21 events found

Physical Development in the Early Years

The four home countries’ Chief Medical Officers for England recommend three hours of physical activity a day for early years children (‘Start Active, Stay Active’ report, 2011). It is good practice to have a mix of free play movement and some directed movement using both inside and outside areas.

Physical development underpins all the other areas of EYFS and thankfully Ofsted has recognised the need for settings to get children more active.

Not only are childhood obesity figures rising but we have research to show that a lack of physical development opportunities can have far wider impli ...
Course Code: EDU 18/614
Remaining places 23

SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Friday 2 November 201809:30 - 13:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
Request a place
Full details
Print Event

Observation, Assessment and Planning in the Early Years Foundation Stage - from insight to impact

‘Ongoing assessment (also known as formative assessment) is an integral part of the learning and development process. It involves practitioners observing children to understand their level of achievement, interests and learning styles, and to then shape learning experiences for each child reflecting those observations.’ (Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage, April 2017)

Are your observations effective?
Are you glued to ‘Development Matters’?
Are you confident in the ‘Assess Plan Do Review’ cycle?
Do you know what is truly DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE for every ...
Course Code: EDU 18/654
Remaining places 28

SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Monday 5 November 201809:30 - 15:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Request a place
Full details
Print Event

Early Years Enabling Environments

Enabling Environments is a course aimed at those working in the early years sector, with babies and children aged 0-5 years. This interactive course will enable delegates to engage with one another, reflecting on practice through open discussion. We will consider the contributing factors and our roles as facilitators when creating an enabling environment for all children to reach their full potential.

Creating enabling environments allows babies and children to feel more comfortable and safe. This in turn allows them to explore, play and discover within their environment. Playing and disco ...
Course Code: EDU 18/598
Remaining places 18

SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Friday 9 November 201811:00 - 15:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
Request a place
Full details
Print Event

‘I’m Not Messy, I’m Creative’ - Creativity Takes Courage

This course seeks to challenge practitioners’ perceptions of creativity and how we can develop this in all children. It will also identify the different ways in which groups of learners can be creative. The ‘Expressive Arts and Design’ area of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) focuses on the processes children undertake rather than a finished product and looks at creativity in its widest sense.

The Common Inspection Framework makes particular reference to the consistent quality of teaching and attainment across all areas of learning, and has a particular focus on children ...
Course Code: EDU 18/590
Remaining places 26

SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Monday 26 November 201813:00 - 16:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Request a place
Full details
Print Event

Maths is Magical!

This course is designed to enable practitioners to be more confident when supporting mathematics within their setting, by engaging children’s interest in a fun and stimulating way. This course is unique in that it will include the use of music, dance, drama and art to support the introduction of maths.

During the course practitioners will get the opportunity to explore key mathematical concepts which children in the early years will be expected to learn. There will be an opportunity to experience a variety of practical activities which practitioners can use in their settings to support math ...
Course Code: EDU 18/539
Remaining places 25

SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 4 December 201809:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Request a place
Full details
Print Event

Observation, Assessment and Planning in the Early Years Foundation Stage - from insight to impact

‘Ongoing assessment (also known as formative assessment) is an integral part of the learning and development process. It involves practitioners observing children to understand their level of achievement, interests and learning styles, and to then shape learning experiences for each child reflecting those observations.’ (Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage, April 2017)

Are your observations effective?
Are you glued to ‘Development Matters’?
Are you confident in the ‘Assess Plan Do Review’ cycle?
Do you know what is truly DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE for every ...
Course Code: EDU 18/655
Remaining places 29

SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Friday 18 January 201909:30 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
Request a place
Full details
Print Event

iLearn – a Look at the 'Technology and People' & 'Communities' Sections of Understanding the World

This course seeks to challenge practitioners’ perceptions of how we teach technology and develop understanding of cultures and belief with young children. It will provide practitioners with an understanding of teaching these subjects beyond the normal discussion and computer lessons.


It seeks to look the variety of ways in which all children demonstrate knowledge and understanding of these areas out of the traditional models and activities.

The Common Inspection Framework (updated April 2018) makes particular reference to the consistent quality of teaching and attainment across all are ...
Course Code: EDU 18/607
Remaining places 30

SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Monday 28 January 201909:00 - 15:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
Request a place
Full details
Print Event

Managing Group Times in Early Years

According to the ‘Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage’ (April 2017), “There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings. All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected. Three areas are particularly crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, from relationships and thrive.

These three prime areas are:

• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development

Group times ...
Course Code: EDU 18/604
Remaining places 28

SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 29 January 201909:30 - 12:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Request a place
Full details
Print Event

Fun with Sounds - Laying the Foundations for Early Phonics

‘Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in English. If children are able to understand phonics it will help them know which letters to use when they write words’ (National Literacy Trust, 2018). Phonics education is driven from the Department for Education and this course has been developed on recommendations from government policy.

Clearly, providing rich opportunities for singing, saying rhymes and moving to music is an essential element of high quality early years practi ...
Course Code: EY 19/002
Remaining places 20

SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Tuesday 26 February 201909:30 - 13:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
Request a place
Full details
Print Event

Empowering Play

Play is an essential part of every child’s life and is vital for the enjoyment of childhood as well as social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. Play England’s Charter for Children’s Play (2009) describes play as: ‘what children and young people do when they follow their own ideas and interests, in their own way, and for their own reasons.’

The children and staff will rediscover imagination, freedom and the love of playing for its own sake.

Aimed at Playworkers in Out of School settings, holiday clubs, nurseries and schools. This practical and playful training will empo ...
Course Code: EDU 18/652
Remaining places 22

SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Wednesday 27 February 201909:30 - 14:15Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Request a place
Full details
Print Event