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Lifelong Readers - Unlocking the Door to Reading (Full Day webinar)

Event Code EYT 22/315
Event Description This one day webinar is for all Early Years practitioners working with children aged 2 – 5 years.

“Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life… a fundamental human right and the foundation for lifelong learning.” Kofi Annan, former secretary general of the United Nations

This stimulating webinar is fully aligned to the revised EYFS and will support you in promoting children’s reading development through playful and purposeful opportunities and interactions; both adult-led and child-initiated. Exploration of techniques and skills, such as dialogic book sharing, will combine with manageable and cost-effective ideas which enable you to refresh and enliven your approach to literacy.
This interactive training will utilise engaging photographic images, quotes and best practice examples will deepen your understanding of reading readiness and inform self-evaluation and enhancements to literacy provision, both indoors and outside.

This webinar hosted via Microsoft Teams. You must have access to a computer or tablet, the internet and a web camera to participate. Mobile phones are not suitable due to the small screen.

The joining link and pre-course written task will be emailed to you in the Gateway’s course place confirmation email. Please check your junk mail folder, if you cannot find it, please email

All delegates must two children’s books that are popular in your setting – one story book (fiction) and one information book (non-fiction)
SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMapInternal LA costPVI/Care Provider costPartnership costExternal cost
Session 1Thursday
31 March 2022
09:30 - 15:30Online LearningTBA£0£0£50
Subject areas Early Years
Target audience
Early Years
target audience
Course Owner Learning and Development Admin (
Yvonne Au / Gail DuBock
Training objectives The aim of this course is to;

  • Establish a secure understanding of children’s journey towards competence and confidence as readers
  • Increase awareness of the wealth of adult skills and behaviours that support reading development