Early Learning and Childcare Numeracy Academy 2021-2022



Time: 16.45 – 17.45

Venue: Google Meet

Tutor: Early Learning & Childcare Team

Designed for: All EL&C staff in Funded Provider and Local Authority Settings.


  • To explore the development of numeracy in the early years
  • To understand the Stages of Early Arithmetical Learning (SEAL), particularly the emergent child, and how this relates to the East Lothian framework
  • To share practical ideas of how to develop this approach in your setting
  • To examine the role of the adult in supporting children’s conceptual development, in play and real experiences

Course Outline

  • Introduction to SEAL and Frameworks, pedagogy and the role of the practitioner
  • Understanding numbers and numerals: developing number word sequences and knowledge of numerals
  • Developing the perceptual counter – number structure, combining and partitioning and finger patterns
  • Developing the perceptual counter – spatial patterns, subitizing and temporal patterns
  • Multiplication and Division – grouping and sharing
  • Developing your numeracy rich environment and displays

What is the commitment?

Please speak to your line manager before committing to the course.

The course runs over 12 weeks

  • Every two weeks you will be sent a chapter to read
  • You need to attend a Google Meet every two weeks – these will last an hour – you need to attend all the dates.
  • You will be asked to be reflective throughout the process by keeping a journal, completing tasks and sharing your developments at the google meets.

Please register your interest here

Please Note: You will be emailed by a member of the Early Learning & Childcare team by the 25th of June 2021 to confirm if you have secured a place.