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 an established and highly experienced 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.
As a member of The Place to Learn online early years professional development centre you will get unlimited access to all of my 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.
Why you will love The Place to Learn:
Team membership means 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.
Courses are broken down into short, very accessible seminars, which maximise engagement by making use of photos, videos, appearances from experts and interactive tasks
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, within the safety of a membership only Facebook group
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 (team membership only)
✔ Exclusive interviews with other specialists in the field of early years
✔ Downloadable handouts, visuals, audit tools and additional reading
✔ Lively, engaging courses with appearances from experts in various fields relating to early years
✔ 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
What others think of The Place to Learn
Emma Donegan, Teaching Assistant, Bishops Down Primary School, Kent
“This is the most enjoyable online training I have done. Kym delivers the course in a very engaging way and the content itself is so interesting. I am enjoying all of the different modules and can already feel how this learning has impacted my practice and built on my skills.”
Emily O'Boyle, Reception teacher, Oakwood EYs Unit, Co-op Academy Oakwood, Leeds
"Firstly, I love Kym's engaging and enthusiastic tone and manner. She immediately gained my attention, which is something I struggle with when learning online. Her passion is displayed throughout the clips, which gets me, as an adult, excited to learn!
The real life examples are incredibly helpful as I can implement them into my own practice rather than having to think 'how can I make this work for me?'
The information given is current and well researched. The guest appearances and research shared from others are amazing as Kym's statements are immediately backed up by other reliable sources."
Erika Lopez, Marsh Hill Nursery School, Birmingham
“It is my first course and module with you and I LOVED IT! Easy to understand with fantastically edited videos and very useful links as well. I can´t wait to start the next module. Many thanks Kym."
Sarah Gaughan, Leader of Learning and Strategic Development, Bangkok Patana School
"Our team LOVE the training and how accessible it is with less jargon and more real examples (English is a second language for most of them).
Most of all they love your personality and how you are so real and down to earth! You really should be very proud of the work you have put into this. It is almost as if you were in the room with us!"
Rebecca Sanderson, Head of Early Years, West Hill Special School, Leatherhead
"The online training really is incredible and so engaging. The feedback has been really positive and staff across the school have found it so helpful and relevant, even in our KS2 classes."
John Green, Head of School, Rowdown Primary School, Croydon
"Beautifully created, highly professional, and provides a ton of information presented in a really captivating way. You have managed to achieve that tricky balance between creating sessions that inform and upskill both those at senior leadership level like myself, but also those working directly in the classroom. Fantastic value for money too!"
Would you like access to a series of fabulous webinars exploring the EYFS reforms, with myself and other renowned national speakers?
Introducing Getting to grips with the revised EYFS – understanding the reforms and implications for practice.
This series of webinars have been developed to support those working in the EYFS in England to interpret and implement the new framework through a developmentally appropriate lens.
Do you have a question?
Check the answers here first
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 are available on the site now?
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 if I have any other questions or requests?
Some information about me
I am an established conference speaker, trainer and consultant in the field of early years education. I've spent the last 20 years working in partnership with schools and settings in a variety of circumstances, both in the UK and overseas. and have 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, I spend a significant proportion of my time working directly in classrooms and nurseries. This is key to ensuring that I retain a deep understanding of the reality and challenges of working with young children, and this work also provides me with numerous real examples to draw upon in my training.
Joanne Henson, Kirklees Learning Partner – Early Years, Kirklees Local Authority
"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”
Peter Lindley, Reception Teacher, Raintree International School, Bangkok
“The wonderful 'Place to Learn' site has been a brilliant platform to further enhance my early years professional knowledge. Carefully looking at different aspects of practice, it has allowed our early years team to learn, reflect and improve our provision. Learning alongside Kym, at our own pace, either in school or when isolating at home, has proven to be invaluable!"
Satveer Rathour, Teaching Assistant, Co-op Academy Oakwood, Leeds
“Loved the up to date videos, short seminars but throughly packed with vital information. Sessions are always engaging and fun - they always show the full potential of Kym's enthusiasm in them!"