Elizabeth Jarman – Communication Friendly Spaces

About the course and how to book

The information on this page is for early years practitioners and relevant professionals working with families in the Caerphilly county borough only

Elizabeth Jarman – Communication Friendly Spaces


Elizabeth Jarman will challenge and inspire colleagues to engage in the process of evolving a considered, responsive environment. Using a case study approach and much relevant imagery designed for the specific group being worked with (pack away/ nursery/ home based provision etc), key strands of Elizabeth’s research on The Communication Friendly Spaces™ Approach will be shared.

A handout and development task (in a booklet that will be provided) will be given to participants to get them started. The expectation will be for participants to complete the development task linked to Elizabeth’s input between the sessions and return to the second session ready to share their development. Photos of development should be emailed to Elizabeth before the second session and these will be incorporated in the bespoke presentations. Key learning would then be highlighted in the second session through discussion and then followed by more input.


Participants will understand through demonstrating their own setting’s development (with the support from Elizabeth Jarman) how the underpinning principles have been used in practice, exploring ways that practitioners have observed closely to understand children’s preferred contexts for learning in order to make informed, flexible, low cost changes which impact positively.

For example:

  • Connecting pedagogy and the environment
  • The child’s perspective
  • Developmentally appropriate contexts inside and out (breaking space down, softness and texture, scales of space etc)
  • Authentic, open-ended resources and experiences
  • The effects of noise
  • Targeted use of colour
  • Use of light
  • Responsive adults as play partners

Target Audience

Childcare Workers / Childminder in Progress / Childminders




No courses scheduled at present.


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