NQT and RQT Programmes

Our NQT Induction programme is tailored to meet the needs of EYFS NQTs in nursery and reception (10 Monthly half-day sessions)

The programme provides quality input to support your NQT in meeting the required Teachers’ Standards and has specific emphasis on meeting the requirements of the EYFS Statutory Framework.

These NQT Induction sessions provide an opportunity for NQTs to meet, reflect upon, and share their practice with NQTs working within different contexts. Included in the programme is a free place for your NQT at the STEEP Early Years Conference at Goldsmiths University of London, plus  discounts on further tickets. 

The programme is also suitable for those teachers new to the EYFS and can be booked as the ‘New to the EYFS Development Programme’.

The programme consists of 10 monthly half-day sessions on Tuesday afternoons from 13:30 – 16:00 as set out below.

Venue: Hatcham Oak Children’s Centre, Wallbutton Road , Brockley, SE4 2NX


Welcome event (17 Sept 19) : Chelwood Nursery School, Brockley SE4 2QQ, 4:30 – 5:30pm            

Autumn Term

Session 1 (15 Oct 19): The Early Years Statutory Framework – Sound foundations for high quality learning

Session 2 (19 Nov 19): Quality first teaching – inclusion through a personalised approach

Session 3 (10 Dec 19):The enabling environment: a balanced approach to child and adult initiated learning 

Spring Term

Session 4 (14 Jan 20): Autism in the Early Years   

Session 5 (11 Feb 20):Early Language Development 

Session 6 (17 Mar 20):Inspiring a love of reading – Story & Narrative 

Summer Term

Session 7 TBC: STEEP Early Years Conference – full day event

Session 8 (12 May 20):Igniting writing  

Session 9 (16 Jun 20):Meaningful maths 

Session 10 (07 July 20): Extending learning through challenge and creative questioning

NQTs from Schools in the London Borough of Lewisham will also be invited to the Lewisham NQT Welcome Event as part of this programme offer.

Programme fee:

  • £750 per NQT. This includes
    • half termly NQT Induction Mentor network (see below for more details)
    • a free place for your NQT at theSTEEP Early Years Conferenceat Goldsmiths University of London, PLUSa discount on further places booked
    • Your NQT will be encouraged and supported to develop a professional network with other Early Years specialist colleagues through the STEEP network across Lewisham and Greenwich and beyond in the development of their EY practice


  • £75 per NQT per session 
  • STEEP Conference places £125    (£99 Early Bird rate) 

Terms and Conditions:

Please note this is a non-refundable purchase.

NQT Induction Mentor network

These sessions are an opportunity for (EYFS) NQT Induction Mentors to network, problem solve, share experiences and access support from EYFS specialists. There will be six sessions, one each half term from 4-5pm at Chelwood Nursery School (unless otherwise advised).

Dates: TBC 

Recently Qualified Teacher (EYFS) Development Programme

Aimed at teachers in their  2nd and 3rd  year leaving the statutory support of the NQT Induction year,  this RQT Development and Mentoring programme is designed to support those teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage – nursery and reception teachers who are at the start of their teaching career. 

Providing EYFS phase specific CPD, support, mentoring and a professional peer network opportunity, this programme seeks to provide new teachers with support at a critical time in their development, and contribute to the retention of new teachers.

The programme consists of 6 sessions, one per half term, tailored to meet the needs of this RQT group, and includes a 50% discount on a place for your RQT at the STEEP Early Years Conference at Goldsmiths University of London. 

NB. Session dates and times may be negotiable amongst the group and could by agreement take place after 4pm.

Book the NQT course here. If you would like further information about this or any of our courses, please email steepcontact@gmail.com

Book the RQT course here.

As a special offer if you were to book NQT Induction 2019-20 and a follow on RQT 2020-21,  we could offer you the discounted price of both for £1000. To book this offer, please email bdo@chelwood.lewisham.sch.uk