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Planning Early Years Curriculum Short Course

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Course information

Why do this course?

This course is designed for anyone new to teaching in the early years and wishing to explore ideas and opportunities to engage children across the areas and aspects of learning.

You will gain an understanding of different ways to approach planning, how to engage children with the planning process and how to support children to reflect on their progress during the topics.

Course description

The course provides an introduction to planning in the early years for anyone new to the key stage or looking for inspiration on planning.

Participants will gain:

  • an understanding of the areas and aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage;
  • principles of planning;
  • how to engage children in the process of planning and reflecting on their own learning;
  • creating starting points for planning;
  • planning for continuous provision;
  • creating planning based on children's interests or schematic play; and
  • planning for the outdoors.

Course tutor

Rita White

What to bring

Examples of activity and topic plans if available (not essential).


Please look at the Statutory Framework for the Early Years (PDF) and read pages 5 to 12.


Discounts are available for Kingston University School of Education's partner schools and Kingston University students and alumni.

Booking information

Dates for open courses currently available will be listed in the table at the top of this page with a "Book now" link that will direct you to our payment website. If no dates are shown and you would like to register your interest for future dates for this course please contact us.

For group bookings to be paid via invoice, please download and return our Education Short Courses Group Booking Form (PDF).

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The standard course fee is indicated at the top of this page. If a course has any discounted fees available (eg for early-bird booking, alumni or students) these will be clearly outlined on the booking website.

As an educational institution fees for our open short courses do not attract VAT.


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Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 5145
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