This exciting seminar is all about the world of singing and rhyming and how important the needs of our babies, toddlers and children are. Alice gives some incredible advice and guidance on the benefits of songs, stories and rhymes and how best to deliver them. You can be certain that after watching this, you’ll leave feeling creatively inspired and ready to share your new found knowledge with the little ones in your life!
Alice Sharp Adventures with Alice
Diversifying Children’s Literature
Based on the 2018 CLPE Reflecting Realities research and survey, importance of diversifying children’s literature is essential to enable our young learners to empathise, learn and succeed in an ever increasing multicultural and diverse world. Seminar will touch on several facets of this subject including:
Reflecting Realities research
Re-imagining the canon of ‘classics’
Closing the Imagination Gap In practice
Next steps – moving forward Resources
Kiran Satti Primary Teacher and English Leader, Holyhead Primary Academy
Transitions: Supporting Children’s Well-being
The summer term usually sees early years settings and schools sharpen their focus on transitions. In 2020 we have seen loots of change to ‘usual norms’, some may have impacted traditional transitions plans. Life has thrown us a curved ball; some children will have had several transitions within a few months. In this seminar Sue Asquith Early Childhood Consultant and published author explores how to support children as they start ‘big school’.
Sue Asquith Early Childhood Consultant, Author
Play, Nurturing and Curiosity – Helping Children Thrive Post Lockdown
This seminar explores the fascinating neuroscience of Play, Nurturing and Curiosity and how these processes profoundly transform children’s lives. Negative experiences change the fundamental structure of the brain and we will need to “re-wire” our children’s brains post lock down. This seminar gives delegates the neurological road map to help that happen. Now more than ever we need to understand the neuroscience of emotions to help our children thrive.
Ben Kingston Hughes Managing Director, Inspired Children
Reopening Nurseries; a Practical Walk Through of Covid-19 Safe Operating Procedures
A practical walk through of:• An outline of guidance and support is available to determine safe operating procedures. • Ways to approach defining a safe operating. • Key considerations for the children, parents and team members. • Looking forward to how safe operating procedures might change in the future.
Sarah Mackenzie Education Director, N Family Club
Loose Parts Play on a Budget
This seminar will look at how you can introduce loose parts play on a budget whilst ensuring children have opportunities for learning throughout your setting. We will look at where to source loose parts, the learning benefits and how to introduce these into your learning environment. We will focus on how to store the resources and will also look at loose parts during the COVID pandemic and how to keep you and your children safe whilst still accessing these amazing resources. During the seminar there will be examples of how they are used both indoors and outdoors to enhance the children’s learning. Loose parts are a fundamental of any early years environment and when used successfully can improve children’s outcomes in learning.
Jo Meakin Early Years Consultant and EYFS Teacher, Loose Parts
Knowing More and Remembering More; How Ofsted Look at Children’s Progress in the Early Years
The new inspection framework has fine-tuned the way that inspectors consider the progress that children make. In this session we will explore the thinking behind this and what inspectors will do on inspection.
Phil Minns is one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors and is the specialist advisor for Early Years and Primary education. As part of the policy team at Ofsted, Phil has been involved in the development of the new inspection framework for both schools and the early years regulatory sector.
Phil Minns HMI and Specialist Adviser for Early Years and Primary Education, Ofsted
Child Led Play in the Early Years – Why is it Important?
What is Child Led Play? Child Led play is defined by play that is led and controlled by the child. The child is responsible for deciding what and how they learn. Many adults get confused with Child Led Play and often unconsciously interrupt the child’s natural flow of play by directing and changing the narrative. So next time a child wants you to play with them, just follow their lead and enjoy. Who would not want to be a child for a day again? I sure would. In this seminar I give you my childcare expert tips on the benefits of child led play and share my experiences of Child Led Play within my Nanny role.
Shada Lambert Childcare Expert, International Nanny, Parent Coach, Sleep Consultant and Potty Training Specialist, Nanny Sharz Limited
The Impact of Lockdown on Children’s and Staff’s Mental Health – Supporting Children’s mental health by Identification, Intervention & Impact
We need to support Children’s mental health and that of the team now more than ever. In this seminar we will look at how we identify mental health needs, how childcare professionals can use basic principles to support children alongside intervention, and finally we will look at how we can all make an impact in placing mental health as a priority with policy makers.
Sabrina Persiano Course Director, Play Therapist, Founder of Inner Treasure
How to Bring Curiosity Approach Elements into Your Early Years Provision and Practice.
This ‘pocket size’ session will give practical tips to bring authentic resources, loose parts and recycled materials into children’s play and the Early Years environment. It’s a beautiful recipe book of sustainable ideas, to get you motivated and inspired, to see beyond plastic toys and academic resources. Helping children to be those thinkers and doers of the future.
The Curiosity Approach Lyndsey Hellyn and Stephanie Bennett, Co-Founders, The Curiosity Approach