Social and Emotional Aspects of Development: LA trainers' handbook

Publication date:
Oct 2008
Local authority staff, National Strategies consultant
Continuing professional development (CPD), Guidance, Planning resources


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This LA trainers' handbook contains resources for trainers to use in planning professional development in PSED for practitioners working with children from birth to five.

It links the existing PSED training file (Sure Start 2006) to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and suggests ways of repackaging the PSED file material for training practitioners working within the EYFS. It makes links with the Social and Emotional Aspects of Development (SEAD) Practitioner booklet which should be used alongside this and the Excellence and Enjoyment: Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) materials.

It provides some suggestions for strategic use of funding and resources, a sample training course for inexperienced practitioners, activities for leaders and managers and a section on working with parents as partners in this important area of children's development and learning.

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