Testimonials from our Early Years ELSAs
What our Early Years ELSAs are saying…
I enjoyed all of my EY ELSA training, but especially the practical group discussions. It was so lovely meeting other EY colleagues and be able to share experiences. The EY ELSA training has really helped me to understand why children may behaviour the way they do and what I can do to help them. I have thoroughly enjoyed this EY ELSA training as it has built on my existing knowledge and has really helped my understanding of meaning behind children’s behaviour. Thank you, Laura and Chantelle!
I have found every session on the EY ELSA training to be so interesting and I really valued all the group work, discussions, shared ideas and resources on this course! All the teaching and theory around emotions and behaviour was great. I think I will know talk to children differently in relation to their emotions and will acknowledge and validate their feelings more! The Educational Psychologists, Laura and Chantelle, who were delivering this training were excellent! They were very knowledgeable, easy to listen to and to ask questions of, and they gave really good advice and ideas! I will definitely be looking to send colleagues from my setting on this training. It was a great 5 days, thank you.
I found it really helpful to learn more about teaching children about their emotions on this training. It was good to hear the experiences of people working in other settings and to work together with them. Laura and Chantelle were brilliant trainers and communication was always really open on this course. I would say to any setting that they should definitely train an EY ELSA. My manager is now wanting to be train to be an EY ELSA!
Every session and topic covered on the EY ELSA training has been really informative and enjoyable. I really enjoyed the group work; sharing resources; being able to have discussions with like-minded people and learning from each other. This training will have a big impact om my practice and allow me to help more children! Laura and Chantelle made me feel really comfortable and able to share my ideas and experiences.
This was great course that was very well delivered by EPs who were very well informed about everything related to the EY ELSA role. It was super to meet other colleagues training up to begin working as EY ELSAs too in their settings. I would highly recommend this EY ELSA training course!
It is definitely worth doing this EY ELSA training! It had given me lots of ideas and really helped me understand theory and then relate it to my practice. It was good to see all the resources that were brought along each week, and it was lovely to meet other EY Practitioners who were also about to embark on beginning the EY ELSA role and hear all of their ideas, thoughts and experiences. Both Chantelle and Laura were extremely engaging, and I think I am now much better informed to help children begin to understand and cope with their emotions.
I have really enjoyed the informative way we were taught on this EY ELSA training and I have met some really lovely people! The ideas and resources shared on this course have been great. I really feel I’ve got a much better understanding of what emotional literacy is and how important it is! Thank you, Laura and Chantelle, this has been a wonderful training course that I have thoroughly enjoyed!
I have found it so helpful to learn more about the psychology of children’s behaviour and how different approaches and strategies might affect them, including what may be most helpful to their development. This training has really helped me to support my team so that we can all have an ELSA approach to our interactions with the children in our setting. Laura and Chantelle were very approachable and knowledgeable as trainers. I think every setting should have a trained EY ELSA as ELSA work can really benefit every child and the training equips staff to know exactly how to provide valuable support when a child really needs it.
I have really valued how knowledgeable, informative and helpful Chantelle and Laura are and I have thoroughly enjoyed my EY ELSA training. I will genuinely miss coming to the session each week! This is a highly impactful training course – I feel my confidence, skills and knowledge have grown massively! I am really looking forward to put it all into practise in my setting now!
I loved the group discussions during my EY ELSA training and the sharing of supportive ideas amongst colleagues. It was great to sit in our supervision groups from the start of the course so we could really get to know each other. This training really got me thinking about the emotional language and words I will use with children from now on, and I feel more confident in my knowledge of the theory and psychology behind lots of what I do and the strategies I use. Chantelle and Laura were amazing and their advice regarding specific children in our setting was extremely helpful. Thanks so much!