Not ready to subscribe to the site yet? You can still signup here to receive further communication about Kym Scott's courses and discounts.
You will receive occasional emails. Don't worry we hate spam too.
Is your early years team feeling a little at sea during these challenging times?
- Are you more convinced than ever that our youngest learners need a compassionate, play based teaching approach, but the current conditions are making that hard to deliver?
- Would staff benefit from the guidance of a trusted consultant who can help them provide superb learning for children through play, real experiences and quality interactions?
- Would you love to bring a national early years expert in to deliver CPD to your whole team, but know that’s not possible right now.
- Would your staff jump at the chance of having unlimited access to an entire suite of early years courses that have been having impact in schools and nursery settings for years?
If any of the above ring true then THE PLACE TO LEARN might be just what you need.
Introducing: THE PLACE TO LEARN
A subscription based membership site providing unlimited on-demand access to the courses of Kym Scott, an established and highly experienced early years consultant
For the first time ever, from September 2020, Kym will be available for virtual consultancy and coaching sessions, as well as live webinars and bespoke online training.
And most exciting of all, Kym’s highly acclaimed current training offer is ALL going online as part of her new online professional development centre, ‘The Place to Learn’.
What You'll Get:
Your entire early years team will be able to engage in high quality CPD whenever and wherever suits them - in the school or setting, at home or on the go on a mobile device.
New staff can get up to speed with the rest of your team without waiting for courses to become available locally.
Courses have no expiry date and can be replayed numerous times, no need to worry about remembering it all, staff can revisit at any time.
Subscribers can take part in professional discussions with each other, and Q and A sessions with Kym, within the safety of a membership only community
As a member of The Place to Learn online early years professional development centre you will get unlimited access to all of Kym Scott’s on-demand courses, virtual resources and exclusive interviews.
These can be viewed on a range of devices to support continuing professional development alone or as part of a group, in the setting or school, at home, or on the go.
Amanda Donkin, Senior Manager, Daisy Chain Nursery, Leicestershire
“Kym’s training is such a valuable experience. A very honest and relevant trainer with practicable and achievable methods to improve practice.”
Ludovic Bernard, Head of Primary, International School Of Bearn, France
˜We learnt so much from you - your training was both inspiring and motivating. It has helped us to pinpoint key areas of development within the school and to focus on the essentials; how we can best create an environment for younger children which enables them to flourish and learn to their full potential. I also thank you on a personal note for giving me excellent guidance at a management level.”
Liz Hillyard, Headteacher, Tachbrook Nursery School, London.
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for yesterday’s training. Our team thoroughly enjoyed the day and it was a real pleasure to see how animated you had them all! All staff have given glowing reviews in their evaluation forms. I will look out for your training in the future and will definitely recommend you to colleagues. Thank you so much.”
Dr Neil Hopkin FRSA, Principal, Dover Court International School, Singapore
“Kym¹s training was world class. She opened our minds to a whole new way of leading learning. She really challenged us and moved our practice on, but did it all in a way that left us feeling empowered, informed and enlightened. If you want to improve significantly the quality of teaching and learning in your setting, then you need look no further”
Ella Harbut, Early Years Advisory Teacher, Portsmouth City Council
“Hi Kym, Just wanted to thank you again for your work in Portsmouth. Some of the feedback on the evaluations:
“She was a wonderful and inspiring speaker”
“brilliant, lively and informative presentation"
"A really thought provoking course. Lots of ideas, thank you"
"Very inspirational about the importance of play within children's learning."
"Inspired me to try new ideas and apply them to my practice. Very informative and well presented.
"Kym was very real in her delivery and thinking about Early Years. She's very in touch with how schools work and what challenges teachers face"
Your input was just what we needed to help our reception teachers reflect on their provision across all areas of learning and has provided a springboard for our team to continue impacting on the literacy learning environment and engaging boys”
Jared Nolan, Head of Primary, British International School, Puxi, Shanghai
"In Kym Scott, we found a consultant that matches our ambitions for the children at our school. Through close work with our leaders and teaching team, she helped us identify priorities, build confidence and knowledge in our practitioners and develop a plan for the future of our EYFS that meets the needs and aspirations of our families It is great to work with a consultant who is so passionate and impact driven.”
