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Feedback: Early Years Practitioners

Very, very interesting and motivational. Thank you for some fantastic ideas; all of it helpful ('Exploring & Engaging with the World around you' Kathryn Solly)

A fantastic course which will definitely impact my practice at school ('Exploring & Engaging with the World around you' Kathryn Solly)

Second time I have been here for a course and it was brilliant! So many ideas and really inspiring. The suggestions of ideas for outdoor activities and ways to integrate chance were very helpful. ('Effective Outdoor Play: Raising Attainment Using the Outdoors' Jo Gordon)

Visitors' morning - We just wanted to thank you for making us feel so welcome at your wonderful Nursery. We really benefited from reflecting on our practice and building in some of your great ideas to our setting. Your children are given such great learning experiences and you clearly play a massive role in your local community.

Visitors' morning - Great to see the nursery in action and also the planning; an enjoyable and informative session – lots to think about.

Visitors' morning - Excellent setting, with well organised and lovely activities and resources; any questions answered, very open and accommodating; all aspects very helpful, especially planning.

Elaine was fab! The day whizzed by and I learnt loads; such great ideas. I think loads was covered considering the time frame. ('Making Maths Marvellous', Elaine Bennett)

Excellent speaker, knowledgeable and easy to listen to ('Adult Role – Interaction or Interference', Claire Warden)

This course has been fantastic – my ‘children’ will benefit from your teaching of me – thank you on their behalf. I feel empowered and excited. Thank you Anna ('Planning in the Moment to Maximise Learning: Child-Initiated Play', Anna Ephgrave)

Really lovely environment and room, super friendly staff. Amazing lunch and refreshments. I have been given so much useful information that I can take back to my setting (Supporting Children with Additional Languages', Sunita Shah)

Sunita was excellent, engaging and interesting, would highly recommend course ('Supporting Children with Additional Languages', Sunita Shah)

Thank you very much. Jacqui is very inspiring and I appreciate all of the ideas and handouts. The resources were amazing. ('Here Come the Boys: Inspiring Boys to become Marvellous Mark-Makers', Jacqui Hardie)

A great centre with excellent facilities. The course content was excellent and very relevant. All of it helpful, so inspiring and so many fantastic ideas; the resources were exceptional, so helpful to see ‘real’ resources and how they have been implemented ('Here Come the Boys: Inspiring Boys to become Marvellous Mark-Makers' - Jacqui Hardie)

Thanks so much for the training today it was brilliant - pitched really well, engaging, inspiring and given me lots of tools. You're a brilliant presenter and managed the whole day fantastically ('New to Early Years', Donna Harwood-Duffy)

Brilliant - lots of relevance to our setting post-Ofsted. Full of ideas of what we can do to support and develop NQTs/less confident staff.

Brilliant! So helpful and so much I'd like to try out.

Staff have always raved about Donna’s inspirational work – it was great to witness it first hand.

Visitor morning - As a teaching assistant taking on a new role as nursery leader, the information especially regarding planning and assessment was hugely beneficial.

I was very inspired by all Jan White shared about physical development in children. I have returned to my setting and I am already making changes to how we have our outside environment set up. Many thanks indeed for this training opportunity.

Visitor morning - excellent session – thank you so much for making us feel so welcome. Really inspiring practice, such happy children, all on task and so focused. Amazing setting! So refreshing to hear your approach to planning, observation &assessment