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From essential workshops looking at the key aspects of best practice, to our ever-popular twilight sessions packed full of inspirational idea, to in-depth courses looking at aspects of the curriculum – our EYFS programme offers a comprehensive range of specialist CPD for you and your team

Also, to support colleagues moving into the early years in September, we are leading a package of three day courses specifically designed to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills that underpin effective practice. Be sure to secure places as courses start at the end of this term.

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Securing Strong Leadership in the EYFS

Developing Skilful Leadership of the EYFS Four Day Autumn $550.00

Developing Skilful Leadership of the EYFS

Course description

To lead a team effectively and inspire a continual drive towards excellence requires high quality leadership skills. To support current EYFS leaders in developing these skills, this four-day course will focus on the multi-faceted nature of their role, covering the key areas involved in leading the EYFS with skill and confidence.

Day One – Establishing Shared Vision + Values
This day will focus on leading by establishing clarity about what we want for young children. The course will ask delegates to explore their own values and motivation as educations and benchmark these in order to establish a clear vision of excellence. Activities will be introduced that leaders can use back with their teams.

Day Two – Exploring Monitoring
Leading practice is the focus of day two with interactive sessions to explore how leaders monitor and drive outcomes based on the depth of their own understanding of best practice and quality provision. The ability to monitor practice of children’s overall development is key – and gap tasks will be introduced to extend development.

Day Three – Securing and Demonstrating Progress
Day three will explore accountability. We will focus on reviewing current approaches to assessment and how data is used to inform practice and provision both responsively and strategically. We will explore ways of clearly identifying and prioritising areas for development, the process of change and its management. Time will also be given to discuss ways of presenting this information to others.

Day Four – Developing the EYFS Team
On this final day we will focus on leading people, considering how to effectively manage and lead others. We will explore models of mentoring, performance management and designing effective staff development programmes. We will spend the afternoon in a local school.

Benefits

  • Greater confidence in your role leading and inspiring others to make a sustained impact
  • Strategies to support you with successfully leading change
  • The opportunity to work collaboratively with other early years leaders
Course type Four Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $727.65 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders keen to develop greater skills and confidence
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Day 1: Friday 30th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Day 2: Monday 4th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Day 3: Friday 22nd March, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Day 4: Friday 14th June, 9.30am – 3.30pm
Leading Moderation & Embedding Consistency Half Day Spring $75.00

Leading Moderation & Embedding Consistency

Course description

With the EYFS profile remaining in place this current academic year, it is essential that practitioners feel confident that the judgments they are making about children’s attainment against the ELG’s are secure.  This half day workshop will explore the principles behind gathering a rich evidence set to inform these decisions.   Drawing on practical examples of best practice, we will consider the different sources of evidence that can help teachers to confidently assess children’s levels of attainment and feel well prepared for sharing this information with others.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of how evidence supports with judgement attainment in the EYFS
  • Confidence to better share these outcomes
  • Practical ideas to support with evidence gathering
Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders keen to develop accuracy and consistency
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Tuesday 26th March, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 26th March, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
How Effective is Your EYFS? One Day Spring $175.00

How Effective is Your EYFS?

Course description

Knowing the quality of your early years is the starting point for a path towards improvement. The quality of teaching in the early years is greatly enhanced by the knowledge of leaders in developing, supporting and challenging best practice. This course will outline the key features of outstanding practice in the early years. It will offer leaders the opportunity to discuss how outstanding teaching can be successfully enabled and how it should be monitored.

By the end of the course delegates should feel more confident as advocates for the educational experiences of the youngest children in their schools and better equipped to lead, develop and champion practice across their team.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the key features of quality Early Years practice
  • Strategies to support with leading the development of others
  • Greater confidence as an Early Years leader

 

Course type One Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailes
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads and Deputies of Schools Awaiting Inspection
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 28th January, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 30th January, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
Developing Skilful Leadership of the EYFS Two Day Spring $300.00

Developing Skilful Leadership of the EYFS

Course description

To lead a team effectively and inspire a continual drive towards excellence requires high quality leadership skills. To support current EYFS leaders in developing these skills, this two-day course will focus on the multi-faceted nature of their role, covering the key areas involved in leading the EYFS with skill and confidence.

