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, Wakefield, Glasgow, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, Bolton, Newcastle and Havering . At some of these events or venues where Kathryn is training they are open to practitioners on application and subject to availability:

KEYU Bolton Conference, Saturday 12 October 2019

Characteristics and Curriculum: The Way Forward in Early Childhood Education

09:00 – 16:00

Venue: Bishop Bridgeman C of E Primary School, Rupert Street, Bolton BL3 6PY

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Outdoor Learning Conference, Pikes Lane Primary School, Bolton, BL3 5HU

Myth Busting Outdoors – a chance to reflect upon risk-taking, challenge and adventure in the Early Years

Saturday  2 November, 2019

9:30 – 13:00. £52, includes lunch and tour.  Please book through Eventbrite:





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KEYU Newcastle Conference, Saturday 23 November 2019

Working Together for Early Years, 09:00 – 16:00

Venue: Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8PP

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This is a KEYU event in conjunction with:











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.’