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Curriculum Design in the Early Years

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework is changing and there are new statutory requirements for September 2021.

There is a much greater emphasis on curriculum design because, in the past, some schools have been using the Early Learning Goals and Development Matters as their curriculum. The new framework makes it clear that they are, in fact, your goals - not the curriculum that will help students to meet them.

This highly practical, evidence-based course will help you to plan a rich, well sequenced curriculum for children in Nursery and Reception. This course is suitable for a ...
Course Code: EDU 21/973
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Session 1Monday 18 October 202109:30 - 15:00Home Study, N/A, N/A
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Creativity and the Young Child

‘Vygotsky believed that creativity arises from any human activity that produces something new. Creative acts could produce anything from physical objects to a music score to a new mental construct. Creativity is therefore present when major artistic, scientific and technical discoveries are made.’ Penfold, L (2019)

This online training will provide a thorough introduction to the concepts of creativity and critical thinking, and how these aspects can be nurtured and supported within an early years’ context. The session is for all those working with babies and young children from birth to fi ...
Course Code: EDU 21/987
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Session 1Tuesday 23 November 202113:00 - 15:00Home Study, N/A, N/A
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Reading and Writing for Boys in Early Years: Promote the skills essential for future success

‘Practitioners have a crucial role to play in finding ways of engaging and collaborating with children in writing, of creating interesting and purposeful opportunities to write both indoors and outdoors, and planning higher levels of adult-child interaction that support children’s thinking. It is important that adults develop an ethos where risk taking is actively encouraged, so that even the most reluctant child will be happy to have a go at writing without fear of ‘getting it wrong’.’ (The National Strategies, 2011)

Reading and writing are complex tasks for young children, especially for ...
Course Code: EDU 21/850
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Session 1Tuesday 18 January 202218:30 - 20:30Home Study, N/A, N/A
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Managing Relationships with Parents (Early Years)

‘Working in partnership with parents and/or carers is central to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Consulting them about children’s early experiences helps practitioners plan for effective learning at the setting, and helps them support parents in continuing their children's learning development at home’ (Pre-school Learning Alliance., 2019)

This course is aimed at practitioners working in early years settings. During this informative training course delegates will explore:

• How to establish and build effective relationships with parents
• How to maintain relationships
• How to ...
Course Code: EDU 21/985
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Session 1Tuesday 1 March 202210:00 - 12:00Home Study, N/A, N/A
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