Training and Development

I can deliver a range of targeted and bespoke training courses to suit the needs of your staff teams. I can also offer individual training and coaching and peer support. This can be done through face to face delivery, online peer support, live webinars and online/live training workshops.

Early Years Training and Support in Essex

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein

I have been involved in joint and peer observations which can help staff and managers prepare for the Ofsted inspection joint observations and begin to look in more detail at levels of sustained shared thinking amongst the staff teams and children. According to the recent REPEY (researching effective pedagogy in the early years, Siraj-Blatchford et al, 2001).

The most important element to ensure quality practice and outcomes for children in the early years are low staff turnover, adults having warm responsive relationships with children and opportunities for high quality interactions, including sustained shared thinking.

I can help you develop your staffing expertise and knowledge to lead to better job satisfaction and staff longevity and an increase quality in interactions between staff and children.  

I have designed and delivered a number of early years training courses to providers across the sector in a number of areas, including leadership and management, reflective practice and self-evaluation, child development, life at two, Schemas, Ofsted inspections, outdoor and indoor effective learning environments and using quality improvement reflective practice tools such as ECERS (Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, 2017), ITERS (Infant and Toddler Environment Rating Scale-R, 2007) and the most recent scale SSTEW (sustained Shared Thinking and Well-being Tool, 2015) and the Ferre Laevers Leuven Scales observation tools looking at Well-being and Involvement to reflect on your settings personal and social emotional development and environment.

Please do contact me to discuss your training and development needs further.