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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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Join National Events Taking Place in London

Annual Conference: Unlocking Children’s Potential
Embracing the Power of Creativity in the EYFS
Conference $200.00 London 26 Nov

Annual Conference: Unlocking Children’s Potential
Embracing the Power of Creativity in the EYFS

Course description

Unlocking Children’s Potential: Embracing the Power of Creativity

Join us for the Early Excellence Annual Conference in the North, Midlands and London as we explore the power of creativity in its many guises. We will be delving into all aspects of the Arts and finding out how a curriculum rich in these experiences can ignite imaginations and fuel powerful learning.

The day is packed with influential speakers who will inspire and inform our practice, including Baroness Floella Benjamin, Minister for Children who (as well as being a well-loved children’s television presenter of old) represents in the House of Lords issues that affect children, diversity, media and equality.

We also hear from Pete Moorhouse and Anni McTavish, leading educationalists and passionate advocates of the Arts – as well as Emma-Jo Bairstow who works with schools to develop the teaching of Art in the classroom.

Pablo Picasso described every child as an artist – and our challenge is to ensure we enable this to flourish as each child grows!

From policy to strategy to practice – this will be a day of delights focused on expanding the use of the Arts to deeply enrich learning in early childhood and beyond!

Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team & Keynote Speakers
Price $264.60 (exc. VAT)
Audience Senior Leaders, EYFS Coordinators and Practitioners working with children 3-6yrs
Venue, Date & Time
Bishopsgate Institute, London
Tuesday 26th November, 9.30am – 3.45pm Book Now
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
London
Friday 13th March, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

London Hub Launch Event

Enjoy afternoon tea in the New London Training Hubs.
Take a tour of these brand new facilities & find out about CPD events in the term ahead!
Open Event Free Clapham
Kings Cross
New Date TBC

Enjoy afternoon tea in the New London Training Hubs.
Take a tour of these brand new facilities & find out about CPD events in the term ahead!

Course description

 

The Early Excellence London Centre has relocated into two brand new, state of the art school buildings, offering fantastic training facilities and the opportunity for guided learning walks within the EEx Interactive Environment and in real classrooms after hours.

Join us in September as we launch these two new venues and:

  • Enjoy afternoon tea with a small glass of bubbly to celebrate!
  • Take a tour of the new schools and training facilities
  • Hear about the CPD events taking place in Autumn and Spring to inspire your practice
  • Receive a set of training and resource vouchers worth £100.00

 

EEx North London Hub – New Date TBC
Edith Neville Primary School
174 Ossulston Street, Kings Cross NW1 1DN

Nearest Tube Stations: Euston & Kings Cross

New Date Coming Soon!

Course type Preview
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price Free,
Audience All KS1 & EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Edith Neville Primary School, 174 Ossulston Street, Kings Cross NW1 1DN

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Understanding the EYFS for Senior Leaders

How Effective is Your EYFS? A Senior Leaders Guide to Self-Evaluating Practice Full Day $175.00 Kings Cross 05 Dec

How Effective is Your EYFS? A Senior Leaders Guide to Self-Evaluating Practice

Course description

The quality of teaching in EYFS is significantly enhanced by the quality of challenge and support provided by senior leaders in schools. This course will explore the features of outstanding practice in EYFS including the quality of the learning environment and its impact on learning and outcomes for young children. It will provide opportunities for senior leaders to discuss how outstanding teaching can be enabled, developed and effectively monitored. By the end of the course delegates will be able to confidently articulate their vision for EYFS and feel better equipped to lead and transform practice.

 

Benefits

  • A clear understanding of what is outstanding practice in EYFS
  • Resources to support you with monitoring and evaluating practice
  • Strategies to support you strategically lead staff development and change in the EYFS
Course type Full Day Course
Led by Ruth Swailes, National Leadership Consultant
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers, Senior Leaders and EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Edith Neville Primary School
Thursday 5th December, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Responsible for Leading Maths in School? A Guide to Good Maths Teaching in the EYFS Half Day $75.00 Clapham 27 Jan

Responsible for Leading Maths in School? A Guide to Good Maths Teaching in the EYFS

Course description

With such a strong focus on the role of senior leaders in successfully supporting learning in the EYFS, it is essential that they are knowledgeable about teaching and learning in the EYFS as well as KS1 and KS2. This can be challenging, as learning often looks very different for our youngest learners and can lead to difficulties in identifying good practice and effective action points.

The session will explore the statutory EYFS framework as well as the end of EYFS expectations. Best practice in EYFS will be explored as well as support for monitoring, to ensure that Leaders are able to recognise and develop the teaching and learning of Maths in the Early Years.

Benefits:

–      A clearer understanding of the EYFS statutory Framework
–      A deeper knowledge of what good practice in Maths in the EYFS looks like
–      The opportunity to meet with colleagues in a similar role

 

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience Maths curriculum leaders working in EYFS and KS1
Venue, Date & Time
Maytree Nursery School and Children's Centre
Monday 27th January, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now

In-depth Support for Securing Best Practice in EYFS

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

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

In-depth Support for Securing Best Practice in KS1

All About Children’s Work & Meeting Expectations in KS1 Full Day $175.00 Kings Cross 16 Jan

All About Children’s Work & Meeting Expectations in KS1

Course description

Although many classrooms have elements of continuous provision in KS1, particularly in Year One, there is still much uncertainty as to how best to make it work and how it might be used in Year Two. Questions such as ‘How can we ensure that children are challenged and making progress whilst engaged in self -initiated learning?’ and ‘How can we best evidence self-initiated learning?’ need answering.

