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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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EYFS Leader Accredited Programme
Developing Confident & Skilful Leadership of the EYFS
Accredited Programme $650.00 Durham 03 Dec

EYFS Leader Accredited Programme
Developing Confident & Skilful Leadership of the EYFS

Course description

Developing Confident & Skilful Leadership of the EYFS

Join this in-depth CPD package and discover everything you need to become a successful leader of the EYFS. Focused on the multi-faceted nature of this critical role, this specialist programme will enable you to enrich your knowledge and understanding of best practice and develop the skills to lead with confidence.

By drawing on the latest research evidence relating to child development, curriculum and pedagogy – and addressing current national priorities – the programme will help you to identify areas for development and gain support for leading a programme of change in your school.

Benefits

  • Gain secure knowledge of research evidence & current national priorities
  • Develop critical and reflective thinking about quality practice and leadership
  • Build greater confidence in leading and inspiring others
  • Gain support to generate real change in your school
  • Be part of a research community leading the development of evidenced based practice.

 

Huddersfield:
Day 1: 13/11/19 – Day 2: 09/12/19 – Day 3: 15/01/20 – Day 4: 12/02/20

London: Edith Neville:
Day 1: 08/11/19 – Day 2: 13/02/19 – Day 3: 12/03/20 – Day 4: 18/06/20

Nottingham:
Day 1: 30/01/20 – Day 2: 05/03/20 – Day 3: 01/04/20 – Day 4: 14/05/20

Bristol:
Day 1: 20/01/20 – Day 2: 03/03/20 – Day 3: 05/05/20 – Day 4: 09/06/20

North East:
Day 1: 03/12/19 – Day 2: 28/01/20 – Day 3: 03/03/20 – Day 4: 24/03/20

East Anglia:
Day 1: 12/02/20 – Day 2: 12/03/20 – Day 3: 14/05/20 – Day 4: 16/06/20

Course type Four Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $859.95 (exc. VAT)
Audience Newly appointed EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham
Tuesday 3rd December, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Annual Conference: Unlocking Children’s Potential
Embracing the Power of Creativity in the EYFS
Conference $200.00 Huddersfield
Huddersfield
18 Nov
19 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
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 18th November, 9.30am – 3.45pm Book Now
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 19th November, 9.30am – 3.45pm Book Now
Julie Fisher Seminar
Next Steps: Moving on Through KS1
Full Day Seminar $175.00 Huddersfield 12 Jun

Julie Fisher Seminar
Next Steps: Moving on Through KS1

Course description

This course is designed to enable Year 1 and Year 2 teachers to build on effective practice in the Foundation Stage. It considers how young children learn best and the implications of this for teaching strategies in the classroom. Through the use of DVD footage from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes, it considers how the role of the adult differs as learning is supported and extended in both adult-led and child-led situations.

Issues addressed:

  • How children learn most effectively age 5, 6 & 7
  • Planning an effective learning environment in Year 1 that builds on best foundation stage practice
  • Organising the learning day – considering the impact of the school timetable on learning
  • The differing benefits of learning alongside an adult and learning independently
  • How daily observation and assessment feeds into flexible and meaningful planning
  • The role of the adult in supporting both adult-led and child-led learning
Course type Day Seminar
Led by Julie Fisher, National Early Years Adviser
Price $231.53 (exc. VAT)
Audience Reception teachers and Year 1 teachers – if pairs of teachers can attend from each participating school then this is hugely beneficial
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Friday 12th June, 9.30am -3.30pm Book Now
Developing Young Mathematicians Full Day $175.00 Huddersfield
Durham
24 Mar
02 Apr

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
Huddersfield
Tuesday 24th March, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Durham
Thursday 2nd April, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Explore Training in the Northern Centre

Understanding the EYFS for Senior Leaders

Responsible for Leading Maths in School? A Guide to Good Maths Teaching in the EYFS Half Day $75.00 Huddersfield 29 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, KS1 and KS2
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Wednesday 29th 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 Huddersfield 27 Jan

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
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 27th January, 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 Huddersfield 14 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
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 14th January, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Bitesize Workshops for Practice Essentials 3-5yrs

How to Secure Effective Interactions Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 14 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
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 14th November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Observe, Document & Plan Next Steps in Learning Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 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
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 20th January, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Develop Outdoor Learning All Year Round Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 04 Mar

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
EEx Northern Centre
Wednesday 4th March, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Practice Essentials in EYFS: Three Part Workshop Package Package $150.00 Huddersfield 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
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 10th October, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Bitesize Workshops for Practice Essentials 5-7yrs

How to Manage the Curriculum in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 14 Nov

How to Manage the Curriculum in KS1

Course description

To securely embed learning, research identifies that children benefit from a curriculum and provision that allows them to revisit taught experiences and provides rich opportunities for exploration and challenge.  During this practical workshop delegates will develop an understanding of the ways in which continuous provision, classroom routines and incidental learning can all be used to support the demands of the KS1 curriculum.

