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Continuing professional development (CPD)

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Welcome to the continuing professional development (CPD) area of our toolkit, where you'll find a range of resources, including articles, videos and podcasts, to help you develop your professional skills within the early years and childcare sector.

In all of the work that I do, physical activity, and the lack of physical activity, has an affect on children's wellbeing and cognitive development. 

Shelley Owens, Mental Health and Wellbeing Coach
Reflective practice

Stacy Mann and Angie Rogers discuss reflective practice, and how to get the most out of NCFE's Education and Early Years Career Toolkit and the resources available within it.

Download the complementary reflective practice tool to aid you in considering the impact and benefit of CPD to your own role in education and childcare.

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Contemporary issues and debates

A range of resources and thought-pieces from our subject experts, covering contemporary issues such as settling in Britain, alternative provision, intergenerational care, male practitioners in childcare and much more.

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Teaching and learning

Podcasts, videos and articles about all things teaching and learning, including STEM, alternative provision, sample exercises and CPD activities, and a showcase of exciting projects from the sector.

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Stacy Mann and specialists from NCFE explore safeguarding, with webinars covering child abuse linked to faith or belief, domestic abuse, child abuse and e-safety, and county lines.

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Stacy Mann and Angie Rogers explore creativity across the ages and stages, including what it means to us as individuals, what stimulates and influences it, and how it impacts on our practice.

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Early years foundation stage (EYFS)

Stacy Mann hosts a series of webinars, covering effective teaching learning, how the EYFS impacts on our own practice, and how to implement the prime and specific areas in an early years setting.

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Working with babies effectively

Janet King and Stacy Mann are joined by Occupational Therapist and Relaxed Kids Teacher Sarah Hodgkins.

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Resources designed to support early years students and parents/carers in engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and learn more about our responsibilities to each other and the world in which we live.

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View helpful resources, including our podcast, webinar and article, on the topic of mental health and wellbeing.

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Communication and language

View helpful resources, including our podcast, webinar and article, on the topic of communication and language.

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Working with families effectively

View helpful resources, including our podcast, webinar and article, on the topic of working with families effectively.

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Physical development

View helpful resources, including our podcast and webinar, on the topic of physical development.

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View helpful resources, including our podcast, guide and webinars, on the topic of SEND. Photo by ©Isabelle Johnson / London Early Years Foundation.

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Upcoming webinars

Throughout 2023-24, we’ll be running a series of webinars as part of the CPD carousel. Learn more about the themes and webinars planned for the academic year.

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Continuing professional development (CPD) is a vital element in maintaining high quality standards in education and childcare. The content in this CPD carousel supports learners with their education as well as practitioners and providers in improving their practice.