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...]

Observing using Technology (e.g with Tapestry)

Observing children and planning around their individual needs is an essential part of the EYFS and crucial to your Ofsted rating. Practitioners need to be aware of the characteristics of effective learning and understand how these relate to observing children’s progress in their learning and development. They need to know and understand when and what should be observed and importantly what should be assessed.  If you are using an electronic … [Read more...]

Managing Anaphylaxis, Asthma and Choking

Following on from our successful delivery of Early Years Paediatric First Aid we have developed this Early Years Managing Anaphylaxis, Asthma and Choking for Early Years course. This course provides a short update on some of the critical elements that can be forgotten in the three years between the statutory training. Three years is far too long to remember everything from a First Aid course, so why not undertake a course to refresh your … [Read more...]

Everyday Explorers – Outside

This Everyday Explorers - Outside course is designed to bring Science and Maths into Early Years settings Is the outside space in your setting being used effectively? Are your children getting the most from the learning opportunities it offers? In many settings the children venturing outside gives practitioners a feeling of relief as they get a chance to watch the children let off some steam and develop those all important physical skills. … [Read more...]

Enabling Baby Environments – Baby Development

This course is aimed at giving practitioners new activities, new ideas and a better understanding of the EYFS requirements for baby development. We have combined it with our Moving into the Baby Room Course so that it meets all the requirements of the EYFS and Ofsted. A brand new course bringing our popular Enabling Environments ethos of baby development to the baby room! This Enabling Baby Environments course will enable practitioners … [Read more...]

Everyday Explorers – Early Years Science

This Everyday Explorers - Science in Early Years course is designed to bring Science and Maths into Early Years settings. Do you have staff that lack confidence in Science or scientific thinking? Do your staff know what Science looks like in Early Years and how to include it everyday? Everyday Explorers is one of our courses designed to bring science into Early Years settings. Our skilled trainers will demonstrate how and importantly why … [Read more...]