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Developing the Early Years Foundation Stage within Schools and Settings

This course has been developed in response to the ever-changing educational landscape of the Early Years Foundation Stage. With the introduction of the revised EYFS framework (from 1 September 2021). The course will look at the areas of learning, with a particular focus on physical development. 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 this course cover?

The course will reference the EYFS statutory Framework, detailing assessment requirements, learning and development requirements, and the safeguarding & welfare requirements.

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. Regarding physical development Core strength and co-ordination, Gross motor and Fine motor skills will be illustrated.

Who is it 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 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.

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 role. 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.

The course is one full day from 9am for registration and refreshments for a 9.30am start through to 4pm.

Your needs are assessed throughout the day and responded to. There is no formal assessment required on your part. You will be provided with a colour bound course booklet and a 2GB memory stick with the PowerPoint used and numerous documents providing background reading.

It will cost you £190.00 +vat. This includes course administration, planning, delivery, photocopying, resources, certification, unlimited refreshment and a two-course luncheon.

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