Learning and Development
Effective education requires both a relevant curriculum and practitioners who understand and are able to implement the curriculum requirements. Effective education requires practitioners who understand that children develop rapidly during the early years – physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. Children are entitled to access provision that supports and extends their knowledge, skills, understanding and confidence, and helps them to overcome any disadvantage.
Our Learning and development programme covers a wide range of the curriculum and supports and helps practitioners with their continuous professional development, giving them the knowledge and skills to provide high quality stimulating environments that give all the children in their care the highest education and play opportunities to be the best they can be.
We design and deliver bespoke training, support and advice to schools and early years settings. We provide a unique service meeting identified needs in quality improvement and developing positive outcomes for children and families.
Our service is unique to you, which means we will be flexible in our approach. This could involve schools/settings joining together to share the cost of training, it could be delivering full and half day training sessions, it could be one to one sessions, it could be attending staff meetings or sessions delivered at weekends and evenings. Our support can be as short as a one-off meeting or could be a succession of training and support sessions.
There is a growing awareness of the importance and value of mentoring and coaching in early year’s leadership. Our associates will help you with critical reflection exploring the context of leadership and the value of mentoring.
A key part to developing leadership practice is promoting a greater understanding, awareness and critical insight into the needs of staff and leaders themselves and into meeting the needs of communities, families and children who engage with your organisation. Our Associates will help you to have a deep understanding of the importance of mentoring support, develop a dialogue with staff and provide and insight into the points of view and professional perspectives. It will provide opportunities to develop practical skills and encourage their use in improving practice.