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Getting it Right for Two Year Olds

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Applicable to: 
Early Years Practitioners
Event Type: 
per person
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About this event

There has been an increase in the number of very young two year olds in early years settings. This has partly been driven by an understanding that early intervention with this age group can improve later outcomes.

Meeting the needs of two year old can be a challenge even for experienced practitioners. In this session we look at how to work effectively with this age group. We will consider not only features of two year olds’ development but also the practical implications including settling in, supporting language development and creating an effective play environment. We will also consider the role of precise assessment for this age group. In addition, we will consider how two year olds at risk of educational disadvantage may be given additional support.

Delegates will:

  • Explore  two year olds’ typical development across the prime areas;
  • Consider some of the practical challenges of working with this age group;
  • Examine the developmental needs of this age group;
  • Explore ways of supporting children who are at risk of education disadvantage.



Trainer(s): Penny Tassoni

Penny Tassoni is a well-known author, consultant and trainer who specialises in the whole spectrum of learning and play. Penny has written over forty books, many of which are best sellers in the sector.  Her latest professional book is ‘Reducing Educational Disadvantage: A strategic approach in early years’. Penny is a sought after speaker both in the UK and internationally where she has worked in Istanbul, China and Japan. In addition to training, Penny is also President of the PACEY (Professional Association of Childcare and Education) and she also works as a consultant to some leading toy manufacturers.