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

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Developing Young Mathematicians Full Day £175.00 Bristol
Reading
17 Mar
26 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 £175.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Maths Leads, EYFS Leads & EYFS Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Doubletree by Hilton, Cadbury House, Frost Hill, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49 5AD
Tuesday 17th March, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now
Hilton Reading, Drake Way, Reading RG2 0GQ
Thursday 26th March, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now

All About Maths Roadshow - Bristol

Securing Firm Foundations: A Leaders Guide to Enabling Young Mathematicians Briefing £55.00 Bristol 23 Apr

Securing Firm Foundations: A Leaders Guide to Enabling Young Mathematicians

Course description

This briefing will revisit the underpinning principles of teaching early maths and explore the most effective strategies for approaching maths with young children. Thought provoking messages will be shared about laying the foundations for Maths and the importance of these in the journey to mastery.

There will be an opportunity to explore our Interactive Environment and discuss how to ensure that both leaders and teachers recognise maths within continuous provision and everyday routines. Help to evaluate the effectiveness of current provision in maximising mathematical learning opportunities will be a focus.

Course type Briefing
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £55.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Maths Leader and Early Years Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House, Bristol BS49 5AD
Thursday 23rd April, 10.00am - 12.00pm Book Now
Exploring Maths in Action: A Teachers Guide to Practical Approaches Workshop £55.00 Bristol 23 Apr

Exploring Maths in Action: A Teachers Guide to Practical Approaches

Course description

This highly dynamic workshop will explore how to engage children in practical experiences and the rehearsal of maths language and concepts. It will explore how resources can be used in a variety of ways to introduce key concepts to children and offer valuable insights into how to make learning opportunities not only fun and interesting but meaningful and accessible to the children.

There will be time to use practical maths resources and access our new ‘Practitioners Guide to Using Practical Resources’ as well as opportunity to explore a maths-led classroom environment – essential for applying maths regularly and naturally in everyday situations.

Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £55.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Maths Leaders, Early Years Leaders, EYFS & Y1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House, Bristol BS49 5AD
Thursday 23rd April, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Embedding Maths in Provision: A Practitioners Guide to Everyday Maths Learning Walk £20.00 Bristol 23 Apr

Embedding Maths in Provision: A Practitioners Guide to Everyday Maths

Course description

Bring your team along for a learning walk through our Interactive Environment and gain a shared experience of best practice. This guided tour offers time for reflection and an opportunity to discuss how well your environment supports children’s mathematical thinking.

You will reflect on how provision enables children to explore maths in meaningful contexts and gain many ideas about how to plan and place resources – as well as introduce and use resources effectively to offer sufficient challenge.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £20.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Maths Leaders, Early Years Leaders, EYFS & Y1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House, Bristol BS49 5AD
Thursday 23rd April, 3.45pm - 4.45pm Book Now
Package: All Three Maths Courses Package £125.00 Bristol 23 Apr

Package: All Three Maths Courses

Course description

This Package gives you access to a full day of unique and highly innovative development events
The following courses are included –

Securing Firm Foundations: A Leaders Guide to Enabling Young Mathematicians

This briefing will revisit the underpinning principles of teaching early maths and explore the most effective strategies for approaching maths with young children. Thought provoking messages will be shared about laying the foundations for Maths and the importance of these in the journey to mastery.

There will be an opportunity to explore our Interactive Environment and discuss how to ensure that both leaders and teachers recognise maths within continuous provision and everyday routines. Help to evaluate the effectiveness of current provision in maximising mathematical learning opportunities will be a focus.

Exploring Maths in Action: A Teachers Guide to Practical Approaches

This highly dynamic workshop will explore how to engage children in practical experiences and the rehearsal of maths language and concepts. It will explore how resources can be used in a variety of ways to introduce key concepts to children and offer valuable insights into how to make learning opportunities not only fun and interesting but meaningful and accessible to the children.

There will be time to use practical maths resources and access our new ‘Practitioners Guide to Using Practical Resources’ as well as opportunity to explore a maths-led classroom environment – essential for applying maths regularly and naturally in everyday situations.

Embedding Maths in Provision: A Practitioners Guide to Everyday Maths

Bring your team along for a learning walk through our Interactive Environment and gain a shared experience of best practice. This guided tour offers time for reflection and an opportunity to discuss how well your environment supports children’s mathematical thinking.

You will reflect on how provision enables children to explore maths in meaningful contexts and gain many ideas about how to plan and place resources – as well as introduce and use resources effectively to offer sufficient challenge.

Course type Bundle
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £125.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Maths Leaders, EYFS Leaders, EYFS & Y1 Teachers & Practitioner
Venue, Date & Time
Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House, Bristol BS49 5AD
Thursday 23rd April, 10.00am - 4.45pm Book Now

All About Maths Roadshow - Reading

Securing Firm Foundations: A Leaders Guide to Enabling Young Mathematicians Briefing £55.00 Reading 24 Apr

Securing Firm Foundations: A Leaders Guide to Enabling Young Mathematicians

Course description

This briefing will revisit the underpinning principles of teaching early maths and explore the most effective strategies for approaching maths with young children. Thought provoking messages will be shared about laying the foundations for Maths and the importance of these in the journey to mastery.

There will be an opportunity to explore our Interactive Environment and discuss how to ensure that both leaders and teachers recognise maths within continuous provision and everyday routines. Help to evaluate the effectiveness of current provision in maximising mathematical learning opportunities will be a focus.

Course type Briefing
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £55.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Maths Leader and Early Years Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Doubletree by Hilton, Reading RG41 5DG
Friday 24th April, 10.00am - 12.00pm Book Now
Exploring Maths in Action: A Teachers Guide to Practical Approaches Workshop £55.00 Reading 24 Apr

Exploring Maths in Action: A Teachers Guide to Practical Approaches

Course description

This highly dynamic workshop will explore how to engage children in practical experiences and the rehearsal of maths language and concepts. It will explore how resources can be used in a variety of ways to introduce key concepts to children and offer valuable insights into how to make learning opportunities not only fun and interesting but meaningful and accessible to the children.

There will be time to use practical maths resources and access our new ‘Practitioners Guide to Using Practical Resources’ as well as opportunity to explore a maths-led classroom environment – essential for applying maths regularly and naturally in everyday situations.

Course type Workshop
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £55.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Maths Leaders, Early Years Leaders, EYFS & Y1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Doubletree by Hilton, Reading RG41 5DG
Friday 24th April, 1.30pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Embedding Maths in Provision: A Practitioners Guide to Everyday Maths Learning Walk £20.00 Reading 24 Apr

Embedding Maths in Provision: A Practitioners Guide to Everyday Maths

Course description

Bring your team along for a learning walk through our Interactive Environment and gain a shared experience of best practice. This guided tour offers time for reflection and an opportunity to discuss how well your environment supports children’s mathematical thinking.

You will reflect on how provision enables children to explore maths in meaningful contexts and gain many ideas about how to plan and place resources – as well as introduce and use resources effectively to offer sufficient challenge.

Course type Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £20.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Maths Leaders, Early Years Leaders, EYFS & Y1 Teachers
Venue, Date & Time
Doubletree by Hilton, Reading RG41 5DG
Friday 24th April, 3.45pm - 4.45pm Book Now
Package: All Three Maths Courses Package £125.00 Reading 24 Apr

Package: All Three Maths Courses

Course description

This Package gives you access to a full day of unique and highly innovative development events
The following courses are included –

Securing Firm Foundations: A Leaders Guide to Enabling Young Mathematicians

This briefing will revisit the underpinning principles of teaching early maths and explore the most effective strategies for approaching maths with young children. Thought provoking messages will be shared about laying the foundations for Maths and the importance of these in the journey to mastery.

There will be an opportunity to explore our Interactive Environment and discuss how to ensure that both leaders and teachers recognise maths within continuous provision and everyday routines. Help to evaluate the effectiveness of current provision in maximising mathematical learning opportunities will be a focus.

Exploring Maths in Action: A Teachers Guide to Practical Approaches

This highly dynamic workshop will explore how to engage children in practical experiences and the rehearsal of maths language and concepts. It will explore how resources can be used in a variety of ways to introduce key concepts to children and offer valuable insights into how to make learning opportunities not only fun and interesting but meaningful and accessible to the children.

There will be time to use practical maths resources and access our new ‘Practitioners Guide to Using Practical Resources’ as well as opportunity to explore a maths-led classroom environment – essential for applying maths regularly and naturally in everyday situations.

Embedding Maths in Provision: A Practitioners Guide to Everyday Maths

Bring your team along for a learning walk through our Interactive Environment and gain a shared experience of best practice. This guided tour offers time for reflection and an opportunity to discuss how well your environment supports children’s mathematical thinking.

You will reflect on how provision enables children to explore maths in meaningful contexts and gain many ideas about how to plan and place resources – as well as introduce and use resources effectively to offer sufficient challenge.

Course type Bundle
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £125.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Maths Leaders, EYFS Leaders, EYFS & Y1 Teachers & Practitioner
Venue, Date & Time
Doubletree by Hilton, Reading RG41 5DG
Friday 24th April, 10.00am - 4.45pm Book Now

Access Training in our Partner Schools

Reading

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing Briefing £55.00 Reading 13 Mar
09 Jun

Headteacher & EYFS Leader Briefing

Course description

An essential session for Headteachers, Senior Leaders and EYFS Leads with information to keep you up to speed with national policy developments, and the opportunity to consider how these will impact on you and your team. We will also start to consider the key principles for confidently monitoring and evaluating practice, provision and impact in the EYFS.

Course type Briefing
Led by Ruth Swailes, National Leadership Consultant
Price £55.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Early Years Leaders. Headteachers and Senior Leaders
Venue, Date & Time
Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School, Brixham Rd, Reading RG2 7RB
Friday 13th March, 9.30am - 11.30am Book Now
Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School, Brixham Rd, Reading RG2 7RB
Tuesday 9th June, 9.30am - 11.30am Book Now

Southampton

Marvellous Maths Half Day £65.00 Southampton 20 Mar

Marvellous Maths

Course description

Investigate the wonder of mathematics in the early years and consider the potential of maths in everyday activity – looking at a range of ideas and strategies for further enhancing provision and skills-based teaching. The session will focus on developing an inspiring environment that truly connects with children’s natural desires and supports children’s mathematical thinking, reasoning and problem solving. It will also 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 Helen Tate, Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £65.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Paint Pots House, 1 Spring Crescent, Portswood, Southampton, SO17 2FZ
Friday 20th March, 9:30am - 12:00pm Book Now
Let’s Talk About It: Supporting Early Language Development Half Day £65.00 Southampton 20 Mar

Let’s Talk About It: Supporting Early Language Development

Course description

The acquisition of spoken language and communication skills in early childhood builds strong foundations for life-ling learning . Join this practical session to develop your understanding of the key steps in early language development and how to skilfully support these throughout the whole learning environment – enriching vocabulary and sparking conversations in the early years.

Benefits

  • Gain a deeper knowledge of the developmental stages of early talk
  • Strategies to help you create a language rich environment
  • Tools to help you lead and support others with improving provision for communication and language
Course type Half Day Course
Led by Helen Tate, Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £65.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Paint Pots House, 1 Spring Crescent, Portswood, Southampton, SO17 2FZ
Friday 20th March, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now
The Role of the Adult Twilight £35.00 Southampton 20 Mar

The Role of the Adult

Course description

We know that high quality interactions play a vital part in developing higher level thinkers and motivated learners. Alongside this, engaging in conversation during child-initiated activities helps children readily absorb new vocabulary and language structures. Developing, sustaining and evaluating the richness of interactions within our busy environments can be challenging.

This course will explore the clear links between creating continuous provision, and high quality enhancements. We will discuss the importance of providing an environment rich in interaction; a space which promotes questioning, discussion, imagination and shared thinking.  Practitioners will leave the training with a clear vision for improving the quality of interactions within their setting.

