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Courses and Events for Early Years' Practitioners

Dorking Nursery School and Family Centre

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

Past Courses

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 POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

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 - POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

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 - POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

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 - POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED

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
Related Documents: 

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 POSTPONED - 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
Related Documents: 

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:

  • 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