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Early Years Specialist Knowledge for Teaching Maths (SKTM)

This popular programme is designed to support Early Years teachers in developing specialist knowledge for teaching mathematics, thus enabling them to understand, teach and support pupils with their mathematics across the provision.

The key areas covered will be number patterns and structures, shape, space and measures.

This CPD is delivered by NCETM PD Lead accredited Early Years Professionals.

By getting involved, participants will:

  • develop enhanced maths subject knowledge with a particular emphasis on developmental progression in the Early Years to ensure sequences of learning are cohesive.
  • consider the learning opportunities and pedagogical approaches across the wider provision – reviewing and enhancing the opportunities to promote mathematical learning across the provision.

Who can apply?

This programme is designed for individuals who would like to develop their specialist knowledge for teaching maths to three to five year olds. This may be particularly relevant for NQTs, teachers that have moved phases or teachers that have not received any Early Years maths-specific training.

What is the cost?

This programme is fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme and so is free to participating schools/colleges.

Participants must be able to commit to the full academic year’s programme, including the completion of classroom activities/gap tasks in between sessions. Each participant is required to attend all 3 sessions.


We are hard at work preparing our programmes for the 2022 – 23 academic year. Should you like to find out more about this programme, please click the “submit interest” button below.