About Early Years - Building on Success

Early Years – Building on Success is a follow on from our successful Early Years Professional Development Programme. The programme is aimed at improving practitioners' understanding and skills in supporting the development of the most disadvantaged children between the ages of 2 and 4. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the programme has been tailored to address the needs that have been heightened during this time.

Who is Building on Success for?

The programme is fully funded by the Department for Education, including backfill for practitioners’ time to take part. Pre-reception practitioners from schools and private, voluntary and independent settings (PVI) are eligible, with priority given to applications from Settings that meet certain criteria. 

Practitioners will receive high quality, evidence-based CPD (continuous professional development). The training supports practitioners to improve outcomes on school readiness, early language, mathematics, and PSED. The programme is comprised of key components of the existing high quality Communication and Language content, an enhanced version of the Maths content and new content to support children’s Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) needs that have been heightened as a consequence of the pandemic.

Last modified: Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 12:04 PM