Early Years Spring Conference 2018

The Learning Brain

The Neuroscience Of The Characteristics Of Effective Learning

With Ben Kingston-Hughes

Monday 26th February 2018 - 8.45am till 3.30pm

Ben is director of Inspired Children and has been a finalist for 4 national awards and his training was recently mentioned in an Outstanding Ofsted Report as an example of outstanding staff development.  Inspired Children was recently commissioned by Channel 4 to appear in a documentary showing in 2018.


Conference Overview

This unique practical training day looks at the neuroscience of the Characteristics of Effective Learning and shows how an understanding of learning and development in the child’s brain can help us to provide magical, stimulating experiences for our children and have a profound effect on their social and emotional well-being. 

The training looks at the inestimable value of play underpinning all aspects of learning and development and as an evolutionary imperative that we restrict at our peril.  It also looks at creating enabling environments, both physical and human, to work with the child’s brain and support growth and positive learning mind-sets. 

The training puts forth compelling arguments for a more process focused approach to learning and how this can support the development of resilience, perseverance and crucially the child’s imagination. 

Finally, the training day introduces delegates to a wide range of practical experiences to delight and engage the children in their care.  The day is thought-provoking and entertaining and a vibrant explosion of neuroscience and creativity.


Who Should Attend?

Headteachers / Members of Senior Leadership Team / Middle Leaders / Early Years Coordinators / Early Years Practitioners / Early Years Support Staff / Governors

Cost Per Delegate

This includes the days training plus lunch and refreshments.

Delegate rate - £150 (£120 for schools in the NEEDU Package) PVI's/ Childminders - £60


Derby Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD

To Book:  

Call Laura on 01332 769821 / email lbaddiley@harrington.derby.sch.uk / or fill in the form below.

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