Thinkingearlyyears.com is an interactive professional development resource for Early Years practitioners.

Thinkingearlyyears.com contains a range of resources, practical ideas and tips which you can use and adapt to support your own practice and support your colleagues. The resources are also useful for Early Years Professionals and Early Years Teacher trainees.

You will have access to discussions on current research and its practical application, downloadable teaching and learning resources and an interactive on-line community to enable practitioners to share ideas, information and problem solving.

There is a strong focus on supporting children’s social and emotional development. Resources look at ideas from a range of other disciplines that can help us to work effectively with the most challenging and hard to reach children and families. There are examples of adapting ideas for early years’ settings and many practical suggestions.

The resources can be used in staff development sessions and by Early Years Advisors, Early Years Teacher trainees, course tutors and all early years students as self-study activities.

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The on-line learning community

The ethos of Thinkingearlyyears.com is that each educator has skills and knowledge we can all learn from. We will be launching an interactive on-line learning community later this autumn.

This will contain frequently updated information on current research and its practical application and other useful resources.

We welcome your contributions – ideas, resources, thoughts and comments. We hope you will become a part of our community of reflective practitioners.

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‘Supporting/encouraging practitioners through innovative approaches to teaching, learning and reflective practice.’

The training pdf below outlines the professional development sessions are available, including:

  • Supporting vulnerable children and their families
  • The impact of trauma on attachment and learning: practical strategies
  • Including our brains: what neurobiologists can share with early years

Training can be designed to meet the needs of the participants, and the setting. There is a sliding scale of charges so that sessions can affordably be delivered to small groups, for example, of childminders.

These sessions build on the strengths of participants and their setting. They use innovative teaching and learning methods that include think tank and knowledge café approaches as well as presentations, discussion, case studies and action planning.

For more information email info@thinkingearlyyears.com

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