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'Feelings & Behaviour - a Creative Approach' - morning session of Creativity day

Friday, June 16, 2023 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

Applicable to: 
Early Years Practitioners
Event Type: 
per person per half-day course, or £125 for both sessions (including lunch). The discount for the 2 sessions will be reflected in your invoice.
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MORNING SESSION - 9.30am - 12.30pm (registration from 9.00am). £65 per half-day session, or £125 for whole day including sandwich lunch (when booking for both sessions, the discount for the 2 sessions will be reflected in your invoice)


‘Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured’

This statement is one of the guiding principles of the EYFS (2021) and this half-day course will explore how we can translate it into practice. With plenty of practical ideas, the session will look at ways to support children’s personal, social and emotional development and encourage positive behaviour.

The session will include:

  • Identifying everyday behaviour concerns and how to respond appropriately.
  • A brief overview of trauma-informed practice, and the importance of attachment and developing positive relationships.
  • Creative ways to help children to build their resilience, self-confidence and problem-solving skills.
  • Practical tips and strategies to enable you to deal with biting, tantrums, settling-in and conflict resolution.

There will be a mix of trainer input, a visual presentation, and small group activities and discussion in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Notes and a further reading list will be provided.


Trainer(s): Anni McTavish

Anni is a freelance workshop leader and presenter, with over thirty years in the field of early education. She has been a practitioner, deputy and manager, and has worked across the UK and Europe. Trained originally as a fine bookbinder, she also ran her own business as a designer hatmaker. With a background in education, the arts and humanistic psychotherapy, her approach is to inform and encourage participants to recognise strengths and areas to develop. An Associate of Early Education, she works on a range of projects, writes books and articles, and is keen to engage with practitioners and families to support children’s emotional health, resilience and wellbeing. Anni has just contributed a chapter to Putting the Early Years Curriculum into Practice, 2023 Ed. by Julian Grenier and Caroline Vollans.