What is a child led approach? What it isn't, and how can we learn to follow a child’s lead and truly build on a child's interests and motivations. During this session Joss will share some fascinating insights into this topic including:
Child centred approach versus adult led activity
Letting children lead - examples of what it really looks like in practice
Challenging your own narrative - Addressing conscious and unconscious bias as an educator regarding children’s play
Described as the UK’s leading “Super Manny”, Hackney’s Joss Cambridge-Simmons (he/him) is taking modern childcare to the next level. Multi-talented Joss is founder of Jossy Care, a specialist childcare enterprise that focuses on the importance of gender representation. He’s now a spokesperson for the multi-faceted roles men can play in the child care system, speaking on topics such as men’s mental health to best practice in early years education. Since the launch of Jossy Care, Joss has been featured in numerous publications and podcasts and also went on to win The National Diversity Award 2019 for Positive Role Model. He has also appeared on TV’s Men's Talk addressing mental health which was aired on Sky and CBBC.