Following the summer publication of the statutory changes to the EYFS in England, we now have the new Development Matters guidance which has sparked much debate across the sector. With more guidance set to follow; schools will need to start to unpick and question the implications at both leadership and practitioner level. Careful scrutiny and understanding of these materials, as well as conversations about how to inform and support colleagues during this time, will be a high priority for all those working in Early Childhood Education.
Amidst all these changes and as more children return to schools and settings there is much debate about the ‘learning gap’ which may have opened over the last few months. This requires us to sensitively consider who is likely to have been most impacted, how best to ascertain what those ‘gaps’ may be and to carefully examine how best we can support young children in a meaningful, developmentally appropriate and sustained way. To support us with this, we need to be aware of the DfE strategy to support early language development in the Reception year and initiatives to support children’s mental health and well-being. Above all, this is a time to reflect on how these few weeks have been going, learn from each other’s experiences and reflect on what will best meet the needs of our children in the short and long-term.
Join us live online for our Autumn National Briefing Webinar to ensure you are fully updated about the changes ahead for the EYFS and receive valuable guidance at both a strategic and practical level on supporting your youngest children and those working with them. Whether you have chosen to be an early adopter of the new policies or are waiting until September 2021 to fully implement these, strategic planning of your next steps will be crucial.
Heads, Senior Leaders, EYFS Leads and teachers
An introductory three-part webinar package designed for those looking to refresh their EYFS knowledgeMore Information
A dedicated webinar for Headteachers and Senior Leaders who want to ensure that their knowledge of the EYFS is up to dateMore Information
Join us for our Summer National Briefing Webinar to hear latest updates and practical guidance on supporting your youngest children and those working with them. We will also be providing a specific focus on the needs of children who will be joining Year One in September and how best schools can fully meet all their needs in this unprecedented year for transition.More Information
An insightful three part webinar programme for NQTs, RQTS, and those new to teaching in the EYFSMore Information
An insightful three-part webinar package designed for EYFS leaders and practitioners which places outdoor learning in the spotlightMore Information
A three-part webinar package for EYFS practitioners who are looking to develop language and communication skillsMore Information
An insightful and reflective three-part webinar package designed for EYFS leaders and practitionersMore Information
A fascinating workshop for all EYFS practitioners who are looking to challenge their thinking around high quality provisionMore Information
An exciting practical session for all practitioners working with children 3-7 years packed with fresh ideas and inspirationMore Information
An incredible opportunity to hear Professor Julie Fisher share her expertise around transition from EYFS and balanced approaches to learning in KS1More Information
An expert-led Art development day focused on teaching skills step by step through EYFS and into KS1More Information
A specialist workshop designed to inform and guide EYFS and KS1 practitioners in achieving their vision for learningMore Information
A fascinating workshop for all EYFS practitioners who are looking to challenge their thinking and develop their practiceMore Information
An exciting webinar package to support new EYFS leaders as they gain knowledge and develop their roleMore Information
An exciting session for all practitioners working with children 3-5 years packed with fresh ideas and inspirationMore Information
Take a dynamic approach to CPD and bring your whole team together to review and develop your approach to teaching maths in EYFS & KS1More Information