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Early Years Practitioners

NEW - three training courses coming in the Autumn term - the very popular 'New to Early Years' for teachers and 'Understanding the EYFS in Practice' for Support Staff working in the EYFS. We are also running a Makaton Level 2 workshop for those of you who have completed your Level 1 training.

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 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.

We offer a range of high quality courses for early years' professionals.

Our one-day courses are aimed at all practitioners, including teachers and support staff, in Early Years settings. The day includes a buffet lunch, refreshments throughout the day and a tour of Dorking Nursery School (if staffing/circumstances on the day permits).

We also regularly run 1 and 2-day Makaton for Beginners and Talk Boost training as well as offering early years practitioners an opportunity to visit our Nursery on our Visitor Mornings.

We have been working in partnership with Early Excellence since 2018 to offer a series of practical and informative workshops.

Since June 2017, Dorking Nursery School and Family Centre has been designated as a National Support School and our Headteacher, Donna Harwood-Duffy is a National Leader of Education.  A range of support, training and CPD for schools and settings can be purchased by contacting us directly.  

More information about National Leaders of Education can be found on the DFE Website and Surrey Primary Purpose Website.


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Dorking Nursery School
West Street
01306 882397

Great to have this conference in a nursery setting of such high quality; Stella’s experience and subject knowledge was outstanding; her examples of schemas in practice with children’s ideas were helpful.