Early Years Hub

The Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School Alliance is the lead agency for the Bradford Early Years Hub, on behalf of National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). As part of our work we have:

  • Developed strong links with private and voluntary providers in Bradford and surrounding area.
  • Established a baseline of quality improvement work using ITERS and ECERS environment rating scales.
  • Developed bespoke whole-team training available to settings, including an offer to setting teams to support our 50 Things to Do Before You're Five project.
  • Work with Early Education to bring their training to Bradford.
St Edmund's continues to work in partnership with the Pen Green Research base in Corby, Northamptonshire, and the University of Hertfordshire, to offer practitioners the Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) Top Up in Integrated Working with Children and Families in the Early Years at St Edmund's Nursery School and Children's Centre. The courses are suitable for practitioners working with young children and their families, including those working in schools, nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools and as childminders, as well as those working in social care and health. They are run over three, one week study blocks during each year of the two year Foundation Degree, and two, one week long blocks plus two days for the BA (Hons). Please follow the link to further information on the Pen Green website https://www.pengreen.org/pen-green-degree-programmes-2/ or contact Andrea Layzell on 01274 543282 or via email at andrea.layzell@stedmundsbradford.org.uk for an informal chat regarding these courses and enquiries relating to bespoke training. 




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