Course type Twilight
Led by Helen Tate, Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £35.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Paint Pots House, 1 Spring Crescent, Portswood, Southampton, SO17 2FZ
Friday 20th March, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now

Bristol

Inspirational Learning Environments: Supporting Child Initiated Learning Workshop £55.00 Bristol 07 May

Inspirational Learning Environments: Supporting Child Initiated Learning

Course description

Understanding how to use Continuous Provision is at the heart of a quality planning framework for all children in their early years. This highly practical session explores how an effective environment, carefully planned and organised, promotes a broad range of learning opportunities for children. It will cover the key principles of how to establish continuous provision, indoors and outdoors, which meets the needs of the whole curriculum and embeds learning.

Revisit the principles behind effective continuous provision, consider a fresh perspective and reflect on how to further develop your own enabling environment.

Course type Workshop
Led by Maria Moon, Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £55.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Snapdragons Nursery, 1 Grove Park, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6PP
Thursday 7th May, 9.30am - 11.30 Book Now
Celebrating under 3’s: Developing Early Language Workshop £55.00 Bristol 07 May

Celebrating under 3’s: Developing Early Language

Course description

The acquisition of spoken language and communication skills in early childhood builds strong foundations for life-ling learning. Join this practical session to develop your understanding of the key steps in early language development and how to skilfully support these throughout the whole learning environment – enriching vocabulary and sparking conversations in the early years.

Course type Workshop
Led by Maria Moon, Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £55.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Snapdragons Nursery, 1 Grove Park, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6PP
Thursday 7th May, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Book Now
The Child at the Heart: Focusing on Well-being and Involvement Twilight £35.00 Bristol 07 May

The Child at the Heart: Focusing on Well-being and Involvement

Course description

This session will offer an introduction to the work carried out at the Centre for Experiential Education at Leuven University Belgium. We will reflect on the relationship between a child’s well-being, involvement and outcomes across the curriculum. Learn more about how we can both effectively observe these behaviours and successfully support children so that they truly thrive!

Course type Twilight
Led by Maria Moon, Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £35.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS leaders and Practitioners
Venue, Date & Time
Snapdragons Nursery, 1 Grove Park, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6PP
Thursday 7th May, 4.00pm – 5.30pm Book Now

Peacehaven

In Pursuit of Excellence Half Day £65.00 Peacehaven 24 Mar

In Pursuit of Excellence

Course description

This session will enable Heads, Leaders 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. Start to consider the key principles for confidently monitoring the EYFS and access resources to support with the quality assurance and the evaluation of practice, provision and impact in your EYFS. There will be time within this session to explore our Interactive Environment, guided by our Consultant

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Heads, Leaders and Teachers
Price £65.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Venue, Date & Time
Meridian Community Primary School, Roderick Ave, Peacehaven, Brighton, East Sussex BN10 8BZ
Tuesday 24th March, 9.30am - 12.00pm Book Now
Open up the Outdoors Half Day £65.00 Peacehaven 24 Mar

Open up the Outdoors

Course description

A chance to reflect on the potential of outdoor learning and consider how you can develop your own space and curriculum to harness the special nature of outdoors – whatever the weather!

Course type Half Day Course
Led by Heads, Leaders and Teachers
Price £65.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Venue, Date & Time
Meridian Community Primary School, Roderick Ave, Peacehaven, Brighton, East Sussex BN10 8BZ
Tuesday 24th March, 1.00pm - 3.30pm Book Now
Inspirational Environments Indoors: A Learning Walk Learning Walk £20.00 Peacehaven 24 Mar

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 Twilight
Led by Heads, Leaders, Teachers and Practitioners working with the 2 -7 age range
Price £20.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Venue, Date & Time
Meridian Community Primary School, Roderick Ave, Peacehaven, Brighton, East Sussex BN10 8BZ
Tuesday 24th March, 4.00pm – 5.00pm Book Now

Essex

An Effective EYFS: Focussing on the Key Principles Full Day £125.00 Essex 27 Apr

An Effective EYFS: Focussing on the 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.

We will 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 Twilight
Led by Early Excellence Curriculum Consultant
Price £125.00 (exc. VAT)
Audience EYFS staff
Venue, Date & Time
Raphael Independent School, Park Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1XY
Monday 27th April, 9.30am - 3.30pm Book Now