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Specialist EYFS/KS1

This programme provides specialised CPD tailored to the needs of practitioners and leaders working in areas of disadvantage who face the challenges that supporting children and families in difficulty brings. You will find a series of one-day courses which offer time to reflect on practice and professional development to support key issues.  Focused on removing barriers to learning, the programme covers key areas of practice including how to work with parents, strategies that support disadvantaged learners, securing good provision for language and communication as well as exploring gender bias and boys’ learning needs.

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Multiple Place Discounts Available on Summer 2019 CPD

  • 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
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Removing Barriers

Recognising the Needs of Boys’ Learning EYFS & Y1 One Day Summer $175.00

Recognising the Needs of Boys’ Learning EYFS & Y1

Course description

The gender gap is a much-discussed topic across the education sector. Early years practitioners often come across the same problems; with boys not appearing to fully engage in an adult led activities or reluctant to use all experiences provided to support their learning. It is critical that we plan meaningful and challenging experiences that connect with all children’s passions and spark their imaginations!

This course will explore theories behind young children’s development and how these relate specifically to boys. Throughout the day participants will consider how we can address these issues in imaginative and practical ways; including time exploring the Centre’s interactive environment.   Case studies will be shared, to highlight how by making small changes we can have a positive impact for all learners.


  • A deeper understanding of boys learning in the Early Years
  • Strategies and tools to help you evaluate your current provision
  • Materials to share with other staff and parents


Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS, Y1 Teachers and Phase Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 1st May, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 1st May, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Tuesday 21st May, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now