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Early Excellence is delighted to be collaborating with the Nottingham Nursery School and Training Centre to offer a range of high quality professional development opportunities for EYFS and Year 1 practitioners in our Midlands hub.

Nottingham Nursery School and Training Centre
Denman St West
Nottingham, NG7 3AB

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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
    Use code: 600cpd15
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EYFS Courses

How to Build on Children’s Interests Workshop Summer $55.00

How to Build on Children’s Interests

Course description

From dinosaurs to the latest films; knowing how to skilfully and meaningfully shape continuous provision and provide enhancements which connect with children’s interests is critical to helping children embed and extend learning.

This inspirational and practical workshop explores a broad variety of activities and planning that successfully respond to children’s diverse interests and preoccupations.  It will also include case studies from schools and settings which have enriched learning and include time for delegates to reflect on their current practice.

Benefits

  • An understanding of the relationship between continuous provision and enhancements
  • Strategies to help extend children’s learning
  • Practical ideas for developing provision
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77
Audience Y1N , YR Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 25th June, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now

KS1 Courses

Taking the Characteristics of Effective Learning Forward into KS1 One Day Summer $175.00

Taking the Characteristics of Effective Learning Forward into KS1

Course description

We know that a major source of the difference between the highest and lowest achieving children is the degree to which they become regulators of their own learning. Good learners have strong dispositions and the skills to access all learning opportunities fully.  This course will explore how best to support each child’s approach to learning; reflecting on the nature and content of the characteristics of effective learning and their critical significance for children’s learning.  Participants will consider how these characteristics can be facilitated, supported and recognised throughout KS1.

Benefits

  • In-depth understanding of the Characteristics of Effective learning and what these look like in KS1
  • Strategies to promote a classroom culture that fosters positive dispositions to learning
  • Inspiring and practical examples of active learning
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53
Audience KS1 Leaders and Y1 Teachers seeking to develop practice
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Hub
Friday 21st June, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1 Workshop Summer $55.00

How to Challenge & Extend Thinking in Y1

Course description

In today’s rapidly changing world, children need to be able to do much more than repeat a list of facts. Supporting children in developing thinking, rather than just learning facts and skills ensures that children are taught the skills that they will need in later life. They need to be critical thinkers who can make sense of information, make inferences, analyse, contrast and compare. Providing opportunities for children to question, share ideas, predict and hypothesise is critical for cognitive development and allows children to learn how to learn.

This workshop will explore ways that teachers in Y1 can stretch children’s thinking, offering them challenges that fire their imagination and help to develop their problem-solving skills.

Benefits

  • Deepen understand around the importance of developing thinking skills and how this impacts on high quality teaching and learning
  • Explore resources that promote and inspire curiosity
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77
Audience Y1 Teachers and HLTAs seeking to build expert knowledge
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Tuesday 25th June, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Tuesday 25th June, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Thursday 27th June, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now
The Story Factory: Making the Most of Small World Twilight Summer $35.00

The Story Factory: Making the Most of Small World

Course description

The ability to ‘talk a story’ is the critical first step in children becoming successful story writers.  Small World resources provide the ideal opportunity for children to bring their ideas to life using concrete objects.  They can be used to support the development of characters, create settings and explore plots from the simple to the complex.

During this twilight delegates with look at how to use  and enrich their Small World resources effectively to inspire and extend young writers in KS1, and how this links with the challenges of curriculum.  We will also consider how technology can be used to bring these stories to life!

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
Nottingham Hub
Thursday 27th June, 4.30pm-6.00pm Book Now

Specialist Courses

Open Evening

Back to School: Planning your Environment for the New Term Open Evening Summer $5.00

Back to School: Planning your Environment for the New Term

Course description

At this time of the year, you will already be looking ahead to the new school year. We would like to support your planning with an opportunity to review your current practice and provision. This practical session will focus on designing an effective and enabling environment for both EYFS and KS1 and reviewing the resources provided. Aimed at all EYFS and KS1 practitioners, teachers and TA’s, the cost of the session includes an afternoon tea: why not come as a whole team?

Benefits

  • Review and evaluate your current classroom layout
  • Plan changes to the design of your space with support from our curriculum team
  • Consider progression in provision through EYFS and KS1

In the Northern & London Centres refreshments will be served from 4:00pm with input and practical activities from 4:45pm – 6:00pm.

The Centres will remain open for browsing and shopping until 7.00pm.

In the Nottingham & Cambridge Hubs refreshments will be served from 3.45pm with input and practical activities from 4:15pm – 5.30pm.

The Hubs will remain open for browsing and shopping until 6.00pm

Course type Preview
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $6.62 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS and KS1 Teachers, Leaders and Teaching Assistants
Venue, Date & Time
Northern Centre
Wednesday 10th July, 4.00pm - 6.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 11th July, 4.00pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 25th June, 3.45pm - 5.30pm Book Now