Early Years Training and Development Area

Membership Costs £120 per individual or setting per year

Please note setting or individual refers to all those who have an interest in the early years

What Membership Provides

The Training and Development Area of this website launched on the 25th February 2013. For the first 3 months new information will be added rapidly. After that information will be added and updated regularly. Each time something new is added you will receive an e-mail alert.

Membership gives access to the training and development section of our website, where you will find practical support and advice on resources, layout of environments, considerations for supporting children’s play, child development and the role of the practitioner as well as practical ideas to support the implementation of the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage Learning and Development Requirements.

It is designed to offer down to earth, easy to access support and guidance that will empower and inspire everyone who works in the early years.

All of the information is enhanced with photographs of resources and/or children engaging in rich play experiences indoors and outdoors to highlight the ideas and suggestions. Most of the information is also available in a downloadable format.

When entering the Training and Development Area of this website you are able to choose where you want to visit.

Below is a brief overview of the contents of the site.

Become a Member

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Become a member before the 31st May 2013 and receive 16 months subscription for the price of 12 months (£120).


Unlimited access to the members area 24hrs a day, and our content is growing all the time.


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View a working demo of the Training & Development Area

You can enter any of the following rooms:

The Birth to Two Room, The 2-3 Year Old Room and The 3-5 year Old Room

In each of the rooms you are then able to choose to visit:

  • For example construction, sand, malleable, creative art, treasure baskets, meal and snack times, small world, den play, role play, mud kitchens and much more.

In each of these areas of provision you will find considerations relating to the area, including the role of the practitioner; suggestions for layout and resources, labels, photos and images to enhance the area; links to learning and development and observation and planning examples.

Or you can choose to enter:

Each of the Prime and Specific Areas of Learning and Development

This section of the learning and development website is designed to help you to reflect upon how you support children’s development in each of the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage Areas of Learning and Development.

In each of the 3 Prime and each of the 4 Specific Areas of Learning and Development you will find information on considerations for practice, what you might observe, ideas and suggestions and a reflection sheet in each of the following age groups, Birth to 2 Years, 2-3 Years and 3-5 Years.

Coming Soon

Partnership with Parents; Gardening with Children (including planting and sowing plan), The Role of the Key Person, Understanding Schemas, Observation, Assessment and Planning, Working with Boys and much more.

Each of these sections outlines considerations for implementing, provides ideas and suggestions and makes links to learning and development.

Coming Soon

Supporting Children’s Interests/Provocations

Here you will find ideas and suggestions to support the implementation of a range of fascinations from Light and Dark, Weddings and Teddy Bears Picnics to Mini Beasts and more as well ideas to support interests such as Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, Chinese New Year, Mother’s Day, Christmas etc.