Effective Early Years – Starting Up!

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Effective Early Years – Starting Up!

  • Created By Pam Mundy
  • Last Updated March 16th, 2022
Programme Overview

Effective Early Years – Starting Up! Early Years learning and Teaching.
Delivery Model Face to Face sessions
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material 
  • Refreshments and lunch (if applicable)
  • AED 1200 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


Date of Training Wednesday 16th November 2022
Time (UAE) 8:45am to 3:30pm
Venue Dubai – to be confirmed

Please note: 
If COVID restrictions are introduced, this course will become an online training session.

This NOT suitable for experienced KG/FS leaders and teachers, it is a ‘basic’ course, that explores fundamental best practice and in FS/KG for those with limited or no experience.

Target audience

EYFS START UP SCHOOLS with Early Years students.  

START UP NURSERIES New providers starting up KG or Nurseries Teachers NEW or RETURNING to Early Years, Year 1 or Grade 1 teachers wishing to learn more about Early Years provision and practice.

Please note that this NOT suitable for experienced KG/FS leaders and teachers, it is a ‘basic’ course, that explores fundamental best practice and in FS/KG for those with limited or no experience.

Intended outcomes
  • To explore the latest UK and international guidance for Early Years assessment including on entry assessment, recording evidence and tracking progress
  • To consider a range of creative approaches for managing on-going assessment systems, relevant to children’s learning, implementing clear reporting processes and working effectively with learning assistants to support learning and assessment
  • To begin to be able to analyse data to inform planning, monitor progress, moderate accurate judgements in all areas of learning, implement strategies toward ensuring a consistent assessment approach and use outcomes to inform responsive planning for learning in the Early Years 

Pam Mundy

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Pam Mundy is currently Director of Pam Mundy Associates and a renowned international speaker, author and consultant. Pam is also a qualified CIS Team Leader, an Early Years Inspector skilled in supporting schools and settings toward and through inspections and is an Early Years/Primary Specialist. She is a passionate advocate for teaching, learning and leadership – and the significant impact that the earliest years have on children’s life, learning and their future world. She holds a variety of international Board Roles and is a Director of Ready Generations focused on the cultural and holistic life of the child, an Education Advisory Board member for NEOM, a new city in KSA and Chairs the Advisory Board for the Chatmore British International Schools in Bermuda. Pam provides professional development, challenge, support and strategic guidance for a wide range of K-12 schools, Early Childhood settings, government agencies and Ministries of Education nationally and internationally (currently in the United States, Kazakhstan, Brunei, South America, Chile, South Korea, South East Asia, China, Africa, India, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Singapore, Indonesia, Europe and the United Kingdom). Her focus is on early childhood leadership, learning, teaching, curriculum and assessment. Pam ensures that she spends time learning directly from children and the adults who support their learning – the most inspirational aspect of her work! As an international Early Years consultant, working across the globe, Pam has the privilege of supporting Early Years Leaders as each country responds to the Covid 19 pandemic and the unique position of being directly involved as Nurseries and schools locked down, transitioned to online learning (a complex challenge with very young children) and now begin to return … to different interpretations of what ‘the future’ may mean! Based, as always, in practical, research-based and guidance and first-hand experience, this programme is designed to provide direct and relevant support and challenge for Early Years leader as they navigate, strive (and thrive!) in this new territory. It includes an opportunity to access individual support and ‘bolt-on’ opportunities to design in-school ‘live’ follow up sessions for Early Years Teams if requested. own lives and positively influence our students and our colleagues.

Programme details:

Children are at their most fascinating, receptive and unique during their earliest years. Creative, curious, quirky – and making high-speed connections in their learning every moment of every day. Teaching children in this age range is exhilarating, challenging and fast paced, leaving little time for teachers to evaluate current practice and provision and to respond to international developments, particularly teachers returning to, or new to, Early Years!

The day explores the basic principles (the ‘non-negotiables’ of high-quality Early Years learning) and teaching, including; developing an inquiry based learning space, planning for learning based on children’s passions and interests, identifying significant learning that informs children’s progress and the role of adult interaction in supporting and extending learning. Aimed at supporting new or returning EY/KG teachers to gain confidence in identifying and applying ‘best practice’ principles in the Early Years, selecting the key elements from the many different approaches and new research on offer, and continuing to become creative and ‘playful’ professionals in their own context. It is also appropriate for those involved in new or start-up Nurseries, new KG classes in schools, to also gain confidence in:

  • Selecting the key elements from the many different approaches and new research on offer
  • Identifying and applying ‘best practice’ principles in the Early Years

We must credit the child with enormous potential and the teacher must feel that trust … must give up all preconceived ideas and accept the child as a co-constructor’ Loris Malaguzzi

Please note
that this NOT suitable for experienced KG/FS leaders and teachers, it is a ‘basic’ course, that explores fundamental best practice and in FS/KG for those with limited or no experience.


Day One
08:45 Registration and refreshments
09:00 A Wild and Wonderful World!
Exploring the ‘jungle’ of what best practice really means in the Early Years
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Spaces, Places, People
The ‘non-negotiables’ of high-quality Early Years provision in practise
13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Under the Microscope? Respect!
Evaluating and assessing children’s learning in the Early Years
15:30 Finish



About Pam Mundy Associates

PMA is a professional, ethical and specialist provider of international Professional Development and School Improvement support for Early Years and Primary Education, leadership, and strategic direction.

PMA promotes a dynamic and innovative approach to education focusing on people at its heart, exciting imagination, extending horizons, meeting their intellectual and personal needs, recognising clients as active citizens in a global society in the belief that everyone will have confidence, ability, and desire to make the world an amazing place to be alive in.

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