Donaldson in Early Years – pedagogy, practice, planning WEST WALES (Carmarthen)

This course will highlight what really matters to children and the relevance and importance
of first-hand experiences. It will focus on the types of learning environments schools need to create to
fully support the New Curriculum vision for Early Years.

£190.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: N/R Teachers, Non Maintained Settings, TAs

Course objectives

The course will focus on the following discussion points:
  • What are the principles and features of excellent early years practice which never change?
  • How can we invite, entice and engage our ‘littlest learners’ to encourage independence and creativity?
  • What is rich, meaningful learning … what does this look like?
  • What are provocations and fascinations and why are these important for children?
During the day practitioners will have the opportunity to take part in creative workshops, share planning and consider a learning environment which has the Four Purposes at its core.

Course Presenter: Jen Summers

FP PEDAGOGY and PRACTICE - Jen Summers has over 30 years’ experience in primary education. She has taught in and managed two large multicultural nurseries and was a Senior Leader. She is an ‘Associate of the London College of Music’, an experienced musician and a great believer in the creative arts to develop children in the standards agenda. Jen Summers was the Foundation Phase Training and Support Officer for Newport and then part of a vibrant Foundation Phase Team in the EAS Consortium. She worked closely with schools and settings to ensure high quality Foundation Phase provision for all children across the region.  She has delivered extensive training in all aspects of Foundation Phase pedagogy and practice to diverse audiences including head teachers, senior leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, governors as well as staff in non maintained settings. Jen Summers works with schools to promote the development of the whole child through rich, engaging and meaningful experiences where children increasingly take responsibility for their own learning in order to become confident, competent and resilient learners. Search for Courses

Course Location: West Wales - Carmarthen

National Botanic Garden of Wales Middleton Hall Llanarthne Carmarthenshire SA32 8HN START TIME: 9.00am coffee and registration for a 9.30am start Please follow signs to NBG Conference Centre and use the Corporate entrance around the back of the gardens – it is a long walk from the public entrance! It is anticipated that the course will finish 3:30 pm.