Early Years Foundation Stage training events

Find out about the courses and sessions on offer and book your place

Welcome to the online booking page for training events aimed at practitioners delivering the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

You can find details for each event or course on this page - once you've chosen the ones you'd like to attend, simply complete our booking form to secure your place or register your interest.

Early Years Foundation Stage Training Events

Early Years plus SEND and Inclusion Forum

Wednesday 4 October 2023, Wednesday 6 March 2024 and Wednesday 19 June 2024. 1pm to 4pm at the Wisteria Hotel, Oakham.

These forums are aimed  at supporting the early years workforce to improve outcomes for children through focused professional learning, including engaging with colleagues from across the sector and sharing good practice.

The agenda for each forum is shaped by key themes which are linked to Rutland’s priorities such as supporting children with emerging needs, SEND and further developing our Thriving Through Change: Early Years Phase project and wider national initiatives. We are delighted that the partnership work with Catherine McLeod of Dingley's Promise will continue for this academic year.

How to book

Complete the form available on this page.

Healthy Child Programme and the Early Years Foundation Stage Progress Check - Integrated Review

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Support and guidance for the funded early education entitlements

Providers who access Early Years and SENIF funding can request bespoke online training on:

  • Rutland’s FEEE provider agreement
  • Synergy portal training
  • SENIF funding
  • Early Years Pupil Premium, Disability Access Fund, and Tax Free Childcare

How to request this training:

Email educationaldevelopment@rutland.gov.uk and include:

  • your name
  • your setting's name
  • the areas you'd like training on

Autism training for your provision

This training is delivered by our inclusion officer for autism.

It lasts approximately one hour and explains what autism is, how it affects the individual and offers tried and tested suggestions that will help.

How to request this training:

Email educationaldevelopment@rutland.gov.uk and include:

  • your name
  • your setting's name
  • the areas you'd like training on

Early years SEND and inclusion training

This training can be delivered in response to your SENCO needs. The purpose of the training is to help practitioners secure the best possible outcomes for children. 

How to request this training:

Email educationaldevelopment@rutland.gov.uk and include:

  • your name
  • your setting's name
  • the areas you'd like training on

Online National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) training courses

We have secured a small number of codes for online training courses delivered by the NDNA.

Codes will be allocated on a first come, first served basis - email educationaldevelopment@rutland.gov.uk with the name of the course you're interested in.

SEND - Courageous Conversations (45 minutes to 1 hour)

Topics include:

  • understand what is meant by a 'courageous conversation'
  • gain tips and advice on how to hold these conversations in the most effective way
  • explore what it's like to be in the parent's shoes
  • discover how effectively to manage a situation where parents may not be accepting of the concerns

SEND - Working with Parents (45 minutes to 1 hour)

Topics include:

  • discover the importance of engaging and involving parents in the SEND process
  • gain advice and best practice tips on building positive trusting relationships with parents
  • learn how to build parents' confidence and understanding of the SEND process through effective information sharing

SEND - Education, Health and Care Plans (45 minutes to 1 hour)

This course will improve your confidence levels and increase your knowledge of the education health and care needs, assessments and planning processes.

Topics include:

  • learn about legislation linked to Education, Health and Care Plans
  • increase your (and your team's) knowledge and understanding of the education health and care needs, assessments and plan processes
  • understand how to work in partnership with all those involved in a child’s Education, Health and Care Plan

Biting - Responding Sensitively

A quick guide to help practitioners to not only address biting incidents appropriately, but also to help prevent such incidents in the future.

Topics  include:

  • the reasons children may bite
  • how to use observations as a key tool in identifying the underlying reasons for biting
  • supporting and developing empathy in young children
  • strategies early years practitioners can implement into their setting to minimise incidents of biting
  • building parents' confidence in dealing with biting incidents
  • key tips for developing resources
  • how to work with parents to ensure a consistent approach to biting in the setting and at home

Transitions: Supporting Children Through Change

Young children go through many key transitions in their lives. These changes could be going from bottle-fed to solid foods, learning to crawl then walk, then ultimately going from nursery to school.

A child that is supported to cope with change will grow up to be more resilient, empowered and confident. This online childcare course will give you the skills to provide the right support to children in your care.


  • what is transition?
  • experiences of transition
  • research and theory
  • transitions and positive relationships
  • effective transition planning
  • resilience building

Quality of Education

The Education Inspection Framework 2019 introduced the Quality of Education judgement area to Ofsted inspections. This bite-size online course will help you demonstrate how you meet these requirements. 

Through a range of activities, you will learn how to develop a cohesive approach to Quality of Education based around intent, implementation and impact. This short online course will also give you the framework to create your own Quality of Education Vision statement, involving your whole team in the process.


  • an overview of the changes to the Education Inspection Framework 2019
  • how to demonstrate your evidence against the '3 I's' of intent implementation and impact
  • reflecting on your own practice
  • approaches to Cultural Capital and teaching methods
  • a template to create a Quality of Vision statement
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