Training / Event Details


Supporting Children who are Learning English as an Additional Language in the Early Years

This course aims to increase practitioners’ confidence in supporting children who are learning English as an additional language, whilst providing strategies for developing language acquisition.


Are you aware of your responsibilities towards children who are learning English as an additional language under the EYFS Statutory Framework? Do you want to increase your confidence in supporting young children who are learning English as an Additional Language? Would you like to learn some new strategies for supporting children who are learning English as an Additional Language?


The Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework, requires practitioners to ‘ensure that children have sufficient opportunities to learn and reach a good standard in English language during the Early Years Foundation Stage’.

Furthermore, Ofsted require practitioners to demonstrate that ‘children make at least typical progress and most children make progress that is better than typical from their starting points’ (Ofsted Inspection Handbooks).

This course will explore what these requirements might look like in practice, in the most effective early year’s settings. Strategies to support children learning English as an additional language, including working with families, will be shared and opportunities for participants to share their own good practice will be provided.

Comments from practitioners who attended this course previously include:

“Helpful and practical ideas to share with staff at my school. Lots of opportunities for practitioners to share good practice with each

“Given good ideas on how to effectively communicate with the children and parents where English is a second language.”

“Extremely useful morning. Very comprehensive and informative.”

Cost per person: Luton Nurseries/PVIs £45.00. Primary Schools: training Subscription SLA or £67.50. Everyone else will be charged £87.50.

Where participants have registered and are accepted onto courses there is an expectation they will cancel their place, via the website (within forty eight hours of the course start time) if they are unable to attend. Failure to do so will result in being charged for the delegate place.

Delegates who attend this session without booking a place will be charged £25.00 administration fee per person in addition to the course fee.


EYFS practitioners who work with children up to and including Reception age, including new & experienced practitioners from the PVI sector, Maintained Nursery School

21 Feb 2018 13:00 - 16:00

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School Improvement - Early Years, Primary Phase & Secondary Phase
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Date and Time

21 Feb 2018 13:00 - 16:00


The Leagrave Centre (MS / Maple Suite), Strangers Way, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 9ND


Kay Gayle and Kim Baker