Workshops for Early Years Practitioners

Rebecca is passionate about Early Years, and is keen to share her knowledge and experience in this field with fellow practitioners. As qualified Early Years Teacher and over 16 years experience working in this sector she has developed workshops on a number of themes which she hopes you will find of interest to you. Throughout the year she provides workshops on a variety of subjects for Early Years Practitioners, in the Berkshire and South Oxfordshire areas. All workshops are advertised here. Rebecca can also provide in-house workshops for settings. Please email for bookings and further information. All workshops are suitable for those working with children aged birth to 5yrs working in Preschools, Day Nurseries, and Childminding settings. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. All workshops are practical, interactive and fun, so please wear comfortable clothing for the occasion.

 

To book please email: Rebeccahartley@thenaturenurtureeffect.co.uk  

Payment for any of the workshops listed below are payable within 7 days of receiving your booking confirmation. Failure to

 

attend a workshop you have booked or less than 7 working days’ notice of cancellation will result in no refund being given.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Best Regards

Rebecca Hartley BA (Hons), EYPS.

Please find below a list of forthcoming Early Years CPD courses Rebecca is holding in the Caversham, Calcot and Earley areas.

SPECIAL OFFERS:

 

BOOK TWO £20 COURSES FOR £35

 

BOOK ONE £20 COURSE AND ONE £25 COURSE FOR £40

 

BOOK TWO £25 COURSES FOR £45

To book or for any enquiries please email Rebecca at: rebeccahartley@thenaturenurtureeffect.co.uk or contact me (Rebecca Hartley) on:

07527242750.

Date: 18/1/18

Course Title: Promoting British Values in the Early Years

About this workshop: A practical approach to developing practice incorporating fundamental British values, that will:

 

  • Develop mutual respect and understanding of different people's faiths, culture, beliefs, and feelings.

  • Promote engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law and individual liberty.

  • Enable pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.
     

Workshop objectives:

 

  • To explore context, themes and tools in order to implement British values through inclusive practice.

 

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of Early Years staff working in PVI settings.

Venue: Earley CResCent Centre, Warbler Drive, Earley, Reading, RG6 4HB

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Cost: £20

 

 

Date: 23/1/18

Course Title: Introducing Woodwork in the Early Years

About this workshop: Woodwork is a very special activity to introduce to young children and has the potential to make a profound impression. Woodwork is full of rich learning and development opportunities and is a very popular activity with children. Deep levels of engagement and intense concentration are common and children often remain involved in their explorations for extended periods.

 

Workshop objectives:

 

  • Learn about the learning and development associated with woodwork in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage.

  • Learn how to introduce tools and set up a woodworking area.

  • Learn about health and safety issues and risk assessments.

  • Opportunity to have hands on experience and gain confidence working with wood.

  • Information on where to source materials and tools.

 

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of Early Years staff working in PVI settings.

Venue: Caversham Heights Methodist Church Hall, Highmoor Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7BG

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Cost: £25

 

Date: 25/1/18

Course Title: Busy Bags

About this Course: At times, young children can become over excited, or really focussed on a certain task for example threading. Busy bags cannot only help harness this enthusiasm but can also be used to support the next steps of development. Busy bags are also a non-confrontational tool to help support children to better control their emotions and frustrations. Busy Bags can be created quite cheaply and easily and can be used to help manage behaviour as well as further development, they can be used in a variety of ways, come along and make a bag to get you started or to add to your collection!

 

Workshop Objectives:

 

  • Explore what Busy Bags are.

  • Look at how Busy bags can be used to support development in all areas across the  EYFS.

  • Explore ideas for Busy Bags.

 

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of Early Years staff working in PVI settings.

Venue: The Calcot Centre, Highview, Calcot, Reading, RG31 4XD

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Cost: £25

Date: 1/2/18

Course Title: Promoting Positive Behaviour

About this workshop: Challenging behaviour can be particularly difficult to understand. This course is aimed specifically at those who work with children in the early years and will consider how to understand the reasons why children exhibit challenging behaviour. The course will also consider practical strategies to enable staff to manage pupils in the early years setting.

 

Workshop objectives: The course will provide the participant with a greater understanding of:

 

  • how to manage challenging behaviour
     

  • strategies which may be of use in a mainstream classroom or early years setting to deal with challenging behaviour

 

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of Early Years staff working in PVI settings.

