Early Years Resources Workshops

EYR Workshops

Enhance your CPD with our range of EYR workshops and seminars for early years practitioners, childcare providers and teachers in partnerships with Early Years Resources.

Forthcoming Workshops

Safeguarding Through Stories | 12/10/18 | 9:30am-12:30pm

Date: 12th October 2018
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Holiday In Express, Trafford City, 2 Mercury Way, Stretford, Manchester M41 7PA
Workshop Tutors: Tonya Meers & Natasha Dennis
Ticket Cost: £35.00 (Book Now)

Workshop Overview

This is a practical interactive workshop for early years practitioners to look at how stories, props and storytelling techniques can be used to identify safeguarding issues and help you decide if you need to initiate your setting’s safeguarding procedures. Gain practical advice on how to recognise safeguarding issues and walk away with lots of fresh ideas to use straight away. 

Learning Objectives

  • How to use stories and props to identify safeguarding issues
  • How to use stories proactively to discuss safeguarding topics
  • How to get a child to open up and talk to you
  • How to spot if something needs further exploration
  • Practise using stories and props to help with possible scenarios 
  • How to decide if you need to initiate your setting’s safeguarding procedures 

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is ideal for early years practitioners, reception teachers, primary teachers, childminders and safeguarding leaders for nurseries and primary schools.

Attendance certificate awarded.

Refreshments will be provided free of charge. For those attending both sessions, there is the opportunity to purchase lunch onsite from the Holiday Inn’s restaurant.

If you are a school or nursery looking to pay by invoice, please contact us directly to book your tickets via email at sales@earlyyearsresources.co.uk or by telephone at 0161 865 3355.

About the Tutors

Little Creative Days: Tonya Meers & Natasha Dennis

Tonya and Natasha, the storytelling sisters, are authors of a series of books about a little dog called Pojo who gets itchy paws and goes off on adventures.

They have won multiple awards for their puppet making kits that accompany the stories including Teach Early Years Excellence award for Communication and Language Resource.  

As well as working with us at EYR they also run workshops for local authorities on how to use stories and creative activities to improve communication in early years as well as running literacy workshops in schools across the country.

Using Stories & Puppets for EAL | 12/10/18 | 1:30pm-4:30pm

Date: 12th October 2018
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm 
Location: Manchester
Workshop Tutors: Tonya Meers & Natasha Dennis 
Ticket Cost: £35.00 (Book Now)

Workshop Overview

This is a practical interactive workshop for early years practitioners to look at how to use stories, story-related products and puppets to engage those with English as an additional language (EAL) and help them feel included. Gain practical advice on how to use stories effectively and leave with lots of ideas to engage children’s interest and help develop their English language.

Learning Objectives

  • How to use stories and puppets to help those with English as an additional language (EAL)
  • How to use stories, including big books, effectively 
  • How to use puppets to increase engagement
  • How to help engage those with EAL and to help them feel included
  • How to help children develop their English language
  • How to help children model language in a meaningful context

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is ideal for early years practitioners, reception teachers, primary teachers, childminders and SENCO's.

Attendance certificate awarded.

Refreshments will be provided free of charge. For those attending both sessions, there is the opportunity to purchase lunch onsite from the Holiday Inn’s restaurant.

If you are a school or nursery looking to pay by invoice, please contact us directly to book your tickets via email at sales@earlyyearsresources.co.uk or by telephone at 0161 865 3355.

About the Tutors

Little Creative Days: Tonya Meers & Natasha Dennis

Tonya and Natasha, the storytelling sisters, are authors of a series of books about a little dog called Pojo who gets itchy paws and goes off on adventures.

They have won multiple awards for their puppet making kits that accompany the stories including Teach Early Years Excellence award for Communication and Language Resource.  

As well as working with us at EYR they also run workshops for local authorities on how to use stories and creative activities to improve communication in early years as well as running literacy workshops in schools across the country.


What others say about us ...

"I really enjoyed this training course it has definitely opened my eyes to how I will relay stories. The leaders of this courser were great and made it very enjoyable"

Stacey Holmes, Little Pippins Pre School

"Overall a brilliant course in how to make story time more fun and how to cater for children with additional languages"

Jojo Lillis, Trees Nursery

"The trainers were very patient and knowledgeable. Very friendly atmosphere. I learnt a lot and now have a bank of new ideas"

Keeley Carter Grove, Primary School


Getting There

 

The EYR Workshops are based at the Holiday Inn Express in Trafford Park – just 2 minutes away from the Trafford Centre and M60 Junction 9.

Holiday Inn Express
TRAFFORDCITY
2 Mercury Way
Stretford
Manchester 
M41 7PA