Kathryn Solly will assist you in understanding the importance of young children being outdoors in nature. She will help you understand your role in supporting children to be confident learners across the EYFS outdoors.
She will dispel a few myths about risk, challenge an adventure. This one hour presentation will also help you to reflect on what needs to be in place outdoors to rebuild everyone’s confidence in the importance of playing and learning outdoors.
Kathryn is a specialist Early Years trainer and consultant working around Britain and internationally. Previously she was the Headteacher of the historic and diverse Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children’s Centre for nearly 17 years. However, Kathryn started her pedagogic life as a secondary school teacher on Voluntary Service Overseas in Papua New Guinea for two years. Since then she has taught across all the phases of education in a variety of places including a short time in an Albanian kindergarten. She retrained to teach in the early years and has since achieved a special needs qualification and an M.A. in Early Education and Care. She has travelled widely and studied education and care in Italy, Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Australia.
She is an experienced and passionate public speaker, trainer and consultant at home and abroad. She is a Froebel Travelling Tutor, and is Vice Chair of the Early Childhood Forum.