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An Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage

Wednesday 5 October 2022

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Online via Zoom


Course leader: Dr Sharon Colilles; curated by Vanessa Stansall

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework covers the standards that schools and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5. Whether you’re new to early years, you’d like to refresh your memory or you want to catch up on changes to the EYFS, this session will help anyone who’d like to know more about the early years context. By thinking about how very young children learn you’ll be able to reflect on how to plan musical provision appropriately. We’ll also cover some of the key concepts and key terminology that are necessary for shared understanding when discussing our music teaching with setting staff.

This session will cover:

  • The Four Principles of the EYFS
  • The Prime and Specific areas of Learning
  • The Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning
  • Importance of play in the early years
  • Observation, interaction and the role of the adult
  • How music can be integrated into the life in an early years setting


£25 – Individuals/freelancers; £35 – Organisations with a turnover of less than £100k; £45 – Organisations with a turnover of more than £100k*

We actively encourage teams from organisations to attend our training courses, to facilitate ongoing discussion and change in your workplace. Group discounts are available for organisations sending groups of 3 or more colleagues. Please contact for information.

*We have a limited number of bursary places available on our training programme for individuals who are unable to pay. Please email to discuss the options.


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