Benefits

  • An opportunity to consider how to closely link continuous provision to KS 1 expectations
  • Ideas for curriculum links in all aspects of classroom life
  • Practical approaches to support and develop current practice
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 14th November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Evidence Learning & Progress in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 21 Nov

How to Evidence Learning & Progress in KS1

Course description

High quality, well planned provision in KS1 builds on good EYFS practice and effectively supports progress towards end of KS1 expectations. Ensuring children continue to make progress both through the year and the Key Stage can be challenging for many KS1 practitioners. This session explores manageable ways of supporting children to evidence their own learning in increasingly sophisticated ways, when working in provision.

Benefits

  • Practical ideas for recording learning in continuous provision
  • Ideas for how to create engaging learning opportunities
  • An opportunity to plan developments in your own classroom
Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 21st November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Make the Most of Outdoor Learning in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 23 Jan

How to Make the Most of Outdoor Learning in KS1

Course description

The benefits for children of being able to learn outdoors are now widely acknowledged but providing outdoor learning in KS1 can often be challenging. This session will consider the possibilities for continuing regular outdoor learning and explore how best to plan and organise outdoor provision that offers a wide range of learning opportunities for children in KS1, in a way that is realistic and manageable. It will consider the implications for curriculum planning, daily routines, resourcing and the role of the adult outdoors.

Benefits

–      Gain a deeper understanding of the value of outdoor learning
–      Confidence in knowing how the outdoor environment can be used to support learning across the curriculum, no matter how limited your space
–      Inspiring examples of outdoor learning

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 23rd January, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Ensure Smooth Transitions into KS1 Workshop $55.00 Huddersfield 25 Feb

How to Ensure Smooth Transitions into KS1

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 Reception 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, including the EYFS Profile.

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 Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 25th February, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Practice Essentials in KS1: Four Part Workshop Package Package $180.00 Huddersfield As Above

Practice Essentials in KS1: Four Part Workshop Package

Course description

This series of four workshops provides practical support for teachers or TAs working in the KS1.

How to Manage the Curriculum in KS1
In this practical workshop delegates will explore how continuous provision, classroom routines and incidental learning can all be used to support the demands of the KS1 curriculum.

How to Evidence Learning & Progress in KS1
This workshop explores manageable ways of supporting children to evidence their own learning in increasingly sophisticated ways, when working in provision.

How to Make the Most of Outdoor Learning in KS1
Providing outdoor learning in KS1 is often challenging. This workshop considers how to plan and organise outdoor provision that offers a wide range of learning opportunities for KS1.

How to Ensure Smooth Transitions into KS1
The transition from YR into Y1 continues to be a challenge for many children. In order to ensure smooth transition and continuity in learning, this workshop consider ways to ensure a developmentally and age appropriate approach.

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 Team
Price $238.14 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 14th November, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Inspirational Ideas for Learning & Progression 3-7yrs

Let’s Build: Increasing the Challenge of Small Construction Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 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
EEx Northern Centre
Monday 20th January, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
It’s a Small World: Inspiring Children’s Storytelling Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 13 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
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 13th February, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Mark Making to Writing: Developing Young Writers Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 26 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
EEx Northern Centre
Wednesday 26th February, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
The Enquiring Mind: From Wow to Understanding How Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 22 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
EEx Northern Centre
Wednesday 22nd April, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Moving it On! Outdoor Learning with Added Challenge Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 25 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
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 25th June, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Let’s Play Games: Mastering Maths through Making Games Twilight $35.00 Huddersfield 07 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
EEx Northern Centre
Tuesday 7th July, 4.30pm - 6.00pm Book Now
Ideas for Learning & Progression: Six Part Twilight Package Package $180.00 Huddersfield As Above

Ideas for Learning & Progression: Six Part Twilight Package

Course description

This package of six 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.