Day One – Establishing a Shared Vision and Leading Practice
This day will focus on leading by establishing clarity about what we want for young children. The course will ask delegates to explore their own values and motivation as educations and benchmark these in order to establish a clear vision of excellence. We will examine how leaders monitor and drive outcomes based on the depth of their own understanding of best practice and quality provision. Gap tasks will be introduced to extend development.

Day Two – Securing and Demonstrating Progress
Day Two will explore accountability. We will focus on reviewing current approaches to observation and assessment and examine how data is used to inform practice and provision both responsively and strategically. We will explore ways of clearly identifying and prioritising areas for development, the process of change and its management. Time will also be given to discuss ways of presenting this information to others.

Benefits

  • Greater confidence in your role leading and inspiring others to make a sustained impact
  • Strategies to support you with successfully leading change
  • The opportunity to work collaboratively with other early years leaders
Course type Two Day Course
Led by EX Curriculum Team
Price $396.90 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Staff
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Day 1: Monday 4th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Day 2: Friday 22nd March, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Developing Strategic Leadership of the EYFS

Understanding the EYFS for Literacy Leaders Half Day Autumn $75.00

Understanding the EYFS for Literacy Leaders

Course description

With such a strong focus on the role of senior leaders in successfully supporting learning in the EYFS, it is essential that senior leaders are knowledgeable about teaching and learning in the EYFS as well as KS1 and KS2. This can be challenging for Leaders, as learning often looks very different for our youngest learners. This can lead to difficulties in identifying good practice and effective action points.
The session will explore the statutory EYFS framework as well as the end of EYFS expectations. Best practice in EYFS will be explored as well as support for monitoring, to ensure that Leaders are able to recognise and develop teaching and learning in the Early Years.

Benefits

  • A clearer understanding of the EYFS statutory Framework
  • A deeper knowledge of what good practice in the EYFS looks like
  • The opportunity to meet with colleagues in a similar role
Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience Literacy Coordinators and Assistant Heads who monitor Literacy
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Friday 23rd November, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Monday 11th February, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Monday 11th February, Book Now
Understanding the EYFS for Maths Leaders Half Day Autumn $75.00

Understanding the EYFS for Maths Leaders

Course description

With such a strong focus on the role of senior leaders in successfully supporting learning in the EYFS, it is essential that senior leaders are knowledgeable about teaching and learning in the EYFS as well as KS1 and KS2. This can be challenging for Leaders, as learning often looks very different for our youngest learners. This can lead to difficulties in identifying good practice and effective action points.
The session will explore the statutory EYFS framework as well as the end of EYFS expectations. Best practice in EYFS will be explored as well as support for monitoring, to ensure that Leaders are able to recognise and develop teaching and learning in the Early Years.

Benefits

  • A clearer understanding of the EYFS statutory Framework
  • A deeper knowledge of what good practice in the EYFS looks like
  • The opportunity to meet with colleagues in a similar role
Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience Maths Coordinators and Assistant Heads who monitor Maths
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Tuesday 27th November, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Monday 4th March, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Monday 4th March, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Understanding the EYFS for Curriculum Leaders Half Day Autumn $75.00

Understanding the EYFS for Curriculum Leaders

Course description

With the EYFS profile remaining in place this current academic year, it is essential that practitioners feel confident that the judgments they are making about children’s attainment against the ELG’s are secure.  This half day workshop will explore the principles behind gathering a rich evidence set to inform these decisions.   Drawing on practical examples of best practice, we will consider the different sources of evidence that can help teachers to confidently assess children’s levels of attainment and feel well prepared for sharing this information with others.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of how evidence supports with judgement attainment in the EYFS
  • Confidence to better share these outcomes
  • Practical ideas to support with evidence gathering

 

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EX Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Staff
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 26th November, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Understanding the EYFS for Senior Leaders One Day Spring $175.00

Understanding the EYFS for Senior Leaders

Course description

Getting it right from the start is critical for every child. This course has been specifically designed to give newly appointed headteachers with limited early years’ experience a thorough introduction to everything they need to know. The day will begin by providing delegates with a detailed overview of the statutory requirements for the EYFS; including the safeguarding and welfare requirements.  Participants will then explore what is best practice and how to confidently observe learning in the early years.  We will then consider how to give effective and constructive feedback to your early years practitioners.  Time will also be spent supporting you with how to understand and interpret EYFS data in order to enable you to use it effectively for school improvement purposes.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the statutory requirements for the EYFS
  • Knowledge of the key features of continuous provision and planning in the Early Years.
  • Resources to support you with monitoring and evaluating practice
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads and Deputies seeking to extend their knowledge of the EYFS
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 6th February, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 2nd April, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Securing Expert Teaching in the EYFS

Developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning One Day Aut / Spr $175.00

Developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning

Course description

The Characteristics of Effective Learning are fundamental to every child. They focus on how children learn rather than what they learn. Research has shown that it is these skills that make a difference to children’s long term outcomes and to their ability to become happy, resourceful and resilient adults. It is our responsibility as early years practitioners to support the development of these skills during these crucial formative years. When planning and supporting children it is important to consider the different ways children learn and reflect this in how we teach, organise our learning environment and support individual children and groups of children.

Benefits

  • To deepen knowledge of the Characteristics of Effective Learning and how children learn
  • To build confidence in identifying the Characteristics of Effective Learning
  • To develop the role of the adult in implementing the Characteristics of Effective Learning
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1N and YR Teachers seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Friday 25th January, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Friday 25th January, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Tuesday 2nd April, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Developing a Balance of Child-led & Adult-led Learning One Day Aut / Spr $175.00

Developing a Balance of Child-led & Adult-led Learning

Course description

As early years practitioners, we question how much of the day should be child-led and how much should be led by adults, often wondering how this balance effects learning, and the progress children make.  To support practitioners in addressing this issue of balance, this course will explore how to facilitate and extend rich learning opportunities through children’s self-initiated learning and effective adult interactions. Come prepared to participate in hands on learning using the Centre’s Interactive Environments.

Benefits

  • Deeper understanding of the term child-led and adult-led
  • Exploration of the role of the adult in supporting and extending child-initiated learning
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1N and YR Teachers seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 5th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Friday 1st March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Friday 1st March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Developing Meaningful Observational Assessment One Day Aut / Spr $175.00

Developing Meaningful Observational Assessment

Course description

Observational assessment is critical in enabling practitioners to identify significant aspects of children’s learning and development. It is essential that practitioners understand how to undertake sensitive observational assessment in order to develop provision and practice that meets young children’s needs. To successfully support and facilitate progress we need to look for more than we expect to see.  Therefore, it is a skilled and skilful process, both intuitive and deliberate and is neither clear cut, simple or straightforward.

Using video evidence and practical activities, this in-depth course explores manageable and meaningful approaches to observations, recording and demonstrating progress – and provides opportunities for participants to review and utilise their understanding of the children they work with.

Benefits

  • Clarity of how to use assessment to support learning
  • Gain greater confidence in using observation-based assessment
  • Examples of strategies and tools to help support effective observation
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1N and YR Teachers seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Tuesday 12th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 12th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Tuesday 26th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Thursday 6th December, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Developing High Quality Learning Outdoors One Day Aut / Spr $175.00

Developing High Quality Learning Outdoors

Course description

From making dens and flying kites, to constructing waterways; we know that children thrive in the outdoors across the whole year!  A well-planned outdoor area is a powerful learning environment for young children and should provide opportunities where they can develop and apply their existing skills and knowledge across all areas of the curriculum.

Drawing on examples of outstanding practice, this inspiring and practical course will enable you to optimise the quality of learning in the early years within your outside environment; gaining a clearer understanding of how the characteristics of effective learning and critical skills such as language for thinking, literacy and maths can be effectively embedded and extended.

Benefits

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the potential of outdoor learning across the year
  • Clarity of how interpret pedagogical practice outdoors
  • Practical solutions for developing your outdoors
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience YN and YR Teachers seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 3rd April, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 3rd April, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 15th January, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now

EYFS Practice Essentials

How to Secure Effective Interactions Workshop Autumn $55.00

How to Secure Effective Interactions

Course description

How good are your interactions with children? High quality interactions are central to effective early years practice and ensuring all children make progress.  For these to be successful requires skilled adults.

This workshop will demonstrate how engaging in effective conversations during child-initiated activities helps children absorb new vocabulary, expand their knowledge and extend their thinking. Delegates will come away with ways to successfully improve the quality of their adult: child interactions; improving outcomes across the curriculum for all children.