Features available to members:
✔ Access to Kym Scott’s most popular courses online for the first time ever
✔ Instant on-demand access for an unlimited number of users in the registered institution
✔ Exclusive interviews with other specialists in the field of early years
✔ Downloadable handouts, visuals, audit tools, workbooks and certificates
✔ Monthly online Q and A sessions with Kym
✔ Access to members only facebook group for discussion and sharing of practice
✔ Discounted prices for follow up Zoom sessions, online consultancy support, virtual staff meetings and INSET days, live webinars and bespoke pre-recorded online training sessions created specifically for a school, setting or other organisation.
Kym has established a reputation as a leading conference speaker, trainer and consultant in the field of early years education. She has spent the last 20 years working in partnership with schools and settings in a variety of circumstances, both in the UK and overseas. She has a proven track record of helping leaders to raise the quality of their early years provision and improve outcomes for children.
As well as supporting at leadership level, Kym spends a significant proportion of her time working directly in classrooms and nurseries. This is key to ensuring that she retains a deep understanding of the reality and challenges of working with young children, and this work also provides her with numerous real examples to draw upon in her training.
Joanne Henson, Kirklees Learning Partner – Early Years
Kym produced some amazing online training materials for us. The quality of the training was fantastic, a brilliant balance of theory and practical ideas. The online version was just as effective as a face to face session but with added benefit of pausing the video for reflection and invaluable discussion with colleagues – something we rarely get to do! Already bursting with ideas and inspiration!”
Emily Hewitt, Carlton Junior and Infant School, Dewsbury
“The online course was fantastic. Myself and my early years team found the way the course was delivered allowed for discussion and reflection on our own practice, as well as being able to pause and rewind the video to ensure we didn't miss anything, and to recap on important points. We are very much looking forward to the next one”
Su Yay-Walker, Headteacher, Burlington Infant and Nursery School, New Malden
“We are thrilled with the progress we have made as a result of your work at our school. Your clear guidance and practical suggestions have made a significant impact to the teaching and learning across our EYFS and we are proud to have achieved a steady rise in attainment as a result. After every visit, you leave our staff feeling enthused and inspired and we cannot thank you enough for supporting us to move our provision on”
Abigail Slade, Headteacher, West Hill School, for children with Learning and Additional Needs, Leatherhead.
“Kym's work with our staff is always engaging and full of energy. They always leave her sessions knowing something more and asking themselves questions. She literally nurtures staff and enables them to flourish. Kym's supportive challenge helps us drive forward for continual improvement and we are always inspired each and every time we work with her”.
Who is the online training suitable for?
Are these sessions suitable to be used as a staff meeting or INSET day?
Can individuals work through the courses at their own pace?
Is there some kind of progression involved in the courses?
As a leader, how can I monitor the the impact the courses are having?
What kind of content will the courses contain?
How long is each course?
What courses will be available in September?
How many courses will be available subsequently?
What kind of subject matter will be contained in further courses?
Will the courses be adapted to take into account the current COVID 19 situation?
I work for a Local Authority and would like to purchase membership for each of the schools or settings within it. Does the LA have to pay the full subscription fee for each school or setting?
My school or setting doesn’t follow the EYFS. Will these courses be relevant for us?
I work in an international school, will these sessions be useful to me?
I am a childminder. Will these courses be relevant to me?
Will Kym still be available for in-person keynotes, training, in-school consultancy and international work?
We would like to use Kym’s on-demand training videos for staff professional development, but would also like some live input from Kym to maximise the impact. Can we book Kym for a live online Q and A/discussion with our staff?
What if we sign up to the membership site and then do not feel the content is appropriate for us. Is there a trial or cancellation period?
What kind of content will the courses contain?
There is no free trial period for this membership offer. However there is a 14 day cancellation period, whereby a setting or school can cancel their membership and receive a full refund as long as they put their request in writing within 14 days of purchasing.