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New: You can now purchase and view our recordings at our video shop.

 

Welcome to our collection of webinars including live and on-demand webinars for people working with 0-12 year olds.  Wherever you are in the world you can connect to us!

 

 

"I am totally inspired by Claire's enthusiasm and determination to do what is right for the child"

Aug 2018

"I look forward to the next webinar and to further motivational words of wisdom!"

Aug 2018

 

Live Webinars

Communication Literacy Mark Making

Communication, Literacy and Mark Making - More than Words

Date: Wednesday 26th September 2018 (10:00 BST) (7:00pm AEST) (5:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Kate Hookham

What is the practitioner’s role when it comes to communication, literacy and mark making? Kate will explore the importance of oracy and language in supporting children to learn.

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Floorbooks for Infants and Toddlers

How do you use a Floorbook to engage infants and toddlers?

Date: Thursday 11th October 2018 (10:00 BST) (7:00pm AEST) (5:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Techniques for planning and documenting using the Floorbook Approach with 0-2 year olds. 

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Floorbooks High Quality - Level 2

How do I ensure that my Floorbooks are always of high quality?

Date: Thursday 29th November 2018 (10:00 BST) (7:00pm AEST) (5:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Claire will help you take your Floorbooks to the next level and explain how this differs from journaling. She will go through what you should and shouldn’t be documenting.

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Floorbooks Step by Step

Floorbooks Live:

How do we involve children in observation, planning and documentation?

Date: Thursday 13th December 2018 (10:00 BST) (7:00pm AEST) (5:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Kate Hookham

Kate will talk you through the process of creating a Floorbook from start to finish. How to begin your session, the time of language to use and other practical tips.

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Planning Through Schema

Planning Through Schema:

How to plan and programme for two year olds

Date: Thursday 24 January 2019 (10:00 BST) (7:00pm AEST) (5:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

This webinar will introduce the use of schema as a planning tool to facilitate children’s learning and development and support young children’s development through planning and play. 

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Transitions

How to create transitions that help children thrive

Date: Thursday 21 February 2019 (10:00 BST) (7:00pm AEST) (5:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Learn how to ease the process of adjustment, reassuring both children and their families. Claire will look at the emotional and environmental side of transitions and explain how to make sure transition is a process not an event.

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Introduction to Forest Schools

An Introduction to Forest Schools

Date: Thursday 21st March 2019 (10:00 BST) (7:00pm AEST) (5:00am EST)   £15
Presenter: Kate Hookham

Kate will introduce the Forest School ethos, principles and holistic approach to learning and development. 

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On-Demand Webinars

New: You can now purchase and view our recorded webinars at our video shop.

 

If you have missed any of our live webinars, we have recorded them so you can watch and learn at a time convenient to you.  

Adult Role

Adult Role - Interaction vs Interference

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

How should I be interacting with children to help develop learning?What do we consider interfering to be and how can I avoid it? How can I continue to reflect upon my own practice to always improve the way that I interact with children? Join Claire Warden and find out!

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Natural Documentation

Nature Preschools and Documentation

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Claire will guide you through the process of promoting communication and recording through Talking and Thinking Floorbooks in a nature-based environment. She will describe how Floorbooks can be used for accountability to a curriculum. 

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Fire

How do we light fires and manage them to support children's learning?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Kate Hookham

Claire will guide you through the process of promoting communication and recording through Talking and Thinking Floorbooks in a nature-based environment. She will describe how Floorbooks can be used for accountability to a curriculum. 

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Mind Mapping

How do you run a Mind Mapping session?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Claire will guide you through the 3D Mind Mapping methodology (developed from Tony Buzan’s 2D Mind Mapping) to consider children’s learning styles, making the approach more stimulating and memorable for kinaesthetic and visual learners.

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Talking Tubs

How do you use a Talking Tub to stimulate talking and thinking?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Claire will discuss the process of creating a Talking Tub that stimulates the senses and switches on children’s brains. Find out how to use 3D objects and 2D images to help children investigate a topic. This technique creates ideas to use as stepping stones for further play.

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Play

Why is child initiated play important?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Jenny McAllister

Play provides children with opportunities to engage in concrete and meaningful activities that enhance physical, language, social, and cognitive development thus it is intrinsic in their learning and development. Find out how to make this happen in your setting.

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Tools

How do I use real tools with children?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Kate Hookham

Kate talks about the safe transportation, management, care and maintenance of tools. Gain the confidence and knowledge needed to allow your children to build dens and enhance learning and development through use of real tools.

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Tools

How do you organise a Floorbooks session?

Recorded Webinar, £15
Presenter: Claire Warden

Kate talks about the safe transportation, management, care and maintenance of tools. Gain the confidence and knowledge needed to allow your children to build dens and enhance learning and development through use of real tools.

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How They Work - Live Webinars

Upon booking, you will receive a confirmation email confirming your place. You will then receive an email with your access link 24 hours before the webinar begins, and a further reminder email with your access link one hour before it begins. Below is an example of the confirmation email and where you will find your access link:

 

 

We recommend that you join the webinar 10-15 minutes before it begins to ensure that you are able to connect to us. Please note that if you are planning to attend the webinar via mobile or tablet you may have to download the GoToWebinar app from your relevant app store. This is a free app and the join link will automatically take you to the app to let you install it.

 

You will be sent an email with a recorded version of the webinar within 24 hours of it completing. This is to allow you to revisit your learning and also means that if you cannot attend the live session you will not miss out on the learning experience. Please note that this recording will expire after a few weeks. 

 

Please note that by purchasing a webinar you will automatically be added onto our mailing list. You will be given the option to unsubscribe from the list when you are put onto the list, and you will also be able to unsubscribe at any point.

 

If you have any questions please email enquiries@mindstretchers.co.uk.

Testimonials

"Fantastic. One of the best Early Years courses."
Class Teacher, Nurturing Boys, 2016

 

"Brilliant course with brilliant facilitators, I've really enjoyed it."
Deputy Daycare Manager, Nature Pedagogy (Journeys into Nature) 2016

 

"Super! Enthusiastic and enthused everyone. Knowledgeable, colourful and lively. Resource rich and used in real contexts. Really good pace which was maintained all day. I felt interested and stimulated throughout. "
Teacher, Talking and Thinking Floorbooks, 2016

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