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The Early Years Quality Team can provide specialist and bespoke training tailored to your setting or local network needs.

See our termly planner of training delivered by the early years quality team.

Early years sector network training opportunities

Summer term 2019

Leaders and managers, a free termly briefing to share with you national and local news and updates across the county.

We are delighted to announce that our well established leaders and managers briefings are now being expanded to include all of our early years foundation stage (EYFS) leaders in schools. Briefings are written with the needs of all EYFS leaders wherever they work and are part of our vision of helping all EYFS leaders to work together to make a difference for children in Derbyshire.

If you are struggling to find the course you want in your area, we can offer bespoke support and training to meet your settings individual needs. Complete the form attached to the page or email: for details.

For other courses provided by Derbyshire County Council please use our course search (for example safeguarding, first aid, food hygiene, e-learning).

The new inspection framework 2019 - EYFS

What ‘curriculum’ means for early years. We are delighted to welcome Kathryn Bell, Senior Early Years Ofsted Inspector to Derbyshire to introduce the new inspection framework 2019.

Ofsted is clear that the ‘curriculum’ - the educational choices we make for children - will be at the heart of the new inspection framework. The proposed new judgement ‘quality of education’ will focus on intent, implementation and impact; but what does this look like in early years?

Come and join us to hear key messages from Ofsted, with a focus on what ‘curriculum’ means for early years.

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