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Early Years recruitment event

Time: 5.30pm - 7.45pm
Venue: Atrium, Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Helene Mark, Award winning Founder of Outdoor Owls

Early Years recruitment event

Pizza and Professional Dialogue


Are you contemplating a career working with children? Do you already have a qualification to work with children but would like to become an Early Years Graduate? Come along to our Early Years recruitment event.

A child's earliest years have the most impact on their future learning and development. More families are seeking formal childcare to support with modern day life but there is a current workforce crisis in the early years sector which makes sourcing childcare places and retaining staff a challenge. Whilst new government funding streams seek to elevate the importance of early education, a recent report commissioned by the Early Education and Childcare Coalition (2023) highlights ‘as many as 50,000 new staff could be needed in 2024 and again in 2025 to maintain existing provision and provide the new entitlement' for young children and their families. We believe that the early years workforce are made up of unique individuals, who are creative, innovative, and inspiring but we need more people working with our youngest generation. Kingston University have teamed up with local employers to promote careers in early years and share information around our work-based degree programmes.

This event is for you if you are - 

current Early Year students who wish to network with employers

professionals already working in the sector

contemplating a career with young children

interested in early years education

The evening offers opportunity to network with other professionals, learn about a career in early years and find out more about potential degree pathways to advance your career. What's more you will have opportunity to access a FREE CPD event on Forest School with Helene Mark, Founder of Outdoor Owls.

Rundown of the event

5.30pm Registration

6 - 7pm CPD talk by Helene Mark, Founder of Outdoor Owls

Let's go outdoors - How to set up more forest school activities and outdoor time - and how to manage the risks. 

- How forest schools help solve wider issues in Early Years 

- What does a full outdoor nursery provision look like 10 hours a day, 51 weeks of the year?

- Get inspiration on how you can get outdoors more (even if you don't have a woodland)

- Manage risk outdoors

7 - 7.45pm Networking with employers, academic staff members and professionals in Early Years

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Nathalie Leung


Directions to Atrium, Business School, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB: