It is important that early years practitioners provide the correct environment for children’s learning and development to take place.
Children are active learners, they will interact with their environment and try to organise everything they encounter into meaningful systems and frameworks of understanding that will grow more complex by the day. Young children do not need a structured environment they need an environment that is child-led, meets their individual needs and is appropriate and challenging.
This course is aimed at all early years practitioners working with children aged between 3 and 5 years old.
Upon completion of the course, the practitioner will have an understanding of the following:
- The importance of reflective practice
- The benefits of play to the development and learning of children aged 3-5 years old
- The theories on child development and how to link these to their early years practice
- How to plan, implement and evaluate a range of effective play opportunities to promote all aspects of young children’s learning and development
- Evaluating the impact of a variety of approaches to the promotion of a positive learning environment for children aged 3–5 years old.