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EYFS: Transforming Learning Environments Using The Communication Friendly Spaces™ Approach

Target audience:

EYFS leads, EYFS teachers, Head teachers

Outline of event:

The interactive half day (am or pm) training session – delivered by Elizabeth Jarman - will include a challenging overview of The Communication Friendly Spaces™ Approach, which will help to develop learning environments that are really supporting children and families, specifically speaking and listening skills, physical development and emotional well-being. Input will illustrate the theory with relevant imagery, case studies, videos and examples of impact, to demonstrate how the principles underpinning the approach have been used in practice.
The session will also involve a practical element which would help delegates to tune into the needs of individual case study children/ families which Elizabeth will provide through a ‘Create a Space’ activity using an ELIZABETH JARMAN® Training Kit. This activity will then inspire discussion about ways to use the environment and many materials/ resources which people will already have, more imaginatively. The spaces developed by each of the delegate groups will then be shared through a facilitated discussion.

There will be the opportunity for review and questions and help will be provided to transfer thinking into practice.

Learning and Teaching Outcomes:

Delegates will gain a greater insight into the following areas:
+ Using the environment to support transition, to establish a sense of familiarity and belonging
+ Maximising the use of space- developmentally appropriate spaces
+ Storage and resource management
+ Resources ‘worth investigating’
+ The impact of noise
+ Informed use of colour
+ The effects of light
+ The role of the adult

We expect that all CPD will involve integral evaluation processes


Delegates must bring/wear suitable footwear and clothing for a practical outdoor activity.

Online resources:

Elizabeth Jarman's website:

Duration: this is a half day AM event

professional or governor standards:

4b 4d 5a 5b 5c 5d 8b 8e S2_1a S2_1b 


item code ~ event 132
Event Facilitator: Emerald Grant


These are the dates for this event

 Wed 27 Jun 2018-Tickton AM

 Wed 27 Jun 2018-Tickton PM

notice: Please book either AM or PM - the same session is repeated to enable more delegates to attend.

£70.00 per person for SLA schools inc. SLA Academies

£120.75 for non-SLA Academies

£105.00 for non-SLA LA schools

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