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Online Training


Welcome to ABC Does Online Training.

On this page you will find a range of Early Years training that you can purchase for your own professional development or share with your team. We'll be adding new training regularly over the next few months, so keep checking back.

Also, have a look at our 'Archives' section below where you'll find my TEDx talk on subversive teaching,  as well as some of the conversations I've had with Kathy Brodie as part of her very popular Early Years Summits.

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TRANSITION INTO YEAR ONE - 2020

In these three modules I will share my experience of the many transition projects I have been involved in, what has worked, why it worked, and the research I have used that supports a play based approach to attainment in Key Stage One.
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ABC DOES ... ROLE PLAY

Split over 5 sections, we will look at why children role play, explore how children use role play at different stages of their development, discuss role play provision both inside and out, as well as talk about how you can value Superhero and Weapon play within your setting.
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EFFECTIVE PROVISION...SAND

In this training video we focus on sand play, why we might introduce it into our indoor and outdoor learning spaces, and how to ensure that sand provision is purposeful and engaging for all children and has a positive impact on their learning and development.
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EFFECTIVE PROVISION...WATER

In this training session we are going to explore the potential of water play in your setting, both indoors and out. We will look at why you might choose water as an Area of Provision and how you can ensure that it engages all children in valuable learning opportunities.
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ARCHIVES


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PSED of Children Transitioning from Reception into Year 1

In this Early Years Summit interview I discuss my work and writing around effective transition from Reception into Year 1.
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Playfulness and Learning

In this discussion with Kathy Brodie from her Early Years Summit I am talking about my belief in the importance of play and my experience of how powerful play is when it comes to children's learning.
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Intergenerational Care

This is a clip from Early Years TV where I talk about the importance of intergenerational projects and my work on Channel 4's 'Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds'.
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SUBVERSIVE TEACHING

My TEDx talk, 'Subversive Teaching - Educators Under Cover', in which I discuss the power effective play can have on the well-being and achievement of children and adults alike.
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FOUNDATIONS FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING PHONICS

In this Early Years Summit interview I am exploring all of the very important skills that underpin children's ability to understand and use phonics.
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COGNITIVE CHALLENGE

Part of Kathy Brodie's Early Years Summit, in this section I am chatting about the importance of cognitive challenge and how children find it in their play.
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INTERGENERATIONAL CARE

This is a clip from Early Years TV of me talking to Kathy Brodie about the importance of intergenerational Projects and my work on Channel 4's Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds.
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PSED OF CHILDREN TRANSITIONING FROM RECEPTION TO YEAR 1

I was delighted to get the opportunity to chat to Kathy Brodie about my work and writing around effective transition on her Early Years Summit.
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PLAYFULNESS AND LEARNING

In this discussion with Kathy Brodie from her Early Years Summit I am talking about my belief in the importance of play and my experience of how powerful play is when it comes to children's learning.
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