Supporting Children's Learning and Development training

The training below will support all Early Years professionals in developing and enriching the teaching, learning, environments and assessment practices they provide for children in their provisions. 

Supporting Communication and Language


Personal, Social, Emotional Development

This tiered training package supports early years practitioners to identify children who might be experiencing grief and offers ideas on how to best support the emotional well-being of children in their care.


Understanding and Supporting Behaviour


Outdoor Learning

The Hive has developed a series resources that will provide practitioners with ideas and strategies to get outside in all weathers, seasons and spaces.


Early Years System Support Training

The following training is delivered by the Early Years System Support.




The Musical Classroom

In partnership with EYSS training partner Church Hill, the Music Service have developed an exciting and interactive online music training programme that promotes music and movement for all ages across the early years.

Enroll on the Music Making in the Early Years course here.


The Characteristics of Effective Learning 

This training webinar from EYSS training partner St Mary’s Teaching School will support early years professionals to develop a deep understanding of characteristics of effective learning and how best to support them in daily practice.

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Sing our Story Project

Sing our Story project will develop practitioner’s music practice in the area of song writing and song creation Working with Groundswell Arts, practitioners will discover how to use personalised music making to support the wellbeing and development of the children in the setting.

This is a three part course. Please ensure that you book on to all three sessions. 

Book here


Management and Leadership Support



Reading frequently to children, and engaging them actively in stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems, and then providing them with extensive opportunities to use and embed new words in a range of contexts, will give children the opportunity to thrive. Development Matters 2021.

Develop high quality book areas

Book friendly spaces are a great way to support a child’s confidence, language, creativity and imagination. Consider how well used your book corners are by the children in your setting. Do children and adults visit frequently and spend time immersed in books or is your book area in need of a make-over?

The following resources will support you to develop high quality book areas and give ideas on supporting families to share books at home:




Reading Together

Follow the link to discover ideas to support families to engage with reading and story telling at home. 


Story Time Project

Follow the link to find stories to share with your children and families read by our resident story tellers Lottie and Valentine.


Environment & Curriculum


Further Resources and CPD


Festival of Creativity and Recovery

The Festival Of Creativity and Recovery in the Early Years focuses on children’s and practitioner emotional well-being and explores a variety of creative and immersive curriculum experiences to take back to settings.

Recording from each session are now available for viewing: