This course is designed for the more experienced practitioner to consider how to engage children in high level thinking. We will look at how adults and children can work and think together to solve problems, clarify concepts, evaluate and extend.
Supporting children learning English as an additional language (EAL) in your early years setting
There are currently 109 languages represented in Portsmouth schools. Do you have children who are learning English as an additional language in your setting? Are you confident in supporting new arrivals to your setting, embracing their own language skills and enabling them to acquire English skills?
Rev up your reading with books as hooks
Bored with the same old stories? How can we inspire young children with a love of literature?
Pulling in the Parents
Parents are children's first and most enduring educators. Making relationships with parents and carers is essential if early years practitioners are to plan effectively for a child's learning.
Ready and Resilient - good practice in school readiness
'School readiness' - a term that has caused much debate and controversy!