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 $238.14 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders, Teachers & TAs
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Thursday 10th October, 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 Huddersfield 28 Nov

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
The Old School, New Hey Road, Outlane, Huddersfield HD3 3YJ
Thursday 28th November, 4.00pm - 6.00pm Book Now

FREE Forums for Staying Connected & Sharing Expertise

Childminder’s Forum Forum Free Huddersfield 30 Nov

Childminder’s Forum

Course description

This forum will celebrate the unique role that childminders play in supporting our youngest children. Childminding can be a challenging and sometimes isolating profession. During this forum we will give you lots of opportunities to make links with other childminders, talk about current practice and explore innovative ideas. We will also discuss how creative early years practice can be developed within a home setting, using our interactive environment for inspiration.

Course type Forum
Led by EEx Curriculum Staff
Price Free,
Audience Childminders
Venue, Date & Time
EEx Northern Centre
Saturday 30th November, 10.30am - 12.00pm Book Now

Access Training in our Partner Schools

Hull

Right from the Start: Strategic EYFS Network for Heads, Senior Leadership & EYFS co-ordinators Three Day Course $325.00 Hull 14 Nov

Right from the Start: Strategic EYFS Network for Heads, Senior Leadership & EYFS co-ordinators

Course description

Getting it right from the start is crucial for every child and this termly event will ensure that you and your school stay connected with the national agenda and are fully briefed on all the latest developments in the early years. These events are touch points to keep schools and settings connected with national improvement policy and inspection agendas, and the very best practice. Each day will offer a blend of national updates in the morning followed by the opportunity to explore a key strategic issue in the afternoon.

Course type Three Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $429.98 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leadership & EYFS co-ordinators
Venue, Date & Time
Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW
Thursday 14th November, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
All About the Needs of Boys’ Learning in EYFS & Y1 Full Day $125.00 Hull 06 Feb

All About the Needs of Boys’ Learning in EYFS & Y1

Course description

The gender gap is a much-discussed topic across the education sector. Early years practitioners often come across the same problems; with boys not appearing to fully engage in an adult led activities or reluctant to use all experiences provided to support their learning. It is critical that we plan meaningful and challenging experiences that connect with all children’s passions and spark their imaginations! This course will explore theories behind young children’s development and how these relate specifically to boys. Throughout the day participants will consider how we can address these issues in imaginative and practical ways; including time exploring the Centre’s interactive environment. Case studies will be shared, to highlight how by making small changes we can have a positive impact for all learners.

Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leadership & EYFS co-ordinators
Venue, Date & Time
Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW
Thursday 6th February, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Investigating the Wonder of STEM in EYFS Half Day $75.00 Hull 30 Apr

Investigating the Wonder of STEM in EYFS

Course description

Join us for an inspiring and practical training session suitable for the whole EYFS team as we explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in the Early Years.

As part of the training we will reflect on the important role of STEM in early years and consider how children’s curiosity, creativity and critical thinking can be developed through investigative experiences. This is a practical session based on effective and inspiring EYFS practice. Practitioners will leave this session buzzing with ideas to develop and experiment with in their own setting.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW
Thursday 30th April, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Exploring the Important Role of Role Play in EYFS Half Day $75.00 Hull 30 Apr

Exploring the Important Role of Role Play in EYFS

Course description

Do the imaginative and role play experiences really support your children’s learning and development effectively? How do you plan for imaginative and role play experiences? Do these experiences reflect the real life experiences and fantasy based interests of the children in your setting?

In this inspiring and practical session we will explore the vital importance of role play and imaginative play in supporting all aspects of children’s learning and development. As part of the session we will outline the key aspects of effective domestic role play, how this should be developed, resourced and enhanced. We will also outline how other environments both indoors and outside can also promote imaginative experiences rich in collaboration, language and storytelling.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Cottingham Parks Golf & Leisure Club, HU16 5SW
Thursday 30th April, 1.00pm – 3.30pm Book Now

Lake District

All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning Full Day $125.00 Hawkshead 11 Feb

All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning

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.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary
Tuesday 11th February, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
How to Observe, Document & Plan Next Steps in Learning Workshop $55.00 Hawkshead 16 Jun

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.

Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners, TAs, Phase Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary
Tuesday 16th June, 9.30am - 11.30am Book Now
How to Secure Effective Interactions Workshop $55.00 Hawkshead 16 Jun

How to Secure Effective Interactions

Course description

How good are your interactions with children? High quality interactions are central to effective early years practice. This session for all of the EYFS team 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 strategies to successfully improve the quality of their adult-child interactions.

Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary
Tuesday 16th June, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now

Darlington

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing Half Day $65.00 Darlington 06 Jan

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing

Course description

This first hour of this session will enable Heads and EYFS teachers to come together to hear about and reflect on some of the current policy, practice and improvement issues in the early years. Hear the very latest updates from Ofsted and the DFE.

The second part of the session will focus strategically on outdoor learning. Consider the principles and be confident that you are maximising outdoor learning in your EYFS and leading the development of quality practice. Participants will access resources to support with the quality assurance and the evaluation of practice, provision and impact.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers and EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
St. Teresa’s RC Primary School
Monday 6th January, 9.00am - 12.00pm Book Now
Innovating Outdoor Learning in the EYFS Half Day $65.00 Darlington 06 Jan

Innovating Outdoor Learning in the EYFS

Course description

Building on the strategic focus on outdoor learning during the morning session, the afternoon will look at how you can make the most of outdoor opportunities – whatever the weather! A well-planned outdoor area is a powerful learning environment for your children and this practical session will explore how to optimise the quality of outdoor learning in the early years. We will look at team roles, interaction and observation – and you will be sure to take away a wealth of new ideas

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS teachers and support staff
Venue, Date & Time
St. Teresa’s RC Primary School
Monday 6th January, 1.00pm - 4.00pm Book Now
Training Package: Both Sessions on 06/01/20 Package $125.00 Darlington 06 Jan

Training Package: Both Sessions on 06/01/20

Course description

This package includes the following two half-day courses:

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing

Innovating Outdoor Learning in the EYFS

Course type Bundle
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers and EYFS teachers
Venue, Date & Time
St. Teresa’s RC Primary School
Monday 6th January, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Cheshire

From Mark Making to Writing: Nurturing Young Writers Half Day $75.00 Cheshire 09 Jan

From Mark Making to Writing: Nurturing Young Writers

Course description

As children become more confident, engaged and excited about their mark making and begin to understand real writing, it is critical to offer support in ways that maintain children’s love of writing and its meaning in a range of contexts – for notes, lists, letters, stories and so on. Guiding and supporting children’s early writing is a skilful process which we will explore during this practical session, focusing on the developmental stages. Practitioners will consider the experiences, activities and support they provide within continuous provision to promote children’s passion, confidence and skill in writing. Practitioners will also consider what “exceeding” writing looks like and reflect on this in relation to their own practice and provision.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
Chester Diocesan Academies Trust, Church House, 5500 Daresbury Park, Daresbury, WA4 4GE
Thursday 9th January, 1.00pm – 4.00pm Book Now
Developing Young Mathematicians in the EYFS Half Day $75.00 Cheshire 12 Mar

Developing Young Mathematicians in the EYFS

Course description

This course will investigate the wonder of mathematics in the early years, providing practitioners with the awareness of the potential of maths in everyday activity – looking at a range of ideas and strategies for further enhancing provision and skills-based teaching. As well as considering how to develop an inspiring learning environment that supports mathematical reasoning and problems solving, the session will start to explore the role of the adult in supporting and extending children’s mathematical language and thinking.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $99.23 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Leaders and teams
Venue, Date & Time
Chester Diocesan Academies Trust, Church House, 5500 Daresbury Park, Daresbury, WA4 4GE
Thursday 12th March, 1.00pm – 4.00pm Book Now

York

Practice Essentials in Y1: Three Part Workshop Package Three Part Package $150.00 York 27 Nov

Practice Essentials in Y1: Three Part Workshop Package

Course description

Morning workshops designed to build expert knowledge – three-part package

– Wed 27th Nov – Inspirational Environments: Curriculum Reach & Progression through Effective Continuous Provision
– Wed 25th Mar – How to Challenge and Extend Thinking in Year 1
– Wed 24th Jun – Mind the Gap! Effective Transition into Year 1

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $198.45 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1 Teachers, TAs & Teams
Venue, Date & Time
York Ebor Training Centre, The Leyes, YO10 3PR
Wednesday 27th November, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now

Bolton

Designing Your Curriculum:
Successfully Meeting the Needs of your School Community
Full Day $120.00 Bolton 31 Oct

Designing Your Curriculum:
Successfully Meeting the Needs of your School Community

Course description

With the placing of the Curriculum at the heart of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, it is critical that schools embrace the opportunity to consider whether their current curriculum is fit for purpose and the sustained impact it has on children as learners.

