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Lifelong Readers - Unlocking the door to reading

This one day course is for all Early Years and Childcare practitioners.

It seeks to support you in promoting children’s reading readiness through playful and purposeful experiences, opportunities and interactions; both adult-led and child-initiated.

All delegates need to bring the following:
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Development Matters
The aims of this course are as follows;

  • to provide you with a secure understanding of the early stages of reading;
  • to increase your awareness of the breadth of early experiences that support young children in their reading development.
  • If you apply what you have learnt in this course you will be able to;

  • Use research findings and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) reading guidance to inform your practice and provision; ensuring literacy-rich environments indoors and outside that support children in their reading learning and development.
  • Recognise and affirm your role in supporting children’s engagement and learning in both child-initiated and adult-led contexts by providing high quality interactions, observations and planning to support children's confidence and progress in reading 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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    Early Years
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    Yvonne Au / Gail DuBock
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    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Monday 16 March 202009:30 - 16:00Crawley LibraryTBA
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Monday 16 March 2020

    09:30 - 16:00

    Crawley Library