Education Works in Pre-school

During the busy pre-school day, children engage in a wide range of well-planned and stimulating activities, designed to develop specific skills and concepts. Early Years' practitioners skilfully support children's development across 6 areas of learning; monitoring their progress and adapting experiences to meet individual needs.

Education Works in Pre-school aims to enable settings to raise parents' understanding of the preschool curriculum and develop their role in supporting children's learning. Settings can apply for up to 550 to provide information sessions/ workshops, guidance and support materials to encourage parents to support their children's learning at home.

Settings may wish to:

  • share information about the importance of the pre-school curriculum and the 6 areas of learning
  • demonstrate learning experiences and strategies used to develop specific skills
  • provide guidance and support materials to help parents extend children's learning and develop specific skills in the home environment
  • sign-post parents to useful contacts and sources of relevant information

Within Getting Ready to Learn there is no set programme to follow. Each pre-school setting is best placed to decide which elements would be most relevant to support their parents and children. Guidance material will be provided to support settings in delivering tailor-made programmes to suit their specific needs, including:

  • suggested session outlines and sample presentations;
  • practical ideas for workshops;
  • advice from Early Years' Education and Health Professionals
  • access to current research
  • sharing of practice across local pre-school settings

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