sparkWEBINARS – Supporting ‘getting it right’ to IMPACT children and their futures!
Hello! Welcome to the sparkWEBINARS hub. Below is where you can find details of the upcoming guests we will have presenting their invaluable early years knowledge and experience. If registration is open for the event that you are interested in; there will be large red, pill-shaped buttons for you to click in order to book your place.
It is frustrating when tickets run out – there are only 50 PER WEBINAR, so book today to avoid disappointment!
Early Years Emotions Toolkit®
Growing resilience skills for life
Check back soon when booking opens for the 22nd April!
Debra and Jackie met in the summer of 2018 and had a shared desire to support the emotional and mental health of young children. The Emotions toolkit is an exciting collaboration. Jackie blends her knowledge of emotional intelligence, yoga and mindfulness with Debra’s background in education, specialising in the early years, and skills as an artist to design the toolkit, often with the help and ideas of children themselves.
Jackie and Debra believe if children learn how to create a plan to manage their emotions at an early age, it will enable them to understand the importance of taking responsibility for how they feel, and know how to self calm themselves.
This webinar seeks to share information about the importance of checking in with your feelings, being able to name your emotions and use simple tools from the Emotions Toolkit to self-regulate your emotions. Debra and Jackie will also speak about simple neuroscience and how and why the tools in this toolkit are effective. You will learn how to model the techniques and promote self-regulation in your setting.
The Emotions Toolkit will be available for all who sign in to this webinar with a 10% discount and for each of you that leave some feedback after watching the webinar you will go into a draw to win one of 2 sets of Emotions Faces stones!
Jackie is a keynote speaker, empowerment coach and is also the founder of Empower Education. She is passionate about inspiring the next generation to go on a journey of self-discovery to empower them with the knowledge and understanding of who they are. She believes every child, no matter their background, gender, race, religion or ability has an unlimited potential, and CAN be successful in life. With a positive mind set, self belief and the right tools to be able to navigate life’s challenges, they will have less chance of mental health problems, be more emotionally intelligent, more creative, better problem solvers and communicators. Jackie works with children, teens, young adults, parents & educators running programmes & workshops in Emotional Intelligence, yoga and mindfulness as well as 1-1 interventions.
Debra is an Artist, an Educator and the Founder of Stone Stories – Creative Storytelling. After almost 20 years as a Primary School Teacher specialising and leading in the Early Years, Debra created Stone Stories to offer a multi sensory approach to storytelling, which would develop a wider vocabulary and a love of story. They are a valuable resource for all children and offer fantastic support to those with SEND and English as an additional language. She works in the community and in schools and nurseries offering storytelling and story making workshops and also creates bespoke or themed sets of Stone Stories which are available at regular local markets as well as on her website. Debra’s love of creating art began when she was very young, drawing cartoons, and now art is used in all aspects of her work.
COMING SOON – THE RE-RUN!
It’s not rocket science – it’s BRAIN SCIENCE!
Talking about feelings without getting the ‘ump’
Having worked with children and families for over 20 years, Amanda Peddle uses neuroscience and neuroeducation to shape her practice and the books she has written for children. With her passion, her extensive knowledge and training, she has begun to create a series about TAM; how he can process his emotions and that his fear of his FEELINGS is normal.
In this webinar, Amanda aims to support early years educators to help children understand and accept rather than be fearful of FEELING. As we move into an era of increased awareness of our emotional well-being and the impact on ourselves and society as a whole, it becomes clear that more ways of encouraging children to manage their emotional state in a much more effective and understandable way are needed. Teaching early years educators and then how to support children with the ‘how and why’ of emotions can remove stigma and calm some of the worry around reactions. By sharing a learning experience like a story they can develop their understanding of why we as a species respond to stimulus the way we do.
Things you should know and the T&Cs
General – We can only take bookings for the times stated on the buttons above. If for some reason you cannot attend your booked time, you must email Catherine on firstname.lastname@example.org before 6pm on the day of your booked webinar. This is so that we can arrange a ticket for you for the same time on the following day; so we suggest that you book out the time in your diary on both the Wednesday AND the Thursday!
Payment – All payments are processed via Paypal. You can pay with your Paypal account or, provided that you are LOGGED OUT of Paypal on the device that you are using, you will be given the option to pay by credit or debit card. If this is a problem, then please get in touch by the Monday at 5pm – of the week of the webinar that you are interested in and we will sort out another way to pay for you.
Overseas – Our experience so far is that you will have no issues watching the webinars from overseas. If for some reason that it does not work on either the Wednesday or the Thursday then we will ensure that you are able to watch your webinar another way. Please email Catherine if this is the case for you.
Problems logging on – Details of what to do in the event of a problem joining/viewing/hearing the webinar will be contained in your email ticket. IF YOU LOSE CONNECTION: 1. Please make sure that you are using an up to date version of your browser. (We reccommend doing this BEFORE the webinar starts!) 2. Close the window/tab that the webinar is in. 3. Wait 1-2 minutes before attempting to re-join from your oringal ticket.
Internet issues – We CANNOT be responsible for personal issues that arise during the webinar, for example, internet connection speeds/dropouts. No refunds will be given. However, we will be happy to transfer your fee to another webinar within the next 2 months. To do this you must email Catherine on email@example.com so that we can sort that out for you.
Non-attendance – We understand what nursery/preschool life is like; we appreciate that staff go off sick sometimes!! You will be able to forward to your ticket to someone else in the team if necessary, but you won’t both be able to watch it from the same ticket and they must enter your email address when joining the webinar. Please see ‘General’ above if you know in advance that you will not able to attend the webinar that you have booked a seat on.