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Our half day courses offer a unique opportunity to develop a good understanding of how children learn and how the quality of the learning environment impacts on outcomes. Led by our expert team of EYFS consultants, these practical sessions will help you to share best practice and develop lots of ideas to enrich teaching and extend learning.

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Taking a Fresh Look at Dough & Malleable Materials – Northern Centre Half Day 10 May £75.00

Taking a Fresh Look at Dough & Malleable Materials – Northern Centre

Course description

From a ‘squash to a squeeze’, malleable materials provide a diverse range of learning opportunities. Join this highly practical workshop to learn how to successfully support and extend children’s scientific thinking and language whilst exploring malleable resources. During the session we will look at a range of activities for promoting the investigation of materials and their properties and learn about change and patterns. Together we will consider ways to introduce children to these resources through carefully and imaginatively planned activities and how to embed skills and understanding through inspiring continuous provision.

Benefits

  • Clarity of how the use of malleable materials supports and extends children’s learning.
  • Practical ideas to introduce and develop your use of malleable materials as part of enhanced and continuous provision.
Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant
Price £75.00 exc. VAT
Audience HLTA’s, TA’s and Teachers in EY
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 10th May, 9.30am – 12.00pm
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Taking a Fresh Look at Dough & Malleable Materials – London Centre Half Day 10 May £75.00

Taking a Fresh Look at Dough & Malleable Materials – London Centre

Course description

From a ‘squash to a squeeze’, malleable materials provide a diverse range of learning opportunities. Join this highly practical workshop to learn how to successfully support and extend children’s scientific thinking and language whilst exploring malleable resources. During the session we will look at a range of activities for promoting the investigation of materials and their properties and learn about change and patterns. Together we will consider ways to introduce children to these resources through carefully and imaginatively planned activities and how to embed skills and understanding through inspiring continuous provision.

Benefits

  • Clarity of how the use of malleable materials supports and extends children’s learning.
  • Practical ideas to introduce and develop your use of malleable materials as part of enhanced and continuous provision.
Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant
Price £75.00 exc. VAT
Audience HLTA’s, TA’s and Teachers in EY
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Wednesday 10th May, 9.30am – 12.00pm
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Taking a Fresh Look at Woodwork – Northern Centre Half Day 24 May £75.00

Taking a Fresh Look at Woodwork – Northern Centre

Course description

Woodwork is hugely popular and provides a rich source of enjoyment as well as learning. The impact is profound and long term. It allows children many opportunities including expressing their imagination, problem solving and sustained perseverance with challenging tasks. The learning outcomes have been remarkable and encompass all areas of the EYFS.

This practical workshop will look at ways in which woodworking can be safely introduced in your early years settings. There will be explanations of the most suitable tools for young children and instruction on how best to use them. We will look at the most suitable woods and consider suggestions for activities, open-ended explorations and longer term projects. There will also be practical sessions for practitioners to explore the tools, gain confidence and share the experience of making creations in wood.

Benefits

  • Understand the value and theory of woodwork.
  • Understand the potential of woodwork for creativity and critical thinking.
  • Learn how to introduce woodwork safely, implementing an effective risk assessment.
  • Understand the most suitable tools for young children and how to use them.
  • Be confident to develop a woodworking area.
Course type Half Day Course
Led by Pete Moorhouse
Price £75.00 exc. VAT
Audience HLTA’s, TA’s and Teachers in EY
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 24th May, 9.30am – 12.00pm
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Taking a Fresh Look at Woodwork – London Centre Half Day 06 June £75.00

Taking a Fresh Look at Woodwork – London Centre

Course description

Woodwork is hugely popular and provides a rich source of enjoyment as well as learning. The impact is profound and long term. It allows children many opportunities including expressing their imagination, problem solving and sustained perseverance with challenging tasks. The learning outcomes have been remarkable and encompass all areas of the EYFS.

This practical workshop will look at ways in which woodworking can be safely introduced in your early years settings. There will be explanations of the most suitable tools for young children and instruction on how best to use them. We will look at the most suitable woods and consider suggestions for activities, open-ended explorations and longer term projects. There will also be practical sessions for practitioners to explore the tools, gain confidence and share the experience of making creations in wood.

Benefits

  • Understand the value and theory of woodwork.
  • Understand the potential of woodwork for creativity and critical thinking.
  • Learn how to introduce woodwork safely, implementing an effective risk assessment.
  • Understand the most suitable tools for young children and how to use them.
  • Be confident to develop a woodworking area.
Course type Half Day Course
Led by Pete Moorhouse
Price £75.00 exc. VAT
Audience HLTA’s, TA’s and Teachers in EY
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Tuesday 6th June, 9.30am – 12.00pm
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Taking a Fresh Look at Sand & Water – Northern Centre Half Day 21 Jun £75.00

Taking a Fresh Look at Sand & Water – Northern Centre

Course description

Sand and water provide a wealth of exciting learning opportunities across the early year’s curriculum and beyond! During this workshop we will discover how children are able to develop a range of problem solving strategies, both indoors and out. We will explore how these areas of provision provide meaningful learning experiences; enriching language, mathematical concepts and children’s understanding of the world.

