Courses

Our courses are based in hubs around Hertfordshire at good or outstanding schools and settings where you can see children learning and practitioners will enjoy “Seeing it in Action”.

We hope you will find something that will support your practice whatever your role. We are keen to be responsive to your needs locally and can provide courses tailored to your needs.

Yoga Workshop

Thu 22nd February 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Redbourn Infant & Nursery School
Long Cutt
Redbourn
AL3 7EX

This workshop will give you an insight into how you can introduce and develop yoga in your early years setting. We will introduce you to some simple poses, pictures and stories.

The workshop will also focus on how yoga can help children with there speech and language development.

 

Cost: £30 members / £40 non-members

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Writing Workshop

Thu 1st March 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Redbourn Infant & Nursery School
Long Cutt
Redbourn
AL3 7EX

Ready to write and writing with wonder

This practical workshop includes inspiring ideas to promote early writing develop from Nursery through to Key Stage 1.

The workshop includes:

  • How to encourage boys to write
  • Ideas to stimulate creativity
  • How to get children excited about writing

 

Cost: £30 members / £40 non-members

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Creating an Outstanding Outdoor Environment

Fri 23rd March 2018, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

A session looking at the importance of outdoor learning with ideas for how to develop your own outdoor area.

Cost: £30 members / £40 non-members

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Annual Conference - Captivate to Communicate

Mon 16th April 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Fielder Centre
Hatfield Business Park
Hatfield
AL10 9TP

Acorns 2018 Annual Conference will focus on captivating children to enhance their speech, language and communication skills

Our keynote speaker, Kym Scott will help us to explore the key features of quality interactions along with workshops offering practical ways to create enabling environments that are communication friendly.

Cost: £80 per delegate

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Recently Qualified Teacher (RQT) Programme

Fri 4th May 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

This 3 day programme designed by the Eastern Leadership Centre for recently qualified teachers is suitable for all Teachers (EYFS & KS1) in their second to fifth year of teaching. This is a certified programme quality assured by the ELC and approved by the Teaching Schools Council.

Cost: £95 per attendee

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Chartered College of Teaching Network Launch Event

Wed 16th May 2018, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

Making an Impact in the Early Years

 

We are delighted to be named as one of the first networks to be working with The Chartered College of Teaching to deliver an Early Years Network open to all teachers and practitioners in the early years.

Join us for our launch event with inspiring talks about the importance of Early Years from Mine Conkbayir (Neuroscience) and Beatrice Merrick (Early Education).

Jaz Ampaw-Farr (invited)

Our network will focus on early years matters, particularly promoting professional respect for early years colleagues within the teaching profession and in the national agenda. Our aim is to grow the status and reputation of early years practitioners creating a network of support across county borders.

Event includes cheese and wine refreshments

 

 

Cost: FREE to Chartered College of Teaching Members / £15 for non-members

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Annual Conference - Captivate to Communicate

Tue 22nd May 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm




Acorns 2018 Annual Conference will focus on captivating children to enhance their speech, language and communication skills

Our keynote speaker, Kym Scott will help us to explore the key features of quality interactions along with workshops offering practical ways to create enabling environments that are communication friendly.

Cost: £80 per delegate

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Early Years Leaders Forum

Wed 23rd May 2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

‘Somebody help me!’ For experienced EYFS leaders

These regular sessions give experienced EYFS leaders the opportunity to reflect and discuss relevant research. Addressing what it takes to be a good leader and share practice with colleagues in similar situations.

Session content:

Have you got a problem or concern in your setting?
Would you like to ask your EYFS colleagues for help?
Do you want to share your leadership experience and practical know-how?

Come along to this informal session prepared to help and be helped. Let’s make the most of our collective wisdom.

 

Cost: FREE

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