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Empowering children's play through loose parts and managed risk
Duration: Approx. 45 min
Join Kelly Sheils who delves into the transformative world of loose parts in early childhood education. In this webinar, Kelly explores the rich theory and practical application of incorporating loose parts to elevate children's learning experiences.

Explore the art of fostering open-ended play and unravel the secrets behind using loose parts to kindle curiosity and cultivate deeper learning. Discover how these versatile resources not only spark play but also act as catalysts for curiosity, problem-solving skills, and profound learning experiences. Learn how to assess safe risks in play and how to strike the perfect balance between adventure and safety. Uncover the real-world benefits of this innovative approach, and understand why resources that do less, often contribute to more profound educational outcomes. Together, let's redefine learning through play and embrace the boundless creativity that comes with it.
Presented by Kelly Sheils
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Honoring the right for children to play
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About the Webinar Presenter

Kelly Sheils

Kelly has worked in the early years for over 25 years, she started by training for her NNEB in 1996 and then progressed to a foundation degree leading to a BA (Hons) in Early education studies. Kelly also trained to be an NVQ assessor in her early career.

Kelly has been a level 3 Forest School practitioner since 2010 and has a passion for outdoor learning coupled with a keen interest in all things’ wellbeing and more recently trained as a mental health first aider and relax kids coach. Kelly also co-authored a book that is available on Amazon 101 Mindful Activities for Happy Minds.

In her career, Kelly has worked as a practitioner with all age groups including out-of-school provision, and for 20 years worked as a manager and regional manager in Early years settings all over the midlands gaining invaluable experience in high-quality and outstanding childcare. In 2019 Kelly decided to take the leap and train as a level 3 adult trainer to share her experience and become a consultant and trainer, just in time for a global pandemic! Over the next couple of years, Kelly returned to being a regional manager but still worked part-time as a consultant and trainer.

She also kept herself busy being part of the professional team rewriting the Birth to 5 matters during lockdown reviewing “the wider context” with a team of professionals and is very proud to have her name on the document’s back pages.

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