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Approaching and revising your literacy policy
HELEN BRADFORD

Approaching and revising your literacy policy

With the revised EYFS becoming statutory in September 2021, curriculum policies will naturally come under review as part of adjustments that early years settings must make to reflect the reforms. This session focuses on the specific area of Literacy, and offers an approach to revising your setting’s current Literacy policy.

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Attachment behaviours in children and parents after the lockdown
Carla Cornelius

Attachment behaviours in children and parents after the lockdown

Attachment is an in-built mechanism that guarantees the protection of the infant and their optimal development, but it is also activated whenever a threat is perceived. This webinar addresses how we use this awareness to work with parents/carers and children at this significant time.

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Birth to 5 Matters - developing your maths subject knowledge of counting
Elaine Bennett

Birth to 5 Matters - developing your maths subject knowledge of counting

This webinar will help you develop your mathematical subject knowledge with a specific focus on Counting.

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Birth to 5 Matters - developing your maths subject knowledge of spatial reasoning
Elaine Bennett

Birth to 5 Matters - developing your maths subject knowledge of spatial reasoning

This webinar will help you develop your mathematical subject knowledge with a specific focus on Spatial Reasoning.

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Birth to 5 Matters - nurturing mathematical minds
Elaine Bennett

Birth to 5 Matters - nurturing mathematical minds

This webinar will explore the essential elements of a pedagogically responsible maths curriculum for the under 5s and how Birth to 5 Matters can support you to build rich maths teaching and learning opportunities. 

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Building up communication and language post pandemic
Carla Cornelius

Building up communication and language post pandemic

Language development is a central concern in the education field, particularly following the recent pandemic. This webinar looks beyond the impact of the pandemic to support the most vulnerable children to develop those fundamental language skills.

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Calm, alert and ready to learn - self regulation in the early years
Julie Revels

Calm, alert and ready to learn - self regulation in the early years

This two-part course will empower and leaders and practitioners to use their knowledge about self regulation to take informed, intelligent and highly effective action to support children to develop self regulation and become "calm, alert and ready to learn" and to increase children’s ability to regulate their emotions and their behaviour.

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Celebrating and reflecting inclusion and diversity through books
Anne Harding

Celebrating and reflecting inclusion and diversity through books

This new two-part course will start with an examination of the importance and power of inclusive book collections that represent society’s diversity. We will look particularly at their value in terms of children's personal, social and emotional development and their knowledge and understanding. 

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Creativity in nature – supporting children’s wellbeing
Debi Keyte-Hartland

Creativity in nature – supporting children’s wellbeing

 This webinar will explore creative practice-based examples of how you can enable your children’s ecological enquiries, whilst supporting their emotional understanding, well-being and sense of self, whilst inviting ourselves as educators to consider our values about, sustainability, ecological and climate crisis and young children’s PSED in early childhood.

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Developing quality through leadership
Amanda King

Developing quality through leadership

Delegates will have opportunities to explore the role of leadership and personal development within an early years context.

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Emphasising play for children’s learning, wellbeing, and happiness
Anni McTavish

Emphasising play for children’s learning, wellbeing, and happiness

This two-part course will look at a variety of ways to develop high-quality play, with a particular focus on children's happiness and emotional health. 

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Expressive Arts and Design in the revised EYFS Framework
Anni McTavish

Expressive Arts and Design in the revised EYFS Framework

This workshop will outline the changes to Expressive Arts and Design (EAD), and how you might use these as a positive starting point to review your practice. Along with practical ideas, you will have the chance to discuss your art and design curriculum in small groups. There will also be the opportunity to begin a working document, to support planning for new ideas or to enhance an aspect of the arts further.   

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