Definitely one of the best speakers on the national circuit – anyone working with children should hear this guy speak!

Give your conference the WOW factor!

Ben Kingston-Hughes delivers inspirational Keynote Speeches and Practical Workshops at conferences across the UK.

  • Early Years Conferences
  • Teachers’ and Teaching Assistants’ Conferences
  • SENDCo Conferences
  • Out of School and Play Conferences
  • Childminder Conferences
  • Inset Days, Network Events
  • Head Teachers’ Conferences

Keynote Speeches

Keynote Speeches are interactive, thought provoking and inspiring. The perfect balance of entertainment and practical solutions. Can be online or face-to-face

Popular Keynotes

  • Playful Brains – The Neuroscience of Play
  • The Power of Play – Therapeutic Approaches to Play
  • Joy, Wonder and Curiosity (the real school readiness)
  • How Children See Us – How adult behaviour effects children
  • Parents & Play – How to encourage more play in the home
  • Secrets of Effective Communication
  • Inspiring Boys and Raising Achievement
  • Inspiring Creativity and Imagination
  • Compassion and Joy – Supporting Children to Thrive
  • Enriched Environments and the Brain
  • Loose Parts Play – Building the Future
  • Words and Expressions of Joy – Essential Communication and Language

Popular Workshops and Seminars

Workshops are practical, vibrant and give a wealth of ideas to use with children. Hardly any Powerpoint in sight but plenty of energy and imagination. Can be online or face-to-face

  • Loose Parts Play and Open ended Resources
  • Magical Imaginative Play
  • Playful Brains – The Neuroscience of Play
  • Outdoor Play
  • Magical Stories
  • Adventurous Play – Risk and Challenge
  • Communication, Language and EAL
  • Superhero Extravaganza
  • Boisterous Play
  • What are Boys Made of?
  • Transient Art
  • Inspiring Creativity
  • Six Impossible Things
  • Joy, Wonder & Curiosity

Endnote Speeches

Want your conference to end with a bang rather than a fizzle? Endnote speeches are short interactive speeches designed to leave delegates feeling inspired and finish the conference on a high.

Popular Endnote Speeches

  • We are all Superheroes
  • Enriched Environments and the Brain
  • The Power of Play
  • Play Nurturing and Curiosity – Changing Lives
  • Supporting Vulnerable Children to Thrive
  • The Power of Imagination
Ben has spoken at Regional, National and International Conferences and has received fantastic feedback from delegates and conference organisers alike.

Forest Way Teaching School Alliance have been working closely with Ben over the past two years to ensure his blend of theory and practice get to as wide an audience as possible. Ben has delivered inspirational Key Note speeches and workshops for several of our conferences this year including our SENDCo and SEN teachers, Early Years practitioners and Teaching Assistants’ Conferences.  His fun and exciting approach, using all elements of play with his audiences, engages learners of all ages, but more importantly gets the hard messages across about children’s needs and some of the devastating neurological theory around attachment, emotional, communication and physical development. Ben wears lightly the high level of intellectual knowledge that he has acquired though Masters level study and research, and can convey this to staff and parents alike in a clear and common sense manner (and a lot of humour!).

Helen Joy, Forest Way Teaching School Alliance

Get in touch to book Ben and give your next conference, seminar or event the wow factor!