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St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre

Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
0117 903 0337 http://stpaulschildrenscentre.co.uk

Parking
There is no on-site parking but parking is available on the road for £1 an hour for a maximum of 3 hours, or in Cabot Circus which is 5-minute walk from the St. Pauls Children’s Centre.

December 2019

Talking for Life (and Literacy, Too!)

December 10 @ 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£100.00 17 tickets left

Language is one of the most wonderful human inventions, and young children learning to talk are gaining access to a whole new world. They can think more clearly, imagine more freely, understand the ideas and feelings of people around them, and access places and times far beyond their own. Literacy is important, but it depends on language. Sometimes the focus of sharing books with children can get distorted so that it is seen as leading to reading, while missing the…

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January 2020

Practical strategies to support children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (Bristol City Schools and Early Years settings only).

January 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£10.00 20 tickets left

This session will provide an overview of some of the reasons that children can have SEMH needs. There will be the opportunity to find out about different practical strategies that can be used to support children. The session will also provide time for practitioners to reflect on and share their experiences of supporting children with SEMH needs.

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Practical strategies to support children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (Bristol City Schools and Early Years settings only).

January 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£10.00 17 tickets left

This session will provide an overview of some of the reasons that children can have SEMH needs. There will be the opportunity to find out about different practical strategies that can be used to support children. The session will also provide time for practitioners to reflect on and share their experiences of supporting children with SEMH needs.

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New to Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in Your Nursery

January 16, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 15 tickets left

This is an introductory session to support you to embed the Early Years Foundation Stage in your setting whilst ensuring that children and families are at the heart of good practice. We will explore the four themes of EYFS, the Key Person role, Characteristics of Effective Learning and consider how to develop an effective learning environment in the context of a Reception class. During the session participants will have opportunities to: Explore the 4 themes of the EYFS and how…

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Quality Interactions and Reflective Practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

January 21, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 16 tickets left

This 1 day course will explore the basics of effective, authentic and meaningful interactions with children in the EYs. We will cover what makes for quality interactions: the way we use our body and voice, how we listen, pause, and reflect on children’s learning with them. How we can deepen their thinking, provoke new learning and delight in the children’s fascinations. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Understand the significance of effective, meaningful and respectful interactions on children’s…

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Supervision Training

January 23, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 16 tickets left

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation stage requires that providers must put appropriate arrangements in place for the supervision of staff who have contact with young children and families. We will review understanding, policy, protocols and procedures for developing effective supervision in your EYFS setting/class teams. It will also explore some of the complexities of being an effective supervisor and some of the strategies to get the most out of your team in this role. During the session…

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Music in Early Childhood: Caught Not Taught

January 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£45.00 19 tickets left

Participants will: Gain skills in learning the most appropriate songs and activities to develop children’s musicality Develop skills to notice and support children’s music-making in all areas of your setting Watch and discuss young children’s spontaneous music making and look at ways adults might play creatively with children Discuss theoretical information to inform and support our practice, with a brief over-view of musical development in young children and the benefits of music making in the early years

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Talking About Curriculum – Strong Pedagogy and Practice in the Early Years

January 30, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£100.00 11 tickets left

Ofsted and the DfE have been talking about curriculum recently. The Early Learning Goals and areas of learning have been re-written and Development Matters is being re-purposed. Ofsted have produced the new Education Inspection Framework with its emphasis on 'Intent, Implementation and Impact'. This course will look at how practitioners can make sense of these moves and remain strong in their commitment to the principles of play based pedagogy throughout the EYFS. Some questions to be considered are: Are we…

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February 2020

Using Your Data to Narrow the Achievement Gap

February 4, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 20 tickets left

This 1 day course will support practitioners and teachers to track children’s progress more effectively, adapt provision and understand the significance of involving parents in young children’s learning to improve outcomes for disadvantaged groups. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Revisit potential barriers to achievement and preconceptions regarding achievement Consider an inclusive context in which children and families can be engaged and learn Reflect on your existing progress tracking and look at ways this can be developed to…

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Practical strategies to support children with Communication and Language needs (Bristol City Schools and Early Years settings only).

