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Curriculum Design in Early Years

This course gives a clear overview of effective curriculum design in EYFS

Created and Led by
Lesley Minervini
9.30-3.00 or equivalent
Online or in-person
Target Audience
Teachers, Senior Leaders, Curriculum Leaders, Subject Leaders


Discover all aspects of curriculum design in EYFS with practical guidance on effective provision and progression.

This highly practical, evidence-based course will help you to plan a rich, well-sequenced curriculum for children in Nursery and Reception.

  • Understand all aspects of curriculum design
  • Find out about Threshold Concepts, Big Ideas and Progression
  • Gain a thorough understanding of EYFS requirements

Learn about:

  • Curriculum breadth, cultural capital and powerful knowledge
  • How to develop a curriculum that fits the context of your children
  • Effective curriculum sequencing
  • The role of ‘big ideas’ in shaping children’s schema development
  • Effective Early Years pedagogy
  • The importance of planning for rich, sophisticated vocabulary
  • The inter-related nature of physical and academic development
  • The ways in which executive function and self-regulation can be effectively developed
  • Effective formative assessment.

Advance your understanding of:

  • The changes to the EYFS framework
  • How to create a rich, holistic curriculum that steers children successfully towards the Early Learning Goals
  • The importance of sequencing
  • The different pedagogical approaches that have been proven to be effective
  • The need to embed formative assessment rather than onerous ‘evidence collection’ activities.

Take away:

  • A thorough understanding of the new requirements
  • A high-quality set of example resources to get you started with curriculum planning
  • Practical and ‘workload-friendly’ ideas for formative assessment
  • Examples of resources soon to be published by Chris Quigley Education to help create an evidence-informed progression model.

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We bridge the gap between evidence and practice.
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