Venue: Earley CResCent Centre, Warbler Drive, Earley, Reading, RG6 4HB

Time: 7pm-8:30pm

Cost: £20

 

Date 7/2/18

Course Title: Purposeful Play in the Early Years through Physical Literacy

About this workshop: This course aims to raise awareness and understanding of how physical activity and outdoor exploration impacts on health, wellbeing and learning. On this training practitioners will explore theoretical and practical strategies to plan indoor and outdoor learning environments to improve children’s access to high quality physically active play. Practitioners will learn about physical activity guidelines and how to promote the delivery of these in your setting and also at home.

 

Workshop objectives:

 

  • To plan and provide for high quality physically active play at your setting

  • To understand progression in physical development skills

  • To better understand the connection between physical development and wellbeing

  • To learn new strategies for promoting family physical activity

 

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of Early Years staff working in PVI settings.

Venue: Caversham Heights Methodist Church Hall, Highmoor Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7BG

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

Cost: £20

 

Date: 19/2/18

 

Course Title: Supporting the Holistic Needs of Babies and Under 2’s – Movers & Shakers

About this workshop: This training will explore the importance of physical development for babies and young children under the age of two. You will adult your current provision and identify areas for development. A range of practical opportunities will be shared that can strengthen opportunities to promote babies' physical development. 

 

Workshop objectives:

 

  • Gain an understanding and knowledge of what and how babies learn through their physical play.

  • Develop strategies to effectively support babies' physical development.

  • Explore how practical activities can support these areas and how they can be implemented within the setting.

 

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of Early Years staff working in PVI settings.

Venue: The Calcot Centre, Highview, Calcot, Reading, RG31 4XD

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

Cost: £20

Date: 1/3/18

Course  Title: Early Maths Skills

About this workshop:

 

This session allows us to think about the math’s we teach and essential math’s skills children can learn by having opportunities available in their settings environment. We will look at the early years math’s outcomes, thinking about what skills we need in order to teach children and how we can provide open ended opportunities to explore and practice these new skills. We will share practical math’s ideas, activities and games as a group.

 

Workshop objectives: By the end of the course participants will be able to:

 

Throughout this session, we will look at the early years math’s outcomes, what skills are needed and how we can embed a math’s rich environment in our settings.

 

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of Early Years staff working in PVI settings.

Venue: Thatcham Youth, Moorside Community Centre, Urquhart Rd, Thatcham, RG19 4RE

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

Cost: £20

Date: 7/3/18

Course Title: Persona Dolls

About this workshop: An introduction to the persona dolls and their stories:

 

  • Promoting inclusion, equality and emotional literacy through persona dolls

  • Observing the doll being used

  • Sharing stories and ideas

 

Workshop objectives: By the end of the course participants will be able to:

 

  • Identify uses for a persona doll in their setting.

  • Tell a story using a persona doll.

 

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of Early Years staff working in PVI settings.

Venue: Earley CResCent Centre, Warbler Drive, Earley, Reading, RG6 4HB

 

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

Cost: £20

 

Date: 14/3/18

Course Title: The Prime Importance of Communication Matters

About this workshop: The EYFS  highlights that the three prime areas of learning are 'crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive'. This course focuses on the prime area of Communication and Language and builds on the best practice from the Every Child A Talker (ECAT) strategy.

 

Workshop objectives: For practitioners to:

 

  • Gain further knowledge and understanding of how children's communication and language develops from birth to five.

  • Develop skills in effective planning for the prime area of Communication and Language.

  • Accurately identify when children may be at risk of delay in the development of their communication and language, and provide effective interventions.

  • Gain the skills to know when it is appropriate to refer to specialist colleagues.

  • Gain ideas and examples of age appropriate activities and strategies that will support children's learning in this area. 

 

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of Early Years staff working in PVI settings.

Venue: The Calcot Centre, Highview, Calcot, Reading, RG31 4XD

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

Cost: £20

 

Date: 22/3/18

Course Title: Early Years Inspired by Nature

About this workshop: This course will provide information on the advantages of being outdoors and using natural experiences to enhance learning indoors and outdoors. You will also be introduced to activities to use in the local environment.

 

Workshop objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the advantages of being outdoors

  • Provide information on the use of natural material to support and enhance learning both indoors and outdoors

  • Provide an overview of understanding of quality provision outdoors

 

Target Audience: Suitable for all levels of Early Years staff working in PVI settings.

Venue: Caversham Heights Methodist Church Hall, Highmoor Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7BG

 

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

 

Cost: £20

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