Our team can deliver training for school and nursery staff on the Home Learning Environment and Partnerships with Parents.

The Foundation Years Trust offers professional development opportunities for early years staff, with discounts for those settings who have signed to our Little Explorers programme.

Building strong, cooperative partnerships with parents is a valuable skill for early years teachers and practitioners. The EYFS framework stipulates that engaging parents in their child’s early development is a key requirement. However training for early years practitioners and teachers understandably focuses on children and does not always fully equip staff to work effectively with parents.

Early years staff are well placed to support parents to provide good learning environments at home, so that children achieve their expected outcomes by the time they start reception class.

Training session
Promoting the

Home Learning Environment

(In-house workshop)

This 2.5 hour in-house session can be delivered at a time to suit your staff. The session is informative and interactive. Staff who attend will be inspired to think about the home learning environment from a different perspective and develop ideas to support parents to continue their child’s learning at home. The workshop links with the current EYFS requirements.

Contact us for availability and details of cost.

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Partnerships with


(Either in-house or open access training)

Key Topics

  • Theory around the role parents play in their child’s care and education
  • Barriers to parental involvement
  • Communication skills needed to engage all families
  • Key strategies to developing and maintaining effective relationships
  • Supporting parents to continue learning at home

Contact us for more information

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