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National Early Years Debate: A convergence of minds about the status of play

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Target Audience
Childminders / Classroom Teachers / Day Nursery Leaders/Managers / Day Nursery Staff / Early Years Leaders / Early Years Practitioners / ECT (Early Career Teacher) / Family Centre Staff / Pre-School Leaders/Managers / Pre-School Staff
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Course Types
Webinar
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS) / Early Years PVI Settings
Subject
Early Years Foundation Stage
Event Description

  • 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 the national early years conference in March, HfL are delighted to welcome back some of of the thought provoking and inspirational speakers to lead a discussion on the status of play in 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 are invited to join this lively and engaging online session and be part of the convergence of minds.

Speakers will include:


  • 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 will be able to gain a greater understanding of the key issues around the debate on the importance of learning through play in the EYFS. They will have 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.
Training objectives

  • to engage delegates in a debate on the importance of learning through play in the EYFS

Learning outcomes

  • an understanding of the key issues around the debate on the importance of learning through play in the EYFS, including practical suggestions and strategies for ensuring every practitioner finds a balance that works for their children.

Additional Information
Hertfordshire schools with existing CPD Hub accounts can book their place here. All other bookings should be made directly on the Accelevents registration page: Accelevents registration

The cost of this event is £49 (excluding VAT) per delegate. All sessions will be recorded to allow delegates, who are booked on to an event, watch some or all of the sessions for 28 days after the event, if they aren’t able to participate in some or all of the live event on the day.
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Closing Date
Thursday 9 June 2022
Session Session date Session time Session venue Map
1 10 June 2022 13:00 - 15:00 Accelevents Webinar
Maximum Places
250 
Maximum places per establishment
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