate in practical break out sessions as well as plenary debate
- Marta Korintus, Director of Research, National Institute for Family and Social Policy, Hungary
- Lucia Santos, President of the Association of Young Children's Educators,Portugal
- Paivi Linberg, Head of Child, Adolescent and Family Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
- Carol Kirk, Corporate Director of Education and Skills, North Ayrshire Council
- John Butcher, Head of Inclusion, Glasgow City Council
- Andrew Lowe, President, ADSW
- Jim Millard and Pearce Stewart, European Structural Funds Division, Scottish Government
- Heather Douglas, Early Years Manager, Glasgow City Council
New Lanark is the site of the world's first integrated nursery and school age child care service, set up by Robert Owen in 1816. It is a World Heritage site.