EYFS Training Opportunities

Published: 16 November 2023

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EYFS training opportunities: the revised educational programmes, standardisation and supporting EYFS Profile moderation.

Following on from our previous successful sessions for each Area of Learning led by a subject specialist, we should like to share the dates for the remaining sessions in 2023 – 2024. to support your curriculum development and assessment practices.

We all know that children’s learning and development in the early years impacts all their future educational attainment and their life choices and chances. Ofsted has identified a need for further training for many early education leaders and practitioners to strengthen their knowledge about child development and increase their subject knowledge.

The percentage of Derby children achieving a good level of development in 2023 was below national and we really want to see Derby City children enabled to achieve their very best outcomes. Please come and join us at the remining sessions.

Each session will comprise of:

  • input about child development;
  • input about the area of learning, looking at and beyond the educational programme;
  • an opportunity to discuss your current assessment processes; and
  • a moderation exercise specific to the area of learning using the
  • DfE exemplification materials and other resources.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Led by: Fiona Holiday 

Date: Thursday 30 November 09.00 – 12.30 at Kedleston Road Training and Development Centre 


Tuesday 05 December 18.30 – 20.30 ONLINE 


Led by: Ruth Swailes 

Date: Tuesday 23 January 2024 09.00 – 12.30 at Kedleston Road Training and Development Centre 

Expressive Art and Design  

Led by Nic Brown 

Date:  Wednesday 28 February 09.00 – 12.30 at Kedleston Road Training and Development Centre 


Wednesday 28 February 18.30 – 20.30 ONLINE 

Understanding the World    

Led by Ruth Swailes 

Date: Tuesday 26 March  09.00 – 12.30 at Kedleston Road Training and Development Centre

Sorry this session is so close to the end of term. Ruth is booked up for almost the whole year.

Cost: £40 for each session 

Please note that some of the sessions will be online. 

To book a place on these sessions, please email earlyyearstraining@derby.gov.uk stating the attendee’s name and which sessions you are booking. A member of the admin team will then confirm your booking and will send confirmation of the venue or a joining link for online sessions. 

We look forward to working with you again this year 

Following positive feedback, recordings of Kirstie Page’s excellent sessions lon Communication and Language and Literacy are available to purchase. 

Coral Golding Service Manager Early Years Quality Improvement

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