Exploring science in EYFS - lecture and workshop RH198 / B24

Start date
3 Feb 20
2 Hours
University of Hertfordshire, De Havilland Campus, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU View on Google Map


How do children in the EYFS access and explore the key question of scientific discovery, enquiry and knowledge? How do we provide for and teach this vital aspect of learning in a way that is appropriate, inspiring and motivating the scientists of tomorrow?

This session will address how to view science through the lens of the ‘otherness’ of the EYFS, looking at how we can provide the appropriate pedagogy and profession of knowledge, skills and enquiry to enable and empower young children as scientists.

Additionally, we will share learning from our recent Early Years project and consider the learning opportunities created by practitioner interactions with young children which extend vocabulary and improve language development through curiosity and investigation in science.


  • Explore what science looks like in EYFS
  • Extend knowledge around key questions in science, EYFS curriculum progression, child-led activities and direct teaching
  • Consider how to develop the language and vocabulary of science


Early years lecture and workshop03 February 202015:45-18:00University of Hertfordshire


Jan Dubiel is an Independent Consultant and is a nationally and internationally recognised specialist in Early Childhood Education. He was recently identified by the Times Educational Supplement as one of the ten most influential people in British education. He was previously Head of National and International development at Early Excellence. He has worked as a YN, YR and Y1 teacher, Senior leader, Consultant and adviser and national lead on the management of the (Early Years) Foundation Stage Profile with QCA. He has written widely on different aspects of Early Years policy, pedagogy and practice. His first book “Effective Assessment in the EYFS” was published by SAGE in 2014.

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£30.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£60.00 +VAT

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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