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Join us as we discuss a diverse range of EYFS and KS1 best practice and provision, resourcing your Early Years environment and keep you up to date news and reviews from Ofsted & the DfE

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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Join us as we discuss a diverse range of EYFS and KS1 best practice and provision, resourcing your Early Years environment and keep you up to date news and reviews from Ofsted & the DfE

    Effective Transition with Phil Armstrong

    Effective Transition with Phil Armstrong

    This week, we’re joined by Phil Armstrong from the Early Excellence Curriculum Team as we explore effective transition processes within the EYFS. 
    Read our Blog all About Effective Transition to Year 1Listen to The Podcast Episode "5 Things to Remember in September"Access our EYFS Training

    • 49 min
    Continuous Provision Throughout the School! Interview with Gillian Jones and Jayne Richardson

    Continuous Provision Throughout the School! Interview with Gillian Jones and Jayne Richardson

    In this inspiring discussion, Gillian Jones and Jayne Richardson reflect on their school’s journey of implementing continuous provision from Pre School through to Year 2. They discuss the process of developing well- planned learning environments and how this has had a positive impact on the practice, the children and the staff team.
    Watch our Free KS1 Planning Your Environment WebinarRead our Blog on Incidental Learning in KS1Access High-Quality Training for Your KS1 TeamJoin us for the Early Excellence KS1 Roadshow!

    • 39 min
    Let’s Get Baking! Interview with Gillian Hewitt

    Let’s Get Baking! Interview with Gillian Hewitt

    Gillian Hewitt, the Deputy Headteacher at Dyce Primary School, joins us this week to discuss the fantastic possibilities of baking in the EYFS.
    Explore our CPD Opportunities for EYFSListen to our Gardening and Growing Episode

    • 31 min
    Exploring Early Speech and Language Research with Catherine Laing

    Exploring Early Speech and Language Research with Catherine Laing

    Catherine Laing, Senior Lecturer in Developmental Linguistics, rejoins us this week for a close look at speech and language research. 
    Book your Place on our Let’s Get Talking Training CourseListen to our Earlier Episode with Catherine Laing "Exploring Early Speech and Language Development"Explore our Free Continuous Provision Guides and Audits

    • 56 min
    Building on Children’s Interests: A Project on Bees

    Building on Children’s Interests: A Project on Bees

    We catch up with our very own Clare King for this week’s episode of the podcast. As part of our chat, we explore the powerful impact of building on children’s interests and Clare tells us all about a very successful bee project.
    Explore our CPD ProgrammeRead our Blog on Building on Children's interests in the EYFSJoin a KS1 Roadshow Event, Coming to a School Near You

    • 33 min
    Exploring International Education and Early Years Practice: Interview with Janette Quinn

    Exploring International Education and Early Years Practice: Interview with Janette Quinn

    In this episode of the Early Excellence podcast, Andy Burt interviews Janette Quinn, Director of Education and Professional Learning at COBIS (Council of British International Schools). They explore her global education experience, passion for early years education, and COBIS's role in accreditation and professional development. Highlighting effective practices and the importance of planning and relationships, they emphasise seizing opportunities and nurturing a conducive learning environment.
    Come Visit us a the COBIS Conference - Stand 76Explore our International Services

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Mrs Banks EYFS KS1 ,

So helpful

All of your podcasts are so helpful and informative. I actually look forward to listening to them and coming back to them. Thank you for the time you take to put these together. Amy Banks, East Haddon Primary School

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