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Developing better environments and learning for two-year-olds


03/10/2018 09:30






About this event

Funded early learning and childcare was extended to some two-year-olds in 2015. Although children develop at different rates, the overall developmental changes between the ages of two and three can be enormous. 

This course focuses on ensuring that your setting can meet the specific learning and development needs of two-year-olds and continue to deliver quality early learning and childcare for every child.

Key learning: 

  • Planning and managing positive transitions 
  • Creating effective environments for two-year-olds, exploring both mixed age and dedicated spaces
  • Understanding schemas and behaviour to support and enrich learning and development.

Facilitator bio

Marie McQuade works as Early Years Training Officer with Early Years Scotland, supporting the development and delivery of professional learning activities around Scotland. In parallel with her training role, she also works as a Development and Support Officer supporting over 150 early years settings, including local authority nurseries, private and voluntary settings and early years centres. She works closely with teachers, managers and practitioners in developing their settings. 

Marie worked in television and media for a number of years, specialising in programming for young people before a change of career allowed her to take a more active role in early years education. Prior to joining Early Years Scotland, she has worked in private, voluntary and local authority settings and is currently studying a PGDE/Masters in Education, specialising in Early Years. 

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