During this course, delegates will explore how children can be taught the skills and approaches needed to become independent learners, increasingly able to manage the planning, evaluating and evidencing of their own work. This session will focus on a cycle of learning that builds up manageable ways to evidence learning through planning and recording and shares high quality examples of this approach in practice.

Benefits

  • Practical ideas for recording child-led learning continuous provision
  • An increasingly challenging approach to child-led learning though KS1
  • Ideas for linking adult-led teaching to child-led outcomes
Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders & Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Edith Neville Primary School
Thursday 16th January, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Bitesize Workshops for Practice Essentials 3-5yrs

How to Secure Effective Interactions Workshop $55.00 Clapham 19 Nov

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 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
Maytree Nursery School and Children's Centre
Tuesday 19th November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Observe, Document & Plan Next Steps in Learning Workshop $55.00 Clapham 20 Jan

How to Observe, Document & Plan Next Steps in Learning

Course description

Good observational assessment is critical in enabling practitioners to identify significant aspects of children’s learning and development. It is essential that practitioners are highly skilled in understanding how to undertake sensitive observational assessment in order to develop provision and practice that meets young children’s needs.

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 Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
Maytree Nursery School and Children's Centre
Monday 20th January, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
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
Practice Essentials in EYFS: Three Part Workshop Package Package $150.00 Clapham As Above

Practice Essentials in EYFS: Three Part Workshop Package

Course description

This series of three workshops provides practical support for teachers or TAs working in the EYFS.

How to Secure Effective Interactions
This workshop demonstrates how effective conversations help children to absorb new vocabulary, expand their knowledge and extend their thinking.

How to Observe, Document & Plan Next Steps in Learning
Using video evidence and practical activities, this workshop explores how to observe children’s learning and plan for next steps.

How to Develop Outdoor Learning All Year Round 
This workshop will explore what it means to make the most of outdoors with ‘must have’ resources and ideas of how to enhance provision based around the seasons.

To read full course descriptions for each workshop, or to choose one or two from the list above, take a look at the full programme here.

Course type Bundle
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $198.45 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
Maytree Nursery School and Children's Centre
Tuesday 19th November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Inspirational Ideas for Learning & Progression 3-7yrs

Big, Big Maths: Working with Maths on a Large Scale Twilight $35.00 Clapham 19 Nov

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

Course description

During this twilight we will explore the ways in which children use their muscles and minds together as they learn. When they lift, carry, transport, dig, balance and fill they are exploring many of their own ideas and developing their understanding of key concepts. By exploring a wide range of possibilities with large, open-ended materials 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.

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 physically challenging resources.
  • Practical ideas to take back to your setting
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
Tuesday 19th November, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Let’s Build: Increasing the Challenge of Small Construction Twilight $35.00 Clapham 20 Jan

Let’s Build: Increasing the Challenge of Small Construction

Course description

Research shows that construction play supports the development of mathematical thinking, social skills, abstract thinking, creativity and literacy. This twilight will provide you with a wealth of inventive ideas for inspiring young architects of the future. Using everything from your small construction, blocks and art resources to recycled, natural and unusual materials, this session will demonstrate how to ignite children’s creativity, nurture collaboration and extend their problem solving skills.

Benefits

  • A deeper understanding of how the use of small construction can support and extend children’s learning
  • An opportunity to review your construction provision
  • Practical ideas to introduce and develop your use of these resources as part of enhanced and continuous provision
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 20th January, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
It’s a Small World: Inspiring Children’s Storytelling Twilight $35.00 Clapham 11 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
Ideas for Learning & Progression: Seven Part Twilight Package Package $210.00 Clapham / Kings Cross As Above

Ideas for Learning & Progression: Seven Part Twilight Package

Course description

This package of seven twilights spread across the year provides an affordable way for individuals, pairs or whole teams of practitioners working in the EYFS & Y1 to come together to be continually informed and inspired – refreshed with new ideas for their practice and provision. Always in high demand, these bite-size inspirational sessions offer great CPD for your team.

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

Let’s Build: Increasing the Challenge of Small Construction

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

Mark Making to Writing: Developing Young Writers

The Enquiring Mind: From Wow to Understanding How

Moving it on! Outdoor Learning with Added Challenge

Let’s Play Games: Mastering Maths through Making Games

To read course description of each twilight, or to choose one or two from the list, take a look at the full programme here.

Course type Bundle
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $277.83 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
Maytree Nursery / Edith Neville Primary School
Tuesday 19th November, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now

Join our EYFS & KS1 Open Evenings

EYFS & YR1 Open Evening: Finding a Place in Your Community Open Evening $5.00 Clapham 03 Dec

EYFS & YR1 Open Evening: Finding a Place in Your Community

Course description

Why not join us for an exciting opportunity to explore inspiring resources and approaches designed to support and enhance children’s understanding of their place in their community and environment, celebrating  the uniqueness of the individual!

This practical session will focus on strategies to support children with building their sense of self. We would like to support your planning with opportunities to review current practice and provision. The session will focus on designing  and creating an enabling environment for both EYFS and KS1 and reviewing the resources provided. This practical session is aimed at EYFS and KS1 practitioners, teachers and TA’s, the cost of the session includes some warming autumnal treats: why not come as a whole team?

Benefits

  • Review and evaluate your current resources that celebrate the unique child
  • Embed and celebrate children’s understanding of their place in the community and environment.
  • Consider progression in provision through EYFS and KS1.
Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $6.62 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS and KS1 practitioners, teachers and TA’s
Venue, Date & Time
Maytree Nursery School and Children’s Centre, 4 Allingham Road, London, SW4 8EG
Tuesday 3rd December, 4.00pm - 6.00pm Book Now