An Ideal introduction for Practitioners new to the EYFS or those who require a refresher

Course Summary:

‘The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.  It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life’ - Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2014

Covering essential key components of EYFS Statutory Framework this introductory course is held over one and a half days with a gap task to complete in between sessions.  Split into three sessions the course covers sections one to three of the framework and provides practitioners with an interactive learning experience supporting a range of learning styles.

The Safeguarding and welfare requirement session will support practitioners to:

  • Understand the EYFS
  • Familiarise themselves with the Safeguarding and the Welfare Requirements
  • Identify the Learning and Development Requirements
  • Share examples of good practice linked to the EYFS
  • The teaching and learning session will support practitioners with:
  • The observation of children
  • Completion of formative and summative assessment
  • Compilation of children’s development folders/learning journeys
  • Completion of transfer/ transition paperwork
  • Observations to identify children’s next steps
  • Observations to inform planning

Gap Activity: after the first part of the course, practitioners will be required to complete an observation of an early years aged child linked to the EYFS areas of learning Working with the gap activity the planning and effective learning session will support practitioners to:

  • Unpick their observations and to identify children’s next steps into planning
  • Set targets for children
  • Look at the characteristics of effective learning
  • Understand the planning cycle
  • Consider the balance between adult led and child initiated activities
  • Give practitioners ideas for planning

Course Length: 9 hours (one full day and a half day, practitioners must attend both sessions and complete gap task to receive a certificate of attendance)

Course Leader/s: Early Years Team, Shirlee Leonce and Jane Salmon

Audience: All practitioners new to the EYFS or those who require a refresher

Session Day Date Time Venue Delegate fee  
One Monday 16 April 2018 9:30am-4:30pm NNSTC £95 Book
Two Tuesday 24 April 2018 9:30am-12:30pm  
OR           Book
One  Thursday 19 July 2018 9:30am-4:30pm NNSTC £95  
Two Tuesday 31 July 2018 9:30am-12:30pm