Continuous Professional Development: Delivered by the Early Years Development Advisors

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.

Building Your Curriculum

We will be looking at building your unique curriculum for the children attending your setting. Looking at experiences children have already have, what you wish to embed and what is missing from their understanding and cultural capital through providing activities, resources and experiences that deliver the seven areas of learning.

Date: Tuesday 6th June 2023
Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm, registration from 6.45pm
Venue: Cottingham Parks Golf Club, Wood Hill Way, Cottingham HU16 5SW

Preparing for your Ofsted Inspection

The aim is to:
• Look in detail at the Early Years Inspection handbook, what it entails and how to prepare for the inspection.
• Discuss the 3 I's-Intent, Implementation and Impact, and what they mean in your setting
• We will look at what we mean by a Learning Walk
• We will then touch on Safeguarding, observations, routines and the Evaluation Schedule.

Date: Tuesday 9th May 2023
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm registration from 6.15pm
Venue: via Microsoft Teams

Confident Communicators

The session is to encourage all practitioners to reflect on the effectiveness of the environment, teaching and learning and partnership with Parents, with regards to promoting children's speech and language.
Key areas include communication, listening and attention, expressive language and social communication. Talk For Reading and Every Child Talker (ECAT) resources will be explored as useful tools to use within Early Years also.

Date: Tuesday 16th May 2023
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm, registration from 6.15pm
Venue: via Microsoft Teams

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: Tuesday 13th June 2023
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Venue: Cottingham Parks Golf Club, Wood Hill Way, Cottingham HU16 5SW

Early Years Foundation Stage - Statutory Assessment EYFS Profile

This session is aimed at developing both Managers and Room Leaders knowledge around their Statutory EYFS assessment responsibilities, particularly around the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile.
During this 2 hour session will you will:
• Review the EYFS statutory assessment requirements
• Develop a greater understanding of the EYFS Profile assessment process including roles and responsibilities
• Know how to make an assessment for each child against the 17 Early Learning Goals
• Become familiar with national, DfE exemplification materials
• Become confident in the statutory EYFS profile moderation process.

Date: Thursday 27th April 2023
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Via Microsoft teams

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: Wednesday 21st June 2023
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Cottingham Parks Golf Club, Wood Hill Way, Cottingham HU16 5SW

FISH Information Briefings

A one-hour briefing session on the information and social media platform which the Families Information Service Hub oversee. The session will include information on:

• Family Services Directory (fsd)
• Social Media (Facebook & Twitter)
• Reporting Notifiable and Infectious Diseases
• Knowledge Hub

Including live demonstrations of how to access these various resources.

Date: Thursday 20th April 2023
Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Venue: via Microsoft Teams

Date: Tuesday 2nd May 2023
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: via Microsoft Teams

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 (