Kirstine Beeley's Playing to Learn

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Stemming from nearly 20 years as an early years training consultant and author, Kirstine Beeley has become known for her cost effective ideas for early years that combine both affordable and eco-friendly ideas for settings worldwide.

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Products | Playing to Learn 26/04/2024

With payday weekend ahead of us 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 have you made sure you have all of our books 📚 ?

We even have a spring bundle offer 😊

If you like this group you will love the books - each contains hundreds of full colour photos as well as explaining simply key aspects of early years provision.

Go on!!!!! Treat yourself 😊









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24/04/2024

Very very excited to be a part of this conference next month - spending the day with James Tunnell - NurseryNook Coaching, Training & Consultancy and Newtownards Nursery School exploring every aspect of purposeful provision in early years and beyond. Be quick !! Tickets nearly sold out 😊

Northern Irelanders - it's countdown to conference time! We have 12 tickets left for the Purposeful Provision Conference.
If you haven't yet grabbed your ticket you need to move fast!!
DM me if you have any questions.
Grab your tickets here: https://www.nurserynook.co.uk/conference

23/04/2024

LOVE KIRSTINE’S IDEAS?

GRAB THIS AMAZING BOOK OFFER 😊

To celebrate the season of planning for next academic year (and spring) we are offering 4 of our most popular books as one amazing bundle.

RRP £66 (plus p & p)

Offer ends 31st May 2024

***Please add postage to your order - THIS IS NOT AVAILABLE AS AN ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD OPTION ***

To celebrate the season of planning for next academic year (and spring) we are offering 4 of our most popular books as one amazing bundle.

Offer ends 31st May 2024

Please add postage to your order - THIS IS NOT AVAILABLE AS AN ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD OPTION RRP £66

https://playing-to-learn.sumupstore.com/product/4-book-spring-offer







22/04/2024

Firstly apologies for a lack of posts recently, been celebrating bdays with my son, been busy in settings with consultancy and then poorly 😷but I am ok and back in the mix! Lots of exciting news to come this week 🤞🤞🤞

Secondly, I have had lots of recent comments here and in our group about liking the “know your why” mantra. So I thought would go back to basics for a week and recap on what our “Planning for Potential” approach to early years looks like and our “why” behind it.

https://www.facebook.com/share/hnGNQ9HwYG8xApje/?

I have been an early years consultant and author for nearly 20 years now. Have had the pleasure of working with all the greats Greg Bottrill Adventures with Alice Kate Moxley Wellness For All Anna Lucas James Tunnell - NurseryNook Coaching, Training & Consultancy etc and have written many a book with Alistair Bryce-Clegg at ABC Does.

My passion for early years stems from my time as an ey teacher as well have having done most other roles in ey over the years. I know what I like and hopefully I know what children benefit from. Over the years I have seen trends and approaches come and go but what remains is that children learn best through play and exploration with confident and knowledgable adults to support and nurture their learning.

“Planning for potential” is a way of having some kind of written planning record (let’s be honest - people feel lost if they don’t have something to show “planning” - oft requested from “on high”)without specific “activities” . It focuses on knowing your children and their learning path and planning for supporting next steps in all areas of provision.

It follows a see, plan, do, review model and asks that practitioners enable their environments and then are able to “look for learning” and support and scaffold that process.

It means that if you have to do topics (which I personally hate) you can still plan across the curriculum within your environment.

I will be posting over the coming days ways to “plan for potential” of lots of key aspects within your provision.

Watch this space 😊




Photos from Newtownards Nursery School's post 22/04/2024

So so proud of the teamNewtownards Nursery School. You have all worked so very hard and come such a long way since we first met. I am honoured to have been a small part of your journey. Well deserved (again!!) 🎉🎉🎉🎉

10/04/2024

Can’t wait to be a part of this event in Belfast in May !! Have you got your tickets ?

Northern Ireland lot – this one’s for you!
Children have a wide range of interests from the simple to the complex. When my clients match up their continuous provision to these interests they see a burst of enthusiasm. From the simple provision of a range of boxes and bags for those who love to contain to a range of superhero toys and unicorns for those with more complex interests. Staff should follow these interests and tune into the journey children are on. Then the children will come alive, and learning can become deep and impactful.
We’ll be exploring this and much more in Belfast on the 18th May at the Stormont hotel. Join me and your colleagues for a day of jam-packed learning at the Purposeful Provision Conference.
https://www.nurserynook.co.uk/conference

Photos from Kirstine Beeley's Playing to Learn's post 04/04/2024

Maths really is everywhere - especially if you know what you are looking for.

