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Book our 'Oh to be two!' in-house training

Our three day course focus on what you need to provide high quality experiences for two year olds. The training is a combination of different techniques to inspire, explore and reflect on current practice.

The programme will challenge your thinking on the needs of two year olds with a focus on rich learning environments, communication and behaviour.

This course is specifically aimed at anyone working as an early years practitioner.

Contact us for more information or to book.

Course programme

Day 1

  • reflect on your current practice
  • recognise the development of 24 - 36 months
  • research brain development
  • understand the importance of attachment - the key person
  • unpick the importance of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) prime areas
  • explore the characteristics of effective learning
  • investigate schemas and two year olds threads of thinking
  • undertake the gap task

Day 2

  • examine the two year old progress check
  • explore the documenting of children's learning
  • reflect on teaching and learning
  • investigate tools to support working with two year olds
  • implement the gap task

Day 3

  • explore learning through play
  • discover inspiration from around the world
  • reflect on the environment
  • discover ways to be resourceful with resources
  • consider your environment
  • reflect on the gap task and action planning

What's included

Oh to be two! guidance file and DVD.


The cost of this three-day programme is £5,400.


We can deliver this training at your premises or we can provide a training venue for you at an additional cost.

Contact us
Early years
03000 268 917
Our address is:
  • Early Years Workforce Development Team
  • Children and Young People's Services
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • DH1 5UJ