CPD opportunities

Our training service aims to support childcare settings in Leicester City with raising quality through workforce development by offering continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.

We provide the following CPD courses which support the requirements within the Early Years Foundation Stage, the regulatory framework inspected by Ofsted. 

Holistic Approach to Child Development and the Prime Areas

  • Thursday 22 September, 9.30am to 12.30pm
    City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester
  • Wednesday 28 September, 6pm to 9pm
    Beaumont Leys School, Anstey Lane, Leicester

£30 per attendee (invoiced on booking) - Book a place

Recent Ofsted trends would indicate that there in a need for increased knowledge and understanding of child development within the sector. This echoes the information stated in the Statutory Framework for the early year’s foundation stage:

“Learning and development considerations ‘Practitioners working with the youngest children are expected to ensure a strong foundation for children’s development in the three prime areas. (Statutory framework 2021- 1.11)”

A Holistic Approach to Child Development and the Prime Areas has been created to target this area of focus.

The course provides an opportunity to unpick what expected development would look like in each of the prime areas of the EYFS and explore tools and resources, including the 2 year old progress check, that will aid practitioners in their observation and assessment of children; to inform planning and to support them in seeking external support if needed for a child.

Learning intentions:

  • Leave with the skills to use a variety of tools to support with observations and assessments.
  • Have the opportunity to practice using the tools and apply their knowledge of child development to case studies.
  • Be able to use a holistic approach to complete a referral to external agencies.
  • Be able to use a holistic approach to child development and apply this to observations they make of children in all 3 prime areas.

Quality Curriculum

• Wednesday 26 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm via MS Teams

£20 per attendee (invoiced on booking) - Book a place

This course will give you an opportunity to explore what a quality curriculum should include and empower settings to begin to reflect and establish a high- quality curriculum, that can be articulated and justified.

It will also consider how the curriculum fits into the 3 III’s and the language around the EYFS that’s supports this.

This deep dive into curriculum exploration will give practitioners the tools and confidence to deliver a purposeful curriculum that keeps the child at the centre. A must for those getting to grips with the revised EYFS.

Statutory Training

For information about the Safeguarding Competency framework visit the Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Board