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Kent County Council's 4th Annual Out of School Childcare Conference - The Power of Play

Event code EYC 18/118 
Event description Following a very successful 2017 Threads of Success Out of School Conference, we are pleased to announce our 4th Annual Conference which will be held on Saturday 12th May 2018. Join other professionals interested in play, playwork and good quality out of school provision. Be inspired by our range of workshops and enjoy the opportunity to listen to our guest speaker, Ali Wood. Ali has been a training consultant for 25 years in play and playwork, chair and co-manager of Meriden Adventure Playground Association, co-author of books on playwork practice, director of a play resource company and a tutor for an on-line playworker development course.

This conference is open to practitioners working within standalone Out of School Childcare settings, Early Years’ settings and Childminders offering wraparound care and school based Out of School Childcare.

Testimonial from 2017 Conference Delegate (anon)
" I just wanted to pass on my thanks to all involved in putting on a fab and very informative conference. It was certainly worth the journey and the early start on a Saturday. It was motivational and inspirational. Well done all."

Refreshments are served on arrival from 9am 
Training objectives There will be a variety of workshops including hands on interactive workshops which will offer practical ideas for owners, managers and playworkers to develop their practice and support the playwork agenda. Delegates will be able to attend a maximum of three workshops on the day and can choose from: Please select your workshop choices attached to your event place confirmation and return it to the event administrator.

• Going further with reflective practice
• Gender and Play
• Funky Clay Faces
• Inspiring the power to play
• It's not rocket science….. or is it!?
• Understanding and Supporting children's behaviour

Delegates will also have an opportunity to visit a range of market stalls offering advice, support and information.
Key stages
All image Foundation image KS1 image KS2 image 
Subject areas Playwork
Target audience
Breakfast Club/After School Club Practitioner / Breakfast/After School Club Manager / Childminder - Eligible / Childminder - Registered / Early Years Practitioner / Early Years Setting Manager / Holiday Play Scheme Managers / Holiday Play Scheme Practitioners
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Oakwood House Hotel, Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8AE map
Location Maidstone
Training Provider The Education People - EYC Improvements and Standards
Admin contact Rosemary Ervin (
Jeni Smart
Part of SLA? No
Kent LA cost
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Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 0
Funding information PVIs, Childminders and Early Help £60 with an early bird rate of £48 until the 09/03/2018
Schools & outside of Kent £80 with an early bird rate of £64 until the 09/03/2018
Start date Saturday 12 May 2018
Times 09:30 - 16:30
Number of sessions 1