Early Excellence has developed a new course to help schools strategically address this challenge; drawing on the themes of Intent, Implementation and Impact.

This innovative course will offer school leaders the ideal opportunity to critically evaluate their current curriculum and examine different pedagogical approaches to designing a ‘bold and ambitious curriculum that gives every child a full, deep, rich education’ as called for by the Head of Ofsted.  We will explore  in depth what a connected, quality curriculum really looks like and address the concept of ‘Cultural Capital’ and how this aligns with your vision for your school.

Course type One Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $158.76 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leaders and EYFS Leads
Venue, Date & Time
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary, Bolton. BL5 3DU
Thursday 31st October, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Inspirational Environments with Added Challenge Twilight $30.00 Bolton 31 Oct

Inspirational Environments with Added Challenge

Course description

This twilight session for EYFS teachers and support staff will focus on how to use continuous provision effectively to support children’s self-initiated learning to embed and extend learning while meeting the needs of the whole curriculum and ensuring appropriate challenge and progression. Revisit the principles behind effective continuous provision, consider a fresh perspective and reflect on how to further develop your own enabling environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the unique Early Excellence interactive environment.

Course type Twilight
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $39.69 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Sacred Heart R.C. Primary, Bolton. BL5 3DU
Thursday 31st October, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now

Consett

Rethinking KS1: How to Manage the Curriculum in KS1 Workshop $55.00 Consett 11 Mar

Rethinking KS1: How to Manage the Curriculum in KS1

Course description

To securely embed learning, research identifies that children benefit from a curriculum and provision that allows them to revisit taught experiences and provides rich opportunities for exploration and challenge.  During this practical workshop delegates will develop an understanding of the ways in which continuous provision, classroom routines and incidental learning can all be used to support the demands of the KS1 curriculum.

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1 and Y2 teachers, TAs and Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
The Grove Primary School, Oakfield Lane, Consett, DH8 8AP
Wednesday 11th March, 9.30am – 11.30am Book Now
Rethinking KS1: How to Make the Most of Outdoor Learning Workshop $55.00 Consett 11 Mar

Rethinking KS1: How to Make the Most of Outdoor Learning

Course description

The benefits for children of being able to learn outdoors are now widely acknowledged but providing outdoor learning in KS1 can often be challenging. This session will consider the possibilities for continuing regular outdoor learning and explore how best to plan and organise outdoor provision that offers a wide range of learning opportunities for children in KS1, in a way that is realistic and manageable. It will consider the implications for curriculum planning, daily routines, resourcing and the role of the adult outdoors.

Course type Workshop
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $72.77 (exc. VAT)
Audience Y1 and Y2 teachers, TAs and Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
The Grove Primary School, Oakfield Lane, Consett, DH8 8AP
Wednesday 11th March, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now
All About Children’s Work & Meeting Expectations in KS1 Full Day $125.00 Consett 17 Jun

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.

Course type Full Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Team
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience KS1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
The Grove Primary School, Oakfield Lane, Consett, DH8 8AP
Wednesday 17th June, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now

Scarborough

Teaching in the Reception Year: Ensuring Successful Outcomes Full Day $150.00 Scarborough 21 Nov

Teaching in the Reception Year: Ensuring Successful Outcomes

Course description

With the on-going debate surrounding what teaching in YR should look like; this course will explore what is effective practice in this unique year group. Delegates will explore the key skills; including literacy and mathematics that children need to develop and how these can be taught and embedded in developmentally appropriate and meaningful ways. The day will include practical ideas and strategies to maximise learning through classroom routines.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $198.45 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Newby and Scalby Primary, The Green, Scarborough, YO12 5JA
Thursday 21st November, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Sound it Out: Practical Ideas for Teaching Phonics Twilight $50.00 Scarborough 21 Nov

Sound it Out: Practical Ideas for Teaching Phonics

Course description

This practical twilight explores the development of early phonics knowledge, starting with speaking and listening skills and building on these to tech phonemes and graphemes which encourage children’s confidence as readers and writers.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Newby and Scalby Primary, The Green, Scarborough, YO12 5JA
Thursday 21st November, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now
In Pursuit of Excellence in the EYFS:
Quality Practice for Heads, Senior & EYFS Leaders
Half Day $50.00 Scarborough 20 Jan

