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.

Early Years Leaders Forum

Wed 24th October 2018, 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

An 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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SEN workshop bundle - 3 sessions

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

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

To book on an individual session email info@acornstsa.co.uk

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

Cost: Non-members £100 / members £80

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Head's Early Years Forum

Wed 14th November 2018, 8:00am - 9:00am

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

Come along to an hour professional dialogue about how you can support your team to develop best practice in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

 

Cost: FREE

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ITT Open Event

Wed 14th November 2018, 3:45pm - 6:00pm

Ludwick Nursery School
Holwell Rd
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 3RP

Interested in becoming a Primary teacher with Early Years specialism? We have teamed up with Pilgrim Partnership to offer School Direct Initial Teacher Training.

This open event will run from 3:45 – 6pm with informal presentations at 4.30pm.

 

Cost: FREE

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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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Getting ready to write

Tue 27th November 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Windhill Primary School
Windhill
Bishops Stortford
CM23 2NE

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

The workshop includes:

  • Gaining a greater understanding of writing development
  • How to encourage boys to write
  • Ideas to stimulate creativity
  • How to get children excited about writing

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

Confirmed Speakers Kathryn Solly and Mine Conkbayir.

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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Outdoor Learning Workshop

Fri 8th March 2019, 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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