Linking learning to outcomes
As nursery practitioners, improving outcomes for the children in our care is the reason we go to work each day. The more engaged the child, the better they will learn. It’s a virtuous circle, as children become more engaged, they develop and learn more and we as practitioners become more engaged and motivated too. Transitions become easier, the child is more settled and the parents are happier. At the end of their time in nursery the children will be better prepared to start their school life and could be ahead of many of their peers.
Here is a great example from the training:
Janet Moyles (Just Playing. Buckingham: Open University Press, 1989) talks about children’s entitlement to play and “playful teaching” in her research. Her “spiral theory” states that children should be allowed to play freely first, then structured and then freely. The free play will first allow the children to explore on their own. The structured play will then teach them more about the play, for example, they may learn how to make shapes out of clay. Finally, the child can play freely again to practise their new-found skill.
The learning in these course will also give you the tools to adapt your practice to the needs of each child and where several members of staff undertake the leaning you will gain even more as you work consistently together as a team.
Promoting Children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Our third course will help you to embed self-esteem and confidence in your children and so also prepare them effectively for school.
With Ofsted now focusing on well-being, behaviour, attitude and personal development in their judgements, you can be more confident you are achieving these outcomes by learning more about how to make children emotionally resilient.
If a child can tell you how they are feeling, you can give them the right support. With lots of practical examples linking attachment theory to practice, you can enrich their environment and their learning.
NDNA working in partnership with CACHE
NDNA is now working in partnership with awarding body CACHE to provide enhanced CPD for your team.
Each course provides four to five hours of learning and lots of practical examples to use in your setting. Practitioners can build a portfolio of learning to present to CACHE on taking a Level 3 qualification. These courses are also great for refreshing knowledge and enhancing early years skills.
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