Is the cost of CPD becoming prohibitive?  Are you lacking in good quality early years training?  If so, I have the solution!

I will provide free training for up to 6 people from the host setting, as long you can find at least 10 paying participants.  Are you in a Multi Academy Trust or chain?  If so this is an ideal way for the host school to meet their CPD needs.  Or why not contact other schools in your area to see if they want to take advantage of this offer and share the cost of training. 

See below for costs:

Cost per full day course                                 £400  –  £40 per paying delegate

Cost per staff meeting  (up to 2 hours)     £150   –  £15 per paying delegate

Cost per twilight session (Up to 4 hours)  £200  –  £20 per paying delegate


This saves settings up to £240 in training fees for a full day course!

Upcoming Training Courses 2019


Tuesday March 19th    9:30-15:30

Course venue: West Thornton Primary Academy, Croydon CR0 3BS

Cost:  £150 per delegate

Led by Jackie Slaughter – Specialist Leader in Education for early years

This course will help equip you with the skills and confidence needed to teach phonics. You will learn a variety of approaches to support lesson delivery and ways in which phonics can be applied across all areas of the curriculum. It will help to provide you with ideas for the KS1 phonic testing and give you ideas to use in your own classroom practice.   You will take away a range of strategies to teach phonics in a practical, hands-on and engaging manner. It will enable you to take away a range of strategies so that phonics can be taught in a pacey and stimulating way for children.

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the principles and practices of high-quality phonics – Letters and Sounds
  • Actively engage in teaching phonics outdoors
  • Develop a range of strategies to teach phonics across the curriculum
  • Discover a number of simple ideas to assess progress and plan for next steps
  • Understand the ‘Simple View of Reading’ and how this can support planning for interventions

Target audience:  Senior Leaders, literacy co-ordinators, teachers and early years practitioners

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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Developing Outdoor Learning Provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Wednesday March 27th    9:30-15:30

Duration:  1 day

Course venue: West Thornton Primary Academy, Croydon CR0 3BS
Cost:  £150 per delegate

Learning outdoors gives young children freedom that is uniquely different from indoor learning experiences and provides children with rich and memorable learning experiences. However many settings struggle with planning for meaningful outdoor learning experiences and lack understanding of what makes for good and outstanding learning opportunities outside the classroom.

This course will support the planning and delivery of high quality, challenging outdoor learning provision within the Foundation Stage.

The course will:

-Examine the role of the adult in supporting and extending learning outdoors, across all areas of the curriculum

-Provide you with a wealth of ideas as to how to develop your outside area, enabling you to make the most of the natural and built environment to support and extend children’s interests

-Support planning for effective outdoor learning with seasonal ideas for a range of activities

-Promote the use of stories as a starting point for developing early learning in the outdoors

-Provide you with opportunities to see young children, in action, in the outdoor learning environment

-Provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to move outdoor learning, in your setting, forwards

Target audience:

Senior Leaders, Teachers, Early Years Educators and anyone looking to improve outdoor learning in their setting

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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