Early Years Foundation Stage Training (9.30am start)


To book a 'closed' training just for your team, please ring 0121 296 4448 or email solihull.approach@uhb.nhs.uk and we will create a bespoke order form for you. For individuals, please go to 'Book an individual training place'.

All practitioners start with a 2 Day Foundation training, to introduce them to the Solihull Approach and how it can be used in their daily work on a one-to-one basis.

This Early Years Foundation Stage Training integrates a knowledge of the UK Early Years Foundation Stage with the Solihull Approach model. The Solihull Approach supports the Early Years Foundation Stage, showing how they link together and how understanding the Solihull Approach model can add to the understanding of the EYFS.

The Solihull Approach training is designed for any practitioner working with babies and young children in an Early Years setting such as a nursery.

There are two weeks between Day 1 and Day 2 to enhance theory into practice. To fit in with the work pattern of Early Years practitioners, the days are shorter at 5 hours each.

You will need easily accessible Solihull Approach First Five Years Resource Packs for practitioners. This encourages further reading about the model and its application, enhancing theory into practice. The Resource Packs include photocopiable handouts for parents.

We have found that in order to support professionals continued use of the Solihull Approach and to move theory into practice, it is vital to put into place a plan for ongoing support before the training begins, see Embedding the Solihull Approach. Many areas have found a variety of ways of providing support, see Solihull Approach in Use. Some areas put on their own series of 4 Work Discussion sessions after the training or you can commission them from us for an area or individuals can attend one that we put on.

Key Facts

5 + 5 hours
Course level:


Pre-training knowledge:

Experience in working with young children.


Early Years practitioners.

Cost: (Does not include additional resources)

  • Live Virtual (Group) - £1326
  • Face to face - £1826 (inclusive apart from resources)