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From our broad range of leadership courses for senior leaders on key aspects of practice, opportunities for new and experienced teachers to support effective approaches in the classroom, to essential workshops and ever-popular twilight sessions packed full of inspirational ideas – we have a comprehensive range of specialist CPD for you and your team covering all aspects of the EYFS and KS1 curriculum.

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Developing Young Mathematicians Full Day $175.00 London 13 Mar

Developing Young Mathematicians

Course description

Following on from our highly-informative ‘Designing Your Curriculum’ course, Early Excellence will be delivering this essential
new course focused on the fundamentals of teaching Mathematics in the Early Years.

With the new focus on achieving an effective curriculum, the proposed changes to the ELGs, along with Ofsted’s current inspection framework which requires staff to be “knowledgeable about the teaching of early Mathematics” and the latest research review which highlights the need for teaching Maths “in real word contexts which have meaning for the child” – it is more important than ever that teachers have a keen understanding of how children develop mathematical concepts.

The day will be highly-informative, packed with subject knowledge and practical solutions to enable schools to reflect on their approach to teaching Maths through the EYFS and into Y1 – whether through a scheme or not – and will examine the principles that underpin this early learning and the key steps towards progression and mastery.

Benefits:

  • Explore effective strategies for teaching early Maths
  • Develop a clear understanding of progression in learning through EYFS and beyond
  • Consider the role of the adult in developing language, problem solving and reasoning
  • Gain practical ideas for the effective use of key resources
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Maths Leads, EYFS Leads & EYFS Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Edith Neville Primary School, 174 Ossulston Street, King’s Cross, London NW1 1DN
Friday 13th March, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Explore Training in the London Hubs

In-depth Support for Securing Best Practice in EYFS

All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning 3-5yrs Full Day $175.00 Kings Cross
Clapham
07 Feb
08 Jun

All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning 3-5yrs

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, develop a deeper understanding of how the characteristics of effective learning as well as critical skills such as language for thinking, literacy and maths can be effectively embedded and extended outdoors.

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 Staff
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Edith Neville Primary School
Friday 7th February, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Maytree Nursery School and Children's Centre, Clapham
Monday 8th June, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Bitesize Workshops for Practice Essentials 3-5yrs

How to Develop Outdoor Learning All Year Round Workshop $55.00 Clapham 10 Feb

How to Develop Outdoor Learning All Year Round

Course description

In all weather – rain showers, sleet, hail, snow and sunshine – the outdoor environment is rich in possibility, offering a changing landscape as the season unfold. Effective outdoor practice provides rich, constant provision that can be explored and used creatively every day, all year round. Enabling core experiences facilitates learning across the whole curriculum.

During this workshop we will explore what it means to make the most of this potential with ‘must have’ resources for effective continuous provision and ideas of how to enhance provision based around the seasons.

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of the value of outdoor learning
  • Confidence in knowing how the outdoor environment can be used to support learning across the EYFS curriculum
  • Inspiring and practical examples of outdoor learning
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
Maytree Nursery School and Children's Centre
Monday 10th February, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Inspirational Ideas for Learning & Progression 3-7yrs

It’s a Small World: Inspiring Children’s Storytelling Twilight $35.00 Clapham 10 Feb

It’s a Small World: Inspiring Children’s Storytelling

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!

Benefits:

  • An understanding of how to make small world resources support story writing
  • Practical ideas to get the most of small world resources as a teaching and learning tool
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Maytree Nursery School and Children's Centre
Monday 10th February, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Mark Making to Writing: Developing Young Writers Twilight $35.00 Kings Cross 27 Feb

Mark Making to Writing: Developing Young Writers

Course description

As children become more confident and excited about their mark making, it is critical to offer support in ways that grows their confidence was writers, supports their understanding of its purpose and provides meaning in a range of contexts.

Leading children’s mark making towards writing is a skilful process and in this practical workshop practitioners will consider the experiences, activities and support they can provide to promote children’s passion 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
  • Developing an environment rich in opportunities for writing
  • Practical ideas to support children ‘having a go’
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Edith Neville Primary School
Thursday 27th February, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
The Enquiring Mind: From Wow to Understanding How Twilight $35.00 Kings Cross 23 Apr

The Enquiring Mind: From Wow to Understanding How

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 can stretch children’s thinking, offering them challenges that fire their imagination and help to develop their problem-solving skills.

