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Early Years Practitioners

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. Click here for further details of this course and how we will be adapting the day regarding Covid guidance. Cost is £125 per person per course.

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.

We also regularly run 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

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