Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Co-Constructing A Quality Curriculum: Capturing the child’s voice – Active listening and Attunement

14 June @ 09:15 - 11:15

Co-Constructing A Quality Curriculum: Capturing the child’s voice – Active listening and Attunement

Who is this event for?

Are you currently reflecting on and seeking to develop your Early Years Curriculum in the light of the New Ofsted Inspection Framework?

This session will support School Leaders, Foundation Stage Leaders, Nursery Managers, and child-minders in reflecting on, discussing and building on their current practice. It will also serve as a useful introduction to those who are new to the Early Years Foundation Stage – This course is suitable for schools, nursery schools, private voluntary and independent settings.

This session will

  • Look at ‘how children develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills’ through a child-led, play based curriculum inside and out.
  • Consider how the quality of adult observation and attunement directly feeds into this.
  • Consider how the environment as ‘third teacher’ extends challenge.
  • Explore how capturing the child’s voice boosts self-esteem and supports both British Values and ‘Cultural Capital.’
  • Consider how these quality play experiences build on resilience, confidence, independence and self-esteem and as such, how this ‘prepares them well for their next phase of learning.’
  • It will provide time to reflect on your current practise with colleagues and begin to identify areas that your setting would like to develop further.

 What is the course about?

 This session seeks to support practitioners in considering what really matters to children – harnessing the voice of the child to raise attainment, involvement and well-being.

This course will look at what this looks like in practice, the role of staff and practical strategies for all children within the Foundation Stage

It will particularly focus on exploring a personalised curriculum that builds on the strengths, motivations and interests of each child to ensure challenge, excitement, joy and engagement for all.

Facilitator: Amanda Furtado – Deputy Head, Chelwood Nursery School, Co-author of Exercising Muscles and Minds, Second Edition: Outdoor Play and the Early Years Curriculum.  Available from Amazon from November. 


Chelwood Nursery School
Chelwood Walk, St Norbert Road
London, England SE4 2QQ United Kingdom
+ Google Map