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Planning in the Moment led by Anna Ephgrave

DATE: Wednesday 1st May 2019

TIME: 09:30-15:30


Plan flexibly around the children, without sacrificing Outstanding practice:

  • Learn to work in the moment with young children
  • Clear guidelines on the role of the adult
  • Discover a new way of working that will still deliver the required outcomes
  • Understand why child-initiated play, planned in the moment, will deliver the best possible outcomes
  • Reflect on Ofsted requirements and how these can be met through child-initiated play

Worry about the impact, not the planning…

  • Why playing is the best way for children to learn
  • Alter your role in the classroom – follow the child, don’t lead
  • How to remain observant, fascinated and ready to ‘teach’
  • How to plan constantly and responsively for each child

Deliver deeper levels of involvement in the classroom…

  • Explore how child-initiated play improves participation
  • Construct the appropriate environment to support child-initiated play
  • Consider the role of the adult within this environment
  • Discover how you can optimise your teaching
  • Unpick the paperwork used to record teaching
  • Understand why outcomes are more important than planning


Anna Ephgrave has 27 years of teaching experience. She has led her Early Years department to Outstanding in four consecutive Ofsted inspections. She is passionate about the importance of children feeling confident, independent and happy at school.

Anna is a published author, having written books such as ‘The Reception Year in Action’, ‘Year One in Action’ and most recently ‘Planning in the Moment with Young Children: A Practical Guide for Early Years Practitioners and Parents’ which was published in 2018 by Routledge.


This event is free to those schools who subscribe to the Gateway Alliance – core offer for EARLY YEARS.

There is one place available per subscribing school. Additional places may be booked at a cost of £105 per person. Non-subscribing schools may attend, subject to availability, at a cost of £180 per person. Invoices to be paid prior to the event.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email: info@gatewayalliance.co.uk

Stoneleigh Park Stoneleigh Road (B4113)
Kenilworth,CV8 2LGUnited Kingdom

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96 people are attending Early Years Leaders Conference – Anna Ephgrave (Summer 2019)

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