The 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.
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.