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Saturdays in Our Centres

We are delighted to begin offering a range of bite size courses suitable for childminders, EYFS and KS1 practitioners at our Centres on the second Saturday of each month. These 90 minute sessions are packed with inspirational and practical ideas to enrich children’s learning.

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  • Spend £200 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 5% off
    Use code: 200cpd5
  • Spend £400 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 10% off
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  • Spend £600 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 15% off
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Choose from the following: Course Date Price

Through the Seasons: Outdoor Learning Whatever the Weather Saturday 12 Jan $35.00

Through the Seasons: 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, spring and summer can all 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, whatever the weather.  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 Saturday Course
Led by Anna Lacey
Price $46.31
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Saturday 12th January, 10.30am-12.00pm Book Now
All Around: Making the Most of Your Local Environment Saturday 09 Feb $35.00

All Around: Making the Most of Your Local Environment

Course description

Starting with just beyond their front door and spreading to further afield, young children develop fascinations with their local environment and community.

Discovering what’s on their doorstep and developing a sense of place, offers rich opportunities for understanding the world and enrichment across the curriculum – but are we making the most of the opportunities available in our local areas? Join this highly practical workshop to bring out the explorer in every child – resulting in rich and meaningful learning experiences!

Benefits:

  • Explore how the local environment can be used to support learning across the curriculum
  • Imaginative and practical ideas to take you outside of the classroom
Course type Saturday Course
Led by Eex Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Saturday 9th February, 10.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Size Matters: A Closer Look at Size and Weight in the Early Years Saturday 09 Mar $35.00

Size Matters: A Closer Look at Size and Weight in the Early Years

Course description

With the piloted early learning goals appearing to totally disregard the importance of shape, space and measures this session will refocus our attention on children’s mathematical understanding of the world around them.

This practical workshop will particularly concentrate on the concepts of size and weight, the vocabulary that needs to become “everyday language” and the types of opportunities that can be offered within our environments and our adult directed times. Be prepared to be actively involved!

Benefits:

  • Exploration of how the inside and outside environment can be used to support learning about size and weight
  • Consider a range of books, activities and resources that can support the development of these concepts
Course type Saturday Course
Led by Eex Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Saturday 9th March, 10.30am – 12.00pm Book Now