27 August, 2021 | Posted by Michelle Hogan

Portobello Presents: Expert-Led Webinar on Outdoor Play in Early Childhood

Risk in Outdoor Learning and Play with Tim Gill

Portobello Institute's Early Years Department is proud to present the latest in a series of expert-led webinars discussing important topics in Early Childhood Education.

This online series of free webinars gives you the opportunity to hear from leaders in early years education. They will discuss their research, experience and offer you access to their wealth of knowledge.

Each webinar can be accessed for free from anywhere in the world and will bring valuable, thought-provoking, practical advice and information to the fore in the early years sector.  

Our first webinar was led by Dr Judith Butler, who spoke about Trauma-Sensitive and Relationship-Based Approaches in Early Childhood.

Our second webinar will be led by Tim Gill, who will speak about Risk in Outdoor Play in Early Childhood. Register here now.

Tim Gill is a global advocate for children’s outdoor play and mobility, and an independent scholar, writer and consultant.

He is the author of Urban Playground: How child-friendly planning and design can save cities and No Fear: Growing up in a risk-averse society.

Tim is a Design Council Ambassador and Churchill Fellow, and former director of the Children’s Play Council (now Play England).

His client list includes Argent, London Legacy Development Corporation, Mayor of London/GLA and National Trust.

He is the founding patron of the Forest School Association.

His website, www.rethinkingchildhood.com, has over one million views.

Following this webinar, Dr Nóirín Hayes will discuss ‘Embracing a Nurturing Pedagogical’ on Monday, November 8th. 

Each webinar will be led by our guest speaker, there will also be an early year's practitioner or Portobello Institute student/graduate who will relate the topic of the talk to what the day-to-day implementation of the information looks like and a live questions and answers session with the speaker at the end. Each event will last roughly one hour. 

Part of Portobello Institute’s mission is to develop the involvement of STEAM subjects in early childhood education so each event will ask the question of how science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths could play a role in relation to each topic. 

The webinars will be held on the platform ‘Hopin’ which you can access by registering and following a link to the event on the night. The link will be emailed to you in advance.  

We invite everyone working in the early years sector in any capacity to join us and engage in our talks which have been planned with the most recent challenges and developments in early childhood education in mind.

An e-certificate of attendance will be emailed to those who join on the night. 

Portobello Institute’s foundations lie in early years education since its establishment offering childcare courses in 1981.  

We look forward to welcoming you to the Portobello webinar experience, please register today and come along to share in the knowledge from these experts in early childhood education.  

Registration is now open to attend. Please sign up and share with your friends, Facebook groups and colleagues in early years.

Register here now.

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