Risky Business

Risky Business is an Early Years Training Course aimed at taking a new look at encouraging more risky play opportunities in Early Years settings. Taking part in risky play activities has lots of benefits to young children, but just how much risk is too much?  This course examines the way we handle risky activities in the setting, from why they should be used to how to mitigate the risk.  This course provides tools to safely provide a risk … [Read more...]

Supporting the emotional development of children 3-5s – PSED

Personal, social and emotional development or PSED is a prime area within the Early Years Foundation Stage, and practitioners have to support children’s emotional development. This supporting the emotional development of children 3-5s course has been designed and is delivered by Dr Anita Soni to help early years practitioners understand how to support children in the aspect of ‘Managing Feelings and Behaviour’ through use of emotion … [Read more...]

Using Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP) to develop practice

Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP) is reflective practice that is enhanced by the use of video. It is a strengths based approach based on the principles of attuned interaction from Video Interactive Guidance (VIG). VERP aims to improve effective communication in the situation it naturally occurs. It is a way of reflecting on clips of successful communication and identifying practitioners identifying areas for development or working points … [Read more...]

Playwork Training

 This Playwork Training Course is designed for all practitioners working or leading practice in an Out of School Club provision. This will include stand-alone clubs or ones within a nursery childcare setting. This course will support practitioners in building effective practice in their everyday activities. If you lead an Out of School Club you may find that our other course is more suitable. Without delving too much into the EYFS 2017 and … [Read more...]

Let Them Loose with Natural Materials

A practical course full of fun, designed to enthuse practitioners to deliver inspirational activities using loose parts. Providing a rich, engaging and interactive environment remains key to supporting better outcomes for children. These parts provide a fantastic resource that encourages children to be creative and problem solve - encouraging them to explore their environment and allowing practitioners to effectively support their … [Read more...]