#RadicalChildcare Run Down

#RadicalChildcare Run Down

We are excited to invite you to the #RadicalChildcare Run Down – a day of sharing, learning, reflecting, show and tells, unconference conversations and more. There will a full day of activity kicking off with the chance to hear about all the different parts of the work so far, with different sessions running simultaneously. Hear from teams, partners and participants involved, whilst having lots of time for Q&A, discussion and sharing ideas.

After a hearty community lunch, we will have an afternoon unconference with multiple different sessions that you can pitch, and many that have already been suggested. Keep checking back to see the sessions that have been updated below.

The end of the day will see us sharing some big bold next steps and plans for #RadicalChildcare, building on all the work of the last 4 years. This will be your chance to hear more, share your thoughts, dreams and plans for radically improving outcomes for children and families in the city.

Spaces are limited. You can book a whole day ticket that includes breakfast and lunch, or sign up for individual sessions via eventbrite.

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09.30 – 10.00: Arrival & Refreshments

10.00 – 10.45: #RadicalChildcare STORY SO FAR

Hear from founder Amy Martin and the wider team of how we got to know, starting from the early idea and personal problem-solving of a childcare conundrum, to an open impact movement to radically improve outcomes for children and families.

10.45 – 11.45: Session #1

#RadicalChildcare Systems Lab

Meet the team behind the Systems Design Lab (Impact Hub Birmingham & Dark Matter Laboratories), learn more about the work, methodologies, research and think together more about how to take a systems lens to how we solve complex challenges.

Centre for Early Years Research

Childcare, flexible for who? Hear from CREC and #RadicalChildcare about the reflective practitioner research we have done together over the last year.

12.00 – 13.00: Session #2

Bearwood Pilot

Hear more about the pilot project we did with Sally Taylor in Bearwood, Birmingham, considering the role of new models of childcare in local community hub settings, and think about how you might set one up.

Coworking & Creche Models

Hear the step by step detail of how we set up the Impact Hub Birmingham Children’s Membership, and our learnings from convening a range of national settings exploring this space.

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.30: Unconference

The end of the day will be an unconference session where there will be informal conversations around a range of topics. From play to building child-friendly cities and beyond, let us know in the form below if you would like to pitch a session.


#RadicalChildcare Run Down Unconference Pitch


#RadicalChildcare is an initiative to inspire, imagine, explore and invest into the future for children and families in Birmingham.

Based in Birmingham, we want to work with parents, grandparents, professionals in the sector; commissioners, policy makers, educationalists, serial entrepreneurs and more to develop and test radical solutions to enable children and families to thrive.


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Date & Time

September 12, 2018 | 10:00 to 16:30


Impact Hub Birmingham


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Cost for Non Members: Free

Updated on 11 September 2018