Playing to Learn - Kirstine Beeley

Playing to Learn - Kirstine Beeley


These article designs were produced for Playing to Learn - Kirstine Beeley in Buckinghamshire and are just a few on a recently launched online 'pod' of resources. Playing to Learn have an established and well earned reputation for inspirational Early Years training, resources and support services across the globe. Kirstine has helped countless nurseries improve their provision with her exemplary knowledge child development and her endless and very popular, budget-friendly ideas.
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Hi Kirstine. I have sent a few messages regarding some training I have purchased, but have received no response. Someone has read the initial messages, but has not responded. I bought some phonics training off yourself and wanted to go back over it as a refresher, however when I click on the link it tells me the page isn't available due it being unsafe. I have tried using my phone, tablet and computer but get the same response. I would really like to be able to re watch it. I have enclosed a photo of what happens when I click on the link and can send a photo to prove I have paid for the training. I hope someone can assist in getting this sorted. Many thanks.
Very busy week decanting and relocating the nursery at Banchory Primary school in preparation for building work. Absolutely amazing team created a fab temporary nursery in school!
SHE’S BACK !!!!!!!!!!!! 🥳🥳

Back at the beginning of March you will have seen my post about having to take some time off from work and from social media.

Little did I know in the midst of all the personal issues I was dealing with that the world would deal us another blow - thank you COVID 19 !

As well as being a consultant, author, university lecturer and business owner I was and still am a single mother to a teenager with autism. We were dealing with extreme anxiety and I had to make some priority decisions . My son was and will always be my priority and do I took time to be there when he needed me to hold his hand through an ever increasingly scary situation unfolding.

Well 4 months on and we are both doing much better 😃 we have found our new normal and are thoroughly enjoying our adventures together 😃

And so I am happy to say that I am back at work “but not as we know it Jim!” I have decided to build on a part of my business that will allow me to continue to be there for my son whilst sharing my passion for child centred, play based learning in early years and beyond.

Over the summer I will be launching a new range of affordable early years books packed to the gills with practical ideas and photos 😃.

So it with excited, baited breath that I return to the Early years fold 😃

Watch this space 🤞🤞

Oh and you never know you might still see me training one day - maybe 😜
Invites have been sent for today’s 2 sessions at 10.30am and 1.00pm to your emails. See you all then x

Kate Moxley Wellness For All Nurture in Mind Ltd Alfresco Learning The Ark Groups Can I Go And Play Now..? Greg Bottrill Playing to Learn - Kirstine Beeley Inspired Children Ben Kingston-Hughes Jigsaw Early Years Consultancy, Hygge in the Early Years, you have all been highly recommended in every session this week! 10 down... 2 to go!
Buttons Preschool are expanding, so that means recruiting..We are looking for seniors and lvl 3 practitioners who must possess the following...

* You must have a warm smiling face that makes every child feel special.
* You must be able to laugh at jokes you don't understand, or you don't find funny!
* You will preferably have a little bit of quirkiness. If a child requests that you be a captain of a pirate ship, you will be the best pirate captain you can be!
* You must feel comfortable telling everybody in the same room as you, that you are going to the toilet!
* The ability to sing in tune is not necessary, however the ability to sing out of tune in front of a crowd is essential.
* You must be able to distribute warm hugs as required.
* Possessing the skills required to rapidly count the heads of numerous moving small people is of the utmost importance.
* Must be comfortable entering public places on the way home from work, with unknown substances on your clothing.
* You must have a high level of comfort around talking about bodily functions. You must have a strong sense of smell to enable you to respond to said bodily functions.
* Pretending to eat playdough creations realistically is required, and that of drinking numerous cups of pretend tea.
* You must have the ability to read a ten page fairytale, upside down, with at least 4 interruptions per page.
* You must be prepared to have lots of fun in the workplace. Laughter is something you can expect to engage in for a large part of your working day.
* Finally, you must be prepared to feel loved, special and important to many young children and their families. There is simply no other job quite like this one.
If the above sounds like you and you have the relevant qualification and experience in Early Years we would love to hear from you!
When a member of staff comes back from her lunch break and says Kirstine Beeley was in the charity shop and beat her to the wicker baskets 😂
We are heading to London January 2020! Powered by Juno!

The line up so far...

Can I Go And Play Now..?
Inspired Children
Anna Lucas
Kirstine Beeley
Playing to Learn - Kirstine Beeley
Mr Hunt - Primary School Teaching Ideas From The Front Line.
Clever Cogs Learning
FrontRow UK

Playing to Learn is a hands on,feet in training company, with a passion for child led, inquiry based learning in early years and primary schools.

