To book your place and find out more information on our EYFS Teaching and Learning CPD opportunities click on the links below:

SAVE THE DATE!  Early Years Annual Conference: 28th September 2018 

Courses, Briefings and Networks:  

January  2018

EYFS Briefings:Spring Neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Tourettes Syndrome (TS), and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are common and impairing conditions that frequently co-exist and affect about 1 in 20 people across the lifespan. Focusing on ADHD and ASD we are delighted to welcome two guest speakers to our spring briefing, Professor David Daley; Professor of Psychological Intervention and behaviour change at the University of Nottingham and Chris Barson; founder of Positive about Autism.

New to the EYFSP F2 : Giving you an option to attend either a morning or afternoon session this training is essential for F2's who are new to the EYFSP and will provide you with key messages about the EYFSP and statutory assessment process, an overview of the guidance and exemplification materials and ideas to support a smooth transition to Key Stage 1.

EYFS Number Sense F2Learning to count with understanding is a crucial number skill, but other skills, such as perceiving subgroups, need to develop alongside counting to provide a firm foundation for number sense. When children have daily, long-term opportunities to work (and play) with numbers it supports future growth in their mathematical thinking, confidence, and enthusiasm about mathematics. 

Paediatric First Aid  12 hour course still only £55 for PVCI settings with a further reduction for voluntary organisations, these are held every month, click on the link to see content and dates.

 Talking Twos Programme  Only available from Nottingham City Early Years Team, Talking Twos is a unique Early Identification of Speech and Language needs delivered by one of our specialists in your setting.

 Pete Moorhouse: Introduction to Woodwork in the EYFS (See Offer!)   This practical workshop will look at how you can introduce woodwork in your settings. Looking at the theory and how woodwork meets many learning and development aspects of the EYFS practitioners will examine the historical context and look at examples from other countries that have been working successfully with wood for many years

Pete Moorhouse: Enabling Environments - the third teacher (See Offer!)  Looking at the affect of other pedagogies which have influenced current practice the workshop will focusion Reggio Emilia .In the Reggio Emilia approach they refer to the environment as the Third Teacher - showing the importance they place on creating the right environment for learning and growth and for children to construct their own learning.

Strategies for EAL in the Early Years   Early Years settings are rich in play and opportunities for social and language development. This course will equip you with simple strategies to work in partnership with parents and to provide children with English as an additional language with experiences that allow them to develop and enhance their English language acquisition, while continuing to build upon and celebrate their own home language and culture, in a safe environment.

 February 2018

Interactions With the rapid increase in screen time it is even more important that the quality of our daily interactions are improved. Caroline will be working in collaboration with Suzanne Scrivens to unpick what makes an effective interaction and the impact this has on all other areas of learning. Based on the success of a recent interaction project we will provide you with tried and tested techniques.

Paediatric First Aid  12 hour course still only £55 for PVCI settings with a further reduction for voluntary organisations, these are held every month, click on the link to see content and dates.

Talking Twos Programme  Only available from Nottingham City Early Years Team, Talking Twos is a unique Early Identification of Speech and Language needs delivered by one of our specialists in your setting.

March 2018

Pete Moorhouse: Encouraging Creativity- creative and critical thinking (See Offer!)  This course is designed to develop understanding of what creativity means and explore ways in which we can best encourage creativity. Practitioners will start by defining creativity and critical thinking and then look at the different aspects of children’s thinking that contribute to the process of developing ideas. 

Agreement Trialling Dates: Please note that all Agreement Trialling sessions will be held at Basford Hall Conference Centre (formerly Basford Miners Welfare) 55 Goldcrest Road, Cinderhill, Nottingham, NG6 8PT. Parking available or 5 minutes walk from tram or bus stop. Please choose one of the sessions listed and book your place.

Paediatric First Aid  12 hour course still only £55 for PVCI settings with a further reduction for voluntary organisations, these are held every month, click on the link to see content and dates.

Talking Twos Programme  Only available from Nottingham City Early Years Team, Talking Twos is a unique Early Identification of Speech and Language needs delivered by one of our specialists in your setting. 

 April 2018

EYFS Briefings: Summer Our summer briefing will focus on F1 agreement trialling

Paediatric First Aid  12 hour course still only £55 for PVCI settings with a further reduction for voluntary organisations, these are held every month, click on the link to see content and dates.

EYFS Inspirational Dance and Movement Level 1  The course is especially suited to those who would like to learn more about the importance of physical activity in the early years and how to engage with young children (aged 2-5 years) in more physically active play. The session will show how dance and movement can make strong links with all Prime and Specific Areas of the EYFS.

Talking Twos Programme  Only available from Nottingham City Early Years Team, Talking Twos is a unique Early Identification of Speech and Language needs delivered by one of our specialists in your setting.  

May 2018

Paediatric First Aid  12 hour course still only £55 for PVCI settings with a further reduction for voluntary organisations, these are held every month, click on the link to see content and dates.

Talking Twos Programme  Only available from Nottingham City Early Years Team, Talking Twos is a unique Early Identification of Speech and Language needs delivered by one of our specialists in your setting.

June and July 2018

Magical Outdoor Play  Supporting the development of  all EYFS areas of learning this course gives practitioners the inspiration and ideas they need to make outdoor play  truly magical. Through a series of imaginative activities and techniques to maximise the outdoor environment the course will inspire practitioners to deliver outdoor play, whatever the weather and give a whole host of new ideas to take back to their schools.

Food Safety  Providers must be confident that those responsible for preparing and handling food are competent to do so. In group provision, all staff involved in the preparing and handling food must receive training in food hygiene.’  Early Years Statutory Framework  On completion of this course you will receive a certificate detailing the course content.

Paediatric First Aid  12 hour course still only £55 for PVCI settings with a further reduction for voluntary organisations, these are held every month, click on the link to see content and dates.

Talking Twos Programme  Only available from Nottingham City Early Years Team, Talking Twos is a unique Early Identification of Speech and Language needs delivered by one of our specialists in your setting. 

EYFS Briefings: End of term Practitioners Choice!