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Fun with Sound: what comes before phonics

Course title: Fun With Sounds: what comes before phonics                 

Course tutor: Early Years Specialist Teachers

Target audience:  This course is for room leaders and practitioners who are qualified to NVQ2 or NVQ3 working in an early years setting or experienced child-minders. Practitioners working in F1 in schools are also welcome to attend. 

Pre-requisites: Please bring a copy of the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage – Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

About this course

This course will provide Early Years Practitioners with a range of practical ideas to support children as they develop early phonological & phonemic awareness.

Course outcomes

  • Understand the differences between phonological and phonemic awareness and how they lead on to phonics
  • Explore how practitioners can support children’s phonological and phonemic awareness through the use of practical activities

Course dates

Dates to be confirmed.


The following costs will apply to this training course:

  • NCC/City EY provider - £30
  • NCC/City school - £60
  • Non Nottinghamshire provider - £60

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