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Spaces For Play Inservices & Study Tours

Below are a list of inservice speakers and a brief synopsis of their topics.  For additional information, please contact Sara Kreiss at or call (708) 404-7272

Claire Warden


Claire Warden is an Educational Consultant who has developed her approach to experiential learning through a variety of experiences which have taken her on a pathway that includes working in a variety of types of centre, advisory work and ultimately to lecturing in further education at Strathclyde University. Claire is an author of many books and materials relating to early years methodology.


She set up Whistlebrae and Auchlone Nature Kindergartens in Scotland where children from 2-6 years old as well as after school care and holiday care for children up to 12 years spend up to 90% time outside. Claire is one of a leadership group of consultants who make up the World Nature Collaborative to develop a cohesive network and approach to experiential learning in outdoor spaces in a variety of climates bringing together educators, landscape architects, environmentalists and health workers to support a multidisciplinary approach to outdoor educational provision. 



Sara's Proposal to Speak

Click on the images below  to download each proposal.

Toni & Robin Christie


Toni and Robin Christie are inspirational Keynote speakers in the field of early childhood education.   


Robin’s work designing and building children’s playgrounds, furnishings and equipment is internationally renowned.  He is a passionate advocate for natural and aesthetic environments for our youngest children.   


Toni is recognized internationally for her contributions to the field of infant and toddler research and writing.  She delivers keynote addresses and workshops on many varied subjects relevant to early childhood education including leadership, communication, emotional development, respectful care, behavior guidance and self- review.


Together Toni and Robin provide visionary leadership for their team of more than 50 teachers, designers and administrators and Childspace.  They edit a quarterly magazine for early childhood in New Zealand and run around their country teaching early childhood teachers to play the ukulele among other things. These two always travel together and they make the perfect addition to early childhood education conference programmers as keynote speakers and workshop facilitators.  They are passionate advocates, highly inspirational, knowledgeable, entertaining and fun! 


Andrew's Proposal to Speak

No proposals are available at this time. 

Come see us!

If you are interested in viewing the presentations offered by Sara, Andrew, Claire or Toni and Robin Christie, please click here to be taken to their schedule for upcoming speaking events and downloadable content for conferences and workshops. 

To schedule a speaking event, please contact Sara Kreiss at 708-404-7272

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