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  • Clara Maria Fiorentini

Our Online Summer Course returns!



Good news! Teaching & Learning in the Early Childhood Setting returns for another summer.


Facilitated by myself and Dr Sinéad Mc Cauley Lambe, this is a jam-packed online course which can be completed at your leisure across the month of July.


“Those who work with very young children have a unique opportunity to get it right from the start.”

(French, 2013)

Young children learn best in playful, interactive, nurturing learning contexts. Getting it in the infant classroom right matters. This course provides a comprehensive and practical exploration of teaching and learning in the infant classroom. From practice to preparations, this course provides the A to Z in organisation, management and methodologies to support best practice in the infant classroom.

This course aims to support participants in the creation of an interactive learning environment and in facilitating purposeful, playful, language-rich learning experiences across the curriculum.

Content within each module has been carefully designed to equip participants with research informed, contemporary approaches to planning, practice and organisation of the infant classroom.

Modules include:

  • Play & Playful Learning

  • Language & Literacy

  • Classroom Organisation

  • Classroom Management

  • Teaching Methodologies

  • Approaching Assessment

Whether you are interested in refreshing your current practice or you are new to early childhood education, this is the course for you!

Testimonials from 2021:

"This has been one of the most relevant, practical and enjoyable summer courses I’ve ever done!"

"I don’t even know where to begin. This course has been packed with amazing resources, tips, hints and practical information that I will use in the upcoming school year. each module had a wealth of information and gave brilliant ideas."

"This course gave a comprehensive overview of teaching strategies and methodologies to use in the infant classroom. Everything from play, Aistear, literacy, handwriting, behaviour and classroom organisation was covered. The course really puts the learning of the child at the forefront of all modules and encourages best practice in all the different elements of infant teaching".


This course tends to book out early so early registration is advised! Register now to avoid disappointment!