Delegates will have opportunities to:
- Develop a greater awareness of the varying influences on a child’s earliest developmental stages within the family and beyond.
- Recognise the individual starting points for 2 year olds in the 3 Prime Areas of development.
- Consider the importance of observing the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’ for 2 year olds.
- Gain confidence in recognising and responding to the developmental stages of 2 year olds and use the information to contribute to the 2 year old check.
- Consider how to enhance the impact of the role of the key person for disadvantaged 2 year olds.
This professional development event will enhance the knowledge and understanding of the importance of working with children under 3’s and how this critical phase of development shapes many aspects of a child’s future.
The session will include:
- Child development, Characteristics of Effective Learning EYFS and two year olds;
- Experiences and disadvantage in the first 2 years of life;
- Key person and relationships in the setting,
- Listening to parents and carers,
- Listening to and observing 2 year olds
The sessions will be supported by DVD clips, discussion papers and presentations as well as time to share experiences and develop ideas to improve current practice.
Audience: Early Years staff in PVI settings, Children’s Centres, schools or any early years and childcare environment in the community who are offering places for two year olds.
Trainer: Julie Revels