At Granby we encourage our practitioners to build on their knowledge and keep up to date with the ever-changing early Years environment.

Over the years Granby has seen many of its management team as well as practitioners gain numerous qualifications such as Early Years Teacher Status, Early Years Foundation degrees, GCSE’s, BSL and Makaton sign language, Safeguarding and First Aid to name but a few.

Currently we have two of the Management team studying Early Mathematics on the Early Years Professional Development Programme (Early Years PDP is designed and managed by Education Development Trust in partnership with Elklan and funded by the Department for Education)

The main purpose is to enhance knowledge, skills, and confidence to share with practitioners, to enable them to plan and implement more opportunities for mathematics every day in our settings.

We will focus on Counting, Cardinality, Measurement, Space, Shape, and pattern. We will also share the knowledge with the F1 parents to encourage development at home, in anticipation of the busy year preparing for school 2021.

During the Early Maths programme, we will audit and enhance our provision to provide the best activities for all children of all abilities within the setting, also working with outside agencies when needed.

We have started by making sure we have the following books, to use within the setting, maths while enjoying a story 😊

Maths books to use with children:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar         by Eric Carle

One to 10 and back again              by Nick Sharratt and Sue Heap

Ten tall giraffes                                 by Brian Moses

Ten in the bed                                   by Penny Dale

Ten terrible dinosaurs                    by Paul Stickland

Mouse count                                      by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Ten little ladybirds                           by Melanie Gerth

One gorilla: a counting book        by Anthony Browne

123 to the Zoo                                   by Eric Carle

Big Fat Hen                                         by Keith Baker

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