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Support for ECTs Working in the EYFS

Ensure that your ECTs gain the support they need to feel confident and teach effectively in the Early Years with this specialist ECT training programme by Early Excellence.

Designed to supplement the DfE/National ECT Training offer, this carefully structured online programme focused on teaching in the EYFS, will support teachers to navigate this complex key stage developing:  

  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the EYFS
  • A practical grasp of key tasks; planning, the environment and adult role
  • A strong and confident professional identity.

With Nine CPD Modules for ECTs, and additional Webinar & Support Tools for Mentors, the programme offers a tailored, readymade solution to secure quality teaching over the course of the first year.  

Early Years ECT Training Programme Structure

ECT Theme One: The Child

  1. Exploring Child Development – Spotlight on the Prime Areas
  2. How Young Children Learn – Exploring the Characteristics of Effective Learning, Well-being and Involvement
  3. Unpicking the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory framework
  4. Reflecting on Curriculum

ECT Theme Two: The Environment

  1. Indoors – Developing effective Continuous Provision
  2. Outdoors – Developing effective Continuous Provision

ECT Theme Three: The Adult 

  1. Exploring Enhanced Provision
  2. Strengthening the Role of the Adult
  3. Understanding Assessment in the Early Years

Support Materials for Mentors

  • A webinar to outline the programme contents
  • A schedule of professional development activities to keep the ECT focused
  • A series of bitesize mentor sessions to focus the ECT on key learning

Cost per school:

£395.00 (exc. VAT)

You will be able to access the online materials for 12 months.

For more information and to book your school onto this unique package of online learning, please follow the links below.

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