Supporting Multilingual learners in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Course Information

This course explores the needs of multilingual learners in the EYFS and provides practical suggestions for supporting young children who are new to English. It looks at the theory that supports the development of both home language and English in relation to the Early Years Outcomes, in particular Communication and Language.

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This course is for:

  • Teachers and teaching assistants working in Nursery and Reception
  • EYFS leads in schools
  • Early Years practitioners working in Children’s Centres, Private and Voluntary nurseries

What you will gain by attending the course:

  • Practical strategies for supporting young multilingual learners, including suggestions for buying and making resources
  • Knowledge of the theory behind being multilingual and the implications that this has in the EYFS
  • Support for assessing multilingual learners against the EY Outcomes, particularly Communication and Language

The course

  • Explores the needs of multilingual learners with accessing the EYFS curriculum
  • Presents successful strategies and practical ideas as part of play based learning
  • Covers relevant theory in order to gain a better understanding of young children’s development of language

Course leader

Fran Guy worked as a senior consultant for the London Borough of Islington for 13 years leading in Early Years and supporting KS1, following a long career working in diverse London primary schools. She was lead for early literacy and supported schools and settings in raising the achievement of children with EAL. Fran also worked with Islington children’s centres, organising projects supporting parents with EAL to improve their children’s early reading. At LBI, Fran delivered school based and central training for teachers, teaching assistants and senior leadership teams.  She now works independently as a consultant.

Course Details

Date: TBC (submit booking form to be added to waiting list)

Time: 9.30 - 4.00

Price: £225 + VAT

Location: Laycock Professional Development Centre, London, N1 1TH (1 min walk from Highbury & Islington tube station)

Booking Form

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