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Early Excellence is delighted to be collaborating with the Histon Early Years Centre to offer a range of high quality professional development opportunities for EYFS and Year 1 Practitioners in our East of England Hub.

Histon Early Years Centre
New School Road
Histon
Cambridge
CB24 9LL

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Multiple Place Discounts Available on Autumn & Spring 2018/19 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
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Open Evening

Making Connections in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths Twilight Spring $10.00

Making Connections in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

Course description

This is an opportunity to explore our new collections, all designed to support and enhance the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths for children from 3-7 years and audit your current provision.

This session will benefit EYFS and KS1 teachers and teaching assistants as well as Science and Maths leads.

The Open Evening begins with refreshments from 4.00pm, followed by a presentations and practical activities from 4.15pm until 5.45pm. The Early Excellence Pop-Up Shop will also be at the event for browsing and shopping until 6.00pm.

We very much hope you will join us for what will be an enjoyable and highly beneficial session.

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $13.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS, KS1 Leads & Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Hub
Tuesday 26th February, 4.00pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 12th March, 4.00pm Book Now

EYFS Courses

Developing Meaningful Observational Assessment One Day Aut / Spr $175.00

Developing Meaningful Observational Assessment

Course description

Observational assessment is critical in enabling practitioners to identify significant aspects of children’s learning and development. It is essential that practitioners understand how to undertake sensitive observational assessment in order to develop provision and practice that meets young children’s needs. To successfully support and facilitate progress we need to look for more than we expect to see.  Therefore, it is a skilled and skilful process, both intuitive and deliberate and is neither clear cut, simple or straightforward.

Using video evidence and practical activities, this in-depth course explores manageable and meaningful approaches to observations, recording and demonstrating progress – and provides opportunities for participants to review and utilise their understanding of the children they work with.

Benefits

  • Clarity of how to use assessment to support learning
  • Gain greater confidence in using observation-based assessment
  • Examples of strategies and tools to help support effective observation
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1N and YR Teachers seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Tuesday 12th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 12th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Tuesday 26th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Thursday 6th December, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Developing High Quality Learning Outdoors One Day Aut / Spr $175.00

Developing High Quality Learning Outdoors

Course description

From making dens and flying kites, to constructing waterways; we know that children thrive in the outdoors across the whole year!  A well-planned outdoor area is a powerful learning environment for young children and should provide opportunities where they can develop and apply their existing skills and knowledge across all areas of the curriculum.

Drawing on examples of outstanding practice, this inspiring and practical course will enable you to optimise the quality of learning in the early years within your outside environment; gaining a clearer understanding of how the characteristics of effective learning and critical skills such as language for thinking, literacy and maths can be effectively embedded and extended.

Benefits

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the potential of outdoor learning across the year
  • Clarity of how interpret pedagogical practice outdoors
  • Practical solutions for developing your outdoors
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience YN and YR Teachers seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 3rd April, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Wednesday 3rd April, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 15th January, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Developing a Balance of Child-led & Adult-led Learning One Day Aut / Spr $175.00

Developing a Balance of Child-led & Adult-led Learning

Course description

As early years practitioners, we question how much of the day should be child-led and how much should be led by adults, often wondering how this balance effects learning, and the progress children make.  To support practitioners in addressing this issue of balance, this course will explore how to facilitate and extend rich learning opportunities through children’s self-initiated learning and effective adult interactions. Come prepared to participate in hands on learning using the Centre’s Interactive Environments.

Benefits

  • Deeper understanding of the term child-led and adult-led
  • Exploration of the role of the adult in supporting and extending child-initiated learning
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1N and YR Teachers seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 5th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
London Centre
Friday 1st March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Friday 1st March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Big, Big Maths: Working with Maths on a Large Scale Twilight Aut / Spr $35.00

Big, Big Maths: Working with Maths on a Large Scale

Course description

Join this twilight with your team and gain practical ideas to stimulate maths outdoors.
During the twilight we will explore how in the outdoors, children use their muscles and minds together to learn new things. When they lift, carry, transport, dig, balance and fill they are exploring many of their own ideas and challenging key concepts. By using large, open-ended materials and by exploring a wide range of possibilities, outdoor play can provide many opportunities for children to experience real mathematics on a large scale.

Through highly active, physical experiences children thoroughly embed their understanding of early mathematical concepts and learn to use mathematical vocabulary in purposeful and meaningful ways. This twilight will outline the key experiences, resources and organisation which are needed to support and extend children’s early mathematical thinking and will provide valuable strategies for providing inspiring maths in a big way outdoors.

Benefits

  • An opportunity to reflect on what mathematical thinking is and how we can best nurture and challenge mathematical concepts outdoors.
  • An understanding of the rich mathematical possibilities of outdoor play and the importance of big movements and physically challenging resources.
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
London Centre
Monday 3rd December, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Wednesday 14th November, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 15th January, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now
From Mark Making to Writing: Nurturing Young Writers Twilight Aut / Spr $35.00

From Mark Making to Writing: Nurturing Young Writers

Course description

As children become more confident and excited about their mark making and begin to understand real writing, it is critical to offer support in ways that maintain children’s love of writing and its meaning in a range of contexts – for notes, lists, letters, stories and so on.

Leading children’s mark making towards writing is a skillful process and in this practical workshop practitioners will consider the experiences, activities and support they can provide to promote children’s passion, confidence and skill in writing. Delegates will gain inspirational ideas to help to develop mark making opportunities indoors and out in ways that ensure that, as children develop the skills of writing, they apply these within their play with greater complexity.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of the development of early writing skills
  • Practical ideas to support children ‘having a go’
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 5th February, 4.30pm – 6.00pm Book Now

EExAT Course

EExAT Preview Preview Autumn Free

EExAT Preview

Course description

Find out about EExAT and how it can support your practice. During this session we will take you on a tour of the system and its functionality, helping you to fully understand what it does, how it works – and most importantly how you can use it to deliver all your assessment needs in one place.

Course type Preview
Led by Jude Twani, Regional Development Manager
Price Free,
Audience Headteachers and EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 13th November, 4.00pm – 5.00pm Book Now

Specialists Course

School Readiness: Planning for & Ensuring Smooth Transitions into Reception & Into Year 1 One Day Spring $175.00

School Readiness: Planning for & Ensuring Smooth Transitions into Reception & Into Year 1

Course description

Transition is not an event, but a process. Poor transitions cause stress for young children which can lead to anxiety, significantly impacting on their ongoing progress across all areas of learning and development. The transition from Nursery to Reception and then into Y1 continues to be a challenge and area of debate for many schools and for many children. In order to ensure a smooth transition and continuity in their learning it is vital to consider the unique needs of each child. The course will explore ways to make the best use of evidence that has been captured about children’s learning.
Throughout the day delegates will consider key principles for transition and practical ways to ensure this is as smooth and successful as possible; with opportunities to reflect on their current approach and consider a developmentally and age appropriate approach.

Benefits
• A deeper understanding of the impact transition has on children
• Strategies to help make the most of existing evidence about children’s previous learning
• Practical ideas to help make transition a success

Course type One Day Course
Led by Jude Twani, Regional Development Manager
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Nursery, Reception & KS1 Leads, Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Cambridge Hub
Friday 15th March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now