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This course is suitable for

Schools leaders and head teachers, working in or having responsibility for the Early Years Foundation Stage; Phase Leaders; Advisory Teachers.

It will be of particular value to those leaders without first –hand teaching experience in the early years.

Course locations and and dates

Click the appropriate location and date below to book your place

Please note:

London courses are normally located within the City.

Courses in other locations will be easily accessible from major roads.

Birmingham - 20 October 2017

Birmingham - 2 March 2018

London - 21 September 2018

Course fees

Member - £225

Non-member - £300

Child development in the Early Years

Course description

What does research in neuroscience and child development tell us about how young children learn best? What should effective teaching and learning in nursery and reception look like?

This is a course for school leaders and head teachers (particularly for those without first-hand teaching experience), working in or having responsibility for the Early Years Foundation Stage, Phase Leaders and Advisory Teachers who want to know more about effective early years pedagogy. It covers essential aspects of physical, emotional and cognitive development from birth to seven and the role of adults in providing the positive relationships and enabling environments that best support and extend young children’s natural love of learning.

School leaders will leave this course with:

  • tools to audit and improve their provision for young children’s learning and the quality of teaching
  • more confidence in their own leadership responsibilities with regards to early years

Course facilitator

Helen Moylett

Times

Start: 0900 for 0930 start

Finish: 1530

Aims of the course

To enable school leaders to:

  • better understand some key aspects of young children’s emotional, social, cognitive and physical development;
  • reflect on the implications of child development for effective early years pedagogy;
  • to explore how support for playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically (the characteristics of effective early learning) builds learning power;
  • affirm areas of current effective practice and think about areas for development
     

Objectives of this course

For school leaders to:

  • have some tools to audit and improve their provision for young children’s learning and the quality of teaching
  • more confident in their own leadership responsibilities as regards early years