Essential Steps for Early Years

The positive impact of play based learning in Early Years and Key Stage One with Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Overview of the course

3 webinars over a week that will give you a complete guide on how to redbuild your Early Years setting.

The sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Strong Foundations for a post-Covid environment
  • Effective transition to KS1 for positive impact on all children
  • Theory of effective play-based learning into practice
Dates & Locations

Unfortunately, this course isn’t running at the moment. But, you can still run it in your school! Call 01790 755783 to find out more.

Delegate Rate

£99.00 + VAT

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Unfortunately, this course isn’t running at the moment. But, you can still run it in your school! Call 01790 755783 to find out more.

Delivered by

Alistair Bryce-Clegg

Alistair enjoyed a successful 10-year career as the head teacher of a free-form entry infant school and Early Years unit.  He now has a successful consultancy specialising in the education of children in Early Years.

by Alistair Bryce-Clegg


Webinar 1: Strong Foundations

  • Establishing effective Foundation Stage practice that is developmentally appropriate and has a positive impact on attainment for all.
  • Using research into brain development and learning techniques to inform practice.
  • Looking at how young children build emotional resilience and process life events to support them in a post-Covid environment.

20th July 2020, 9:00am


Webinar 2: Effective Transition

  • How a well planned transition into Key Stage One will have a positive impact on all children’s attainment.
  • Acknowledging and exploring the challenges and rewards of a play based approach to learning in Key Stage One.
  • Recognising children’s wellbeing and engagement as essential tools for effective learning in Key Stage One.
  • Supporting parents to recognise the value and impact of play as a vehicle for learning.

22nd July 2020, 9:00am


Webinar 3: Theory into Practice

  • Practical research-based ideas for putting the theory of effective play-based learning into practice.
  • Examining the role of the adult in supporting effective play-based learning.
  • Unpicking the data and outcomes from a number of large scale transition projects.
  • Exploring collective efficacy through a play-based model.

24th July 2020, 9:00am


All of the webinars will be recorded and made available to you in case you cant make one of them.


This course is aimed at Early Years Coordinators,  Head Teachers, Senior Leaders and LA Advisors,

Additional information


20th July 2020





Presenter Alistair Bryce-Clegg
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