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Early Years Workshop

Sheila Sage, a primary adviser with responsibility for early years in Worcestershire, leads discussions on matters such as childminding techniques, learning through play and listening to young children.

There are 10 videos in this series.

15 mins Childminder 1
We visit accredited childminder Julie Thomas in Birmingham who looks after a pair of three-year-olds. Having noticed the children's excitement about buses, Julie builds a bus journey into her plans.
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15 mins Childminder 2
Sheila Sage, a primary adviser with responsibility for early years in Worcestershire is joined by a panel of experts to dicuss childminding techniques as seen in the previous programme: Childminder 1.
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15 mins Nursery 1
The workshop visits Canterbury Cross Nursery, Handsworth, Birmingham to concentrate on observation and assessment.
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15 mins Nursery 2
In this programme, a panel of experts discuss points raised by the previous programme and offer their advice.
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15 mins Reception 1
This programme looks at the balance between child-initiated and adult-directed play, by focusing on Berridge Infant School, a multicultural school in Nottingham.
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15 mins Reception 2
A panel of early years experts analyse the practice at Berridge Infant School and talk about balance between child-led and practitioner initiated play.
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15 mins Play to Learn
Early Years Workshop takes a look at how children learn through play and how practitioners can value and develop children's play.
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15 mins Play to Learn: Discussion
Led by adviser Sheila Sage, the Early Years Workshop panel look at how practitioners can best support and value children's play.
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15 mins Listening and Questioning
This programme takes a look at the importance for early years practitioners to listen to young children.
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15 mins Listening and Questioning: Discussion
Led by adviser Sheila Sage, the Early Years Workshop panel looks at the how practitioners can recognise the many different ways in which young children pose questions.
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