Training that informs, inspires and impacts
I have been providing training for schools, early years providers and students for over 20 years now. Throughout that time my courses have consistently received exuberant praise for their content, delivery and impact on practice.
Through my consultancy work, I'm lucky enough to spend lots of time in schools and settings, both supporting at leadership level and working alongside children and educators (Or at least I was before COVID-19 hit!)
This is key to ensuring that I retain a deep understanding of the reality and challenges of working with young children. My courses are directly informed by this work on the ground and it provides me with numerous real examples and photos to draw upon and share with delegates.
As well as extending delegates' professional knowledge by sharing research, theory and issues, I always show how this transfers into practice through videos, photos and anecdotes, so that delegates leave feeling informed, reflective and inspired to take action.
I am now able to provide training in-person, live online or as pre-recorded modules which can be made available to delegates for a set period of time,
See below for some of the subjects I provide training on. My catalogue of courses is always growing and I am happy to discuss bespoke commissions.
‘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.”
Liz Hillyard, Headteacher, Tachbrook Nursery School, Westminster
‘Hi Kym, just wanted to pass on to you how much we thoroughly enjoyed your recent workshop on the EYs curriculum. I attended with my colleague and we both felt it was the best course we have been on since we started working in our pre-school 20 years ago! Your knowledge and passion for early years was very evident and has given us new encouragement to take another different look at our practice. Thank You!"
Karen Lucas, Leader, Walkern Pre-school, Stevenage
"Just wanted to thank you again for your work in Portsmouth delivering our literacy session on Friday. Your input was just what we needed. Some of the feedback on the evaluations:
"Brilliant, lively and informative presentation"
"A really thought provoking course. Lots of ideas, thank you"
"Knowledgeable, compassionate and enthusiastic "
"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"
"She was a wonderful and inspiring speaker."
Ella Harbut, Early Years Advisory Teacher, Portsmouth City Council
‘Inspirational training with positive messages for KS1 as well as EYFS’
Ceri Brown, Finedon Infant School, Northampton
‘A really wonderful day with lots of ideas to take away and put into practice’
Emma Jackson, Oakham C of E Primary School, Oakham
‘This training is outstanding! Kym provides realistic and concise information. Fantastic!’ -
Steve Hardaker, Headteacher, St Lukes C of E, Wigan
Training for local authorities and other large organisations
Are you an local authority, or organisation looking to provide large scale professional learning to schools & settings?
You can access massive discounts on bulk membership to my online CPD site, The Place to Learn, or you can commission me to deliver live or pre-recorded online CPD.
Pre-recorded modules can be made available to all staff in your schools and settings over a set period of time. These modules are high quality, interactive films, and their on-demand nature means that staff can access the training at times to suit them. Gap tasks are provided and live Zoom Q and As can be added in if required.
Outstanding Teaching, Outstanding Learning
What every senior leader needs to know about improving quality and outcomes in EYFSFind out more
Inspiring Young Writers
Developing confident and competent mark-makers and writers from the startFind out more
The Power of Play
How to ensure challenge and progression through play and practical experienceFind out more
Becoming a Reader
Ensuring children learn both the mechanics and the magic of reading in the early yearsFind out more
Other Courses Available
Supporting Children's Communication, Language and Vocabulary Development
Rethinking Behaviour Support in the EYFS
Developing a relationship based approach to promoting positive behaviour and emotional wellbeing in the EYFS.
Other Courses Offered
The Building Blocks of Excellent Practice in the Early Years
A course specifically designed for Teaching Assistants
New to Working in Early Years?
A whistle stop tour of all you need to know
A Place to Play
Developing a challenging learning environment indoors and out
Putting the Fun into Phonics
Helping children learn and apply phonic knowledge through thrilling, rather than drilling them!
Extending children’s play through quality interactions
Unravelling the Mystery
A senior leader's guide to literacy and maths in the early years