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SeekTeachers believes in 'educating the world' and offering our teachers the expertise to provide high calibre education. Our education Trainers are experts in the field that have proven knowledge to inspire teachers to become outstanding Educators.

Understanding the revised EYFS

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will learn about the formation of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • You will learn about the key changes made to the EYFS for 2012, 2014, and 2017
  • You will learn about the prime and specific areas of development
  • You will learn about the formal assessments required by the EYFS
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Key Takeaways
  • The Early Years Foundation Stage was introduced in 2008 and sets the standards for learning, development, and care for children from birth to five. It is mandatory for all early years providers: maintained schools; non-maintained schools; independent schools; all providers on the Early Years Register; and all providers registered with and early years childminder agency.
  • The course introduces the themes and principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage, and explains how they can be put into practice. Taking the themes of ‘A unique child’, ‘Positive relationships’, ‘Enabling environments’, and ‘Learning and development’, you will be directed to the official resources supporting EYFS and videos which give more information on the principles
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • New early years practitioners
  • Those who are familiar with the original EYFS
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

An enabling learning environment

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will learn that in a richly resourced environment, children will learn naturally from all that is around them
  • You will learn the importance of providing children with opportunities to learn independently and interact with their peers with minimal adult intervention
  • You will learn to consider the possibilities for creating a flow between the indoor and outdoor areas of the setting so that children can move freely between them
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Key Takeaways
  • The learning in this course reflects the fact that children are naturally curious and want to explore and learn
  • The course covers how to plan a room for learning, how to designate responsibility to staff, how to link the areas for learning and planned activities to the Early Learning Goals, and how to ensure that the learning environment meets the needs of all children, including those with special needs
  • In planning and creating an enabling learning environment, this course also looks at ways of keeping costs low
  • Video examples of effective enabling environments based on jungles and space are included
  • This course also looks at the importance of including the outdoors, as well as the indoors, in the learning environment; introducing the idea of Forest Schools
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • This course is suitable for childcare and kindergarten teachers working in a range of settings
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

Communication and the EYFS

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will learn to communicate with children in a way that supports the development of their speech, language, and communication, as appropriate for their age and stage of development
  • You will learn to understand you are a role model for young children and as such, should be positively interacting with those around them
  • You will learn how to support children’s speech, language, and communication development in line with statutory guidance for England
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Key Takeaways
  • Communication and language is a prime area in the EYFS and this course will help early years practitioners build their knowledge in this area and increase their understanding of the importance of being a role model for effective communication
  • You will have an opportunity to reflect on your own speech, language, and communication skills and how effective you have been in supporting young children with their development in these areas
  • You will be given a number of suggestions for communication and language activities, along with advice for encouraging children who are not confident communicators
  • Suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • Early years practitioners
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

Managing behaviour

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will learn that all settings are required to have a positive behaviour policy
  • You will acknowledge the important role that parents/carers play in helping children to behave appropriately and be emotionally stable
  • You will understand that helping children to interact appropriately with others is a vital role for practitioners
  • You will be able to help children to develop their understanding of meeting others’ needs by encouraging them to do things for others
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Key Takeaways
  • This course identifies that most children, on most occasions, want to behave in a way that is reasonable and acceptable. However, there are always occasions when children may lack the emotional, social, or behaviour skills to cope with conflict and challenging situations. Occasionally, if a child has not had the opportunity to form an attachment to a parent/carer or has experienced harsh or neglectful parenting, the child might display anti-social behaviour. Behaviour can also be affected by diet, tiredness, and illness.
  • The learning in this course emphasises that positive behaviour should be encouraged, and defines inappropriate behaviour as that which affects others in a negative way. However, expectations of behaviour should be realistic. Age and stage of development should be taken into account, as should social and cultural background.
  • The course recommends that positive attention should be the reward for positive behaviour
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • Childcare practitioners working in a range of settings
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

Literacy and the EYFS

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will see how important verbal communication is to literacy skills
  • You will find out more about the key skills needed to assist children to become motivated and independent readers
  • You will learn how early literacy starts with mark marking and emergent writing, alongside drawing
  • You will discover how to support reading development
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Key Takeaways
  • Literacy is crucial part of intellectual, social and emotional development
  • You will be shown a number of suggestions for key interventions and activities that can develop a child’s literacy
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • Those working in an early years setting or those with young children
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

Observing children

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • Participant will learn that all children have unique qualities and needs
  • Participent will learn that it is important to seek permission before doing observations and there are many factors to take into account when doing observations
  • Participant will learn that there are two types of assessment – formative and summative
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Key Takeaways
  • This course looks at how much information can be gleaned from observing children when looking at their stage of development and their developmental needs. Children are unique and each one develops in a different way; observation enables effective planning so they can make progress. Observation takes place to:
    1. see if a child is making progress
    2. check a child’s overall development
    3. learn more about a child’s particular needs
    4. resolve a particular problem
    5. evaluate activities, routines or strategies used with children
    6. inform planning
    7. report to parents
  • Factsheets are included on methods of observation, as well as links to information on the development stages of children from birth to 60 months, and the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • Early Years Practitioners
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

