ToWe International Trainers’ Workshop

Event Details

Booking for this event is now open:

  • 15th of March 2018 – Setting Visits for International Delegates
    (International Delegates booking form for the 15th and 16th March 2018)

Bookings form for international delegates:


9:00 – 10:00 Registration
10:30 – 12:00 Setting Visit 1

  • Introduction
  • Tour
  • Discussion and questions
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Setting Visit 2

  • Introduction
  • Tour
  • Discussion and questions
16:00 – 16:30 Reflection

  • 16th March 2018 – ToWe International Trainers’ Workshop

Bookings form for national delegates:


8:45 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:35 Welcome to Kingston University
9:35 – 10:00 About the ToWe Project – Helen Sutherland
10:00 – 10:45 Keynote – Aldo Fortunati, Director of the Educational Area at the Istituto degli Innocenti in Florence, Italy

Speaking on:

‘The importance of reflective practice to improve quality in early years services’
He is an expert in evolutionary psychology and infant education, and has completed his education at the Institute of Psychology of the National Research Council of Rome and at the Institute of Education of the University; di Londra. of London.  Interested in the topics of social, communicative and linguistic development of children in the early years of life and experienced in the methodologies of observation, documentation and evaluation of child behaviour in everyday life contexts and in the educational context, has conducted or directed numerous training courses and initiatives of research in various local contexts in Tuscany, Italy and abroad (Spain, Denmark, England and the United States).

10:45 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 12:00 Workshop 1 (A, B, C, D)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:45 Workshop 2 (A, B, C, D)
13:50 – 14:35 Workshop 3 (A, B, C, D)
14:35 – 13:00 Break
15:00 – 15:45 Workshop 4 (A, B, C, D)
15:45 – 16:45 Impact Case Study Results – Yngve Rossell and Monika Röthle

Plenary and close


This international training event is for early years’ lecturers, trainers, researchers, policy makers.

The ToWe Project:

The project aims to improve the practice of early year’s practitioners working with disadvantaged toddlers, in order to help them get the best start to formal education, in the hope that they will go on to maximise their potential and be active citizens in the future.

The aims and goals of the project are:

  1. To enhance the quality of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) through the development of new approaches to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Early Years Practitioners (EYPs) to enable them to maximise on the learning opportunities of disadvantaged toddlers (18-36 months) through training, job shadowing and practical materials.
  2. To improve the quality of provision through a holistic approach using a range of innovative learning opportunities and tools for Early Years Practitioners to develop their practice. Using the prerequisite of wellbeing to support children’s learning and development. (Instruments/Tools/Strategies)


The ToWe Project Partners will outline the project process and materials produced with presentations on:

  • Toddlers’ Wellbeing ,
  • Toddlers’ Voice and Expressions,
  • Toddlers’ Meal Times,
  • Toddlers’ Additional Language(s)
  • Case Study Impact Report of ToWe.
  • Early Years Practitioners from the ToWe Project Setting Partners with be sharing their experiences, reflections and outcomes. University Partners will be presenting the project, materials and research developed and carried out.


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Please note rates quoted were accurate on the date sought (17/05/2017).  Please book as soon as possible as the fuller the hotel gets, the higher the rate becomes.


Accommodation rates for the 14th or/and 15th March (Kingston-upon-Thames)
Hotel Rate Website address:
14th March 15th March
Premier Inn – Kingston £81,00 per room £59,00 per room
Travel Lodge – Kingston From £56,00 per room From £37,00 per room
Hilton- Kingston Central From £159,00 per room From £109,00 per room