Time will be given to reflect on how planning for these areas, offering appropriate engagement and challenge, involves providing age and interest appropriate resources and should also provide challenges to extend learning – with inspiring examples of how schools and settings have developed their own sand and water areas.

Benefits

  • A clearer understanding of how to establish inspiring and effective water and sand areas.
  • Clarity of how this supports and extends children’s learning.
Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant
Price £75.00 exc. VAT
Audience HLTA’s, TA’s and Teachers in EY
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 21st June, 9.30am – 12.00pm
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Taking a Fresh Look at Sand & Water – London Centre Half Day 20 Jun £75.00

Taking a Fresh Look at Sand & Water – London Centre

Course description

Sand and water provide a wealth of exciting learning opportunities across the early year’s curriculum and beyond! During this workshop we will discover how children are able to develop a range of problem solving strategies, both indoors and out. We will explore how these areas of provision provide meaningful learning experiences; enriching language, mathematical concepts and children’s understanding of the world.

Time will be given to reflect on how planning for these areas, offering appropriate engagement and challenge, involves providing age and interest appropriate resources and should also provide challenges to extend learning – with inspiring examples of how schools and settings have developed their own sand and water areas.

Benefits

  • A clearer understanding of how to establish inspiring and effective water and sand areas.
  • Clarity of how this supports and extends children’s learning.
Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant
Price £75.00 exc. VAT
Audience HLTA’s, TA’s and Teachers in EY
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Tuesday 20th June, 9.30am – 12.00pm
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Taking a Fresh Look at Blocks & Small World – Northern Centre Half Day 30 Jun £75.00

Taking a Fresh Look at Blocks & Small World – Northern Centre

Course description

Investigating how tall a tower can reach, to constructing elaborate fantasy worlds – blocks and small world play offer a wealth of opportunities for exciting learning, both separately and especially when combined! Come along to this workshop to explore how blocks can enable children to think creatively, problem solve and apply mathematical concepts. We will also consider how small-world play can effectively support children to develop their own ideas and so nurture their storytelling and underpin independent writing.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of how the use of blocks and small world supports and extends children’s learning
  • Practical ideas to introduce and develop your use of these resources as part of enhanced and continuous provision

 

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant
Price £75.00 exc. VAT
Audience HLTA’s, TA’s and Teachers in EY
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Friday 30th June, 9:30am – 12.00pm
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Taking a Fresh Look at Blocks & Small World – London Centre Half Day 30 Jun £75.00

Taking a Fresh Look at Blocks & Small World – London Centre

Course description

Investigating how tall a tower can reach, to constructing elaborate fantasy worlds – blocks and small world play offer a wealth of opportunities for exciting learning, both separately and especially when combined! Come along to this workshop to explore how blocks can enable children to think creatively, problem solve and apply mathematical concepts. We will also consider how small-world play can effectively support children to develop their own ideas and so nurture their storytelling and underpin independent writing.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of how the use of blocks and small world supports and extends children’s learning
  • Practical ideas to introduce and develop your use of these resources as part of enhanced and continuous provision

 

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant
Price £75.00 exc. VAT
Audience HLTA’s, TA’s and Teachers in EY
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Friday 30th June, 9:30am – 12.00pm
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Save £50 with our ‘Taking a Fresh Look at’ half day course bundles

‘Taking a Fresh Look at’ Bundle – Northern Centre Half Day May/Jun £250.00

‘Taking a Fresh Look at’ Bundle – Northern Centre

Course description

This course bundle includes:

  • Taking a Fresh Look at Dough and Malleable Materials
    Wednesday 10th May
  • Taking a Fresh Look at Woodwork
    Wednesday 24th May
  • Taking a Fresh Look at Sand and Water
    Wednesday 21st June
  • Taking a Fresh Look at Blocks and Small World
    Friday 30th June
Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant
Price £250.00 exc. VAT
Audience HLTA’s, TA’s and Teachers in EY
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‘Taking a Fresh Look at’ Bundle – London Centre Half Day May/Jun £250.00

‘Taking a Fresh Look at’ Bundle – London Centre

Course description

This course bundle includes:

  • Taking a Fresh Look at Dough and Malleable Materials
    Wednesday 10th May
  • Taking a Fresh Look at Woodwork
    Tuesday 6th June
  • Taking a Fresh Look at Sand and Water
    Tuesday 20th June
  • Taking a Fresh Look at Blocks and Small World
    Friday 30th June
Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant
Price £250.00 exc. VAT
Audience HLTA’s, TA’s and Teachers in EY
Book Now