Partnership with parents

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will learn the importance of partnership with parents and the many references to how childcare practitioners should engage with parents
  • You will learn about seeking new ways of bringing the home into the settings and enabling the setting to reach into the home
  • You will learn the reasons why people complain, together with practical skills to deal with concerns when they are received
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Key Takeaways
  • The course looks at the importance of the two-way process that is a partnership with parents in childcare. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) stresses the importance of this partnership, which means not only giving information to the parents but asking for and listening to the parent’s views and knowledge.
  • Parents ‘are the child’s first and most enduring educators’ (to quote the EYFS), have a unique knowledge of their child, and are also a great potential resource for setting
  • The course also looks at how to deal with occasions where parents express a concern or raise a complaint about something that has made them unhappy. Communicating well with parents and managing complaints in such a way that they do not damage the partnership with parents is important.
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • Early Years Practitioners; working in nursery settings
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

Child Development

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will learn that children’s development begins from the moment of conception
  • You will learn that a child’s development is influenced by the adults who care for them
  • You will learn to be aware of a child’s needs covering all five outcomes mentioned in Every Child Matters
  • You will learn that individual children develop in different ways and that it is extremely important that every child is treated as an individual
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Key Takeaways
  • This course looks at child development theories and theorists, and why it is important to know how children develop when working with them
  • It is important to understand the areas of child development to offer appropriate learning experiences and levels of support for each individual child
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • Early Years Practitioners; working in nursery settings
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

An introduction to safeguarding

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will learn about basic issues relating to safeguarding that can cause settings to be judged as ‘inadequate’ by inspectors
  • You will learn the aspects of running a setting that need to be focused on to promote safeguarding
  • You will learn why having a basic understanding of safeguarding is one of the first things you should study when working with children and young people
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Key Takeaways
  • Safeguarding is an essential area of knowledge for those working with children and vulnerable people
  • Through this course you have access to up to date resources from the UK government and child protection agencies offering advice and legislation on safeguarding
  • The course also identifies the different signs, symptoms and effects of abuse and neglect, and the different kinds of abuse
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • Early Years Practitioners; working in nursery settings or with school-aged children and young people
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

Developing self-esteem in young children

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will gain an understanding of the value of healthy self-esteem to a child’s life, and how this is crucial to their personal, social, and emotional development
  • You will learn to work in partnership with parents and carers to build a child’s self-esteem
  • You will learn how to encourage children’s positive self-esteem, use praise carefully, and add in elements of choice during activities
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Key Takeaways
  • Self-esteem is an important part of personal, social, and emotional development and in the early years, a confident child will be more willing to communicate their likes, dislikes, needs, and feelings to an early years practitioner
  • You will explore a number of key interventions and activities that can boost a child’s self-esteem
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • Early Years Practitioners; working in nursery settings or with school-aged children and young people
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

Asperger Syndrome

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will learn about the ‘triad of impairments’ that cover the three main areas an individual with the syndrome may struggle with
  • You will understand how Asperger syndrome affects individuals from all nationalities, religions, cultures, and social backgrounds
  • You will understand the importance of being aware of the different ways that an individual will interact with and interpret the world around them
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Key Takeaways
  • As the syndrome is a hidden disability, and is often slow to be diagnosed, knowing how it impacts on an individual is invaluable knowledge
  • There is no specific treatment or cure but this doesn't mean that you can't help someone with Asperger's. There are therapies, approaches, and interventions that can improve quality of life and this course will outline some of them.
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on our learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • For anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the syndrome, or supports a child or young person with Asperger syndrome.
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will have a comprehensive understanding of ADHD and how it can affect children and young people throughout their lives
  • You will be able to recognise, and respond to, a child or young person showing signs of ADHD
  • You will know where to go for help and support, and who to turn to for advice on managing symptoms
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Key Takeaways
  • It is thought that around 2-5% of school-aged children may have ADHD and symptoms often present in the early years, this course will help practitioners working with young children and school-aged children and young people to spot the signs and symptoms and understand how to support the individual, and their family, with the condition
  • You will explore the importance of diagnosing ADHD when symptoms first present, and the course will outline some of the challenges faced by people with ADHD who were not diagnosed at this stage
  • You will grasp the positive characteristics of people with ADHD and the positive aspects of the condition
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • For those working in nursery settings; or with school-aged children and young people
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

Outdoor play

Date To Be Confirmed Location (TBC) Duration A full training day
Learning Outcomes
  • You will gain an appreciation of the outdoor environment and the opportunities it offers for healthy development
  • You will know how to encourage children and young people to develop their imaginative play outdoors
  • You will be able to review their current outdoor play provision and identify improvements
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Key Takeaways
  • It is often reported that children nowadays are spending less time outside than ever before, and so this course will help practitioners to encourage children and young people to spend more time playing and exploring in a natural environment
  • Discuss the benefits and necessity of outdoor play, and feel confident in passing this on to children, young people, and their families
  • You will be given a number of suggested outdoor activities, along with advice for balancing risk and opportunity when planning activities
  • Websites and video resources looking at outdoor play are included in this lesson
  • Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
  • There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge
Target Audience
  • For those working in nursery settings; or with school-aged children and young people
  • Teachers of the early years in government, private or international schools

If you have any further questions, please call us now on +44 203 455 0195. We look forwards to working with you.


Please Note: The job description and requirements above have come directly from the employer and not from SeekTeachers. This is an overseas position with different cultural beliefs and a segregated learning policy and as such it satisfies the criteria of a genuine requirement for the post, under schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.