Benefits

  • Deepen understanding 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 Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Edith Neville Primary School
Thursday 23rd April, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Moving it On! Outdoor Learning with Added Challenge Twilight $35.00 Kings Cross 11 Jun

Moving it On! Outdoor Learning with Added Challenge

Course description

From making dens and flying kites, to constructing enormous 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 Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Edith Neville Primary School
Thursday 11th June, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Let’s Play Games: Mastering Maths through Making Games Twilight $35.00 Kings Cross 09 Jul

Let’s Play Games: Mastering Maths through Making Games

Course description

Game playing demands high levels of concentration, problem solving and strategic thinking. As children play games, they practice and embed skills, develop organisational abilities, learn to cooperate and have fun.

Enabling children to invent their own games widens these opportunities still further. This hands-on session will give delegates an opportunity to look at different examples of invented games as well as creating and playing a game of their own.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of the key mathematical concepts
  • Inspiring and practical ideas to establish effective maths provision
  • Tools to help you evaluate your provision
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $46.31 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Edith Neville Primary School
Thursday 9th July, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now

Interpreting & Presenting EExAT Data

Accounting for Children’s Progress Full Day $175.00 Clapham 16 Mar

Accounting for Children’s Progress

Course description

Capturing reliable on entry data and monitoring young children’s progress, can be challenging – particularly for school leaders tasked with reporting this high stakes data and aligning it with other school systems. The Reports feature in EExAT offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate EY progress accurately and meaningfully. This course is for schools using EExAT and is ideal for leaders and practitioners to attend together.

Benefits

  • Utilising EExAT data for progress meetings and identifying support
  • Using Reports to demonstrate the impact of provision and practice
  • Presenting EExAT data in your SEF, to Governors and Ofsted
Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders using EExAT keen to analyse and articulate progress
Venue, Date & Time
Maytree Nursery School and Children’s Centre 4 Allingham Road, Clapham, London, SW4 8EG
Monday 16th March, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Join us for a Learning Walk

Learning Walk Learning Walk $20.00 Kings Cross
Kings Cross
Kings Cross
13 Feb
12 Mar
04 Jun

Learning Walk

Course description

Join us for a Learning Walk – a guided tour of our Interactive Environment which enables practitioners to see examples of high-quality continuous provision and have the opportunity to talk about how resources can be used to support high-quality learning. A fantastic opportunity to gain practical advice and support from our experienced consultants to help you to further develop your own enabling environment in both the EYFS and KS1!

Learning Walks are led by our EYFS and KS1 Curriculum Consultants and last between 45-60 minutes. They support effective practice and provision, providing practical advice and support along with lots of time to raise questions and discuss ideas.

Bring your whole team along and gain expert support to take your practice forward.

Please book a place for each person attending

Course type Interactive Environment Tour
Led by EEx Curriculum Consultant
Price $26.46 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS and KS1 Teachers, Leaders and Teaching Assistants
Venue, Date & Time
Edith Neville Primary School, 174 Ossulston Street, King’s Cross, London, NW1 1DN
Thursday 13th February, 4.00pm Book Now
Edith Neville Primary School, 174 Ossulston Street, King’s Cross, London, NW1 1DN
Thursday 13th February, 5.00pm Book Now
Edith Neville Primary School, 174 Ossulston Street, King’s Cross, London, NW1 1DN
Thursday 12th March, 4.00pm Book Now
Edith Neville Primary School, 174 Ossulston Street, King’s Cross, London, NW1 1DN
Thursday 12th March, 5.00pm Book Now
Edith Neville Primary School, 174 Ossulston Street, King’s Cross, London, NW1 1DN
Thursday 4th June, 4.00pm Book Now
Edith Neville Primary School, 174 Ossulston Street, King’s Cross, London, NW1 1DN
Thursday 4th June, 5.00pm Book Now