In Pursuit of Excellence in the EYFS:
Quality Practice for Heads, Senior & EYFS Leaders

Course description

This session for Heads and EYFS leaders will start to consider the key principles for confidently monitoring the EYFS and striving for outstanding. Participants will access resources to support with the quality assurance and the evaluation of practice, provision and impact in their EYFS.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior & EYFS Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Newby and Scalby Primary, The Green, Scarborough, YO12 5JA
Monday 20th January, 9.30am – 12.00pm Book Now
Newby and Scalby Primary, The Green, Scarborough, YO12 5JA
Monday 20th January, 1.00pm – 3.30pm Book Now
All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning Full Day $150.00 Scarborough 19 May

All About High-Quality Outdoor Learning

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.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $198.45 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Newby and Scalby Primary, The Green, Scarborough, YO12 5JA
Tuesday 19th May, 9.30am – 3.30pm Book Now
Building Learning Power: Exploring the Wonderful Possibilities of Block Play Twilight $50.00 Scarborough 19 May

Building Learning Power: Exploring the Wonderful Possibilities of Block Play

Course description

Well planned, effectively resourced block play enables young children to develop skills and explore ideas that support each area of learning. In addition to this, through problem solving, collaboration and the planning of ideas, block play provides the perfect context for learning to learn. In this highly practical session we will explore:

• how to plan an effective block play area
• the different developmental stages of block play
• what planning for effective block play should look like
• how block play can be used to support literacy skills and mathematical development

Photographs and case studies used as part of this session will inspire teachers and practitioners to develop their own block play environments.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Newby and Scalby Primary, The Green, Scarborough, YO12 5JA
Tuesday 19th May, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now
Innovate Outdoor Learning: Making the most of Outdoor Opportunities in Y1 Full Day $150.00 Scarborough 20 May

Innovate Outdoor Learning: Making the most of Outdoor Opportunities in Y1

Course description

A well-planned outdoor area is a powerful learning environment for your children and this popular and practical day course will explore how to optimise the quality of leading outdoor learning into Year 1, ensuring challenge and progression. We will look at team roles, interactions and observation alongside curricular opportunities – and you will be sure to take away a wealth of new ideas.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $198.45 (exc. VAT)
Audience Year 1 practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Newby and Scalby Primary, The Green, Scarborough, YO12 5JA
Wednesday 20th May, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now
Big, Big Maths: Working with Maths on a Large Scale Twilight $50.00 Scarborough 23 Jun

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.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $66.15 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Newby and Scalby Primary, The Green, Scarborough, YO12 5JA
Tuesday 23rd June, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now

Rossendale

Designing Your Curriculum: Focusing on Key Principles Half Day $65.00 Rossendale 20 Jan

Designing Your Curriculum: Focusing on Key Principles

Course description

This afternoon session is a bitesize version of our recent popular and successful National Course. With the placing of the Curriculum at the heart of the new Ofsted Inspection Framework, it is critical that schools embrace the opportunity to consider whether their current curriculum is fit for purpose and the sustained impact it has on children as learners. During the course, school leaders will reflect on the core principles of curriculum design, exploring a variety of models and the related pedagogic approaches. We will highlight the key processes involved in successful and collaborative curriculum design: enabling delegates to strategically plan for a curriculum which is aligned to their school vision, innovative, inspiring and fulfils statutory requirements – and ensures challenge and progression.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Heads, Senior Leaders and EYFS teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Hillside Nursery School, Haslingden, BB4 5NH
Monday 20th January, 1.30pm - 4.00pm Book Now

Edinburgh

Inspirational Environments with Added Challenge Half Day $65.00 Edinburgh 19 May

Inspirational Environments with Added Challenge

Course description

This session will focus on how to use continuous provision effectively to support children’s self-initiated learning to embed and extend learning while meeting the needs of the whole curriculum and ensuring appropriate challenge and progression. Revisit the principles behind effective continuous provision, consider a fresh perspective and reflect on how to further develop your own enabling environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the unique Early Excellence interactive environment.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Pre-school and P1 teams
Venue, Date & Time
Clifton Hall School, Edinburgh, EH28 8LQ
Tuesday 19th May, 09.30am - 12.00 Book Now
Investigating the Wonder of STEM Half Day $65.00 Edinburgh 19 May

