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2-038 Course
Mathematics in Action: Infusing Everyday Math into Early Years Learning
learning time
This self-paced course is approximately 2 hours of learning time.
who is this for?
This course is for early childhood educators.
skill level
Suitable for beginner educators and anyone with a passion for creating rich mathematical learning in their early years curriculum.
Designed specifically for early years educators, this course aims to inspire and equip you with innovative strategies to make learning mathematics a delightful and engaging experience for young learners.
Build your knowledge and practice in;

  • Playful Pedagogy: Explore the power of play-based learning as a foundation for teaching mathematics in the early years. Discover how games, activities, and interactive experiences can turn abstract mathematical concepts into tangible, enjoyable lessons.
  • Real-world Application: Connect mathematical concepts to the everyday experiences of young children. Learn how to seamlessly integrate math into daily routines, turning routine moments into opportunities for learning and exploration.

By the end of this workshop, you will not only have a repertoire of creative and effective teaching strategies but also a renewed passion for making mathematics a source of joy and curiosity for the young minds you nurture. Join us in creating a foundation for a lifetime of mathematical success in the early years!
Facilitated by Kelly Sheils
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About the Course Creator

Kelly Sheils

Kelly has worked in the early years for over 25 years, she started by training for her NNEB in 1996 and then progressed to a foundation degree leading to a BA (Hons) in Early education studies. Kelly also trained to be an NVQ assessor in her early career.
Kelly has been a level 3 Forest School practitioner since 2010 and has a passion for outdoor learning coupled with a keen interest in all things’ wellbeing and more recently trained as a mental health first aider and relax kids coach. Kelly also co-authored a book that is available on Amazon 101 Mindful Activities for Happy Minds.
In her career, Kelly has worked as a practitioner with all age groups including out-of-school provision, and for 20 years worked as a manager and regional manager in Early years settings all over the midlands gaining invaluable experience in high-quality and outstanding childcare. In 2019 Kelly decided to take the leap and train as a level 3 adult trainer to share her experience and become a consultant and trainer, just in time for a global pandemic! Over the next couple of years, Kelly returned to being a regional manager but still worked part-time as a consultant and trainer.
She also kept herself busy being part of the professional team rewriting the Birth to 5 matters during lockdown reviewing “the wider context” with a team of professionals and is very proud to have her name on the document’s back pages.

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