Education Works in Pre-school

During the busy pre-school day, children engage in a wide range of well-planned and stimulating activities, designed to develop specific skills and concepts. Early Years' practitioners skilfully support children's development across 6 areas of learning; monitoring their progress and adapting experiences to meet individual needs.

Education Works in Pre-school aims to enable settings to raise parents' understanding of the preschool curriculum and develop their role in supporting children's learning. Settings can apply for up to £550 to provide information sessions/ workshops, guidance and support materials to encourage parents to support their children's learning at home.

Settings may wish to:

  • share information about the importance of the pre-school curriculum and the 6 areas of learning
  • demonstrate learning experiences and strategies used to develop specific skills
  • provide guidance and support materials to help parents extend children's learning and develop specific skills in the home environment
  • sign-post parents to useful contacts and sources of relevant information

Within Getting Ready to Learn there is no set programme to follow. Each pre-school setting is best placed to decide which elements would be most relevant to support their parents and children. Guidance material will be provided to support settings in delivering tailor-made programmes to suit their specific needs, including:

  • suggested session outlines and sample presentations;
  • practical ideas for workshops;
  • advice from Early Years' Education and Health Professionals
  • access to current research
  • sharing of practice across local pre-school settings

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