Parent training.

EYFS Parent training: Parents supporting their children’s early learning at home.

Parent Training is currently only being delivered to schools in London and its surrounding counties.

Parent Training can be delivered to accompany the purchase of EYFS reading and/or maths packs where:

a) Schools have made HSC reading and/or maths packs part of their EYFS whole year group provision (e.g. Independent primary schools)

b) Schools have bought in maths and/or reading packs for a large group of children in the EYFS using pupil premium funding

Three different training sessions are offered, lasting approximately 75-90 mins. All training can be adapted however to meet local parent population needs or specific school requirements.

Parent Training 1: Nursery Reading Pack – Preparing your child to read

The training will essentially provide an overview of how parents can prepare their child to read at home, complementing school/nursery pre-reading activities. A typical session might include the following (but can be adapted upon request).

  •  The EYFS curriculum: What children learn at school.
  • How children are prepared to learn how to read. For example, following ‘Letters and Sounds’ Phase 1 type activities and what parents can do at home to help.
  • Using the HSC reading pack to complement school/nursery learning (covering the seven at home reading activities, including reading picture books aloud to your child, sound, rhyming, alliteration and phoneme awareness activities).
  • Parent-Child Interaction Tips and Techniques (e.g. the use of specific and positive feedback when working one to one with their child)
  • Utilising the HSC website to support home learning (Videos; Online Games; Home Learning diary; Reward Charts; Other downloadables).
  • How what where when: Monitoring progress and sharing information accross home and school.

Parent Training 2: Reception Reading Pack – Supporting Early Reading and Phonics at home.

The training will provide an overview of how parents can support their Reception aged child to learn how to read. A typical 75-90 min session might include the following (but can of course be tailored to a school’s specific requests).

  • The reading curriculum: What children learn at school 
  • How children learn to read in school and what parents can do at home to help
  • Using the HSC reading pack to complement school learning (covering the 5 key home reading activities)
  • Parent-Child Interaction, Teaching Tips and Techniques (e.g. the use of specific and positive feedback when working one to one with their child)
  • Utilising the HSC website to support home learning (Teaching Videos; Online Games; Home Learning Diary; Reward Charts; Downloadables)
  • How what where when: Monitoring progress and sharing information accross home and school.

Parent Training 3 – EYFS Maths Pack – Supporting Number, Shape, Space & Measure activities in the home.

The training will provide an overview of how parents can support their EYFS child to engage in fun number and shape activities at home . A typical 75-90 min session might include the following (but can be adapted to meet school requests). Ideally parents of nursery aged children and reception aged children should be trained in separate sessions, to allow for greater specificity in the session.

  • The curriculum: What children will learn at school
  • How children learn maths in school and what parents can do at home to help
  • Using the HSC maths pack to complement school learning
  • Parent-Child Interaction Teaching Tips and Techniques (e.g. the use of specific and positive feedback when working one to one with their child)
  • Utilising the HSC website to support home maths learning (Teaching Videos; Learning Diary; Reward Charts; Online Games; Other downloadables)
  • How what where when: Monitoring progress and sharing information accross home and school.

* A joint delivery (at least in part) between HSC & EYFS staff is often desirable for the training sessions. This is to enable a more tailored training which meets a school’s specific needs. Some schools may also wish to combine the training as part of a welcome morning/evening – an opportunity for new parents to meet each other, be welcomed by the school and have coffee.

Please contact HSC to discuss your school’s parent training needs and costs for delivery.