Do you really know what child-initiated learning looks like? Mary Evans identifies further training directions, in the first of a new series on improving skills to meet EYFS requirements.
Training organisers and providers are beginning to offer an array of courses examining reflective practice. Mary Evans reports.
It's not enough to just watch and record what a child does at play. Mary Evans considers how to make observation true to its purpose.
Good practice in observation, planning and assessment can always be improved, with the right training, says Mary Evans.
Early years practitioners will benefit from training in using the outdoors, whether it's a familiar place to them or not, says Mary Evans
Boost your knowledge of the key person role, says Mary Evans.
Mary Evans outlines the challenges of relating to parents and how they can be met
Working co-operatively takes complex skills. Mary Evans outlines the key areas of joined up working and how to overcome barriers to communication
Communication is at the basis of good practice, says Mary Evans.
Children need time to think and lead. This important concept requires training, says Mary Evans.
Leadership is about more than management, says Mary Evans.
There's a skill in sharing something you've learned with your colleagues, and it's more in demand than ever, says Mary Evans.
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