Jun 26 2023


12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

OIB CONFERENCE : What balance between rest and activity for our children?

OIB’s Childcare Services are pleased to invite you to a lunchtime conference presented by Olivier Gilly.

​Monday 26 June 2023 from 12.30 to 14.30

The conference will be presented in French with interpretation into English. You will be able to ask questions in both languages.

If you would like to attend, there are several options:

1. On site: at building L130 (room A on the 11th floor), rue de la Loi 130, 1040 Brussels. Capacity is limited to 66 places in the room. Compulsory enrolment via:

2.Remote: Attend the conference by videoconference and ask your questions live in FR / EN by clicking on the following link:

3.Watch this conference live or recorded via the web streaming link:
Password is CONF260623

Further information:


In a world where things are moving really fast and our lifestyles are so hectic, we  find it harder to take a break. We get the message that we always need to be better and faster, and it’s hard not to get caught up in this whirlwind. Young and old alike have very full agendas, and if we’re not careful, we can run out of steam.

This conference should provide some answers to the following questions:

  • What are the foundations of learning?
  • What can breaks bring during an activity, a day or a year?
  • What are the different types of attention?
  • What is the difference between stimulation and over-stimulation?
  • What is the point of boredom, of “doing nothing”? Is it a waste of time?

Keynote speaker:

Olivier Gilly is a teacher at the Centre d’Etude et de Recherche pour la Petite Enfance (Aubervilliers / France) and a trainer at the Pikler Lóczy France association.

He has worked as an educator with a variety of groups: childminders, nurseries, prevention and child protection. He has worked on setting up a toy library (a play area for children and families).

Very interested in new teaching methods and active methods, he discovered the Piklerian approach in 1991.

Since 2000, he has been a trainer for people preparing to work with young children. At the same time, he works as a trainer in the Piklerian approach, specialising in working on play, children’s creative activities and layout of spaces for children.

His favourite field is play.  He has:

–  Taken part in numerous talks and conferences on the topic,

–  Worked on nursery rhymes and songs,

–  Contributed to articles for “Les pros de la petite enfance” on topics such as the layout of spaces for children and their carers, free motor skills, creativity, and children’s productions.

The Pikler Lóczy Association brings together early childhood professionals from all backgrounds who are interested in the research carried out by Emmi Pikler and her colleagues on young children, their skills and support for their development.

In their work with very young children and/or baby carers, in different departments, these professionals find it relevant to use Emmi Pikler’s discoveries and her multiple implications to build the conditions necessary for a baby’s development.

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