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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
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 12th March, 4.00pm Book Now

EYFS Courses

Developing a Balance of Child-led & Adult-led Learning One Day Spring $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
London Centre
Friday 1st March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Friday 1st March, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 12th March, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Support Children’s Self-Initiated Learning Workshop Spr/Sum $55.00

How to Support Children’s Self-Initiated Learning

Course description

Understanding how to use Continuous Provision is at the heart of a quality planning framework for all children in their early years.

This introductory, highly practical, workshop explores how an effective environment, carefully planned and organised, promotes a broad range of learning opportunities for children.  It will cover the key principles of how to establish continuous provision, indoors and outdoors, which meets the needs of the whole curriculum and embeds learning.

Benefits

  • A clearer understanding of what continuous provision is
  • Clarity of how it supports children’s learning
  • Practical ideas to develop continuous 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
Nottingham Hub
Tuesday 12th March, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 25th April, 10.00am Book Now
Northern Centre
Monday 29th April, 10.00am Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 21st May, 10.00am - 12.00pm Book Now
How to Secure Effective Interactions Workshop Spr/Sum $55.00

How to Secure Effective Interactions

Course description

How good are your interactions with children? High quality interactions are central to effective early years practice and ensuring all children make progress.  For these to be successful requires skilled adults.

This workshop will demonstrate how engaging in effective conversations during child-initiated activities helps children absorb new vocabulary, expand their knowledge and extend their thinking. Delegates will come away with ways to successfully improve the quality of their adult: child interactions; improving outcomes across the curriculum for all children.

Benefits

  • An understanding of the importance of adult child interactions
  • A clear grasp of ways to develop your practice
  • Inspiring ways to develop an environment that promotes high quality interactions.
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
Northern Centre
Thursday 14th March, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 14th March, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Wednesday 12th June, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 13th June, 10.00am-12.00pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 25th June, 10.00am - 12.00pm Book Now
How to Build on Children’s Interests Workshop Spr/Sum $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
Northern Centre
Thursday 28th February, 10.00am – 12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 28th February, 10.00am-12.00pm Book Now
Nottingham Hub
Thursday 9th May, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now
Northern Centre
Thursday 16th May, 10.00am-12.00pm Book Now
London Centre
Thursday 16th May, 10.00am-12.00pm Book Now
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 25th June, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now
Put the Kettle On! Creating High Quality Domestic Role Play Workshop Summer $55.00

Put the Kettle On! Creating High Quality Domestic Role Play

Course description

How much does your home corner reflect the real homes of the children? Could you move in tomorrow? How can we support learning across all areas in our home corner?

This twilight will explore the importance of establishing meaningful and quality domestic role play that remains in place all year.  Using the Centre’s Interactive Environment as support we will consider resources that can be added to the environment which will provide opportunities across all areas of learning and reflect children’s personal experiences.

Benefits

  • An understanding of how domestic role play can support learning across the curriculum
  • Knowledge of what are the key features you need to provide and why
  • Imaginative and practical ideas for continuous provision and enhancements
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Teams seeking inspiration and new ideas
Venue, Date & Time
Cambridge Hub
Tuesday 21st May, 1.00pm - 3.00pm 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 Maria Moon, Senior Curriculum Consultant
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