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Saturdays in Our Centres

This Spring we are delighted to begin offering a range of bitesize courses suitable for Childminders, EYFS & KS1 Practitioners at our Centres on the second Saturday of each month. From creating exciting maths games to developing young architects; these sessions are packed with inspirational and practical ideas to enrich children’s learning.

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Thinking Outside the Box: Inventive Ways to Inspire Young Architects Saturday £35.00

Thinking Outside the Box: 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 course 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. The session will provide delegates with lots of opportunities for practical, hands on exploration of materials – the possibilities are endless!

Course type Saturday Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £35.00 exc. VAT
Audience EYFS & KS1 Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Saturday 10th March, 10.30am – 12.00pm
London Centre
Saturday 10th March, 10.30am – 12.00pm
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It’s a Small World – Stimulating and Developing Children’s Storytelling Saturday £35.00

It’s a Small World – Stimulating and Developing 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.

Course type Saturday Course
Led by Early Excellence Consultant Team
Price £35.00 exc. VAT
Audience EYFS & KS1 Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Friday 21st April, 10.30am – 12.00pm
London Centre
Saturday 21st April, 10.30am – 12.00pm
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