The sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors, the closeness to nature, the excitement most children feel, the wonder and curiosity all serve to enhance and stimulate learning. This course explores the creative and motivational world of outdoor play and learning. It blends case studies and practical hands on experiences, by encouraging practitioners to go outside. Explore the vision and values of outdoor learning and how you can incorporate these in your strategies to outdoor learning. There are many barriers to outdoor learning, and in this course we will look at the different strategies you can implement to overcome these challenges over time. The course is designed to help you write an action plan with your team to develop the opportunities you can provide for outdoor learning. This course can also be run as a full day course which will include outdoor workshops to provide taster sessions of appropriate activities for cross-curricular outdoor learning. These workshops can be tailored to the age/stage, curriculum, and what you think will work best in your setting.
This course provides an introduction to the Prevent Duty and how it is relevent to Early Years and Childcare settings. It also explains what is meant by British Values. All practitioners working in early years settings in Brighton & Hove are welcome to attend and safeguarding leads may find the course particularly useful.Essential Information
This training will give you a better understanding of the intervention plans devised by your setting’s speech and language therapist to support children’s language skills. We will look at areas covered by the targets, how to use resources to deliver those targets, and how to record progress. We will also look at how the targets can be integrated into whole class teaching.
This one day stimulating and engaging Enable Children course seeks to support participants in understanding and addressing the specific needs of toddlers through responsive, playful and informed practice and provision. It includes exploration of learning and development for under two’s plus consideration of schemas, heuristic play and an understanding of the uniqueness of two year old behaviour.
Please bring a copy of bring a copy of Development Matters
This introductory course will show you how to effectively observe, assess and plan children’s development. Using different techniques we look at the importance of the observation, assessment and planning cycle. Easily learn different techniques to add to your daily practice.
This practical and vibrant Enable Children course has a focus on innovative continuous provision which provides varied challenges and genuine fascination for young children in an environment which they will find engaging, motivating and thought provoking.
You will be inspired to embed affordable and imaginative enhancements to provision which will ensure an exciting and enabling environment indoors and out at all times of year.
.Participants will review the impact and potential of all aspects of the environment including transient “pop-up” opportunities and more permanent features as well as considering the potential in book corners, storage units, displays and domestic areas such as washrooms, eating and changing areas.
1. Please bring a copy of Development Matters
2. This course is aimed at practitioners working with 3 – 5 year olds in the pre-school sector.
This workshop provides a comprehensive and enjoyable introduction to working with the Makaton Core Vocabulary. The aim of the course is to familiarise participants with the introductory concepts and the history and development of Makaton.Essential Information
The EYFS Inspirational Movement Skills course is a highly practical, inspirational session aimed at staff working with 2-5 years. The course provides delegates with an insightful view on how to incorporate more movement into your planning and promote a movement based methodology supporting physical development. Delegates will understand the impact movement has on cognitive function and all areas of well being. The course has been delivered both nationally and internationally and is recognised for it’s excellence.
Discover the wonderful world of treasure baskets and heuristic play, with practical tips and advice on how to create your own collections. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of natural objects and materials, and discuss how to develop multi-sensory play in their setting. Through film, and with reference to the work of Elinor Goldschmied, the theory and history behind treasure baskets will also be shared.