Trainer profile

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Leslie Patterson

Areas of expertise:
  • Early Years Leadership
  • Developing practitioners
  • Improving provision – review, planning and implementation
  • Curriculum development
  • Identifying learning in child initiated activity
  • Developing strong dispositions for learning
  • Working with families
  • Creativity across the curriculum
  • Supporting professionals to articulate their practice
  • Positive workplaces

Leslie believes that all children are competent and capable learners, given the right environment. She is committed to supporting the development of a knowledgeable, reflective and skilled workforce for children in all types of early years settings. She believes deeply in life-long learning and...

Latest news

An interview with Julian Grenier: The Early Years Foundation Stage, what matters?

About the new non-statutory guidance document

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Guest blog: Eight reasons why the "reformed" EYFS Statutory Framework is unfit for purpose and two reasons to review the EYFS, by Helen Moylett and Nancy Stewart

Reactions to the EYFS reforms

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Press release: Returning to existing nursery or school provision in the autumn will give our children the best transitions

Joint statement from Early Education and TACTYC

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