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.

Autism Workshop

Tue 18th September 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

The workshop will cover;

  • What is Autism?
  • Sensory Needs and how to support in the Early Years
  • How to adapt your setting/class room
  • Girls and Boys with Autism and the differences you should know about

 

Cost: £30 members / £40 non-members

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Mindfulness & Meditation - for EYFS children

Thu 20th September 2018, 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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Reggio Emilia

Thu 27th September 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Woolenwick Infants’ School
Bridge Road West
Stevenage
SG1 2NU

Environments for Learning

This workshop will look at the Reggio Emilia concept and a flavour of how this looks in practice. The workshop includes;

  • How other settings have Reggio-influenced Pedagogy
  • Exhibition of a Reggio Emilia project

Cost: Members £30 / Non-members £40

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Forest/Eco School - 2 part workshop

Thu 4th October 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Woolenwick Infants’ School
Bridge Road West
Stevenage
SG1 2NU

2 part workshops

This 2 part workshop will look at both the Forest Schools and Eco Schools concepts and includes;

  • What is Forest School?
  • Practical outside activities
  • Linking Forest School skills to the curriculum

Dates: 4th October and 8th November 2018

Cost: Members £60 / Non-members £80

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NEW Alice Sharp Conference

Fri 5th October 2018, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tewinbury Farm
Hertford Road
Welwyn
AL6 0JB

Alice Sharp will lead an inspirational day with a key note presentation on the role of the practitioner engaging parents and children in exciting learning opportunities. Alice will provide us with ideas to spark rich communication…

Cost: Member £90 / Non-members £100

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Storytelling Workshop

Thu 11th October 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wormley Primary School
Cozens Lane East
Broxbourne
EN10 6QA

Aimed at Reception aged children

Inspirational ideas to foster storytelling in Reception age children.

Ideas from outdoors using natural objects to develop storytelling skills and creativity.

Cost: Members £30 / Non-members £40

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SEN workshop bundle - 3 sessions

Thu 25th October 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

3 part workshop bundle

Part 1: Communication & Language
Part 2: Social & emotional wellbeing
Part 3: Behaviour

Cost: Non-members £100 / members £80

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Collections Workshop - Hatfield

Thu 15th November 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Birchwood Nursery School
Birchway
Hatfield
AL10 0PD

This workshop inspired by Alice Sharp will look at the use of collections in your environment and how using collections can;

  • enhance creativity
  • encourage children to engage in everyday objects
  • inspire curiosity & conversation

The workshop will include practical ideas and examples of inspiring collections.

Cost: Members £30 / Non-members £40

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Collections Workshop - Broxbourne

Thu 17th January 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Arlesdene Nursery School
Blindman's Lane
Cheshunt
EN8 9DW

This workshop inspired by Alice Sharp will look at the use of collections in your environment and how using collections can;

  • enhance creativity
  • encourage children to engage in everyday objects
  • inspire curiosity & conversation

The workshop will include practical ideas and examples of inspiring collections.

Cost: Members £30 / Non-members £40

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Annual Conference: Inclusion & Wellbeing

Tue 26th February 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Focolare Centre for Unity
69 Parkway
Welwyn Garden City
AL8 6JG

Acorns 2019 Annual Conference will focus on supporting children in the EYFS/KS1 to be resilient learners. Presentations from speakers will inspire what is important in children’s development using their passion and knowledge to help us understand how to promote self regulation and emotional wellbeing in children.

The conference will provide strategies to use in the classroom to help children with additional needs and their families.

Delegates will have access to a master class & workshops, including;

  • Autism
  • Supporting Parents
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing
  • Nurture

 

 

Cost: Members £90 / Non-members £100

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Collections Workshop - Watford

Thu 7th March 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Kingswood Early Years Centre
Briar Road
Watford
WD25 0DX

This workshop inspired by Alice Sharp will look at the use of collections in your environment and how using collections can;

  • enhance creativity
  • encourage children to engage in everyday objects
  • inspire curiosity & conversation

The workshop will include practical ideas and examples of inspiring collections.

Cost: Members £30 / Non-members £40

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