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Strengthening Adult Interactions in the EYFS

Developing Partners in Play and Learning


Relationships lie at the heart of learning, and research consistently shows that effective interactions are the critical keystone of high-quality practice in the Early Years. This essential course has been designed to enable all those working with young children to become the best possible partners in play and learning.


Delivered as either a full day face-to-face event, or as three webinars, the course covers: 

The Vital Foundations: Adult Knowledge and Understanding

Examine crucial threads of practitioner knowledge and understanding which underpin interactions with children. Exploring key aspects of child development and how young children learn, drawing on latest/key research and considering the curriculum.

Key Priorities: Communication and Language and Co/Self-Regulation

Shine spotlights on how we can support the development of children’s Communication and Language, as well as Self-Regulation, through skilful and sensitive interactions.  With recommendations for leadership and practical tips for teams to use in the classroom.

Partners in Learning: Developing and Extending Thinking

Explore strategies to further raise the quality of practice, including guidance around Sustained Shared Thinking and the use of questions in interactions.


There will be opportunities to refresh on general aspects of good practice for effective interaction and with suggested tasks, supporting activities and practical tools, this course offers an ideal opportunity to strengthen practice for you and your team!



  • A deeper understanding of the complex nature of and importance of adult child interactions.

  • Strategies for developing Language and Communication, Self-Regulation and Sustained Shared Thinking through effective interactions

  • A clear grasp of ways to evaluate and strengthen your practice


EYFS leaders & teachers 


Face to Face Course - £145 per person excl. VAT

Live Webinar Package - £145 per person excl. VAT

Recording - £145 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

Summer 2024

Live Webinar Package (In Progress)

Part 1: Friday 7th June
Part 2: Friday 14th June
Part 3: Friday 21st June
9:30am - 11:00am


Autumn 2024

Live Webinar Package

Part 1: Monday 30th September
Part 2: Monday 7th October
Part 3: Monday 14th October
1:30pm - 3:00pm


Face to Face Courses

Cheshire - Oldfield Brow Primary School, WA14 4LE
Thursday 3rd October
9:30am - 3:30pm

Doncaster - Southfield Primary, DN3 3BN
Tuesday 8th October
9:30am - 3:30pm

Rotherham - Arnold Nursery School and Children's Centre, S65 2LY
Wednesday 13th November
9:30am - 3:30pm

Wiltshire - Hazelwood Academy, SN5 8DR
Tuesday 19th November 
9:30am - 3:30pm


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


Spring 2025

Face to Face Course

Surrey - Knaphill Lower School, GU21 2SX
Thursday 6th February
9:30am - 3:30pm

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

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