You can also:
- borrow books
- purchase publications
- attend training
- hire a meeting room
The Early Years Professional Development Centre is here for all early years practitioners to support them in their professional practice.
Our indoor environment areas are packed with inspiring and innovating ideas on how to use your own resources and environment to support children’s learning and development. These spaces are designed to support practitioners to reflect on the development of children from birth to 6 years old. The grounds of the centre are ideal for showcasing learning opportunities in the outdoors and are an integral part of our outdoor training sessions.
Each term we enhance the environment to focus on a specific area of children’s development so there is always something new to for you to see. Wander at your leisure, find inspiration and essential information and take photos to record the ideas you might use in your own setting.
You can also:
We are pleased to announce that you can once again book a visit to the Early Years Centre. Please use the form underneath to arrange your booking. You will need to give us 72 hours notice to give us time to confirm back to you as quickly as possible.
Due to restricted staffing at the centre, please do not arrive to visit the centre unannounced, as we will not be able to accommodate you and do not want you to be disappointed!
We are excited to see you back at the centre. We allocate visit requests on a first come first served basis to ensure the building does not become overcrowded - especially our exciting environments areas!
Please note that visits are only bookable during term time.
You can choose a morning, afternoon or evening visit (please be aware that evening visits are only available if the Centre is open and will be confirmed on application only).
|Morning||Afternoon||Evenings - Limited availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays only|
|Arriving no earlier than||9am||13:00||17:30|
|Leaving no later than||12 noon||16:30||20:00|
Make a note of the date and time you wish to visit and use the form below to book:
We are pleased to announce that training room hire is available again.
We have two training rooms - Workshop Room and Training Room.
Included in your booking:
To make an initial enquiry please email: email@example.com
Without lunch but including tea, coffee and cordial
Half day (3 hours) including teas and coffees
Full Day (6 hours) including teas and coffees
With buffet lunch (minimum 8 attendees) - please let us know of any special dietary requirements when booking.
Full Day (6 hours) including teas, coffees and buffet lunch (up to 15 people)
Full Day (6 hours) including teas, coffees and lunch (up to 30 people)
Early Years Professional Development Centre,
Seven Stars Primary School
Peacock Hall Road
Tel: 01772 539058
Our exciting 0 to 3 environment displays include:
Emphasis is on open-ended resources to meet each child's unique stage of development, sensory and heuristic play and the prime areas of learning development.
The first three years of life are one of the most extraordinary and critical periods of child development.
At no other time do we see such rapid changes in progression, with children developing from dependent new-borns, to curious, active learners who have a zest for learning, a quest for independence and a can-do attitude to life.
We create an enabling environment for three to six year olds that is child-centred.
The provision is organised to encourage independence and resourced to provide interest and challenge for children across the age phases.
The seven areas of learning and national curriculum subjects are promoted through provision areas that are inviting and stimulating, where children can learn through play.
Children are unique and holistic learners, thriving within environments that support their individual and diverse motivations, interests and needs.
It is important to give children the space and time to fully discover, test and revisit their ideas and theories.
In our outdoor learning environment you'll see a variety of ways in which you can harness your outdoor spaces to provide engaging learning experiences.
The environment includes opportunities for:
We have some defined provision areas such as a mud kitchen, quiet spaces and natural small world areas.
You'll also see a range of storage ideas and collections of open-ended resource ideas that can be easily sourced and used to provide for each child's learning needs.
The outdoors is an exciting, ever changing environment with huge learning potential.
All children can benefit from having extended periods of time outdoors, it is a place where children can experience awe and wonder and spending time in the natural world supports their all-round development, wellbeing and happiness.