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Supporting those who Struggle with Self-Regulation

21 September 2023 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm BST

The profile of self-regulation in the EYFS and of behaviour in the primary curriculum, along with the legacy of lockdown mean that self-regulation is high on our agenda, especially for those who struggle or have additional needs and SEND.

Self-regulation is not a box to tick but a journey- and a long one at that. Supporting those who struggle with self-regulation takes time, patience and wisdom. Their behaviour is simply how they show, what it is they need to grow and this lively, interactive and thought-provoking training led with Ali McClure’s insight and inimitable style, will equip you with the skills to see beneath the surface to be able to support the child who finds it difficult to start, tricky to stop or simply is at the beginning of their journey towards self-regulation.

This training will take you to uncomfortable places. It will help you challenge your choices and those of the adults around you planning support structure and intervention for that particular child, at the particular time it matters most.

This Full Day Training Course:

  • Studies the science behind why children behave as they do and what we can do to understand, support and anticipate their needs
  • Challenges our choices, in how and when we support, step in or step back in joining each child on their journey to self-regulation
  • Considers what self-regulation looks likes, when to support by stepping in and when to step back
  • Dives deep into the roots of learning and how these inform our reflection and responses our environment and support
  • Explores supportive sustainable strategies enabling you to anticipate, respond and support when behaviour becomes challenging
  • Reconfirms the importance of emotional connection and strong relationships to create a context where every child can thrive

Expected Outcomes

  • Understanding of the science behind the strategies, what self-regulation really means and how to challenge and strengthen your practice and provision
  • A rethinking of our responses using skills to analyse which children need which kind of support and how to make this happen
  • Practical Solutions to put in place but are also supportive and sustainable- working for every child and growing with them
  • Tools to dive deeper and offer strategies to support emotional, social and cognitive self- regulation
  • Ways to motivate and help children move forward without reliance on rewards with consistency across your team

Join Ali for this in-person, informative and inspiring day
on Thursday 21st September 2023
at: Community Playthings. Robertsbridge, East Sussex

What's Included in the Fee?

  • Lunch & Refreshments
  • Tour of the Community Playthings Factory
  • Key Slides from the Presentation
  • Additional Supportive Hand-outs

Full price: £90 per delegate
Early Bird price: £75 per delegate (until Saturday 9th September 2023)

Please contact us regarding group discounts and available bursaries

Limited Places Available

Booking & Payment

For payment by card
Click on the button below to be taken to the 'product' in Ali's Online Shop.
Note: We will need all the attendee/delegate details in order to register them for this event; we will contact you about this.

You can either select Google Pay where a new window will open with your saved Google Pay details or you can click on the button 'Add to Basket' and you will be directed to the 'Cart' page
(where you can make adjustments to quantities if you require more than one place); once you have completed adding the products you wish to purchase, click on 'Proceed to Checkout' and you will be directed to our Online Card Processing partner, Stripe, to make secure payment.

If you require an invoice and payment by BACs.
Please contact us.
Please note: reserved places will not be considered as confirmed until we have received full payment.


Ali McClure
07816 408 181


Community Playthings
Brightling Road
Robertsbridge, East Sussex, England - South East TN32 5DR United Kingdom
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