Continuous Professional Development: Delivered by the Early Years Development Advisors

Course Booking Instructions

Only 2 places per settings are able to booked per course at this stage unless otherwise stated, if your require further places you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted nearer the date if you have been allocated additional places.

To book a place on any of the courses in this programme please email: and include title of training requested, name of delegate, setting, email address that will be used to access the training and a contact telephone number.

Does it all add up

What does Math's look like in your setting ?
Does the word Math's strike fear into you  this course will look at alternative ways to incorporate  Math's into everyday holistic activities.

Date: Wednesday 18th October 2023
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: The Courtyard, Boothferry Road, Goole, DN14 6AE 

Early Reading and Writing 

This session will look at the importance of early reading and writing in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
The session will cover early literacy, phonics and writing skills.
We will look at how to include early reading and writing in your setting's curriculum through activities and your environment.

Date: Tuesday 24th October 2023
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Driffield Rugby Club, Kelleythorpe, Driffield ,YO25 9DW 

Interacting or Interfering 

Julie Fisher is an independent Early Years Adviser and Visiting Professor of Early Childhood Education at Oxford Brookes University. Julie has achieved a doctorate for her research into the changing role of early childhood educators and is a recipient of the Nursery World Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to early childhood education. Julie has written numerous books, including Interacting or Interfering.

High quality interactions are recognised as fundamental to the achievement of outstanding teaching and learning in the early years. Every day, early years practitioners engage in interactions with young children that have the potential to enhance their learning. However, such is the temptation to squeeze every teaching moment out of each interaction that practitioners often interrupt children’s thinking and consequently interfere with their learning. This evening course will examine the knowledge, timing and sensitivity necessary to interact effectively. It will consider how practitioners effectively extend and enhance children’s language and communication through natural, genuine conversations. Through the use of DVD footage Julie will explore the role of the practitioner in both adult-led and child-led situations, providing opportunities to reflect on how to tune in to children’s current thinking and how to respond in ways that are of benefit to their learning and development.

Target audience: All early years practitioners
Date: Wednesday 27th September 2023
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: Via Teams

Key Legislation

This training is aimed at Committee Members, Managers and Owners of settings to make them aware of the responsibilities under current legislation
• Look at the documents available and ensure the setting have the most up to date information
• Consider key points that setting’s must have regard to
• Ensure that settings are running within the current legislative systems

Date: Wednesday 29th November 2023
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Via Teams

Child Development Training

This training course will give you a thorough understanding of the most important aspects of child development in the early years.
The course is free to all Childminders, Nurseries and Pre-schools
The course has 9 modules. 5 modules are currently available.
Each module should take between 1 and 2 hours to complete.
You can pause and restart the training as much as you like.

Each module includes:
• opportunities to reflect on your learning and practice
• a learning log to make notes on your reflections
• it combines theory with practical tips and ideas to use in your setting
• learning check questions to test your understanding
• it includes links to resources
• an end of module test
• the opportunity to download a personalised certificate of completion

Some modules also have short videos to enhance your understanding.
Module 1 – Understanding Child Development & the EYFS
Module 2 – Brain Development and how children learn
Module 3 – Supporting children’s Personal Social and Emotional Development
Module 4 – Supporting Language Development
Module 5 – Supporting Physical Development

To enrol on this free course developed by early years experts in partnership with the DfE you will need to create an account, please follow the link below:

National Professional Qualification for Early Years Leadership (NPQEYL)

The NPQEYL has been developed to increase knowledge of leadership in early years settings, strengthen staff approaches to teaching and learning, and support children whose development has been impacted by the pandemic.

Participants will gain skills and confidence so they can deliver high-quality education and care to support children’s development, become a better organisational leader and develop staff so they can reach their full potential.

The course is free, flexible and designed by sector experts to help professionals across the sector to develop their career.
More information about the NPQEYL and eligibility criteria can be found at: Early years leadership NPQ (