Moving into the EYFS: Getting Off to a Flying Start

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Northern Centre 19/09/2017 £450 Out of stock
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The role of the teacher in the early years can be challenging, daunting, exciting and extremely rewarding. This three day course has been specifically designed to equip teachers who are new to working in the early years with knowledge and skills that underpin a clear and principled pedagogy. It will enable participants to critically reflect on their own practice and develop their professional expertise in working with younger children.

Across the course we will look closely at the requirements of the statutory framework (EYFS) and examine how this can be translated into quality practice for all children. The programme will also draw on current research, child development theories and some of the great pioneers and innovators in early education.

Day One: Keeping Children at the Heart
During this day we will be exploring the key principles of the unique child who is competent, curious and fascinating. There will be discussion around how to successfully support children’s predictable interests and patterns of play. We will also take time to consider how the Characteristics of Effective Learning can be nurtured in meaningful and inspiring ways. At the end of day one participants will decide on a personalised gap task that is relevant to their current situation.

Day Two: Developing the ‘Third Teacher’
The environment is often described as ‘the third teacher’ – critical in supporting and challenging children in their ongoing journey of learning and development. The key principles of continuous and enhanced provision, indoors and outdoors, will be explored practically using the Interactive Environments in the Centre. We will also consider daily routines and how they can be used effectively to support and extend learning.

Day Three: Being an Effective Adult
In any learning environment adults are the most valuable resource, opening children’s eyes to the world around them and supporting their learning journey. Children’s self-initiated play will be discussed, along with a range of strategies that adults can use to extend children’s language, ideas and thinking. Time will be spent exploring effective and practical approaches to observation, assessment and planning. Learning from the gap task will be shared and key messages drawn together.


  • A deeper knowledge of the statutory requirements in the EYFS.
  • An understanding of how to plan for the unique needs of children across the whole learning environment.
  • Clarification of the critical role of the adult in the early years.
  • Practical tools to support you with developing your own practice and learning environments.
Course type
Three Day Course
Led by
Jude Twani, Curriculum Consultant
£450.00 exc. VAT
Additional Delegate Price
£350.00 exc. VAT