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17 Oct 2023

Session announcement: Going beyond the EYFS

Session announcement: Going beyond the EYFS

Come to this session at Nursery Managers Show Vol. 2 for insights and tips to help you build your own curriculum.

In Going beyond the EYFS: Curriculum building, you'll learn how to design a curriculum that not only adheres to the EYFS framework but truly meets the needs of children in your setting.

This session will reinforce your understanding of the EYFS seven stages:

  • Communication and language
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

You’ll hear from nursery managers who have been successful in developing and implementing their own curriculum with outstanding outcomes.

Ultimately you will leave the session with tips, ideas and concrete actions to help you create a unique curriculum that goes beyond the EYFS and impresses Ofsted too.

Who will you hear from?

Claire Atkins is Nursery Manager at Bright Horizons Harpenden Central Day Nursery and Preschool. Claire is passionate about the Bright Beginnings Curriculum, which was launched into Bright Horizons nurseries in England in 2020. It was designed to acknowledge the individual voice and needs of each child to promote confidence, wellbeing and a genuine love for learning. It also focuses on the significance of the adult role as educators.

Abigail Poole is Practice-based Manager at Charnwood Nursery & Preschool Group. She leads a 50-place foundation unit with a team of nine staff, embedding and modelling best practice and driving its ethos of outdoor learning. Abigail’s passion is literacy and language, and she developed a ‘Literacy Fairy’ role that supports sister settings located in areas of depravation with high cohorts of vulnerable children.

Josie Mapes is Head of Education at The Lime Trees, which operates 36 nursery and wraparound care clubs across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Sheffield. Josie oversees the training and development of all staff, as well as leading on quality and curriculum provision. The Lime Trees curriculum is called ‘Play’ and was launched shortly after the release of the Education Inspection Framework in 2019.

Amanda Bates has progressed her career from early years educator at one of The Lime Trees’ smallest settings to Nursery Manager at its largest setting, The Lime Trees Cropwell Bishop. She is often the go-to for new managers at the company and has overseen her current nursery through a period of significant change. Last year, she was named ‘Nursery Manager of the Year’ at the National Nursery Awards.

Don’t miss out…

Have you secured your FREE ticket for Nursery Managers Show Vol. 2?

Join us at ExCeL London on 24th-25th November to boost your management skills and learn from early years experts.


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