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The Herts for Learning Early Years national debate - recordings

Last updated on 15 June 2022
13 June 2022 - 07 July 2022
Webinar

Following the success of our national early years conference in March, the Herts for Learning Early Years team were delighted to welcome back some of our thought provoking and inspirational speakers to lead a discussion on the status of play in our Early Years.

Tickets are now available to purchase to get access to the live recording of this inspirational conference, available to view until the 7th July 2022.

Tickets are for sale for £49.00 (excluding VAT).

Delegates who were booked on to the event can watch some or all of the sessions for 28 days after the event.

Testimonials

“All the speakers inspired me, giving me confidence to keep doing what I truly believe is best for the children. It was interesting to hear about the impact of play on the growth of the brain.”
Michelle Roberts, Hertford Heath Primary School 

“Thank you for a fantastic seminar - we will definitely be using some of these approaches in our EY setting”
Karen Catlin, Broxbourne CE school 

“I found Ben Kingston-Hughes particularly inspiring. I really enjoyed learning the scientific neurological facts to learning.”
Sarah Hacking, Arnett Hills JMI, Rickmansworth.

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A convergence of minds about the status of play

  • is play being eroded from early childhood education?
  • is our education system driven by outcomes and taking away the playfulness of learning?
  • how can we ensure that play maintains its value in curriculum implementation in the EYFS?

Following the success of our national early years conference in March, the Herts for Learning Early Years team were delighted to welcome back some of our thought provoking and inspirational speakers to lead a discussion on the status of play in our Early Years.

“Play is critical because it helps children learn about themselves, the world and each other. While there is rhetoric about the importance of play, the implementation of it as part of the daily diet in schools and settings can sometimes fall short due to the pressures of balancing this with the expectations of our early education system.
It would be naïve to think that we will aid children’s development with a focus on a structured approach to teaching alone, so how can you ensure there is a shared understanding about the importance of play as an integral approach to learning in your setting? “

Mireille MacRaild, Education Services Director - Early Years, Herts for Learning.

EYFS practitioners, teachers, leaders and managers wishing to become advocates for play were invited to join the lively and engaging online sessions and be part of the convergence of minds.

Speakers included:

  • Tamsin Grimmer, Early Years Consultant
  • Greg Bottrill, Author and childhood advocate
  • Ben Kingston Hughes, Managing Director of Inspired Children
  • Shaddai Tembo, Lecturer, Doctoral student, Writer for Critical Early Years

Delegates were able to gain a greater understanding of the key issues around the debate on the importance of learning through play in the EYFS. They had the opportunity to have their questions answered and hear practical suggestions and strategies for ensuring every practitioner, setting and school finds a balance that works for their children.

For further information or booking enquiries, please contact the Hfl Events team at training@hertsforlearning.co.uk or call 01438 544477.