Developing the Early Years Foundation Stage within Schools and Settings

What is the course about?

This course has been developed in response to the ever-changing educational landscape of the Early Years Foundation Stage. With the introduction of the Early Years Pupil Premium, the Baseline assessment and the changes to Ofsted inspection with regard to the Early Years Foundation Stage, practitioners and leaders need to be aware of both current and future expectations and how to meet them.

What does the course cover?

The course will reference the EYFS statutory Framework, detailing assessment requirements, learning and development requirements, and the safeguarding & welfare requirements. The course will disseminate the latest information regarding the forthcoming changes to the inspection framework for Early Years providers both in school and childcare, Early Years Pupil Premium. You will leave the course feeling positive regarding the implementation of these changes for your setting. You will gain confidence in evidencing progress in all aspects of the EYFS, ideas for documenting the changes you have made or intend to make for the benefit of children’s learning which include transition, working with parents, the characteristics of effective learning and the enabling environment.

Who is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for any practitioner within the Early Years or Year 1, Early Years Phase leader or manager who is working in the a Primary School or Early Years Setting and wishes to make a positive impact upon the teaching and learning of children in their earliest years in education.

What is the duration of the course?

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9:30 start through to 4pm.

Who will be delivering the course?

Suzanne Dunn- Educational Consultant, Schools and Early Education Development Services.

How can I be confident of quality?

Suzanne Dunn is a trainer and consultant with extensive experience working with children and families across numerous sectors, including schools, children’s centres and private provision. For four years she worked in a local authority curriculum quality advisory roles.

Suzanne has an interest in assessment within the Early Years and Key Stage 1, the role of physical development as a building block for education, the characteristics of effective learning and transition into and within the Primary School.  She is currently a member of TCTYC, the association of Early Years Educators and 4children, the national charity all about children and families.

How much will it cost?

It will cost you £190+vat. This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying resources, certificate of attendance, unlimited refreshments and a two-course luncheon.