CPD Sessions

Continual Professional Development

Booster Sessions and Short Courses, underpinned by DfE Professional Standards. Check out the new Nurturing Children range of Ongoing CPD Courses.

Underpinned by the DfE Professional Development Standards, each session is structured to offer you the knowledge, understanding and support you need to re-examine your practice with confidence.
With activities for you to work through, and questions to challenge your current thinking, it will help you to reflect.
And as you work through the sessions and participate in discussions you will come to realise the practices you need to celebrate – and gain the help you need to challenge others.

Certificate of Attendance available for completion of every course

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Developing School Readiness...  And bringing parents along for the ride

Whether you hear the term School Readiness as a buzz-phrase coming down from head office, or something every parent seems to want to know about, equipping children with all they need during the early years as about more than preparing them for their transition into a school classroom.  It is about preparing for all their tomorrows – wherever that may take them.  But sometimes, for some people, this needs a wider perspective and somewhat of a rethink.

Ongoing CPD
Nurturing Children

Understand the core child development knowledge and key processes behind how a child’s mind and body grows during these foundational years. And be supported as you use this to root all your practical decisions, environments and engagements. Ensuring the child, rather than any other factor, is at the core of all you do.

Consisting of 5 sessions, written to offer you all the knowledge, understanding and support you need. Designed to be delivered over five evenings of CPD or a couple of days training, collectively learn, discuss and develop throughout your practice.  And with direct links to the Parent Courses, you can work with your families to offer your children the experiences and understanding they need to flourish. Both in their early years and as they become all they can be.

The Nurturing Children range of individual courses is intended as an introduction to the Nurturing Childhoods Accreditation. . If you are already working towards your Accreditation, please select a different course. Alternatively, you can upgrade this course on completion to become accredited while you put into practice your new skills.”

Ongoing CPD
Nurturing Secure Children

This course consists of 6 sessions, all helping you to explore where the confusion surrounding school readiness has come from.  Allowing you to refocus attention back on the formative growth and development occurring during the early years and helping you to refocus your attentions – and that of your parents – back where it needs to be.  With sessions focused on the development of school readiness in the baby room, the toddler room and in preschool, it will explore how learning is a fundamental part of life from day one.  And looking to nurture all the skills this requires in the months before school is leaving things years too late.

Ongoing CPD
Nurturing Happy Children

This course consists of 6 sessions, all helping you to explore where the confusion surrounding school readiness has come from.  Allowing you to refocus attention back on the formative growth and development occurring during the early years and helping you to refocus your attentions – and that of your parents – back where it needs to be.  With sessions focused on the development of school readiness in the baby room, the toddler room and in preschool, it will explore how learning is a fundamental part of life from day one.  And looking to nurture all the skills this requires in the months before school is leaving things years too late.

Ongoing CPD
Nurturing Learning Children

This course consists of 6 sessions, all helping you to explore where the confusion surrounding school readiness has come from.  Allowing you to refocus attention back on the formative growth and development occurring during the early years and helping you to refocus your attentions – and that of your parents – back where it needs to be.  With sessions focused on the development of school readiness in the baby room, the toddler room and in preschool, it will explore how learning is a fundamental part of life from day one.  And looking to nurture all the skills this requires in the months before school is leaving things years too late.

Ongoing CPD
School Readiness and Learning to Read

This course consists of 6 sessions, all helping you to explore where the confusion surrounding school readiness has come from.  Allowing you to refocus attention back on the formative growth and development occurring during the early years and helping you to refocus your attentions – and that of your parents – back where it needs to be.  With sessions focused on the development of school readiness in the baby room, the toddler room and in preschool, it will explore how learning is a fundamental part of life from day one.  And looking to nurture all the skills this requires in the months before school is leaving things years too late.

This Ongoing CPD course comes complete with action plans to drive improvements throughout the setting, handouts to support communication with your parents, and certificates for completion.  Giving you all you need to make a real difference in your setting.  And as a great introduction to the Nurturing Childhoods Accreditation, you can upgrade this course on completion and start working towards becoming a Nurturing Childhoods Accredited Setting.

CPD Booster
Introduction to Birth to Five Matters – EYFS guidance written by the sector, for the sector.

Written by one of its authors.  While you may be familiar with the tagline, in this training session we will be exploring the benefits that came from all the collaborations.  And how you can benefit from the processes involved in the writing of the document, and the quality of the materials that have been produced.

CPD Booster
“Learning to read” - The steps you can, and should be taking to enhance children’s reading.

Influenced by social media and big business, parents wanting the best start for their children can become misguided into thinking that accelerated learning is the best learning.  That with encouragement, time and devotion, you can ensure their children are getting the head start they need.  But the best form of learning is rarely the most accelerated form of learning.  However, when properly guided, you can have a huge difference on the learning process and this begins right from the start, in the baby room.

CPD Booster
"Getting mathematical" - The steps you can and should be taking to enhance children's maths.

A big part of being human is our ability to think mathematically.  Animals communicate, they use tools and problem solve, but they cannot do symbolic manipulation.  So, if this is so important to us, why do so many grow up to be completely put off the whole idea? In this session you will learn to recognise and promote the practices that support children’s later mathematical abilities.  As you identify where you could use some further consideration – and celebrate what you didn’t realise you were doing so well!

If you would like to find out more about our CPD sessions, please get in touch.