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May 2019

Join us in Celebrating Men in Early Learning and Childcare (Friday)

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Experiential Play Training Centre, Unit S12, Flemington House, 110 Flemington Street
Glasgow, G21 4BF United Kingdom
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A training day created to celebrate the role and value of men in Early Learning and Childcare. The day will be delivered by men playing a leading and dynamic role in the sector. Both keynote speakers have had impact on policy, practice and most importantly pedagogical thinking. It is designed to inspire us to consider male role models and the importance of involving dads, brothers, uncles and siblings. Gary Wilson One of the country's leading authorities on raising boys' achievement,…

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A Celebration of Men in Early Learning and Childcare (Saturday)

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3NY
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A conference day created to celebrate and inspire men involved in Early Learning and Childcare, or for those considering it as a possible career path. This conference day is delivered by men playing a leading role in the Early Learning sector.  Both keynote speakers have had impact on policy, practice and most importantly pedagogical thinking. It is designed to inspire men already in the profession, to encourage them to share best practice and develop their strategies and approaches to sharing…

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April 2019

Nurturing Children through Play

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Creating Nurturing Environments - Day Two with Marie Richardson Can we have effective learning without every child having a sense of being nurtured? 'Children who've grown up without nurture may often lack any sense that they can be something other than what they are.' Glasgow Centre for Population Health published a briefing paper in 2014 on Nurture Corners in Nurseries. Since then the need for Nurture has developed across Scotland to become a National Need for Nurture throughout services, not…

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May 2019

Helicopter Stories for Emotional Well-being in Early Years with Moyra Boland

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Children are enthralled with stories and love to engage in the emotional ups and downs of characters, using this engagement to explore their own world and their own emotions. Helicopter Stories support children to create their own stories and bring them to life in a safe and secure environment. Helicopter Stories allows the practitioner to be at the heart of the story with the children and scaffold their understanding of who they are, how they feel and how they live…

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June 2019

Developing literacy through creative role play with Moyra Boland

June 10 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Through play children take on a wide variety of roles, using play to make sense of the world around them and test out what they know and understand. Practitioner’s ability to support creative role play and understand the ways in which they can support children and extend their use of role play is a critical tool in developing literacy in early years. The language of role play is rich and varied, the possibilities of who a child can be within…

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September 2019

Using Schema to Nurture Children’s Feelings of Wellbeing with Marie Richardson

September 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

As an adult involved in sharing playful learning opportunities with children, we often look to extend and enrich our knowledge and understanding of play. We are always eager to consider more fully how children develop and learn. Do we revisit theory we are familiar with; do we explore it fully enough? Do we look for our next steps to scaffolding children’s play? There has been so much research and many publications on Schematic Play, some of which are challenging and…

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