Have you got your copy of our ever popular maths book?

Understand what early maths looks like in settings and find loads of inspiration for adding in even more maths potential to your environment.

Don’t forget to add postage - please 🙏

https://playing-to-learn.sumupstore.com/product/maths-makes-the-world-go-round







01/04/2024

Life of an early years consultant (with two garden refits this week) on a bank holiday Monday morning 🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🥰




01/04/2024
Photos from Kirstine Beeley's Playing to Learn's post 31/03/2024

LAST DAY TO GET A SIGNED COPY

Have you got your copy of the new Science in Early Years book yet?

If you order before the end of March (that’s today!!) then your copy will be signed by Kirstine 😊

For those of you thinking “science in early years - that’s a bit formal?!” Don’t worry ! As with all of Kirstine’s books it is rooted firmly in child led, child centred exploration - packed full of full colour photo ideas the book focuses on what science in early years looks like and how to enable your environment for the potential of science learning.

DO NOT FORGET TO ADD POSTAGE AT CHECKOUT - THIS IS NOT AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

https://playing-to-learn.sumupstore.com/product/science-in-early-years-book




Photos from Kirstine Beeley's Playing to Learn's post 21/03/2024

This is just a little example of what I, personally, think science in early years should look like.

Play and exploration based - provoking lots of questions and ideas - a chance to explore different materials and discuss both animals and seasonal changes.

Kirstine 😊

Need more ideas 🤷🏻‍♀️

New book is still flying off the shelves !!! 🐥 🥚

Order yours here 👇

https://playing-to-learn.sumupstore.com/product/early-years-on-a-shoestring-enabling-environments-on-a-budget-book




19/03/2024

To celebrate our Maths Makes the World Go Round book being back in stock, we wondered if anyone would like a free copy of an old article that Kirstine wrote for Teach Nursery about outdoor maths? Comment below if you are interested.

Photos from Kirstine Beeley's Playing to Learn's post 17/03/2024

IT’S BACK !!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 📚

Our best selling maths book is back in stock 🎉

Looking at many aspects of early maths and how we can enable our environments for the potential of maths learning, this is a title popular with quality improvement teams across the UK.

Packed with full colour glossy photos for inspiration the book is written to try and explain maths learning in easy to access language with the aim of alleviating “maths anxiety”.

Oh and it fits in your bag easily 😊

Get your copy by clicking here or visiting our website. Please ensure you add postage as this is not available as an electronic download.

4️⃣2️⃣➕➖➗✖️🟰

Kirstine and team Playing to Learn 😊

https://playing-to-learn.sumupstore.com/product/maths-makes-the-world-go-round





Photos from Kirstine Beeley's Playing to Learn's post 17/03/2024

IT’S BACK !!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 📚

Our best selling maths book is back in stock 🎉

Looking at many aspects of early maths and how we can enable our environments for the potential of maths learning, this is a title popular with quality improvement teams across the UK.

Packed with full colour glossy photos for inspiration the book is written to try and explain maths learning in easy to access language with the aim of alleviating “maths anxiety”.

Oh and it fits in your bag easily 😊

Get your copy by clicking here or visiting our website. Please ensure you add postage as this is not available as an electronic download.

https://playing-to-learn.sumupstore.com/product/maths-makes-the-world-go-round

4️⃣2️⃣➕➖➗✖️🟰

Kirstine and team Playing to Learn 😊






16/03/2024
Science in Early Years - Making Sense of the World 11/03/2024

Yay!! it’s available on Amazon again 😊 £17.99 so it’s cheaper from our website because we still have our launch offer of £15.99 with signed copies 😊








Science in Early Years - Making Sense of the World

Science in Early Years - Making Sense of the World This book is written for both early years professionals, science co-ordinators and senior leaders. It aims to give an insight into what science is and what it looks in a play based, child-led setting. Packed full of pictures and ideas it makes it the perfect “pick up and go” resource for early y...

10/03/2024

Have you booked your place ?

Can’t make it ? Don’t worry it will be recorded so you can watch the recording.

Watch the recording and you can still get a certificate of attendance (procedures apply).

Why not book your team on for a staff meeting? (Discounts for more than 5 places).

Book now by visiting our website or call us to discuss team bookings or invoicing.

www.playingtolearn.co.uk





09/03/2024

It’s that time of year to ask the supermarkets for the buckets they will throw away after Mother’s Day!!! Great for large scale loose parts - stacking, filling etc.

This is they are usually quite accommodating .




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