February 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£10.00 20 tickets left

This session will enable practitioners to develop an understanding of how to identify children with Communication and Interaction needs whilst considering the importance of working in partnership with parents/carers, the SENCO & other professionals. It will also explore a range of practical strategies & resources that support the effective inclusion of children with Communication and Interaction needs.

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Practical strategies to support children with Communication and Language needs (Bristol City Schools and Early Years settings only).

February 6, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£10.00 19 tickets left

This session will enable practitioners to develop an understanding of how to identify children with Communication and Interaction needs whilst considering the importance of working in partnership with parents/carers, the SENCO & other professionals. It will also explore a range of practical strategies & resources that support the effective inclusion of children with Communication and Interaction needs.

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Reading in the EYFS – the Mechanics and the Magic

February 11, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 3:30 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£100.00 15 tickets left

This session will draw upon the latest research and best practice in laying down the foundations for happy and successful readers. As well as sharing creative and meaningful ways of helping children to apply early phonic skills and word recognition, strategies will also be explored for supporting all children to develop an understanding and love of books. During the course Kym will unpick how to help children achieve high outcomes in reading, by teaching them the way they learn best…

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Interpreting and Documenting Children’s Learning

February 13, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 19 tickets left

This 1 day course will explore how practitioners observe and understand what they are thinking and questioning as they consider young children’s explorations. It will encourage them to think beyond how they resource the ‘next steps of learning’ to become better partners and researchers in children’s learning. We will consider how planning can best reflect children’s interests and challenge their learning. During the sessions practitioners will have opportunities to: Reflect on current practice for observations, interpretations and how these are…

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Children as Storytellers

February 25, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 17 tickets left

This 1 day course will develop your understanding and expertise in developing narrative and encouraging all children to become powerful storytellers to support communication, language, literacy and personal and social development. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Develop an understanding of the importance of storytelling and links with self-esteem, expression and achievement Reflect on the relationship between storytelling and play Explore strategies such as story mapping, story squares and non-verbal story telling Reflect on providing an inclusive story…

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Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

February 27, 2020 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£80.00 19 tickets left

Mindfulness is being proved to be an effective life skill to support individuals with health, stress reduction, relaxation and sense of well- being. Our health professions are turning to it to support people in tackling long term pain, trauma, anxiety or stress and our schools are now developing mindfulness with children in their classrooms as a response to supporting their mental health, wellbeing and achievement. This programme is designed particularly to support teachers and practitioners who are feeling stressed and…

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March 2020

Supporting the Achievement of Children With English as an Additional Language

March 3, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£100.00 18 tickets left

This 1.5 day course will support practitioners to consider the implications for children and families coming into their setting with none or very little English. We will explore cultural identity, self-esteem, language acquisition and learn practical strategies to ensure both children and families have a voice, all of which has impact on their achievement. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Develop a better understanding of communities, cultures and communication Understand the importance of valuing home language and the…

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Practical strategies to support children with Physical and Sensory needs (Bristol City Schools and Early Years settings only).

March 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£10.00 20 tickets left

This session will explore the range of sensory and physical challenges some pupils can face and consider strategies that can promote their inclusion in the learning environment. We will consider links to further support and the role of professionals. The session will provide time to share and reflect with other practitioners on your individual challenges and strategies within your own setting.

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Practical strategies to support children with Physical and Sensory needs (Bristol City Schools and Early Years settings only).

March 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£10.00 19 tickets left

This session will explore the range of sensory and physical challenges some pupils can face and consider strategies that can promote their inclusion in the learning environment. We will consider links to further support and the role of professionals. The session will provide time to share and reflect with other practitioners on your individual challenges and strategies within your own setting.

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Developing a Core Book Approach

March 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£45.00 20 tickets left

This 1 day course explores the potential of embedding a core book approach using carefully considered texts that are chosen to scaffold children’s understanding of literacy and literature and inspire a love of books. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Develop an understanding of what a Core Book collection is Consider how the use of Core Books can support learning in Communication, Language and literacy Reflect on the criteria for choosing a Core Book collection for your setting…

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Talking With Babies

March 17, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 16 tickets left

This one-day course will explore how we can talk with babies to help them become confident communicators. During the day we shall explore: Developing respectful relationships that enable babies to make genuine choices How mindful care routines might support communication and language The power of non-verbal communication and learning the conversational dance The benefits of contingent talk with younger children High quality adult child-interactions and planning for talk

