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Early Years

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An Introduction to Self Regulation in Early Years

The development of self-regulation and executive function is consistently linked with successful learning, including pre-reading skills, early mathematics and problem solving. Strategies that seek to improve learning by increasing self-regulation have an average impact of seven additional months’ progress. A number of studies also suggest that improving the self-regulation skills of children in the early years is likely to have a lasting positive impact on later learning at school, and also have a positive impact on wider outcomes such as behaviour and persistence.’ Education Endowment Fund – Self regulation strategies . Lunch is not provided on this course.

£62.00

(excl. VAT)
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Building a Unique Curriculum

A coherently planned and well-sequenced curriculum enables children to make progress by knowing more, understanding more and being able to do more.  In the early years, the curriculum enables all children to make progress in the areas of learning.  In this way, early education provides the building blocks of knowledge for subjects that children will study in later years.  (Ofsted, Best Start in Life:  Settling the Scene, November 2022)

 

This session will focus on how to build a unique curriculum, what needs to be considered when planning one, as well as how to put your curriculum into practice.

£62.00

(excl. VAT)
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Communication & Language 0 - 3 Getting it Right from the Start

This is a brand new course exploring supporting communication and language from babies onwards. 

As communication is vital to all other areas of development it is vital that we get it right from the start to ensure that all children can reach their full potential.

The aims of the training are

  • To understand stages of young children’s communication and language  development  
  • To develop strategies to support young children’s communication and language development including those with EAL and speech and language difficulties  

  • To be able to work with parents and other professionals to support speech hand language development in very young children. 

  

 

£40.00

(excl. VAT)
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Communication & Language 3 - 5 years

This training is to support practitioners

  • To understand the importance of communication and language for children’s wider development and future attainment​
  • To maximise opportunities to develop children’s communication and language skills​
  • To recognise a high-quality adult: child interaction ​
  • Gain ideas to develop your setting to provide rich communication and language

 

£62.00

(excl. VAT)
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Excelling Outdoors

This course will demonstrate how to plan, resource and support children’s learning outside. 
It engages learners in a series of practical and fun activities that allow a setting to confidently include outdoor play, incorporating risk and challenge, to make learning through play more exciting. The ideas are based on current research and practice to improve learning outcomes. This course will focus on risk and challenge, communication, language and literacy and mathematics aspects of the EYFS. 

£62.00

(excl. VAT)
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Excelling Outdoors - Beyond the Back Garden

Bespoke for Buckinghamshire Childminders

This course will demonstrate how to plan, resource and support children’s learning outside. It engages learners in a series of practical and fun activities that allow childminders to confidently include outdoor play, incorporating risk and challenge, to make learning through play more exciting. The ideas are based on current research and practice to improve learning outcomes. This course will focus on risk and challenge and all areas of learning and development from the EYFS.  As a result of attending this course you will have discussed the following:

  • To increase practitioner knowledge and confidence of delivering engaging and challenging EYFS experiences outside. 
  • To plan and implement quality learning outside, including those arising spontaneously, tailored to meet the needs and development of the children. 
  • To understand the benefits of risk and challenge and how to support this for children and any assistants you may employ. 

£40.00

(excl. VAT)
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EYFS Profile Professional Dialogue Meeting

These events are aimed at Reception class teachers.

This professional dialogue meeting will give those reception teachers completing the EYFSP for 2024 the opportunity to discuss the early learning goals as well as their judgements to ensure accuracy and consistency in EYFS profile for parents and year one teachers. The course will use the EYFS profile handbook, it will have an element of evidence sharing through professional dialogue.

Training Objectives:

  • Support reception teachers to complete the EYFS profile for 2024 
  • Facilitate practitioners to engage in professional dialogue with colleagues 
  • Discuss key aspects of the early learning goals 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Practitioners are aware of expectations for EYFSP 2024 
  • Practitioners feel confident to make accurate EYFSP judgements 
  • Practitioners have a greater understanding of the early learning goals

 

£40.00

(excl. VAT)
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EYFS Profile Professional Dialogue Meeting by Webinar

This course is aimed at Reception class teachers.

This professional dialogue meeting will give reception teachers completing the EYFSP for 2024 the opportunity to discuss the early learning goals as well as their judgements to ensure accuracy and consistency in EYFS profile for parents and year one teachers. The course will use the EYFS profile handbook, it will have an element of evidence sharing through professional dialogue.

Training Objectives:

  • Support reception teachers to complete the EYFS profile for 2024 
  • Facilitate practitioners to engage in professional dialogue with colleagues 
  • Discuss key aspects of the early learning goals

Learning Outcomes:

  • Practitioners are aware of expectations for EYFSP 2024
  • Practitioners feel confident to make accurate EYFSP judgements 
  • Practitioners have a greater understanding of the early learning goals 

£30.00

(excl. VAT)
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Practitioners New to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

This course is designed for practitioners new to a setting and new to the EYFS. Suitable for childminders, nursery and preschool staff and those working in school in the Early Years.

  • Gain an overview of the ‘Statutory Framework for the EYFS’ and other non-statutory documentation
  • Observation, assessment and planning a cycle
  • Ensure that the characteristics of effective teaching & learning are at the heart of your practice
  • Cultural Capital and implementing a curriculum within the setting
  • Understand what we mean by adult-led and child-initiated activities
  • Understand the importance of partnership with parents and others
  • How to create an enabling environment 

£30.00

(excl. VAT)
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Supporting the well-being of children in the Early Years

This half day course will explore risk and protective factors that promote positive mental health for all children. It will look at ways to identify need and the role of practitioners in providing support for children’s mental health and well-being.​

This training will give practitioners confidence in identifying children that are struggling with their well-being and the opportunity to consider ways to enhance practice to support these children.

£40.00

(excl. VAT)
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Teaching Phonics in Early Years

Children’s literacy skills in school are generally influenced by their earlier experiences. Adults working with younger children can support them to develop a strong foundation from which to learn the specific skills needed to be successful readers and writers. This session will explore ideas for developing children’s early phonics skills through:
Adult-led activities
Fun, practical games
Resources which can be differentiated depending on a child’s age and stage of development

£40.00

(excl. VAT)