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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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Multiple Place Discounts Available

  • Spend £200 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 5% off
    Use code: 200cpd5
  • Spend £400 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 10% off
    Use code: 400cpd10
  • Spend £600 (exc. VAT) on CPD and receive 15% off
    Use code: 600cpd15
Choose from the following: Course Date Price

Shake, Rattle and Roll Saturday 13 Oct $35.00

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Course description

Research shows the positive impact of music-making, singing and dancing on the brain, development and well-being of children. Regular musical activity supports communication and language, personal and social development, physical agility, imagination and creativity. It is an effective way of encouraging concentration and focus. It can be both exciting and soothing, shared and solitary, adult led and child led. Perhaps most importantly we can enjoy music for music’s sake and in doing so increase well-being.

This workshop will explore ways to engage young children in music, looking at it in the environment and daily routines as well as enhanced provision and adult led activity. No musical experience necessary!

Benefits

  • Explore simple musical techniques and terminology to introduce in the classroom
  • Practical support in planning for effective use of music in the environment
  • Grow in confidence in both singing and playing of instruments
Course type Saturday Course
Led by Jude Twani, Regional Development Manager
Price $45.78 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Saturday 13th October, 10.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Mixtures & Potions: The Magic of Scientific Investigation Saturday 10 Nov $35.00

Mixtures & Potions: The Magic of Scientific Investigation

Course description

From complex investigations at the water tray, to imaginative role play in mud kitchens; young children have a natural desire to create and explore mixtures and potions. Such activities are rich in language, scientific concepts and enquiry – but is your environment organised effectively to successfully support this on a daily basis and how do you use enhancements to spark curiosity?

Join this highly practical workshop to explore how to enrich these opportunities – resulting in inspiring and imaginative learning experiences!

Benefits

  • Explore how ‘mixtures and potions’ can be used to support learning across the curriculum
  • Understand the key features of a classroom which can support these activities
  • Gain practical and imaginative ideas to take back to your classroom
Course type Saturday Course
Led by Anna Lacey, Centre Manager, London
Price $45.78 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Saturday 10th November, 10.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Building Bridges: Linking Science, Engineering & Architecture Saturday 08 Dec $35.00

Building Bridges: Linking Science, Engineering & Architecture

Course description

Engineering is much more than fixing cars and boilers: engineers use mathematical and scientific knowledge and their creativity to solve problems in the real world. This twilight will demonstrate many of the key ideas and concepts used in designing, constructing and building and give real examples of how these can be linked to teaching across the curriculum – especially maths and science. Ideas of how to integrate challenging and innovative ideas through continuous provision areas will also be explored.

Benefits

  • Understanding of the learning potential in construction-based activities.
  • Discussions around the most valuable resources for engaging young builders and engineers.
  • Sharing of practical ideas linked to curriculum areas
Course type Saturday Course
Led by Phil Armstrong, Head of Regional Development South & London
Price $45.78 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Saturday 8th December, 10.30am – 12.00pm Book Now