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Developing Strategies to Support Children’s Behaviour

March 19, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 18 tickets left

This training will explore how to develop Behaviour for Learning with children in your classroom or Early years setting. During the session participants will have the opportunity to: Consider policy and practice to supporting positive behaviour for learning Reflect on our own values about managing behaviour that we find challenging To create a shared understanding about positive behaviour for learning To develop a tool kit of strategies that support and enable positive behaviour e.g. emotion coaching, conflict resolution, individual support…

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April 2020

Embedding the Characteristics of Effective Learning Across Your School or Setting (EYFS)

April 2, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 20 tickets left

This 1 day course will explore the ways in which we can support and extend effective characteristics of learning to enable young children to become resilient, reflective lifelong learners. We will consider planning and observation opportunities to support an inclusive learning community that inspires everyone to embrace new learning. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Reflect on our own beliefs about learning Identify what effective learning looks like in the EYFS Explore the BRISTOL Characteristics of effective Learning…

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Developing Your Team: Growing Leadership Potential

April 21, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 19 tickets left

This 1-day course will offer you the opportunity to be self-aware about what you yourself bring to your team. It will support you to consider your team members as individuals and explore ways in which you can bring out the best of them to enable your whole team to move forwards. During the sessions participants will have the opportunity to: Consider what role they play in the team Reflect on your teams strengths and areas to develop Consider the impact…

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Why Physical Development Matters

April 23, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 20 tickets left

This 1 day course will explore how children’s physicality and movement links to well-being and development across all areas of learning. There will be opportunities to reflect on the physical skills that support mark making and writing, planning to encourage active learning and how to foster positive attitudes towards being physically active for life. During the sessions participants will have the opportunity to: Reflect on the importance of physical development as a prime area and how it links with other…

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Emotion Coaching

April 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£45.00 19 tickets left

This half day session will help you to support children and young people to understand the different emotions they experience, why they occur and how to handle them. During the session will have opportunity to: Consider emotion coaching as a strategy for supporting children’s behaviour Highlight research which demonstrates the value of an emotion coaching approach Explore the tools to practice emotion coaching with children

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May 2020

Gender and Diversity in the Early Years

May 5, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 19 tickets left

This training explores how bias and gender stereotyping impacts on children’s sense of self and sense of others. Children are ‘coded’ by everything around them – the environment, language, cultural references and most influentially the adults. We will reflect on how it is possible to provide an environment that challenges the many stereotypes that exist, encourages children to explore who they are and discourages prejudice. During the sessions participants will have the opportunity to: Consider the impact of socially constructed…

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In the Moment Planning

May 7, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£100.00 18 tickets left

This one day course will give delegates a chance to reflect on the power of child-initiated play and how best to organise this. Delegates will explore how the deepest levels of involvement are seen during child-initiated play and how this indicates brain development. During the session delegates will: Reflect what needs to be in place to support the highest quality of child-initiated play Consider how best to organise an environment to support each unique child as they pursue their own…

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Encouraging Creativity – International Perspectives on Nurturing Creative and Critical Thinking in Early Years

May 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£100.00 19 tickets left

Japan, Italy, New Zealand, Ecuador and Nordic countries gained from my experience researching practice abroad. I will emphasise the importance of creativity as a fundamental skill that not only impacts on all areas of learning but also impacts on young children’s long term outcomes to become resourceful and resilient adults. We will link international perspectives to the EYFS and will explore the many factors that contribute to children’s creative and critical thinking, from the impact of the environment to working…

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Children as Storytellers

May 12, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 20 tickets left

This 1 day course will develop your understanding and expertise in developing narrative and encouraging all children to become powerful storytellers to support communication, language, literacy and personal and social development. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Develop an understanding of the importance of storytelling and links with self-esteem, expression and achievement Reflect on the relationship between storytelling and play Explore strategies such as story mapping, story squares and non-verbal story telling Reflect on providing an inclusive story…

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Sparking Creative Thinking and Planning for Challenge in the EYFS

May 14, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£100.00 20 tickets left

