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Early Years Foundation Stage Course (EYFS) - Online:

Would you like to learn more about the EYFS but don't know where to start?

If yes then this is the course for you. This comprehensive and completely up to date course provides a comprehensive step by step guide to understanding all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) including the 2014 updates. It is suitable for those new to the EYFS / Early Years Sector and also those who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the changes made to the EYFS in 2014.

The course is an online course and so can be studied any time from your own home- there is no classroom attendance required. Learners can enrol any time and have 4 weeks to complete the course.

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Course Length:Completion time for this course is 4 weeks including assessments

Delivery: Home Study, learners log into our online learning portal- MNT LEARNING- to study this course- there is no classroom attendance required at all. On succesful completion of the assessments, learners will receive their results and certificate via email. (If a hard copy certificate is required via post we can arrange this for £10 for UK learners and slightly more for international learners please call/email for details).

Support:All learners will have telephone/email access to a supportive and friendly personal tutor for any queries they have whilst completing the course.

  • EYFS Pack

  • Statutory framework

  • The Early Years Foundation Stage and Every Child Matters

  • Changes to the EYFS 2012 & 2014

  • EYFS themes and principles

  • The learning and development requirements

  • Changes to the learning and development requirements

  • The learning and development requirements and development matters in practice

  • The EYFS cycle

  • The learning journey

  • Observations

  • Types of observations

  • Long/Narrative observation records

  • Focus questions

  • Questions to ask the children

  • Commenting to extend learning

  • Assumptions and inferences

  • Assessing learning and behaviour

  • Planning

  • Possible activities

  • Record keeping

  • Demonstrating progress

  • Child-initiated learning

  • Outdoor learning

  • All weather resources

  • Characteristics of effective learning

  • Playing and exploring

  • Active learning

  • Creating and thinking critically

  • Assessment

  • Two year progress check proforma

  • The safeguarding and welfare requirements

  • How your setting can meet the EYFS requirements

Learners must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. If you have any concerns about this please call us and we will be happy to offer support. These requirements include:

  1. Internet access and a working email address

  2. Up to date internet browser such as: internet explorer/safari/google chrome/firefox (if your browser is not up to date your screen may not display the content as it should. Please call us if you wish us to help you check your browser and how to update it if needed- it's very easy- even we can do it!)

  3. Use of a computer to study the course - tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected.

  4. Additionally learners should be familiar with navigating a website and have used a Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in the past.

Online course - enrol anytime

This short course is superb- it is ideal for newer practitioners to supplement what they are doing in practice day to day- it gives them the theory behind what they are implementing in their rooms and gives them a clearer understanding of the planning cycle and observations. I would recommend this to anyone with new or younger staff.

Jane, Nursery Owner

I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel I have learnt so much. I am more confident at work now too.

Holly—EYFS Course, Nursery Practitioner

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