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Is Everything OK with your EYFS?

Exploring the Expectations & Implications for Leaders


How good is the quality of learning in your EYFS? As a school leader how do you know? How confident do you feel in understanding and articulating this?

A clear understanding of effective early years education is fundamental in securing high outcomes for children. Yet for many members of the Senior Leadership Team, the EYFS is a phase of teaching where they have very limited experience. With Ofsted now asking schools to examine closely how the whole learning journey is connected and sequenced appropriately, it is essential that school leaders truly engage with their EYFS teams and feel equipped to evaluate the current provision and practice. School leaders need to be able to draw on a secure understanding of the core principles of pedagogy, knowledge of child development, the statutory requirements - as well as external expectations.

During this seminar we explore key information from Ofsted, about both inspection and their subject-based curriculum research reviews for the early years, and the Statutory Framework for the EYFS, considering the core principles of the EYFS and how these are translated into practice and provision. By reflecting on how young children learn and on key quality indicators, Senior Leaders will be supported to evaluate their EYFS, ensuring that it is connected meaningfully to the whole school curriculum, and identify next steps for strategic development.


  • Deepen understanding of effective, high quality early years practice and provision

  • Confidently and accurately evaluate the quality of learning in EYFS

  • Strengthen knowledge of the statutory expectations and key Ofsted requirements and their EYFS research reviews


Heads and senior leaders


Face to Face Course - £75 per person excl. VAT

Live Webinar - £75 per person excl. VAT

Recording - £75 per person excl. VAT

Please note that our online training courses are priced per person and multiple viewings of a course will be charged.

Dates and Times

Spring 2024

Face to Face Courses

Norfolk - Lakenham Primary School & Nursery, NR1 2HL
Tuesday 23rd January 
9:30am - 12:00pm

Doncaster - Southfield Primary School, DN3 3BN
Thursday 25th January
9:30am - 12:00pm

Carnforth - Ingleton Primary School, LA6 3DY
Thursday 1st February
9:30am - 12:00pm

Derby - Harrington Nursery School, DE23 8PE
Wednesday 7th February
9:30am - 12:00pm

Coventry - Alderman's Green Primary School, CV2 1PP
Thursday 8th February
9:30am - 12:00pm

London - Ethelred Nursery School and Children's Centre, SE11 6BG
Tuesday 27th February
1:30pm - 4:00pm

Hull - Endike Academy, HU6 7UR
Wednesday 28th February
9:30am - 12:00pm

Essex - St Anne Line Catholic Infant School & Nursery, SS15 5AF
Wednesday 6th March
9:30am - 12:00pm

Halifax - The Early Excellence Studio, HX5 0EE
Tuesday 12th March
1:00pm - 3:30pm

Devon - Haytor View Community Primary School & Nursery, TQ12 4BD
Tuesday 19th March
9:30am - 12:00pm

*Please Note - Lunch will not be provided when attending Face to Face Courses, please ensure you bring a packed lunch to the course.


Live Webinar

Wednesday 13th March 
9:30am - 12:00pm


Summer 2024

Live Webinar

Monday 17th June
1:00pm - 3:30pm


Autumn 2024

Live Webinar

Friday 27th September
9:30am - 12:00pm

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