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Teaching and Learning

Good teaching and learning based on individual children’s needs ensures high quality outcomes for children.  The Early Years Team offer bespoke training and consultancy to support high quality teaching and learning in the following areas:

Organisation and Management of the Learning Environment
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
Daily Routine
  • adult playing with the childrenBalance of CIL and ADA
  • Uninterrupted periods of CIL
Role of the Adult
  • High quality interactions
  • Effective questioning
  • child with adult playingListening to children
  • Sustained shared thinking
  • Following children’s interests
Child Initiated Learning
  • Extended uninterrupted periods
  • nursery workersEngaging in play
  • Role of the adult
Observation, Assessment & planning
  • Learning Journals
  • Ages & Stages
  • Assessment informing practice
  • Continuous Provision

Observation, assessment and planning resources are available to download from:

parents make a real differenceParents as Partners
  • Engaging
  • Including
  • Valuing
  • Communication

Resources to engage parents are available to download from:

  • Pre-School to Nursery
  • playworker with childNursery to reception
  • Reception to year 1
  • Sharing Information & Learning Journals
  • Smooth Transition within the daily routine
Report Writing
  • Reporting EYFSP at the end of FS
New to EYFS
Effective Team Work
  • Communication
  • Time
  • Mutual professional respect regardless of qualifications
Inclusive Practice
  • Vulnerable Groups
  • SEND
  • Diversity
  • Ensuring your environment meets the needs of the Unique Child


Please contact the Early Years Team for more information and to discuss your needs or to view the latest courses.