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Lancashire Early Years Reading Quality Award

What is the Lancashire Early Years Reading Quality Mark?


The Reading Award is an opportunity to reflect on and improve your practice and provision using our award materials and training with Mentor support. The self-evaluative reflective tool will support practitioners to fully consider the key skills required for learning and developing within the reading aspect. Enjoying books and reading stories from a very early age is crucial in the development of children. It helps with their ability to understand words, use their imagination and develop their speech, as well as being something they really enjoy. LQA in Early reading encapsulates reading as an integral element of the early years curriculum and builds on children's enjoyment of story and develops practitioners subject knowledge to support effective teaching of reading in the early years. The award is embedded within everyday routines and children's play supporting practitioners to be confident in their subject knowledge and therefore better at recognising learning opportunities in children's play.