Courses – Training, CPD and Conferences


Kathryn is a keynote speaker, trainer and workshop leader who has presented at many venues both here and aboard.

Kathryn also provides training through organisations such as Early Education and Keeping Early Years Unique as well as independently.  She can evolve a training session or course specifically tailored to the needs of your setting or staff.

Working in collaboration with other specialists, Kathryn provides training on a broad spectrum of Early Years topics, fine-tuned to your specific training or CPD needs.  Please contact Kathryn on 0118 945 4694 or via email: for an informal discussion at no obligation on your training, keynote, conference or CPD requirements.

Kathyrn’s bookings for the 2019-20 academic year include; Guildford, Reading, London, Manchester, Leicester, Southend, Glasgow, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Bolton and Havering . At some of these events or venues where Kathryn is training they are open to practitioners on application and subject to availability:


Early Education – Oxfordshire Branch

Kathryn will be speaking at their Early Years Inspiration Forum Meeting on Wednesday 15 May at

The Slade Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Titup Hall Drive, Oxford OX3 8QQ on

Understanding the World using Natural Curiosity,

from 6:00 open to non members at £15.

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Nursery World North – Manchester

Masterclass with Kathryn Solly, Kym Scott and Hayley Peacock on

‘Helping children achieve:

Challenge and Progression in Children’s Learning.’

Saturday, 11 May, Manchester Central,  Windmill Street, M2 3GX



New Bridge Nursery School, Caversham, Reading RG4 5AU

Inspiring Natural Learning Outdoors across the Curriculum

Friday 24 May 2019, 09:30 – 14:30 with Kathryn Solly

This interactive course is for all those working within early childhood. It will provide a balance of theory, lots of ideas and examples, some practical ideas to try out and lively discussion exploring why and how practitioners can ensure that young children get the best start through leading quality learning outside. Trainer: Kathryn Solly with Lisa Barnes
Cost: Early Education members £150, non-members £180.00
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Leading Well in a Climate of Change

Tuesday, 18 June, 2019, 09:30 – 14:30. Trainers: Kathryn Solly and Lisa Barnes

Caversham Nursery School, 114 Amersham Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 5NA

*Price – NB early bird discount is applied automatically if available: for the Member rate, please login to your account.

  • Members £150, or with early bird discount (until 7 May 2019) £120
  • Non-members £180, or with early bird discount (until 7 May 2019) £150

Book three training days at once, or three places on a course, and save £20 on each of them! To take advantage of this offer, add the three events to your basket, and use the coupon code: EEDISCOUNT3 – the discount will automatically be applied at the checkout.

Course outline

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The trainer

You can view Kathryn’s profile on her dedicated Associates page.

Speakers: Kathryn Solly and Lisa Barnes

9.15am registration, Course runs 9.30am – 2.30pm

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For 2019, several more dates are to be announced shortly, including possible training in China. Kathryn’s first book ‘Risk, Challenge and Adventure in the Early Years’ has just been published in Chinese by Routledge.  Kathryn is now researching and writing her second book on leading learning outdoors  which is due to be published at the end of 2019.




Here is some recent feedback on Kathryn’s courses:

‘Inspirational day – it has given me the confidence to stick to my beliefs and show me the best way to get others on board.’