Kathryn is an inspirational practitioner drawing on her 17 years experience as headteacher at Chelsea Open Air Nursery School and Children’s Centre in London, former Ofsted inspector and author. Her recent workshops, training sessions and keynote presentations have covered a broad range of topics including:

  • Able, Gifted and Talented
  • Preparing for Ofsted
  • Narrowing the gap for vulnerable children
  • Adventure, Risk and Challenge
  • Leading Learning Outdoors
  • Creativity and Challenge
  • Observation, Assessment and Planning
  • Outdoor Play – Making the Most of your Outdoor Space
  • Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • Planning for Learning and Teaching in the Early Years
  • What is Inclusion?
  • Froebel – in theory and practice.
  • Inspiring Nature Learning Outdoors
  • Exploring and Engaging the World outdoors
  • Leadership and Management in the Early Years

Clients include local education authorities, private, voluntary and state maintained settings and professional membership bodies. Last year Kathryn has completed training sessions in Guildford, Belfast, Sefton, Liverpool, Brighton, Lincoln, Bolton, Huddersfield and Aberdeen.

Still to come for the 2018-19 financial year; Guildford, Dorking, Reading, London, Welwyn Garden City, Stockport, and Rochdale. Of these a few training sessions where Kathryn is training are open to practitioners on application and subject to availability:


Adventure Risk and Challenge half day course by Kathryn Solly at
Guildford Nursery School, Hazel Avenue, GU1 1NR

£60 per person, includes refreshments
31 January 2019.

To book: 01482 566589 or email:

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Adventure, Risk and Challenge Practitioner course


Leadership & Management in the EY.
One day course by Kathryn Solly at
Guildford Nursery School, Hazel Avenue, GU1 1NR
5 February 2019. See attached for details and early bird booking offer.

£110 per person, includes lunch and refreshments

To book: 01482 566589 or email:

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Leadership and Management in the Early Years poster


Raising Boys’ Involvement and Achievement workshops by Kathryn Solly, Elaine Bennett, and Leah Morris on Friday 15 February 2019 at the Village hotel, Cheadle Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 1HW.

£100 includes lunch and refreshments

More information from Katie Bennett 0161 480 6713 (Joint Stockport Nursery Schools).

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Stockport Flyer 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.’

‘Some super ideas and inspiration to take back to school.’

Great ideas and  super mix of ‘teacher talk’, collaborative  problem-solving and discussion. you have made me feel a lot more positive about my move to EYFS in September thank you!’

‘Very engaging and just what I was looking for.’

‘The time passed very quickly because the speaker was so interesting – inspiring.’

‘Inspired to go back to school and make a difference.’

‘Great course, very inspiring and highly relevant.’

‘Fantastically positive! It was great to have someone with so much experience and enthusiasm leading the course.’

‘Great advice from a voice of experience – very realistic ideas.’

‘Thank you so much for making us see through the eyes of a child.’

‘A great mix of academic and practical learning.’

‘ It was refreshing and very inspiring to know the importance of  adventurous play in the holistic development of children.’

‘You have inspired me! You have reminded me of my priorities in my teaching! Thank you!’

‘ As an NQT you are who I hope to grow up to be.’

‘ Today has re-ignited my passion and I am leaving with so many ideas! ‘