Support for Early Years settings in Yorkshire and The Humber
St Edmund’s Early Years Stronger Practice Hub is one of a number of Stronger Practice Hubs designated by the Department for Education (DfE) across England. Our main aim is to help pre-Reception Early Years settings adopt evidence-based practice improvements to address key Covid recovery issues, and build trusted networks for sharing effective practice. We will do this by:
- Establishing local networks of settings to share knowledge and effective practice.
- Proactively sharing information and advice on evidence-based approaches, for example, through newsletters, blogs, events and social media.
- Acting as a point of contact for bespoke advice, and signposting to other funded support.
- Working with the Education Endowment Foundation to select evidence-based programmes to fund and make available to settings
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Talk to Amanda
Not sure whether an offer is right for you or a staff member? Have you identified a need in your setting that you would like to discuss? Facing a challenge and don't know where to look for support?
You can request a call back from Amanda, where you will receive guidance, advice and where relevant, be signposted to funded opportunities developed to enhance your practice. To book a call with Amanda to talk it through, email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time that is convenient for you.
Specialist Learning Networks
Our Specialist Learning Networks provide the opportunity to meet other professionals with a shared interest in a specific area of learning, build professional relationships and participate in professional discussions, gain access to valuable resources, share ideas and learn about the latest trends and CPD opportunities.
They are delivered in a variety of ways at a variety of times, including face-to-face or virtual sessions. Some will have inspiring guest speakers, while others will have focused discussions.
Leaders and emerging leaders
Our network welcomes those who are Leaders of Practice, Room Leaders, or Setting Leaders, working in the Early Years to come together to extend your learning and share practice with like-minded individuals.
Outdoor Play and Learning
This network provides an opportunity to come together with others, to explore how to support children's development in the outdoors and playful approaches to learning.
A half-termly virtual network meeting by Zoom. Hear about available opportunities from the Stronger Practice Hub, share challenges and celebrations with childminder colleagues and discuss your future needs.
This network will bring together early years educators from across the sector to work supportively together, sharing the challenges and joys of working with children with SEND and their families.
Social Communication and Regulation
'Face watching' expert Keena Cummins will bring together Early Years educators from across the sector who recognise the importance of improving the communication and language skills of the children we care for.
Our Visitor Sessions provide an opportunity for you to spend time at another setting where you will:
- Meet with other early years educators, share ideas and be inspired by the environment and one another
- Take a tour and find out more about the ways others work and how they use resources and spaces inside and outside
- Ask questions and engage in professional discussions to develop your practice
Choose from a range of settings (Special School / Childminder / PVI / Nursery School / Academy School Foundation Stage) and a range of days and times - we hope we have provided something to suit everyone.
Our webinars are designed to provide an opportunity to explore a topic, highlighted through our needs analysis, in depth. Delivered by, or in partnership with, the St Edmunds Stronger Practice Hub team, these sessions will include space to discuss and reflect on learning throughout. They will be available to re-watch, share at staff meetings, and we encourage you to use the opportunities given during the recording to pause and reflect with your team.
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PAST WEBINAR RECORDINGS
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Evidence Informed Professional Development Programmes
Early Years Stronger Practice Hub, St Edmunds Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Washington St, Bradford, BD8 9QW