Benefits

  • An understanding of the importance of adult child interactions
  • A clear grasp of ways to develop your practice
  • Inspiring ways to develop an environment that promotes high quality interactions.
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1N , YR Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Friday 30th November, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 15th November, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Wednesday 14th November, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Thursday 14th March, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 14th March, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
How to Support Children’s Self-Initiated Learning Workshop Spring $55.00

How to Support Children’s Self-Initiated Learning

Course description

Understanding how to use Continuous Provision is at the heart of a quality planning framework for all children in their early years.

This introductory, highly practical, workshop explores how an effective environment, carefully planned and organised, promotes a broad range of learning opportunities for children.  It will cover the key principles of how to establish continuous provision, indoors and outdoors, which meets the needs of the whole curriculum and embeds learning.

Benefits

  • A clearer understanding of what continuous provision is
  • Clarity of how it supports children’s learning
  • Practical ideas to develop continuous provision.
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1N , YR Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Thursday 17th January, 10.00 Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 17th January, 10.00 Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Tuesday 12th March, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
How to Build on Children’s Interests Workshop Spring $55.00

How to Build on Children’s Interests

Course description

From dinosaurs to the latest films; knowing how to skilfully and meaningfully shape continuous provision and provide enhancements which connect with children’s interests is critical to helping children embed and extend learning.

This inspirational and practical workshop explores a broad variety of activities and planning that successfully respond to children’s diverse interests and preoccupations.  It will also include case studies from schools and settings which have enriched learning and include time for delegates to reflect on their current practice.

Benefits

  • An understanding of the relationship between continuous provision and enhancements
  • Strategies to help extend children’s learning
  • Practical ideas for developing provision
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1N , YR Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Thursday 28th February, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 28th February, 10.00 Book Now

EYFS Inspiration for Practice

Big, Big Maths: Working with Maths on a Large Scale Twilight Aut / Spr $35.00

Big, Big Maths: Working with Maths on a Large Scale

Course description

Join this twilight with your team and gain practical ideas to stimulate maths outdoors.
During the twilight we will explore how in the outdoors, children use their muscles and minds together to learn new things. When they lift, carry, transport, dig, balance and fill they are exploring many of their own ideas and challenging key concepts. By using large, open-ended materials and by exploring a wide range of possibilities, outdoor play can provide many opportunities for children to experience real mathematics on a large scale.

Through highly active, physical experiences children thoroughly embed their understanding of early mathematical concepts and learn to use mathematical vocabulary in purposeful and meaningful ways. This twilight will outline the key experiences, resources and organisation which are needed to support and extend children’s early mathematical thinking and will provide valuable strategies for providing inspiring maths in a big way outdoors.

Benefits

  • An opportunity to reflect on what mathematical thinking is and how we can best nurture and challenge mathematical concepts outdoors.
  • An understanding of the rich mathematical possibilities of outdoor play and the importance of big movements and physically challenging resources.
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Monday 3rd December, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Wednesday 14th November, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 15th January, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
From Mark Making to Writing: Nurturing Young Writers Twilight Aut / Spr $35.00

From Mark Making to Writing: Nurturing Young Writers

Course description

As children become more confident and excited about their mark making and begin to understand real writing, it is critical to offer support in ways that maintain children’s love of writing and its meaning in a range of contexts – for notes, lists, letters, stories and so on.

Leading children’s mark making towards writing is a skillful process and in this practical workshop practitioners will consider the experiences, activities and support they can provide to promote children’s passion, confidence and skill in writing. Delegates will gain inspirational ideas to help to develop mark making opportunities indoors and out in ways that ensure that, as children develop the skills of writing, they apply these within their play with greater complexity.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of the development of early writing skills
  • Practical ideas to support children ‘having a go’
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 5th February, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
Put the Kettle On! Creating High Quality Domestic Role Play Twilight Spring $35.00

Put the Kettle On! Creating High Quality Domestic Role Play

Course description

How much does your home corner reflect the real homes of the children? Could you move in tomorrow? How can we support learning across all areas in our home corner?

This twilight will explore the importance of establishing meaningful and quality domestic role play that remains in place all year.  Using the Centre’s Interactive Environment as support we will consider resources that can be added to the environment which will provide opportunities across all areas of learning and reflect children’s personal experiences.

Benefits

  • An understanding of how domestic role play can support learning across the curriculum
  • Knowledge of what are the key features you need to provide and why
  • Imaginative and practical ideas for continuous provision and enhancements
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Thursday 17th January, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 17th January, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Tuesday 12th March, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
Wellies & Waterproofs: Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather Twilight Spring $35.00

Wellies & Waterproofs: Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather

Course description

The EYFS sets a strong entitlement for outdoor provision, with an expectation that the outdoor environment is available and used well every day; whatever the time of year and whatever the weather.

