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Best for Babies

This one day course is for Early Years and Childcare Practitioners.

The course seeks to support you to thread responsive, playful and informed practice and provision throughout a baby’s day. It includes exploration of learning and development for under two’s plus schemas, treasure baskets and heuristic play.

You will need to bring the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Development Matters document with you to this course.
The aims of this course are:

  • To help you to create a responsive and stimulating learning environment that meets the needs of under twos.
  • To provide an understanding of schemas, treasure baskets and heuristic play.
  • To identify good practice and provision when working with babies.
  • If you apply what you have learnt on this course you will be able to:

  • Create a responsive and evolving enabling environment that meets the needs of under two’s.
  • Recognise the importance of quality adult and child interactions that meet and enhance the development needs of the youngest children.
  • Identify good practice when working with babies that promotes their learning and development.
  • This course has been arranged for Early Years settings. Other groups are welcome to attend, but please read the course costs below before booking.

    Course Costs
    Training Subscription members can book onto this course at no additional cost as you have already paid into our training subscription scheme and you will use tokens for payment for this course. The number of tokens each course requires can be found in the Course Brochure. We will take the tokens used off your total and send you a monthly report so you know how many you have used.

    Please check that you have enough tokens to purchase this course before you book. If not, you have the option to purchase additional tokens at any time, please email for details. Alternatively, you can book using the ‘pay-as-you-go’ rate.

    IPEH staff, should contact the Practice Improvement team if they wish to attend.

    Schools who are not part of the Early Years Training Subscription, PVI Care Providers, members of the public and West Sussex County Council staff are required to pay the pay-as-you-go rate. Schools may join the Early Years Training Subscription scheme. Details are available on the West Sussex County Council Website.

    Places on this event are non-refundable, if you are unable to attend please consider substituting your booking.
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    Yvonne Au / Gail DuBock
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Tuesday 3 March 202009:30 - 16:00Chichester - County HallLearning Loft - 305
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Tuesday 3 March 2020

    09:30 - 16:00

    Chichester - County Hall

    Learning Loft - 305