This 1 ½ day course explores how we support children’s creative thinking by creating a culture of provocation, challenge, aiming high and wanting more! We will consider how our own interactions support children to explore their own learning intentions, build on their current interests and communicate their ideas. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Explore ways of creating a learning environment that promotes challenge, invites creative thinking, self-efficacy and problem solving Consider how our interactions with children supports…

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Supporting the Achievement of Children With English as an Additional Language

May 19, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£100.00 18 tickets left

This 1.5 day course will support practitioners to consider the implications for children and families coming into their setting with none or very little English. We will explore cultural identity, self-esteem, language acquisition and learn practical strategies to ensure both children and families have a voice, all of which has impact on their achievement. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Develop a better understanding of communities, cultures and communication Understand the importance of valuing home language and the…

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June 2020

Music in Early Childhood: Caught Not Taught

June 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£45.00 20 tickets left

Participants will: Gain skills in learning the most appropriate songs and activities to develop children’s musicality Develop skills to notice and support children’s music-making in all areas of your setting Watch and discuss young children’s spontaneous music making and look at ways adults might play creatively with children Discuss theoretical information to inform and support our practice, with a brief over-view of musical development in young children and the benefits of music making in the early years

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In the Moment Planning

June 2, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 3:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£100.00 17 tickets left

This one day course will give delegates a chance to reflect on the power of child-initiated play and how best to organise this. Delegates will explore how the deepest levels of involvement are seen during child-initiated play and how this indicates brain development. During the session delegates will: Reflect what needs to be in place to support the highest quality of child-initiated play Consider how best to organise an environment to support each unique child as they pursue their own…

Find out more »

Supervision Training

June 9, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 20 tickets left

The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation stage requires that providers must put appropriate arrangements in place for the supervision of staff who have contact with young children and families. We will review understanding, policy, protocols and procedures for developing effective supervision in your EYFS setting/class teams. It will also explore some of the complexities of being an effective supervisor and some of the strategies to get the most out of your team in this role. During the session…

Find out more »

Why Physical Development Matters

June 11, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£75.00 20 tickets left

This 1 day course will explore how children’s physicality and movement links to well-being and development across all areas of learning. There will be opportunities to reflect on the physical skills that support mark making and writing, planning to encourage active learning and how to foster positive attitudes towards being physically active for life. During the sessions participants will have the opportunity to: Reflect on the importance of physical development as a prime area and how it links with other…

Find out more »

Developing a Core Book Approach

June 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£45.00 20 tickets left

This 1 day course explores the potential of embedding a core book approach using carefully considered texts that are chosen to scaffold children’s understanding of literacy and literature and inspire a love of books. During the sessions participants will have opportunities to: Develop an understanding of what a Core Book collection is Consider how the use of Core Books can support learning in Communication, Language and literacy Reflect on the criteria for choosing a Core Book collection for your setting…

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Developing an Ambitious Curriculum in EYFS

June 23, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 20 tickets left

With the Ofsted emphasis on The Curriculum in mind, this course will explore how we define the curriculum and what we want children to know, do and experience, in our settings. We will consider the uniqueness of the children and communities we serve and look at ways to plan for and provide cumulatively rich experiences for children as they grow and develop with us. During the session participants will have opportunities to: Explore the idea of curriculum and how to…

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July 2020

Principles and Guidance for Effective Assessment

July 2, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 20 tickets left

This 1 day course will explore best practice in assessment and observation in the Early Years Foundation Stage. During the session practitioners will have the opportunity to: Understand the principles of effective assessment Explore the observation/assessment/planning cycle Share examples of best practice for formative and summative assessment Consider the role of moderation to ensure constant professional judgements

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New to Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in Your Primary School

July 9, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£75.00 20 tickets left

This is an introductory session to support you to embed the Early Years Foundation Stage in your primary school whilst ensuring that children and families are at the heart of good practice. We will explore the four themes of EYFS, the Key Person role, Characteristics of Effective Learning and consider how to develop an effective learning environment in the context of a Reception class. During the session participants will have opportunities to: Explore the 4 themes of the EYFS and…

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Parking
St. Pauls Children's Centre: There is no on-site parking but parking is available on the road for £1 an hour for a maximum of 3 hours, or in Cabot Circus which is 5-minute walk from the St. Pauls Children's Centre.