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What our Associates offer

Consultancy, training and professional development

Our Associates programme supports the professional development of early years practitioners working in integrated children's centres and across maintained, private, voluntary, independent and home-based early childhood education settings.  

Early Education Associates provide consultancy, working in schools, settings and local authorities to analyse, advise and identify individual solutions to the challenges that staff face.

Early Education Associates are all established leading early childhood education specialists, who support both strategically and practically, the training, professional development and mentoring needs of multi-professional teams to work with parents, families and friends who support each child to learn effectively.

Our wide-ranging approaches draw on robust national and international research evidence to ensure we create and deliver highly effective training and professional development to support you and your team.

Delivery models

Our Associates offer a flexible range of delivery models either in person or virtually including:

  • one day tailor-made training courses
  • keynotes
  • workshops
  • extended programmes to support and enhance pedagogical practice
  • programmes to develop leadership and management practice
  • strategic reviews of schools and settings
  • participatory action research
  • creative consultancy solutions

We are open to any suggestions that help meet your training needs.

Areas of expertise

Our Associates' areas of expertise include:

  • assessment, monitoring and tracking progress: how to collect and use data
  • behaviour, relationships & interaction
  • child development
  • closing the attainment gap and improving outcomes
  • communication
  • core areas of learning
  • creativity
  • diversity
  • the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) reforms 2021
  • health and wellbeing
  • leadership & management
  • learning environments
  • meeting the individual child's needs
  • observing & documenting
  • pedagogical principles into practice
  • parents & community
  • quality improvement
  • risk and challenge
  • transitions
  • values
  • 2-year-olds

This list is constantly being updated and is not exclusive: please do ask if there is something specific, as we may still have Associates who offer training and consultancy on your requested topic.

Find a trainer

Our current list of Associates and an overview of some of their specialisms is available on our Associates' profile pages.

Find a course

For samples of possible training sessions with aims and outcomes, you can see our dedicated courses page and search by topics.

Make an enquiry

To make an enquriy about booking an Associate for training or consultancy, please complete and return our booking enquiry form, and we can gladly move your request forward with you.

Want to discuss things further?

We'd be more than happy to discuss specific requests and requirements to see how we can best meet your needs: perhaps this might be a certain topic or bespoke piece of project work, or if you would like some ideas of sample delivery models or suggestions of what might be appropriate, please contact us.