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EYFS Courses at Our Centres

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.

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Securing Strong Leadership in the EYFS

How Effective is Your EYFS? One Day Spr/Sum $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
Audience Heads and Deputies of Schools Awaiting Inspection
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Wednesday 12th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Friday 14th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now

Developing Strategic Leadership of the EYFS

Understanding the EYFS for Senior Leaders One Day Spr/Sum $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
London Centre
Tuesday 2nd April, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Wednesday 22nd May, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 27th June, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Securing Expert Teaching in the EYFS

Developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning One Day Spring $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
Nottingham Hub
Tuesday 2nd April, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Developing High Quality Learning Outdoors One Day Spr/Sum $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
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
London Centre
Thursday 13th June, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Thursday 13th June, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Developing Effective Long & Medium Term Planning One Day Summer $175.00

Developing Effective Long & Medium Term Planning

Course description

Good planning builds on what children already know, do and understand, as well as opening up to new possibilities for children to explore. Across this course participants will explore how an effective learning environment, carefully planned and organised, promotes a broad range of learning opportunities. It will take practitioners through the process of responsive planning to support effective learning and explores ways in which adults respond to children ideas to challenge and extend thinking.

Time will be given to reflect on the relationship between planning and assessment.  There will also be the opportunity to discuss current planning issues and explore possible solutions. The interactive environment on display at the Centre will be used throughout the course, as well as examples of best practice from schools and nurseries that we have worked in partnership with.

Benefits

  • An understanding of how to plan more effectively
  • Confidence in knowing how your continuous provision can be used as the foundation for your planning
  • Inspiring examples of enhancements and adult initiated activities
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
Nottingham Hub
Wednesday 19th June, 9.30am-3.30pm Book Now

EYFS Practice Essentials

How to Secure Effective Interactions Workshop Spr/Sum $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
Audience Y1N , YR Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 12th June, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 13th June, 10.00am-12.00pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 25th June, 10.00am - 12.00pm Book Now
How to Support Children’s Self-Initiated Learning Workshop Spr/Sum $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
Audience Y1N , YR Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Thursday 25th April, 10.00am Book Now
Northern Centre
Monday 29th April, 10.00am Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 21st May, 10.00am - 12.00pm Book Now
How to Build on Children’s Interests Workshop Spr/Sum $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
Audience Y1N , YR Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Hub
Thursday 9th May, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Thursday 16th May, 10.00am-12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 16th May, 10.00am-12.00pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 25th June, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now

EYFS Inspiration for Practice

Put the Kettle On! Creating High Quality Domestic Role Play Workshop Summer $55.00

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 Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 21st May, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now
Structures & Spaces: Inventive Ways to Inspire Young Architects Twilight Summer $35.00

Structures & Spaces: Inventive Ways to Inspire Young Architects

Course description

Research shows that construction play supports the development of mathematical thinking, social skills, abstract thinking, creativity and literacy. Drawing on images of buildings and structures from across the world, this twilight will provide you with a wealth of inventive ideas for inspiring young architects of the future. Using everything from your small construction, blocks and art resources to recycled, natural and unusual materials, this session will demonstrate how to ignite children’s creativity, nurture collaboration and extend their problem solving skills.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of how the use of blocks can support and extend children’s learning
  • Practical ideas to introduce and develop your use of these resources as part of enhanced and continuous provision.
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
Thursday 25th April, 4.30pm-6.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Monday 29th April, 4.30pm-6.00pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Thursday 9th May, 4.30pm-6.00pm Book Now
It’s a Small, Small World: Stimulating Children’s Storytelling Twilight Summer $35.00

It’s a Small, Small World: Stimulating Children’s Storytelling

Course description

Story is central to the development of children’s communication, language and literacy. Small world play allows children to explore, experiment with and reflect on feelings and events and to develop creative thinking. This session will look at ways of creating a stimulating environment where children are given time to develop their ideas through small world provision. Supported by adults who are skilled at extending learning and developing authors. This session will include opportunities for delegates to develop their own stories through hands on activities with small world and a range of open ended resources.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of the power of storytelling to develop children’s language
  • Practical and inspiring ideas for using small world to support children’s storytelling, language and creative thinking
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
Tuesday 14th May, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Thursday 16th May, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now

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