With positive attitudes and thinking, winter can provide many unique and valuable learning opportunities.  This twilight will provide lots of examples of real practice which highlight the benefits of children being outdoors in winter.  Delegates will explore ways to make the most of this time of year, finding solutions for constraints and barriers, as well as inspirational ideas!

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the critical role outdoor learning has across the year
  • Imaginative and practical ideas for outdoor learning in winter
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Thursday 28th February, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 28th February, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now

Specialist Courses

Working Together with Parents & Families Half Day Autumn $75.00

Working Together with Parents & Families

Course description

If we are to truly celebrate the uniqueness of each child, it is critical that we acknowledge parents and carers as a child’s first and most enduring educators. Children arrive in schools and settings with a broad range of experiences, living in diverse home environments.  If we are to effectively support them in their learning journeys we need to do this in partnership with those who know them best.

Working with parents as partners in children’s early learning and development is central to the EYFS. It sets out clear principles and commitments to practice within the theme of Positive Relationships. These include the requirement for each child to have a key person who should work to form a warm, trusting and respectful relationship with that child and their family.  During this workshop we will consider some of the evidence that shows the difference working in partnership with parents makes and explore practical ways to successfully achieve this.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the impact working with parents can have on outcomes for children
  • Strategies to evaluate current practice
  • Practical ideas to improve engagement with families
Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS, Y1 Teachers and Phase Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Monday 3rd December, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Monday 3rd December, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Improving Provision for Language & Communication One Day Autumn $175.00

Improving Provision for Language & Communication

Course description

The acquisition of spoken language and communication skills in early childhood builds strong foundations for reading, writing and mathematics. Using our latest audio and film exemplification, this course will equip practitioners with detailed knowledge of the key milestones in early listening and attention, understanding, speaking and social communication.

Delegates will observe and practice new ways to communicate and model language alongside children’s play; and explore the idea of learning pathways to address specific language needs and challenge you to think differently about early intervention programmes – discovering how to ensure that all children are exposed to quality talk within high quality continuous provision.

Benefits

  • Gain a deeper knowledge of the developmental stages of early talk
  • Strategies to help you create a language rich environment
  • Tools to help you lead and support others with improving provision for communication and language
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS, Y1 Teachers and Phase Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Friday 16th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Supporting Disadvantaged Learners One Day Spring $175.00

Supporting Disadvantaged Learners

Course description

All children are entitled to a high quality early years provision which helps them become the best learners they can be. We know that some children are vulnerable to underachievement because their social circumstances, their past experiences or their cultural group. Settings and schools have a key role to play in supporting children and their families to have high aspirations and to narrow the achievement gap.

This course will explore the benefits and challenges of monitoring language development and delay, the effective use of the EYFS pupil premium and creating a ‘learning without limits’ ethos in your school. It will include resources to help you monitor practice, evaluate provision and improve your partnership with partners.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the critical role the home learning environment has on children’s learning and related research
  • Strategies to support you with working effectively in partnership with parents
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS, Y1 Teachers and Phase Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Friday 8th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Friday 8th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Thursday 31st January, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
School Readiness: Planning for & Ensuring Smooth Transitions into Reception & Into Year 1 One Day Spring $175.00

School Readiness: Planning for & Ensuring Smooth Transitions into Reception & Into Year 1

Course description

Transition is not an event, but a process. Poor transitions cause stress for young children which can lead to anxiety, significantly impacting on their ongoing progress across all areas of learning and development. The transition from Nursery to Reception and then into Y1 continues to be a challenge and area of debate for many schools and for many children. In order to ensure a smooth transition and continuity in their learning it is vital to consider the unique needs of each child. The course will explore ways to make the best use of evidence that has been captured about children’s learning.
Throughout the day delegates will consider key principles for transition and practical ways to ensure this is as smooth and successful as possible; with opportunities to reflect on their current approach and consider a developmentally and age appropriate approach.

Benefits
• A deeper understanding of the impact transition has on children
• Strategies to help make the most of existing evidence about children’s previous learning
• Practical ideas to help make transition a success

Course type One Day Course
Led by Jude Twani, Regional Development Manager
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Nursery, Reception & KS1 Leads, Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Cambridge Hub
Friday 15th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now