Continual Professional Development
Booster Sessions and Short Courses, underpinned by DfE Professional Standards. Check out the new Nurturing Children range of Ongoing CPD Courses.
Certificate of Attendance available for completion of every course
Developing School Readiness... And bringing parents along for the ride
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.”
Nurturing Secure Children
Nurturing Happy Children
Nurturing Learning Children
School Readiness and Learning to Read
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.
Introduction to Birth to Five Matters – EYFS guidance written by the sector, for the sector.
“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.
"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!