Jan 26, 2024 • 40 Mins min read
Join us as we explore the intricacies of how little ones develop their gross and fine motor skills, coordination, and spatial awareness.
Jan 15, 2024 • 55 mins min read
With several 'low key' but significant and impactful amendments to the EYFS coming into play as of last week (the 4th Jan 2023) it's crucial everyone within the industry is up to date and has a plan of action to swiftly tick the boxes necessary to comply with the changes.
Are you brand new to the word of early years? Well if so, welcome to our fantastic industry full of inspirational people, incredible little minds and lots of hard work! This introductory class has been designed to take you on a whilst stop tour of all the the essential things within the early years, in order to help you settle in and quickly gain some understanding of the basics. Within each lesson Emily will explore one of the fundamental components of the early years industry ranging from safeguarding to the importance of play!
1. The Basics of Safeguarding09:01
Emily begins with the most integral aspect of our role, which is protecting the children under our care. No matter your role, job title, experience or level of qualification, safeguarding children is everyone responsibility and something that should be taken with the upmost of importance at all times! As a brand new professional entering the early years industry carrying out safeguarding training and building your knowledge is integral.
2. The Importance of Language09:32
Exposing children to as much language as possible is so important. Neurological research has confirmed that children learn language best through face to face interaction and being surrounded by language rich environments. In this lesson Emily explores the importance of language and communication development and how we can best aid children's development.
3. Creating An Enabling Environment05:01
Learning to utilise your environment as the 3rd Teacher is such an important skill to master when entering the early years industry. In this lesson Emily will take you through the importance of your environment enabling children's innate curiosity, wonder and awe and how we can use it to further their play!
4. The Key Person System & Teamwork08:52
In this final lesson Emily covers a number of other important features of early years such as the key person system and the role teamwork and values play in creating a positive environment. Working in the early years can be hectic at times and relies on quality teamwork and communication.
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