Thinking outside of the Blocks (how to scaffold learning through the adding of materials and looking at your environment. Learn about the history of the humble block and how we have progressed. A chance not to just build towers but build occupancy.
Introduction to schemas and how to ensure its positive impact upon your setting. Show your practitioners how to embrace these wonderful patterns of behaviour. We explore the types of schema and share ideas on how to support rather than dissuade.
WOW training, looking at how practitioners and providers deal with the pressures to provide care and education for children whilst dealing with regulators, parents etc telling them what they want. A great days training, helping to build morale and bond teams.
Listening to the child (true consultations with children and how this can enhance planning and the environment)
Do we really listen to our children, their needs, their wants, their interests, their emotions, their fears or their joys. This is a chance to find out how to listen effectively to children to enable us to offer them an experience that “lights up their mind, body and soul”.
Professors and Potions (encourage children to experiment, mix and match and experiment with liquids, solids, indoors and out)
It could get messy, but it will be fun as we explore the magic of mixture and malleable materials, predicting outcomes with success and maybe the odd explosion.
I believe I can Fly superhero/weapons play (this looks at the hurdles to overcome, the views of others, how to implement it successfully into a setting and how to support those children who do not like superhero play.