Bite-size CPD

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Giving every child the best start in life is crucial to reducing health inequalities across the life course. The foundations for virtually every aspect of human development – physical, intellectual and emotional– are laid in early childhood.

When given the appropriate resources, a child’s imagination has no limits. This bitesize CPD session includes a step by step guide on how to introduce Loose Parts to spark children’s imagination and creativity.

This short bite size session is designed for both newly qualified teachers working in schools and experienced teachers who are new to working in the early years.

Requesting an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment

Most children have their special educational needs met in a mainstream school or setting via SEN Support.  Some children, usually those with the most complex or severe difficulties who are not making progress despite targeted and individualised support over a period of time, may require an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment.

This ‘sway’ has been designed to support you to understand more about the process; when and how to apply for an EHC Needs assessment.

This Bitesize CPD contains slides to help you...

  • understand why high-quality interactions with children are important
  • know about a range of strategies to ensure your interactions with children are varied and effective


This Bitesize CPD contains slides to help you:

  • Think about staff’s well-being
  • Think about children’s well-being
  • Develop ideas further (and information to read)
  • Has useful links for further support

This bitesize CPD session will provide an initial exploration of how to use Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) and Pupil Premium (PP) funding effectively.

It takes you through the steps to success in identifying and supporting children and families, and so making a difference through the effective use of this additional funding.


Explore and reflect on a range of strategies to engage children in early reading.

Review and evaluate the Ofsted focus on early reading


Complete this Bitesize CPD to help you reflect on the needs of your children who have English as an additional language (EAL).


This bitesize CPD session will provide an initial exploration of self - regulation in young children.

This short bitesize CPD will help you reflect on how to embed the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning into your everyday practice.

Consider why promoting good attendance is so important in early years

All schools and registered early years and childcare providers are subject to a duty under section 26 of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”.

This duty is known as the Prevent Duty.

This bitesize CPD is designed to help you think about how you create, and contribute to, an effective and robust safeguarding culture which promotes the welfare of children within your early years setting.

It does not replace any Safeguarding Training that the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requires you to do, or other national legislation.