Early Childhood PD

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Early Childhood PD

Programme Overview
Childhood Professional Development
Delivery Model Face to Face session
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance. 
  • Course materials.
  • Refreshments and lunch (if applicable)
  • AED1210 per delegate plus 5% VAT.
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school.
  • If you would like bespoke, in-school training, please contact Rebecca (rebecca@infinitelearning.ae) for more information.
Deadline booking date

Wednesday 4th October 2023

Date of training Wednesday 8th November 2023
Time (UAE) 8:45am to 3pm
Venue Dubai – to be confirmed
Target audience

Designed for Teachers, HLTA’s, TA’s, SLT, SEND 

Aims of the course
  • To understand why PD is a prime area of learning in early childhood 
  • To develop a range of simple yet effective ideas to use in and out of the classroom 
  • To inform other stakeholders of the importance of PD 
  • to understand brain and body connectivity 
  • to explore the 7 senses 
Intended outcomes

Delegates will: 

  • Learn the fundamentals of PD and latest data around early childhood PA levels,  
  • Challenge perspectives and impediments to PA and PD,   
  • Develop a range of activities to boost PD some combining other prime and specific areas of learning,  
  • Uncover why PD and outdoor play are so important and recognise the value and influence we have as educators. 

Helen Battelley

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Helen Battelley is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer and speaker in Physical Activity and movement in Early Childhood Education and an approved trainer for AfPE. Her training style is energetic, passionate, and highly motivational. She has been working as a dance and movement specialist for over 19 years and continues to work directly with children. Helen was fundamental in the creation and release of Change4life’s ’10 Min Shake up cards’. In 2021 Helen became a Master in Early Childhood Physical Education and Physical Activity awarded by Birmingham City University. “I am driven to inspire learning and learners to broaden their approach to raise the profile of physical activity within early childhood. Movement in the early years supports a holistic approach to development and can benefit all areas of learning .I have worked directly with many schools and settings across the UK and overseas, with all ages and have found their commitment to ‘moving more’ has remained steadfast. The training courses I provide are primarily aimed at increasing confidence, motivation, and movement skills to elicit excellent responses from children. Delegates will learn how to create their own movement activities to support learning- building on these core principles to become part of their everyday planning. Staff have found the courses to ‘reignite a spark’ within them to become more physically active in their own lives.” Helen Battelley

Additional Information:

Comfortable clothing is required for this course as there is a practical element.

Day One   
08:45  Registration and refreshments. 
09:00  Primitive and Postural Reflexes 

Why Move! 

Movement Matters
Brain over body? 

10:30  Coffee Break. 
11:00  Developing the 7 senses 

HLE and working with families 

Gross and Fine Motor movement 

Imagination and creativity 

13:00  Lunch Break. 
14:00  Where is maths? 

The Power of music 

Developmental Milestones 

The Environment as the 3rd Teacher 

15:30  Finish. 


Some of Helen’s other courses available with Infinite learning:

  • Super scribers – Early mark making
  • Maths Movers – Movement Matters
  • Movement for well-being – Movement Matters
  • Boosting learning through movement
  • Instant Impacting Movement Ideas
  • Music and Movement in the Early Years


Please contact admin@infinitelearning.ae for more information or to enquire about group bookings or bespoke training.


Helen Battelley
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