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This course examines the key features of child development across the three prime areas of the EYFS. You will develop your knowledge, understanding, and implementation of these areas as well as explore a range of approaches and classroom management techniques that enhance these strands and keep you focused on individual children’s needs and development.
The framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is mandatory for all early years providers in maintained schools; non-maintained schools; independent schools; all providers on the Early Years Register; and all providers registered with an early years child minder agency.
|Duration||Learning Hours||Online Seminars||Assignments||Key Stage||Suitable For|
|1 Term||25 (includes Tasks and Seminars)||4||4||Early Years, KS1, KS2||Teachers, Literacy Co-ordinators, TAs, HLTAs|
When you enrol on any of our online courses you will have access to an expert in their field, get 1:1 support & advice from an experienced, qualified and friendly tutor ready to answer your questions. All our courses are developed by experienced Teachers.
The seminars are delivered live, recordings of these and all course materials are available 24/7 via our website. Access at any time, from anywhere using a computer, tablet or mobile.
All our online courses are certified and have completion criteria, once you have fulfilled the course requirements we will issue you with a course certificate. All our courses meet the DFE Standards for Teachers' Professional Development.
Session 1 - Communication and Language: child development & effective practice
Session 2 - Physical Development: child development & effective practice
Session 3 - PSED: child development & effective practice
Session 4 - Assessment, progress and transition in the prime areas (Includes changes to Early Years baseline assessment)
Additional Pre recorded session - Literacy - knowledge, effective practice, sample planning
All tasks are focused on self-evaluation, and identifying, developing and implementing ‘next steps’ for teachers.
I have found the course extremely helpful in gaining suggestions on how to improve our language outcomes, particularly given our high number of EAL students.
Thanks for a great and insightful course which I will draw upon quite regularly.
Franziska Herting, Head of Early Years - Improving EYFS Practices, July 2016
Excellent course. Very useful stuff, the course was mainly covering CL and L, but I got a lot more out of it. The whole course was very well structured.
EYFS Candidate April 2015
I found this training very useful as it gave me time to reflect and to improve further my teaching experience.
EYFS Candidate April 2016
Thinking back at the course I must say that I appreciated the seminars and listening to someone else’s point of view. As generally speaking for myself I tend to get stuck using the same pattern and ways year-in, year-out. These courses are eye openers to get thinking about what one is doing and what could be done to improve yourself and approach tasks in your setting with a fresh mind.
EYFS Candidate April 2016
I found the course to be very resourceful (links to documents and EY websites) and with practical ideas and approaches that I will use in my own setting. It was a great advantage to have the seminars recorded and have the opportunity to listen to the information as many times as I want.
EYFS Candidate 2015
I love the way Fe explained things in an easy to understand way giving great tips along the way. I have certainly been given things to think about regarding my own practice.
Outstanding Practice in the EYFS Candidate July 2016
Your seminars are a real antidote to all the pressure and madness at school, and have helped me to think about what is important and what is unnecessary in my teaching. Thanks.
EYFS Candidate 2015
Being new to Early Years, I am finding this course very helpful to explore the curriculum content and strategies in more depth.
EYFS Candidate 2015
Access to the course materials and eLearning area is for a 12 month period, this includes technical support. Tutor Support and Mentoring is available for 6 months from enrolment. There are 4 online seminars each lasting approximately one hour. Although we encourage candidates to attend the seminars live, they are recorded and uploaded for all candidates. If candidates are unable to attend the seminar they can watch the recording and ask any questions via email. The tasks are planned to fit in with teachers’ work requirements. There is a forum area allowing participants to share information and ask questions. To access the eLearning site and online seminars you require a computer with internet access and speakers / headphones, or a smartphone or tablet with the relevant apps installed.
You will be working with our eyfs specialist, Fe Luton. Fe has over 10 years teaching experience across reception and year 1. She has also worked in middle management as head of EYFS and KS1, and has managed Literacy and Mathematics subject areas. Fe worked as an in-school early years GTP mentor and has spent 4 years working as an education researcher and writer with a specific focus on early years and KS1. She works with local schools running CPD as well as occasional teaching on a local Early Years Education degree course. She regularly writes on Early Years issues for Scholastic and is a contributing writer for The Hamilton Trust. Fe has worked for Support for Schools for many years both developing resources and as a tutor.
We have clearly outlined course outcomes and goals and evaluate participants’ prior knowledge in order to ensure progression. Course tasks are designed to help participants evaluate impact on themselves, their school and the pupils.
Course content is developed in line with current thinking and is thoroughly researched by our expert tutors. Course tasks are designed not only to fit in around participants day to day teaching, but also to link teacher practice to pupil experiences and outcomes. Task feedback and support is given to reinforce impact evaluation of teachers practice and the wider implication for pupils and the school. All our courses are independently evaluated to ensure intended outcomes and quality.
Our eLearning environment and the content of the seminars and tasks is structured to encourage participants collaboration, tutor support and to challenge existing methods in order to develop more informed practice and better pupil outcomes.
The online delivery and course models we use in our training ensures content and the learning experience is delivered over a period of time. Support and Mentoring is available throughout the duration of the course and course materials and seminars are available for an extended period after the course finishes.
The course outcomes outlined in our Individual Learner Plans help participants plan and collaborate with leaders in order to develop on-going professional development strategies and plans. Our tasks and course feedback provides evidence to show school leaders and to provide forward planning for participants professional development and practices.