Online Training for Early Years Practitioners

Easy-To-Access, High Quality Online Training from Early Years Author and Trainer Kathy Brodie

Learn The Skills To Become A More Successful Early Years Practitioner

  • Choose courses that interest you
  • Learn at your own pace – without needing to take time off
  • Learn and get feedback from a recognised authority in Early Years
  • Join a community of like-minded practitioners to share ideas and support each other
  • Gain the confidence that your skills are up-to-date
  • Be able to deliver the very best care and education to your children
  • All from the comfort of your own home!

Our Range of Online Courses for Early Years Practitioners

Observations Short Course + Sociograms

A review of different observation types and when to best use them, plus a detailed guide to using the Sociogram technique for analysing children’s social interactions and development.

  • The different types of observations to use in different circumstances.
  • The Sociogram technique for analysing children’s social groups and interactions.
  • Different ways of implementing Sociograms in your setting.

Observation, Assessment and Planning Master Course

How to implement an effective Observation, Assessment and Planning Cycle which will  save you time and help you to better support your children.

  • The different types of observations to use in different circumstances.
  • Making observations meaningful and actionable.
  • How to create practical Next Steps from your observations.
  • Methods for effectively and efficiently recording plans.
  • Linking the stages of the Observation, Assessment and Planning cycle.
  • How to mentor, coach and support colleagues.

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Schema For Practitioners

Recognise and enhance Schematic Play, so you can provide the best resources and activities to better support and challenge children's learning and development.

  • Detailed guides on how to recognise the different types of schematic play and how to use this to support your children's learning and development.
  • Tips and strategies on how to improve your planning using your knowledge of schematic play.
  • Ideas to pass on to parents to help them support schematic play at home.
  • Details on how to mentor and support your colleagues to better support schematic play themselves.

Teaching Schematic Play To Parents

Teach parents about their children's schematic play and how to support it at home.

  • Training videos to watch with your parents to teach them about their children's schema.
  • Guidelines for parents on how to support their children's schematic play at home.
  • A booklet and set of guidelines on schema you can hand out to your parents for them to take home.
  • Tips on how to run sessions to train parents.
  • Lifetime access to all the training - including access to the Schema Course For Practitioners.

Sustained Shared Thinking Course

Encourage and Utilise Sustained Shared Thinking To Better Support And Challenge Children's Learning And Development.

  • 10 simple techniques to implement Sustained Shared Thinking.
  • How to create the right Environment to support Sustained Shared Thinking.
  • Step-by-step guide to Active Listening techniques.
  • How to use Positive Questioning as part of your Sustained Shared Thinking approach

Autumn 2017 Early Years Summit Quiz & Certificate

If you attended the Autumn 2017 Early Years Summit or bought the recording you can get your certificate for 10 hours of CPD by answering the quiz with questions on each of the sessions. You'll need to score 80% or above to get your certificate.

  • Use your knowledge from participating in the summit (or watching the recordings).
  • Answer the quiz and score 80% or more to qualify for your certificate.
  • Certificate covers 10 hours of CPD on Physical Development.