Nursery training: Reading, Writing and Storytelling

Woman and child readingInspire a love of reading and writing in young children

The new Early Years Inspection Handbook will assess how staff are supporting children to read books.

The framework states: “Practitioners read to children in a way that excites and engages them, introducing new ideas, concepts and vocabulary.” Nurseries will also be judged on how "they help parents to support and extend their child’s learning at home, including how to encourage a love of reading."

What will I learn on this course?
This course will support you to provide inspiring and exciting literacy experiences, help children to develop a love of reading and to become fluent readers. The training will help you put together environments that promote reading, improve storytelling skills, and it will provide top tips on home learning initiatives.
Literacy has been the lowest performing area of learning for several years, particularly for boys. This course looks in detail at supporting early reading and writing and gives lots of helpful strategies and activities.

Course details 

Duration: Full day, six hours
Who should attend: This course is suitable for all childcare practitioners
Level: Introductory

What will I learn?

  • The adult role in developing early readers
  • Strategies to support boys
  • Story-telling skills and story resources
  • Inspirational reading environments
  • Supporting early mark-making
  • The physical development stages of writing
  • Supporting home learning.


Prices are based on up to 16 delegates (we recommend 10 as a minimum). A small extra charge applies for extra delegates. You will receive a certificate of attendance to demonstrate your ongoing professional development.

  Weekday  Saturday 
   Full Day   Full Day 
NDNA Member   £699  £765
Non-member  £806  £885

Find out more:

For more information contact our training team by calling 01484 40 70 70 or email