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Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years led by Juliet Robertson

DATE: Wednesday 11th March 2020

TIME: 09:30-15:30


Get real, get messy, get maths, get outside. This course explores the five £R’s” of Messy Maths:

Rights – every child is mathematical and has the right to learn about and explore maths.

Routines – embedding key maths concepts into your daily routines.

Resources – open-ended, low cost materials which can be used in lots of different ways with different ages and abilities of children.

Responsibilities of the adults – how to follow children’s lead and articulate the learning which happens through a play-based approach. It also includes ways of involving families in developing a child’s love of maths.

Re-imagining your outdoor space – developing maths-rich provision in any outdoor space be this a concrete jungle, woodland paradise or something else.

The content for the day is based upon Juliet’s book, Messy Maths: A Playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years. It is particularly suitable for those who work with children aged 3-6 yrs old. It takes a sensible approach that provides lots of practical ways to ensure your maths provision is engaging and interesting outside and meets the needs of the children with whom you work. This all takes place within context of sustainability using the environment, natural materials and what is around us in any outdoor space.


Juliet Robertson is an educational consultant who specialises in outdoor learning and play. Previously, she was the headteacher of three schools ranging in size from 6 to 277 pupils. Juliet has worked at a national level since 2008 writing case studies, documents and doing behind the scenes work to help shape strategy and support for schools and early years establishments. Juliet is in heavy demand world-wide for her practical training. She is the author of two award-winning and best-selling books: ‘Dirty Teaching: A Beginner’s Guide to Learning Outdoors’ and ‘Messy Maths: A playful, Outdoor Approach for Early Years’. Her website Creative STAR Learning is a source of information and support with more than one million visitors in the past four years.


This event is free to those schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – core offer for EARLY YEARS.

There is one place available per subscribing school. Additional places may be booked at a cost of £105 per person. Non-subscribing schools may attend, subject to availability, at a cost of £180 per person. Invoices to be paid prior to the event.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email: info@gatewayalliance.co.uk

Stoneleigh Park Stoneleigh Road (B4113)
Kenilworth,CV8 2LGUnited Kingdom

Who's Attending

45 people are attending Early Years Leaders Conference – Juliet Robertson (Spring 2020)

  • Emma Longworth
  • Louise Duncan
  • Christian Hilton
  • Caron Pearman
  • Juliet Jones
  • Tracey Mafe
  • Fiona Caddick
  • Julie Forshew
  • Simon Pearson
  • Karen Hallard
  • Liz Poultney
  • Jane McNally
  • Matthew Edwards
  • Rebecca Noon
  • Carol Hoverd
  • Michelle Gavin
  • Debbie Bateman
  • Hannah Proctor
  • Sam Pater
  • Julie Clarke
  • Charlene Frost
  • Karen Johnson
  • Maggie Godfrey
  • Berni Bates
  • Juliet McCarron
  • Jen James
  • Louise Eccles
  • Laura Scott
  • Jo Burn
  • Sunny Khaira
  • Kay Middleton
  • Teresa Kantor
  • Sharon Hillyard
  • Dawn Westwood
  • Jayne Neale
  • Gemma Wright
  • Karen Hanson
  • Lesley Jay
  • Lelsey Cockill
  • Marjorie Dean
  • Jen James
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