RSG Termly Update

Ready, Steady, Go developments for early years practitioners.

August 2020

Taking learning outdoors

COVID-19 has led to more than one drastic change to the way we do things in early years. A pivot to more outdoor learning may just be one of the most positive.

Taking early learning and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) outdoors has been regularly cited as one way to reduce transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how you can plan for the “new norm” with 38 different ways you can follow the EYFS outdoors and each idea links to a different key area of learning.

Children have had to adapt to new rules and sometimes new environments too. Pacey have put together some informative guidance to support children transition and settle children into a new setting.

June Network 2020

Supporting Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Online Training to support your understanding of ACE “Adverse Childhood Experiences”

This online training has been created for practitioners, professionals and volunteers who work with children young people and their families.

By the end of this section you will be able to identify adverse experiences that can impact on a child's development and their response to stress.

You will:

  • Understand the importance of healthy brain development in a child’s early years and the impacts of toxic stress.
  • Understand that experiencing adversity in childhood can have a significant impact over a person’s life course resulting in ill health, poor wellbeing and in some cases premature death.
  • Be able to identify a range of social and community impacts resulting from ACE.
  • Be able to give key examples of ‘Protective Factors’ that can help prevent ACE and different strategies that can help build resilience.
  • You will understand how building resilience can help mitigate the impact of ACE.

This course is funded by the Home Office, takes approximately 50 minutes and we would encourage you to complete this if you are able.

March Network 2020 

Physical development supporting literacy skills

Physical development in children refers to the ability to move their bodies in a range of ways. This includes moving around the environment and also the way in which they use fine and gross motor skills. 

New government physical guidelines update September 2019.

We want as many people as possible to make use of these guidelines to work towards and achieve the recommended activity levels.

Being active every day provides a foundation for a healthier and happier life.

Our environment can make it difficult to be healthy and our health is being damaged by inactivity. But the good news is that even small changes can make a big difference over time, such as using the stairs for a couple of floors rather than taking the lift or getting off the bus a stop early and walking the rest of the way. You always feel better for being active.

We want as many people as possible to protect their future health and start their journey to a healthier life now.

We also have links offering strategies to explore with children to build on their physical development to support their literacy.

Autumn Network 2019

Understanding behaviour

At this network we learnt about the 4 Functions of Behaviour and how knowing our children is the key to understanding their behaviour and what this means.

Last updated: 14 April 2020