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Conference speeches and workshops

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What others are saying... 

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Hi Kym,

Just sending a huge thank you for your input into the Durham play conference – Play Matters.

The day was a huge success and delegates have informed me that your key note presentation truly captured the essence of play and will make a lasting impact on practice.

Once again many, many thanks

Anne Brass, Lead School Support & Improvement & Pedagogy 3-5, Durham County Council

See feedback from conference delegates below

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"Very interesting & informative talk. Could listen all day, really opened my eyes to the importance of play."

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"A fantastic engaging speech about providing an enabling environment for play & interacting with children in their play. Good advice for how to create a 'serve & return' approach in the classroom." 

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Keynote Speaker

I gave my first keynote speech at the Institute of Education in London in 2002. Since then I have spoken at numerous conferences from Tyneside to Tokyo on a wide range of subjects relating to the education and care of young children. I have provided keynotes at countless Local Authority and Academy Trust conferences, to a wide range of audiences from Headteachers to Childminders. 
These years of public speaking experience, combined with 30 years working and leading in early years education, mean that I can bring expertise and credibility to your event, along with an ability to deliver clear messages in an engaging and highly memorable way. I don’t just want my speeches to entertain, I want them to have real impact for children, and it is frequently reported back to me that this has been the case. 
As with my other work, I am now able to offer my speeches live online, or as a pre-recorded package.







Kym has many years experience and a proven track record of working with early years practitioners and senior leadership teams to help improve the quality of EYFS provision. The schools that she works with consistently receive Ofsted judgements of Good or Outstanding, regardless of their circumstances.

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"Very engaging speech really gets you thinking about key points what is really important? This really opened up my perspective."


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"Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, fab! Amazing lady, would love to hear more from her!"

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"Very interesting - not afraid to do her own thing. Great stories to back up speech."

Workshop Leader

I often lead workshops at conferences, particularly those where I have given the keynote. This enables me to go into more detail on the same subject or to tackle a different subject altogether.

Active learning is as important for adults as it is for children and In order to sustain the attention of delegates I ensure my workshops are highly interactive, with plenty of time for discussion and reflection and lots of practical ideas.
Where the subject matter suits, I am able to bring real resources for delegates to engage with and to inspire their thinking.

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What delegates are saying... 

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"Amazing! Gave me the buzz back, lots of ideas to think about when back in school."


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"Practical ideas that we will use to assess our practice/ environment. Engaging, empowering."


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"Fantastic start, quickly turned into focus & key messages! Will be looking her up for more info."