The aim of the session is to support practitioners to develop and strengthen their understanding of the very unique needs of two-year-olds and to acknowledge their own powerful role in supporting children’s learning and development.

The session takes into account the change to the EYFS requirements around ratios.

By the end of the session, learners will have had the opportunity to:

  • Strengthen and extend their knowledge of the developmental norms for children aged between 2 and 3 years.
  • Further develop their understanding of how children learn, including schematic play behaviours and their own role in facilitating this
  • Consider what it is like to be a two-year-old and how staff can offer highly appropriate and finely tuned support to these very young children
  • Reflect on the importance of a well defined and thoughtful learning environment that adds positively to children’s experiences
  • Consider how the rhythm of the day can support children to start to understand their needs and feelings
  • Reflect on the importance of starting point information and how this feeds into teaching and learning across the curriculum for two’s.

This training is suitable for anyone working with two year olds or leading staff who work with this age group including childminders caring for children in a home-based setting.

Aimed at

All early years practitioners


Lisa Gadbsy



Delivery method
Online via Microsoft Teams