Early Years Numeracy Academy

Developing Numeracy in Early Years

Outline Programme

This course is over 3 sessions. Between sessions, participants will be asked to:

  • Undertake reading
  • Put their learning into practice in their own setting
  • Make observations of children and their own practice and share with the group


  • To develop practitioner’s knowledge and understanding around the conceptual development of young learners within a numeracy context.
  • To explore the stages of numerical development and how these can be supported within the Early Years setting through enabling environments and responsive planning.
  • To develop confidence in linking observations to The Curriculum for Excellence and The East Lothian Frameworks. 
  • To examine the role of the adult in supporting children’s conceptual development through play and real experiences.
  • To provide practical ideas of how to develop this approach in your setting.
  • To explore the value of Block Play to support children’s numerical and mathematical development and examine how to put this into practice.


Target audience: Practitioners in Early Learning and Childcare who have not attended the early year’s numeracy academy previously

Trainers:  Wendy Hardie, Marianne McCron and Kathryn-Jane James


18th September 2019, 5.00-7.00  Townhouse,  Haddington

30th October 2019, 5.00-7.00 Townhouse, Haddington

22nd January 2020, 5.00-7.00 Townhouse, Haddington

Book Your Place:  You can book your place online for this 3-part course using  Booking Live – Numeracy Academy



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