Promoting high quality teaching for 0 – 8 years. Inspiration and support for early years learning.

Cambridge Early Years Teaching School is a collaborative group of six nursery schools in Cambridge and Huntingdon who work with early years experts and associates to offer high quality services throughout the early years sector. We work with nurseries and schools in  maintained, private, voluntary and independent settings. We also provide ideas, activities and information for parents.

New online training opportunities

Makaton Signing for Babies

This course runs for six consecutive weeks starting on 12 April from 10am to midday.

Makaton Signing for Babies (MSB) is for parents, family members or carers who would like to sign with babies and children in their care and have no previous experience of Makaton. These sessions are designed for you and your child to have fun and learn together.

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Makaton Level 1 training for three consecutive Wednesdays 5-8pm. Starts on 14 April

Makaton Level 1 course takes place over over three weeks. Serga trains in small groups of around eight people which is ideal for personal learning and small group discussions.

Makaton Taster Courses – Coming soon

By popular demand we have set up two new Taster courses – 12 May and 4 June. This course will be of interest to early years practitioners and others who would like an insight into the Makaton Language Programme. It is fascinating how it can transform communication for all children developing language, EAL, parents and babies and intergenerational conversation for all ages. If you are interested please register your interest by email or book in events on the website. We will keep you posted with dates as soon as they become available.

Find out all about Signing with Serga courses.

Serga Collett – Certified Makaton Tutor

EYITT course – to qualify as an early years teacher

In September 2020 Cambridge Early Years took on a cohort of students who are working hard to qualify as specialist teachers in early years. The course is in partnership with Essex SCITT and is led in Cambridge by Kay Blayney and Kay Dimelow. The student teachers are working hard towards their qualifications whilst all settings are having to cope with the challenges of Covid-19.

Training and resources for practitioners

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Home learning activities for families

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