Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Courses

Please see the individual courses listed below for more information, learning objectives and who the courses are suitable for.

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This course provides an introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) (2016). Childcare practitioners will gain a greater understanding of the  framework. Through activities and resources you will develop your knowledge and skills to help support the work you do in practice.

The aim of this course is to introduce the EYFS to new practitioners working in early years settings with children aged 0-5 years old.

You can purchase a copy of the EYFS (2016) framework, Development Matters and Early Years Outcomes documents from £11.50 via the NDNA website.

By the end of this course learners will:

  • Have a greater understanding of the EYFS safeguarding and welfare requirements (2016 version)
  • Understand the EYFS learning and development requirements
  • Have a greater awareness of Early Years Outcomes/ Development Matters statements
  • Be aware of the Ofsted inspection framework and the implications on the setting.

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Who should complete this course?
This course is primarily aimed at practitioners new to early years and those practitioners working with children aged 0-5. On completion of the course an electronic certificate is provided for you to download.

By the end of this course learners will:

• Be aware of the Integrated review
• Understand what progress checks are and the requirements under the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
• Understand what the progress check should cover
• Be able to determine the appropriate timing for this check
• Be aware of different tools/templates available for support
• Consider ways of gaining and sharing information with parents
• Understand the importance of the parent's role in the progress check and how to support this.

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Who should complete this course?
Suitable for practitioners working with two year olds to support the progress checks process, including the requirements under the EYFS, what should be covered, when to complete them, the different tools and support available.

0-2 Cover ImageThe aim of this course is to further develop practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of high-quality provision for babies and toddlers aged 0-2 years. The course has been designed in line with the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 2016 and looks closely at the Development Matters/Early Years Outcomes statements for this age group.

This course will support practitioners to reflect upon and consider effective practice for 0-2 year olds, as well as analysing their own approach and practice. The programme includes all the underpinning information to support young children’s learning and development including supporting the unique child, building positive relationships through using the key person approach and providing an enabling environment, looking at appropriate activities for this age group including using treasure baskets and heuristic play appropriately. The three prime areas of learning and development are explored in the course as well as using observation, assessment and planning effectively to support learning. The course includes interactive games and quizzes to keep practitioners engaged whilst also testing understanding.

By the end of this course learners will:

• Have a greater understanding of the role of the key person and secure attachments
• Know how to implement strategies and practices to support each unique child
• Be able to identify schemas, how to accommodate and develop individual schemas and the links to learning and development elements of the EYFS.

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Who should complete this course?
This course is primarily aimed at either experienced Level 2 practitioners or practitioners qualified at Level 3 and above. In addition, those currently working with children in this age group or individuals who may wish to work with this age group in the future would benefit from completing the course. This course provides you with three guided learning hours which contributes towards your Continuous Professional Development.

Supporting 2 year olds in the EYFSThis course will support practitioners working with this age group, enabling them to reflect on their current practice, gain further knowledge and skills to meet two year olds’ individual needs. It includes all the underpinning information to support young children’s learning and development including the key person approach, working in partnership with parents, home learning, the role of the adult, an enabling environment and inclusive practice. All these subjects are displayed in an attractive manner and supported with quizzes and games to test practitioners’ understanding.

The importance of play and how to implement the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is discussed throughout the course. The course looks closely at the three prime areas of learning, the characteristics of effective learning and the Development Matters/Early Years Outcomes statements for this age group in great detail. The programme shares information on why observation, assessment and planning is important and supports practitioners in how to use observations to identify children’s learning styles and schemas, in turn using these to plan appropriate experiences in line with children’s individual interests.

The final part of the course looks at the new progress check, including what needs to be included and how practitioners can carry these out effectively.

By the end of this course learners will:

• Be aware of the different learning styles and children’s schemas
• Have a greater understanding of the three prime areas of learning and the importance of supporting communication and language in this age group
• Understand what the integrated review is, what the two year old progress checks are and the requirements under the EYFS.

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Who should complete this course?
This course is primarily aimed at either experienced Level 2 practitioners or practitioners qualified at Level 3 and above. In addition, those currently working with children in this age group or individuals who may wish to work with this age group in the future would benefit from completing the course. This course provides you with three guided learning hours which contributes towards your Continuous Professional Development.

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and the age of five have a major impact on their future life chances.

This aim of this online course is to equip practitioners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to successfully support children’s development in their setting.

By the end of this course learners will:

• Have greater awareness of the different learning styles of children and how to best adopt practice in your setting accordingly
• Have an increased understanding of the revised Code of Practice and entitlement for three and four year olds
• Have a greater understanding of the prime and specific areas of learning and development
• Have an improved understanding of the principles of consulting with children and the role of the adult.

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Who should complete this course?
This course is primarily aimed at either experienced Level 2 practitioners or practitioners qualified at Level 3 and above. In addition, those currently working with children in this age group or individuals who may wish to work with this age group in the future would benefit from completing the course. This course provides you with three guided learning hours which contributes towards your Continuous Professional Development.