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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.

March 2021

Children as Storytellers

March 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£70.00

This session 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. We will consider the importance of storytelling and how this links with self -esteem, expression and learning through play. We will explore strategies such as story mapping, story squares and non-verbal storytelling within an inclusive environment. We will reflect on how parents/carers might also support storytelling at home.

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April 2021

Children as Readers

April 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

This session will support your knowledge and understanding of how children learn to read, the skills they need and how we as adults can motivate them to become confident and develop a lifelong love of books and stories. We will explore the approaches that support early readers linked to the Unique Foundations in Reading and Writing audit tool. We will consider how children develop enthusiasm and resilience to link their phonic knowledge and language comprehension within a rich literary curriculum.

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May 2021

Children as Writers

May 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

This session will support your knowledge and understanding of how children become writers, the skills they need and how we as adults can motivate them to become confident authors to tell their own stories. We will explore the approaches that support early mark makers to develop enthusiasm and resilience to link their knowledge of letters and sounds with physical skills, imagination and real reasons to write. The strategies discussed will be linked to the Unique Foundations in Reading and Writing…

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Executive Functioning in the EYFS

May 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

‘Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport safely manages the arrivals and departures of many aircraft on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses’. Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University, 2011 This session will explore what this might look…

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Physical Development- more important than ever?

May 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

Many young children will have missed out on fundamental physical development opportunities during the Covid-19 pandemic, a gap which is being identified now that children are back in schools/settings. This session will explore how provision of a movement rich environment/curriculum will support not only children’s physical development but importantly at this time, their social and emotional well-being too. There will be opportunities to reflect on how PD supports all other areas of learning; the physical skills needed to support mark…

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Emotion Coaching

May 18, 2021 @ 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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£20.00

This 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. We will consider Emotion Coaching as a strategy for supporting children’s behaviour and highlight research which demonstrates the value of an emotion coaching approach. There will be opportunities to explore the tools to practice emotion coaching with children.

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Conflict Resolution to Support Self- Regulation

May 25, 2021 @ 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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£20.00

Children are not born with self-regulation skills. They develop them as they experience warm, nurturing and loving relationships with significant adults and others around them. Clear and consistent behavioural boundaries also play a part. This session will help you to support children’s behaviour and self- regulation through a conflict resolution approach that is positive and empowering. You will learn the basic technique that is tailored to the unique needs of very young children and supports personal, social and emotional development.…

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Gender and the ‘gap’ – how do we challenge perceptions and make a difference to outcomes?

May 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

Children are ‘coded’ by everything – the environment, language, cultural references, and most influentially the attitudes and expectations of the people around them. This session explores how unconscious bias, gender and cultural stereotyping impacts on children’s developing sense of self, their attainment, and therefore potential. We will reflect on how developing learning environments and challenging our own assumptions can counter the many stereotypes that exist. We will consider how our perception of what ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ are like, what they…

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June 2021

Quality Interactions in the EYFS

June 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

This session 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. We will use the quality interaction checklist to learn more about how to develop good practice.

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Characteristics of Effective Learning (particular focus on wellbeing strand) – Primary School and Nurseries

June 8, 2021 @ 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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£20.00

This session 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 the Bristol C of EL guidance with the additional strand of emotional well-being and how this might support an inclusive learning community. The guidance includes practice ideas, reflective questions to support planning and a useful assessment tool. If this part of the Statutory EYFS is prioritised it will support children…

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Exploring the EYFS Reforms – Primary and Nursery

June 10, 2021 @ 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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£20.00

Development Matters is being rewritten as EYFS Curriculum Guidance. This session will be an opportunity to consider the main changes in the reformed EYFS and what this means for leadership, practice and pedagogy in early years settings and schools. We will explore new ideas around best practice for pedagogy, assessment, curriculum and self-regulation and executive function as suggested in the guidance. We will reflect on what we think about these ideas and what will this mean for our settings and…

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Emotional Curriculum and the Environment – Nursery and Primary

June 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

This session will consider how the emotional needs of children can be supported by a learning environment that holds, listens, nurtures and enables. We will explore structures, relationships, the key person approach and working with families to develop a pedagogy that is built on attachment led practice and a trauma informed approach. There will be an opportunity to reflect on the latest research into ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and how these can affect the long term health and wellbeing for…

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Introduction to Staff Supervision – Primary and Nursery

June 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

Supervision is an effective tool to support staff wellbeing, accountability and ambition in your school or setting. 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. During this session 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…

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Children as Storytellers

June 22, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£70.00

This session 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. We will consider the importance of storytelling and how this links with self -esteem, expression and learning through play. We will explore strategies such as story mapping, story squares and non-verbal storytelling within an inclusive environment. We will reflect on how parents/carers might also support storytelling at home.

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Black Lives Matter

June 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

This session will support you to explore some of the facts, feelings, behaviours and actions that are embedded in Race Equality. We will acknowledge and reflect on the legacy of unconscious bias and discrimination, and explore what authentic cultural competency, might look like in your School or Early Years setting. We will develop a better understanding of why we need to be proactive in our leadership of race equality, and reflect on why it is about so much more than…

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Leading with Authenticity and Ambition – Primary and Nursery

June 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

This session will offer you the opportunity to consider your, beliefs, values and ambitions for leadership within the context of leadership theories and frameworks, and particularly through times of change. We will encourage you to reflect on what you yourself bring to the team, and support you to consider ways in which you can empower your team members both collectively and individually, to build resilient and sustainable distributed leadership.   This session is available for Nursery and Primary. This particular…

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July 2021

The Power of Sustained Shared Thinking

July 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

Sustained shared thinking is ‘when two or more individuals “work together” in an intellectual way to solve a problem, clarify a concept, evaluate an activity, extend a narrative etc.’ Sylva et al, 2004 This session will explore how adults and children can work together as co-researchers to learn together about the world around them. We will consider the idea of scientific enquiry and how effective questions can enable children to think further about what fascinates them. We will learn more…

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Understanding more about EAL Learners – Primary and Nursery

July 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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This session will support practitioners to consider the implications for children and families coming into their setting with no 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. We will develop a better understanding of communities, cultures and communication and consider how valuing the home language has impact on children’s confidence and self-esteem. We will learn…

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Talking to Babies

July 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

This session will explore how we can talk with babies to help them become confident communicators and develop respectful relationships that enable babies to make genuine choices. We will consider how mindful care routines might support communication and language, the power of non-verbal communication and learning the ‘conversational dance’. We will explore the benefits of ‘contingent talk’ with younger children and how high quality adult /child-interactions and planning for talk can be part of everyday practice. Early Years Settings with…

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New to the EYFS – Primary and Nursery

July 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Pauls Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Little Bishop Street
Bristol, BS2 9JF United Kingdom
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£40.00

This session will help 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, Prime areas and consider how to develop an effective learning environment in the context of a Reception class. We will make reference to the new early learning goals and reformed educational programmes in the…

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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.