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The Nurture Factor: Supporting better environments and learning for two-year-olds


30/04/2018 09:30






About this event

This event has unfortunately had to be postponed. We are working with the trainer to schedule a new date, if you are interested in attending this new date please email to be added to the waiting list. 

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

Jane Brumpton is currently Depute Chief Executive of Early Years Scotland which is the leading national third sector organisation for children pre-birth to 5 and is committed to providing the very best start in life for every child in Scotland. Prior to this, Jane was Depute Head Teacher of St. Philomena’s Primary and Enhanced Nurture Unit in Glasgow and was involved in city wide developments around nurture in primary and early years.

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.

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