Investigating the Wonder of STEM

Course description

Join us for an inspiring and practical training session suitable for the whole team as we explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in the Early Years. As part of the training we will reflect on the important role of STEM in early years and consider how children’s curiosity, creativity and critical thinking can be developed through investigative experiences. This is a practical, hands on session within the environment based on effective and inspiring practice. Practitioners will leave this session buzzing with ideas to develop and experiment with in their own setting.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by EEx Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Pre-school and P1 teams
Venue, Date & Time
Clifton Hall School, Edinburgh, EH28 8LQ
Tuesday 19th May, 1.00pm – 3.30pm Book Now

Glasgow

Inspirational Environments – With Added Challenge Half Day $65.00 Glasgow 30 Jan

Inspirational Environments – With Added Challenge

Course description

This session will focus on how to use continuous provision effectively to support children’s self-initiated learning to embed and extend learning while meeting the needs of the whole curriculum and ensuring appropriate challenge and progression. Revisit the principles behind effective continuous provision, consider a fresh perspective and reflect on how to further develop your own enabling environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the unique Early Excellence interactive environment.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Pre-school and P1 teams
Venue, Date & Time
Glasgow
Thursday 30th January, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
Open up the Outdoors Half Day $65.00 Glasgow 30 Jan

Open up the Outdoors

Course description

Join us for a Learning Walk – a guided tour of our Interactive Environment. A fantastic opportunity to gain practical advice and support from our experienced consultants to help you to further develop your own enabling environment.

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $86.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Pre-school and P1 teams
Venue, Date & Time
Glasgow
Thursday 30th January, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Inspirational Environments Indoors: A Learning Walk Learning Walk $20.00 Glasgow 30 Jan

Inspirational Environments Indoors: A Learning Walk

Course description

Join us for a Learning Walk – a guided tour of our Interactive Environment. A fantastic opportunity to gain practical advice and support from our experienced consultants to help you to further develop your own enabling environment.

Course type Interactive Environment Tour
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $26.46 (exc. VAT)
Audience Pre-school and P1 teams
Venue, Date & Time
Glasgow
Thursday 30th January, 3.45pm - 4.30pm Book Now

Stockport

An Effective EYFS: Focusing on Key Principles Full Day $125.00 Stockport 04 Jun

An Effective EYFS: Focusing on Key Principles

Course description

This full day training session, designed to build expert knowledge, is ideal for teachers and support staff in the EYFS who looking to refresh and reinvigorate their understanding. The day will focus on how best to support children’s self-initiated learning through establishing inspirational and well planned continuous provision, consider how to build on children’s interests and reflect on the importance of securing effective interactions.

Start by considering how an effective environment, carefully planned and organised, promotes a broad range of learning opportunities for children which meets the needs of the whole curriculum and embeds learning.

We will then consider how to skilfully and meaningfully shape continuous provision and provide enhancements which connect with children’s interests to help them to embed and extend learning.

Finally, we focus on high quality interactions and how they are central to effective early years practice and ensuring all children make progress. This element of the day 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.

Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS staff
Venue, Date & Time
Stockport Grammar, Buxton Rd, SK2 7AF
Thursday 4th June, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

Liverpool

Inspiration, Innovation, Impact Twilight Free Liverpool 06 Feb

Inspiration, Innovation, Impact

Course description

Early Excellence are delighted to be working in partnership with Whitefield Primary School. Join us in February for a unique Open Evening hosted by the EYFS team in collaboration with the Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant Team.

Don’t miss out on the chance to tour the inspirational and truly enabling learning environment developed by the staff at Whitefield Primary.

Gain a fresh perspective and inspirational new ideas as you get ahead and start planning your own environment. Talk informally to local colleagues and experienced consultants, and take the opportunity to review and evaluate your current classroom layout and start to plan changes to the design of your space.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price Free,
Audience Heads, Senior Leaders and EYFS staff
Venue, Date & Time
Whitefield Primary School, Boundary Lane, Liverpool, L6 2HZ
Thursday 6th February, 4.00pm - 5.30pm Book Now

Manchester

All About Developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning in the EYFS Full Day $125.00 Manchester 19 Mar

All About Developing the Characteristics of Effective Learning in the EYFS

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 inspiring 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 the early years.

Benefits

  • In-depth understanding of the Characteristics of Effective learning
  • Strategies to promote a classroom culture that fosters positive dispositions to learning
  • Developing the role of the adult in supporting the Characteristics of Effective Learning
Course type One Day Course
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price $165.38 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS staff