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Exploring and Engaging with the World around You

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

Applicable to: 
Early Years Practitioners
Event Type: 
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About this event

Young children love to explore, observe, investigate, problem solve and ask questions. We will explore, consider and reflect about how the use of real objects, expeditions into the local community and into nature can enhance, extend and excite deeper learning and understanding of the world.

The aims of the day are:

• To consider how exploring real objects and nature provide rich opportunities for learning;
• To reflect upon the benefits of such open-ended resources;
• To learn about and discuss the roles of problem solving and critical thinking excite young learners.


Trainer(s): Kathryn Solly

Kathryn Solly has taught across all phases of education including a secondary school teacher on Voluntary Service Overseas in Papua New Guinea and a short time in an Albanian kindergarten.  She re-trained to teach in the early years, has a special needs qualification and an M.A. in Early Education and Care. After two nursery school posts outside London, both with garden development projects, Kathryn became the Head teacher of Chelsea Open Air Nursery School & Children’s Centre for nearly 17 years.  She was awarded the Unilever Fellowship researching aspects of Early Years Leadership & Management and has contributed to several early childhood journals and books, including ‘Adventure, Risk & Challenge in the Early Years’. Kathryn now concentrates on specialist early years consulting and training. She is a Froebel Travelling Trainer, an Associate for Early Education, Vice Chair of the Early Childhood Forum, and a leading member of Keeping Early Years Unique.