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Courses and Events for Early Years' Practitioners

Dorking Nursery School and Family Centre

Summer Courses 2022

Two NEW FACE-TO-FACE training courses this term - the very popular 'New to Early Years' and a one-day 'Makaton Level 1' Workshop. 

Following Government advice, the format of the day is generally the same as pre-Covid, with a few 'tweaks'.  At the time of sending this out, the format will be as follows and we will update this if further guidance is issued:

Maximum of 16 attendees instead of 20 to reduce numbers in the training room;
Current government guidance will be followed regarding the wearing of face coverings;
A buffet lunch will be provided along with refreshments throughout the day;
There is no parking on site for attendees - please see separate info re local parking on our 'Contact us' page;
Booking via website booking form only;
 

New to Early Years

By Donna Harwood-Duffy
£120.00 per person per course
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

Makaton Level 1 one-day Workshop

By Stella Rogers
£85.00 per person per course
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Dorking Nursery School

Past Courses

Autumn Courses 2021

At last! We are very excited to be making plans to return to our face-to-face early years training in the Autumn term. The first course on Thursday 7th October 2021 will be one that has been very popular in the past - 'New to Early Years' - run by our Headteacher, Donna Harwood-Duffy. It is aimed at newly qualified staff, those who are moving to the early years, or perhaps returning after a career break. Cost is £125 per person per course.

We will be re-assessing the situation at the start of the Autumn term and following guidance issued by the Government at that time.  In the meantime we have made a few adaptations, but the format of the day is generally the same with a few 'tweaks'.  At the time of sending this out, the format will be as follows and we will update this if further guidance is issued:

  • Maximum of 12 attendees instead of 20 to reduce numbers in the training room;
  • Current government guidance will be followed regarding the wearing of face coverings, please note this may be mandatory in communal areas and corridors;
  • A buffet lunch will be provided along with refreshments throughout the day;
  • There is no parking on site for attendees - please see separate info re local parking;
  • Booking via website booking form only;
  • Our cancellation charges have been amended to make allowances for Covid, as follows:
    • less than one calendar month – 50% charge
    • less than 10 working days – 100% charge
    • less than 10 working days, but cancellation due to Covid (illness or self- isolating) - no charge, but evidence of Covid isolation/illness will be required
    • We reserve the right to cancel a conference, in which case full refund will be made.

 

New to Early Years

By Donna Harwood-Duffy
£125.00 per course per person
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

Summer Courses 2020

Our training is aimed at all practitioners, including teachers & support staff, in Early Years settings.

Cost of our 1-day conference is £125 per person per course with special offers if you book more than 1 delegate across any of the 3 1-day conferences. Book 2 people for £230, 3 for £330 or 4 for £400 and save money.

Cost for our half-day Creativity courses on 4 June - £65 per session or £125 for all day (ie both morning & afternoon)

Understanding, Using and Extending STEAM in Early Childhood CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

By Kathryn Solly
£125.00 per person per course - see special discounts for multi-bookings
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

2 Half-Days = 1 Whole Day of Creativity: 'Brilliant Books' and 'Feelings & Behaviour - a Creative Approach'. Book here for morning session - Brilliant Books - CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

By Anni McTavish
£65.00 per half-day session, or £125 for both morning & afternoon
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

2 Half-Days = 1 Whole Day of Creativity: 'Brilliant Books' and 'Feelings & Behaviour - a Creative Approach'. Book here for afternoon session - Feelings & Behaviour - A Creative Approach - CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

By Anni McTavish
£65.00 per half-day session, or £125 for both morning & afternoon
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

Creative Ways to Ignite a Love of Reading in the Early Years - CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

By Julie Cigman
£125.00 per person per course - see special discounts for multi-bookings
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School
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Spring Courses 2020

Our training is aimed at all practitioners, including teachers & support staff, in Early Years settings.

We have reduced the price of our 1-day conferences to £125 per person per course with special offers if you book more than 1 delegate across any of the 3 1-day conferences. Book 2 people for £230, 3 for £330 or 4 for £400 and save money.

Following the Leader ... Leadership & Management in Early Years

By Tamsin Grimmer
£125.00 per person per course - see special discounts for multi-bookings
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

EYFS and the Education Inspection Framework

By Kathy Bigio
£125.00 per person per course - see special discounts for multi-bookings
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

Makaton 2-day Level 1 & 2 Workshop - Day 1 CANCELLED. Please contact us if you are interested in attending a future workshop

By Tracy King
£150.00 per person per course, £130 for parents/carers
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

COURSE CANCELLED - The Outdoor Teaching and Learning Environment in the Early Years: Intentional teaching & intentional learning

By Dr Helen Bilton
£125.00 per person per course - see special discounts for multi-bookings
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

Makaton 2-day Level 1 & 2 Workshop - Day 2 CANCELLED - Please contact us if you are interested in attending a future workshop

By Tracy King
£150.00 per person per course, £130 for parents/carers
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School
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Autumn Courses 2019

Our training is aimed at all practitioners, including teachers & support staff, in Early Years settings.

We have reduced the price of our 1-day conferences to £125 per person per course with special offers if you book more than 1 delegate across any of the 3 1-day conferences. Book 2 people for £230, 3 for £330 or 4 for £400 and save money.

New to Early Years

By Donna Harwood-Duffy
£125.00 per person per course
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

Supporting Children with Additional Languages in Early Years Settings

By Sunita Shah
£125.00 per person per course
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

2-Day Makaton Beginners' Workshop - Day 1

By Tracy King
£150.00 professionals £150, families £130 - includes cost of manual
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

2-Day Makaton Beginners' Workshop - Day 2

By Tracy King
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School

Mental Health First Aid Champion Workshop

By Jane Cattermole
£85.00 per person
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Dorking Nursery School

Making Maths Marvellous

By Elaine Bennett
£125.00 per person per course
Friday, November 29, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Dorking Nursery School
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NEW - Partnership with Early Excellence

 

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Early Excellence to offer a series of practical and informative workshops.

Courses and Events for Early Years' Practitioners

 

Cancellation charges:

  • Cancellation notice period charges:
    • Over 4 weeks – full refund
    • Between 10 working days and 4 weeks – 50% refund
    • Less than 10 working days – no refund
  • We reserve the right to cancel a conference, in which case full refund will be made