#BrewEDEYLeeds – are you going?


I’m rather excited about this latest Twitter storm, the concept of #BrewED has been around for a while. It’s about those in the education sector connecting over a cuppa and really getting to grips with the issues facing education.

Well this has now happened in Early Years thanks to a few forward thinking people and they are very much alive and kicking on Twitter, CLICK HERE TO JUMP TO TWITTER

However those clever souls at #BrewEDEYLeeds have gone one step further and have organised a one day gathering/conference with some brilliant topics. It’s just under ¬£12 to attend this conference and at a price like that I couldn’t refuse – I’m signed and up and excited to go (it’s my first conference of 3 this year!)

If you would like to book a place to go, and who wouldn’t, then just CLICK HERE but be warned that places are selling out fast!

Storytelling Den

Out for a walk in York today and went into the Museum gardens (due to go to the York Proms there next month) and whilst walking about saw this beautiful use of nature to create such a gorgeous and inviting storytelling den.

A little provocation while out shopping!

Just ask anyone who knows me, while out shopping I’m prone to viewing items in the store from a practitioner point of view. I often see things with a purpose not normally intended by the manufacturer. For instance, just a short while ago I was in TK Maxx and saw these two items on the shelves:

The map covered chest just had me agog. What a great idea for a provocation of the world or travel or holidays – so many possibilities!

The other box just looked so exciting and colourful, just perfect for creating that exciting anticipation that ignites curiosity from children by the bucket load!

I think shopping is a wonderful thing when you go out with an open mind and wide open eyes.

The Art of Story Telling

I’m honoured to have been asked by the lovely Early Years Consultant and Trainer (and friend!) Kimberly Smith to write a guest post over on her blog. I chose the topic “Is story telling a dying art?”

Head over for a read: