Effective Learning and Teaching in EYFS

  • Respond to the pressure to use more formal teaching approaches in the Early Years

  • Manage conflicting advice on what constitutes best practice in the Early Years

  • Get pupils ‘school ready’ and support transition, without bringing Year 1 approaches into Reception

  • Explore the creative potential of continuous provision and children’s self-initiated learning

  • Best-practice examples of playfulness and progress

Information on speakers coming soon.

An interactive exploration of what makes effective EYFS practice

Teaching Schools Council’s controversial report: the key themes

Current national and international evidence

The latest research on how children learn best

Ensuring curriculum continuity through Reception to KS1 and KS2

Be confident in championing effective early learning

How to make this happen, whatever the school or setting

Audit your practice: identify possible changes and developments

Non-negotiables: key teaching practices

Transition: working in partnership with Y1 teachers to maximise EYFS data

Structure and scaffold learning: how to decide what children

  • need to know
  • need to understand
  • need to be able to do next

Reassurance: be confident in recognising what is effective

The takeaway element:

  • Quick wins to apply immediately:

    • Best practice policies and documents

    • Examples of assessment techniques

  • Strategies to support the development of long- and short-term plans