This online course has been devised by Herts for Learning Early Years specialists to develop the knowledge and skills of Early Years practitioners to gain clarity around the key principles of teaching and learning in the EYFS.

    The course consists of user friendly modules that can be completed at the participant’s own pace. These modules are drawn from the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and Ofsted requirements.

    The course is fully interactive and consists of slides, videos and animations to support effective learning. At the end of the course there is a set of multiple choice questions to complete to help participants assess their understanding of the guiding principles of teaching and learning in the EYFS.

    On successful completion, a certificate will be available to download and print.

    The aims of the course are:

    • to develop the knowledge and skills of Early Years practitioners to enable effective teaching and learning
    • to equip those new to the EYFS with an understanding of the principles of effective teaching and learning in the Early Years
    • to support leaders as a training tool for the whole EYFS team
    • to provide an accessible and flexible distance learning tool

    This Herts for Learning online course is available for £29.00

    Preview some of the content in the course


    By rereading and testing it helps to integrate the information to become clearer of the key elements that will help me in my role.

    J Hex, Early Bird Preschool. Letchworth

    The modules tell you exactly how to be an outstanding key worker.

    G Sallows, St Andrews CE Primary School and Nursery

    “At our school we used the training to support new members of the team to understand the importance of providing a high quality learning environment and to maximise children's learning opportunities during adult led and child initiated play.”

    “My team found the course very useful as it was delivered in clearly defined sections which enabled us to select the area that we wanted to focus on for training, Staff found the video clips useful to help develop their own ideas.”

    S Hedges, Headteacher and Head of Centre Batford Early Years Centre, Hertfordshire

    It's a worthwhile course to refresh knowledge and a good introduction for new students.

    K Keane, Harebreaks Preschool. Watford

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