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Making Sense of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

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

This informative and interactive Enable Children course provides an overview of the key messages in the Early Years Foundation Stages (EYFS) It is particularly relevant to those new to early years; those who are not familiar with the current elements of the EYFS and those who would benefit from a comprehensive understanding of what is important in provision and practice.

You will need to bring with you a copy of 'Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Development Matters'
The aims of this course are as follows;

  • To familiarise you with key elements of the EYFS.
  • To inform and support your ability to meet the learning and development needs of young children.

  • If you apply what you have learnt in this course you will be able to;

  • Identify aspects of the characteristics of learning and areas of learning that are crucial to the learning and development of young children;
  • Identify what good provision and practice looks like in the early years.
  • Make effective day-to-day observations and assessments to inform planning.
  • 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 1Wednesday 4 March 202009:30 - 16:00Horsham - County Hall North/ParksideRoom 3 - Hastings
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Wednesday 4 March 2020

    09:30 - 16:00

    Horsham - County Hall North/Parkside

    Room 3 - Hastings