Excellence in EYFS: Creating Young Writers and Mathematicians


What essential experiences do young children need to be ready to write and record maths?

…and what happens to their confidence and engagement if we try and teach them when they’re NOT ready?

This is becoming more relevant than ever as fewer children are playing physically and their fine motor control is underdeveloped – particularly in many of our boys.


Join us for a day full of fantastic ideas focusing upon the many ways we can meet children’s needs AND help them master these essential skills.


This course will help you review and improve:


Your Learning Environment:


  • How can we set up a physical environment that allows children to explore and develop their skills meaningfully and with high levels of motivation?
  • How can we fill our learning environments with the essential talk that precedes and fuels ideas for writing and mathematics?


Physical development: 


  • How can we build children’s fine motor control involved in mark- making for both writing and mathematics?
  • What kinds of daily activities will support this crucial development and ensure our children are confident, resilient, risk-taking learners? 




  • Lots of new ideas for teaching early writing and maths in the EYFS
  • Planning a balance of child-initiated, child-led and adult-led learning which follows children’s interests and introduces them to new experiences and skills

Further Details



9:15am arrival for 9:30am start

3:30pm finish

Who is suitable for?

EYFS teachers, teaching assistants, child-minders and independent EYFS providers


COST: £Costs start at £35 (+VAT) per delegate + VAT | £ + VAT for additional places

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    Thank you so much Karen. I enjoyed the training this morning tremendously and tried out the ideas straight after lunch with my class leading to 20 mins of enthusiastic discussion! Brilliant!

    The children said they really enjoyed it and wanted to do more so I am definitely going to be changing my teaching!’

  • Thank you for showing us HOW to change. So many courses just tell us what isn't working but not how to go about addressing this. Your approaches make so much sense! Thank you.

  • Just to say thank you again for 3 really brilliant talks at SGIS. We're a small school near Basel and we’d be interested in anything you’re doing nearby (Zurich way) so please let us know!