Operating as usual


IT’S BACK !!!!!

By popular demand a rerun of Maths Mastery in Early Years. A look at how maths skills progress and can be supported through exciting and engaging environments. An ideas packed webinar with Kirstine.

Book here or email for invoice - places not secure until payment received .

Please note this course always sells out fast so get in early to secure your place.

Photos from Playing to Learn - Kirstine Beeley's post 21/02/2022

This is what early science looks like !!! A fun morning training with team Acorn Training 😊


Exciting News!!!

In 2022 we will be offering a brand new service.

Combining Kirstine’s years of experience in early years and training with her extensive previous background in marketing and business development, we will be offering marketing advice and services designed specifically to support early years providers.

Everything from a short, one off consultation to full website building and campaign management. The choice is yours !

Contact [email protected] for more details

Happy New Year !!!!


Above and beyond for the children 😍😍😍

When one of our children came in today and told us about how he had made a snowman at home but it’s head had been knocked off, what did our fabulous staff suggest? They suggested they make him another…. and that’s exactly what they did and then sent it home with daddy at lunchtime 💗🤣❄️
We are delighted to report the snowman is no longer headless and neither did it melt enroute home!


I couldn’t agree more 😡

Classroom Behaviour Charts - not helpful, not supportive, not inclusive.
Can we file them in the bin please? Let’s stop demonising children who are not adequately supported in the class room environment.


Would people be interested in a free resource taken from the Planning for Potential Pod ?

Please email me [email protected] and I can send you this parent resource .

Photos from Playing to Learn - Kirstine Beeley's post 08/10/2021

Saw these beauties in hobby craft today - thought the trees would be fab for small world offering 🌲


This is our unique e-magazine which will only be available to subscribers as part of our Planning for Potential Pod - launching on Monday 😊 Doesn’t it look amazing ! 🤩🤩


Thank you everyone at James’ kitchen for giving me well needed time out of the house working space - looking forward to enjoying a vegan toastie next time 🙂

Photos from Playing to Learn - Kirstine Beeley's post 11/09/2021

Amazing day thanks to this lady - EPOP festival 2021 !! So much early years inspiration in the room amd a chance to check in with old friends 🙂 books amd resources went down really well as well 👍🏻

Timeline photos 06/09/2021

Timeline photos

Opened ended Materials


We’ve got this !!! 🍁


Well it’s nearly here !!!

Our very own members only plan.

All you need to interact with parents, staff and to enable your environments for potential, all in one place.

Launching Sept 2021

Ps website being updated as we speak 😊


My office for the afternoon ☀️ 🌺 🌳

Development Matters 10/08/2021

Development Matters

Development Matters Non-statutory curriculum guidance for the early years foundation stage.

Photos from 66 Book Club's post 09/08/2021

This place is amazing if you need to restock your children’s books 😊


Monday again 😊 Have a wonderful week doing whatever you are doing with your little (and not so little!) ones 🌺☀️🍦⚽️🤸‍♀️🏏⛱🌳


Keep your eyes peeled 👀!

Something exciting is coming in August 😊

Been working really hard on it this week


I rest my case over flipping behaviour charts !!!! I’ve spent the last year trying to undo the harm caused by them to multiple children with special needs 😢😢

I don’t know about you but I’d ALWAYS be on the “Make better choices” peg! 😆
I would also NOT like the whole world 🌍 to see this.
🤔 Perhaps we need to think whether we would want our names to appear on negative behaviour charts b4 we add them to our classrooms in September.
⭐️ I’m not preaching here... We always used to have a happy cloud and a “thinking” cloud, but last year we did away with it. The behaviour in our class was no worse!
⭐️ I want the children in our class to feel wanted, included and to know we value every part of them!

Photos from Playing to Learn - Kirstine Beeley's post 23/07/2021

Today was a great day for some outdoor maths training with the team at . Lots of maths talk and exploration and great to be able to see Kate Moxley Wellness For All face to face for the first time in too long. Early years rocks and it feels so good to be back properly 😊


As the last of the schools break up today, have published these great well being tips for school teachers and staff.
Take a moment to reflect and enjoy your well deserved break this summer.


I am reposting this from Foundation Years . You can find them on Facebook here they are well worth a follow:

The Department for Education have published a revised version of Development Matters, with updated links and a new design, following feedback from Early Adopter schools.

Find out more about these changes and view the revised version here:


My office this morning planning exciting things to come 😊

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