If you are looking for some inspiration after the summer then please come along to the Midlands Childcare Expo It is an amazing couple of days for networking, picking up some new resources and hearing some fantastic speakers.
I have been in attendance at the Midlands Expo for the last 4 years and I still get excited, even more so this year as I will be leading one of the seminars.
As many of my childcare consultant friends will testify, firstly, we don’t know it all, secondly, although it is fun to travel the country it can be tiring and quite lonely but finally it is great to speak at an event like this in the presence of so many passionate and like minded childcare professionals and to catch up with old friends.
I have the pleasure of leading a seminar on Saturday read more on the subject of Prevent Duty and the impact it is having on developing Superhero and weapons play. Check out my blog on the Childcare Expo Website Save Our Superman read more At the same time as me is the lovely Dr Sue Arlingham , I would definitely be in the audience if I wasn’t speaking at the same time. A bit later in the day two of my good friends are giving seminars on passions very close to my heart. Ali McClure has chosen the subject of listen to children, it sounds so obvious but sadly it is something so simple and so often neglected. Mine Conkbayir will be exploring the subject of “school readiness in the 21st Century” Nurturing the foundations of self regulation, this is another seminar not to be missed. Mine is also hosting a wonderful event October 17th in London Inside the Brain of a Child. Fix it or Fail read more
We spend our days as childcare professionals in our settings preaching that children should learn through PLAY and FUN well this is now your turn to do the same, so come along, have fun, play and learn.
I look forward to seeing you on the day, if you are attending my seminar there is no dress code, superhero costumes are most welcome, however wearing underpants on the outside of your trousers should be left to the experts.
See you all soon.