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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.

The HertsCam Teacher Led Development Work Programme (TLDW)

Thu 7th September 2017, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

An accredited programme suitable for all those involved in the education and care of young children in maintained and non-maintained settings

This transformational programme supports all educators no matter what their role or job title to improve the quality of teaching and learning by leading innovation and development in their settings.

Participants assemble a portfolio of evidence of participation and an account of their development work which leads to the award of the HertsCam Certificate in Teacher Leadership.

Cost: £400 for year long course

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Mindfulness & Meditation (EYFS)

Thu 21st September 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

This workshop will explain what Mindfulness is, why it’s so important to get children in the early years and how to practice Mindfulness. It will outline some practical ideas for the early years and what sort of mindful activities can we brought into the learning environment. There will be an opportunity to practice some techniques. […]

Cost: £30 members / £40 non-members

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Marvellous Maths - Watford

Thu 28th September 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Oxhey Early Years Centre
Eastbury Road
Watford
WD19 4RL

The aim of these sessions is for participants to gain a greater understanding of maths development and to get excited about maths! This will be achieved through: Understand how to support early maths development. Try out practical ideas and activities within an early years environment. Find out about successful ways to teach maths.  

Cost: £30 members / £40 non-members

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Mindfulness & Meditation (KS1 & KS2)

Thu 28th September 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

This workshop will explain what Mindfulness is, why it’s so important to get children in the early years and how to practice Mindfulness. It will outline some practical ideas for the early years and what sort of mindful activities can we brought into the learning environment. There will be an opportunity to practice some techniques. […]

Cost: £30 members / £40 non-members

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Marvellous Maths - Broxbourne

Thu 5th October 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wormley Primary School
Cozens Lane East
Broxbourne
EN10 6QA

The aim of these sessions is for participants to gain a greater understanding of maths development and to get excited about maths! This will be achieved through: Understand how to support early maths development. Try out practical ideas and activities within an early years environment. Find out about successful ways to teach maths.  

Cost: £30 members / £40 non-members

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The Alice Sharp Project

Fri 6th October 2017 - Fri 5th October 2018, 9:00am




This unique programme led by the inspirational Alice Sharp, will look at how promoting wellbeing and language can help to close the attainment gap. The programme will focus on developing an enriching environment to promote higher order thinking. Lead practitioners will be supported to become ‘Learning Provocateurs’. INCLUDES; 1 half day session with up to […]

Cost: £495 - 15 months duration

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Understanding Children's Behaviour

Thu 12th October 2017, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

Using schema to develop play

Have you ever wondered why children repeat actions again and again in their play? Catherine will share case studies from her own research to talk about how observation of children’s schemas develops our understanding of how children learn. Gain practical ideas to help support and plan for children’s individual schematic interests.  

Cost: £25 members / £35 non-members

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Delivering an outstanding early years curriculum - for Headteachers & EYFS Leaders

Fri 13th October 2017, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

Understand key principles of early years practice and ensure you are well prepared for Ofsted

This course is for Headteachers & EYFS leaders and covers: Understanding key early years principles and characteristics of effective learning. Discussion with colleagues, sharing thoughts about areas of development. Ensuring you are well prepared for Ofsted and understand what is needed to show effective Early Years practice. Includes 2 half day sessions with Headteacher & […]

Cost: £150 per setting

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Speech & Language Workshop

Mon 16th October 2017, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wormley Primary School
Cozens Lane East
Broxbourne
EN10 6QA

‘Silent movie star to superhero’

A workshop looking at understanding children’s speech and language development and how your role as practitioners can take children from silent move star to superhero. The workshop will cover; Building blocks of speech and language development Adults role in promoting ‘communication superheroes’ Introduction to ‘six steps to superhero’ Keyword signing Strategies to promote children becoming […]

Cost: £30 members / £40 non-members

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Early Years Leaders Forum

Wed 18th October 2017, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

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.  

Cost: FREE

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Recently Qualified Teacher Programme

Fri 20th October 2017 - Fri 12th January 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. With a focus on reflective practice and a […]

Cost: £195 per attendee

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Newly Qualified Teacher Workshop - Parent Partnership (workshop 1)

Fri 3rd November 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

These unique NQT workshops will focus on NQT’s in the EYFS environment. These can be attended as individual courses or as a whole course. Workshops 1: Parent Partnership How to develop positive relationships with parents and ideas to support home school learning.  

Cost: £45 per workshop or £120 for all three workshops

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Newly Qualified Teacher Workshop - Getting Ready to Write (workshop 2)

Fri 19th January 2018, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

These unique NQT workshops will focus on NQT’s in the EYFS environment. These can be attended as individual courses or as a whole course. Workshop 2: Getting ready to write Understand how to support early writing development and ideas for getting children excited about writing.      

Cost: £45 per workshop or £120 for all three workshops

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Early Years Leaders Forum

Wed 7th February 2018, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

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.  

Cost: FREE

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Newly Qualified Teacher Workshop - Creating an Outstanding Outdoor Environment (workshop 3)

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

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

These unique NQT workshops will focus on NQT’s in the EYFS environment. These can be attended as individual courses or as a whole course. Workshop 3: Creating an Outstanding Outdoor Environment A session looking at the importance of outdoor learning with ideas for how to develop your own outdoor area.      

Cost: £45 per workshop or £120 for all three workshops

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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

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.  

Cost: FREE

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