This course will encourage you to reflect on how you can provide a more informed, considered environment which is attuned to the changing needs and interests of the children in your care. The EYFS recognises that ‘the environment is the third teacher’ and an enabling environment plays a key role in supporting children’s learning and development.
We will consider what makes an enabling environment for 3 – 4 year olds through a range of perspectives. We will explore how specific aspects of the environment can support opportunities for valuable learning of communication and language. The course will focus on both the physical and the emotional environment and the impact of getting it right!
There will be opportunities to reflect upon your own individual environments, to plan how to make meaningful improvements and provide the best learning environment possible for your 3 – 4 year olds.
“Young children require space, indoors and outdoors, where they can be active or quiet, and where they can think, dream, play and watch others.”
Foundation Years 2012
To consider what makes an enabling environment for 3 – 4 year olds through a range of perspectives.
To reflect upon the role of the physical and emotional environment in providing effective communication and language opportunities for children.
For delegates to evaluate their individual environments and plan ways to enhance it.