Online CPD

We offer practical explanations and tools that will streamline your work and provide clarity where confusion and overthinking may have taken over!

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We offer practical explanations and tools that will streamline your work and provide clarity where confusion and overthinking may have taken over!

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes provided by Mosaic are hugely popular. The secret to Mosaic CPD is its uncomplicated format, enabling educators to refresh and up-skill in specific areas of pedagogical practice.

We currently have 14 CPD programmes to choose from and we update and add new programmes continually. Check out the range of programmes on offer at

A Unique Profile for Each Educator

The MOSAIC e-CPD platform is designed with the professional development of the individual educator in mind. Once you register to our platform, you have created a personal record profile to keep track of your CPD participation. This includes the dates you participated in individual programmes, a copy of your handouts and a copy of your certificate of participation. This means that if you move to a different early childhood setting, your CPD profile moves with you.

Mosaic programmes are underpinned by the principles and objectives of early childhood quality and regulatory frameworks – however, they are delivered in

an accessible, common-sense style that enables educators to make real and sustainable changes and improvements to everyday practice.

Practical and Transferrable Learning

In a climate where early childhood care and education is busy and continually changing, we believe that supporting and motivating management and educators to keep practice fresh is fundamental to the provision of positive experiences for staff and children.

A tried and tested Mosaic delivery model adopts a practical, jargon free approach with high levels of transferable learning to practice outcomes. In everyday terms, when time is precious and tasks are high, this is what Educators need from CPD!

Group Bookings

We can facilitate team bookings if you have a large staff team. Just email us at [email protected] and we will send you a group booking form.  You can pay in one payment for all programmes via bank transfer yet each programme is individual for each staff member as we will process your order manually.

Just follow this simple process to access MOSAIC e-CPD..

The Process


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Registering is simple - just enter your name, email and password. This creates a cpd profile for you personally.

Once you have registered once, you can access your profile anytime by entering your email and password. You will be able to access all your handouts and copy certificates anytime.

Then choose your programme from the menu- the course will then upload to your cpd profile.

Read the course information and then start the presentation. You can stop and start the presentation as many times as you want - take notes as you go.

When you are finished viewing the presentation, you can complete your course by clicking on 'Programme Content' this is where you will find your handouts and where you can 'proceed to exam' when finished. This contains a few multiple-choice questions.

Your certificate is emailed to you and a backup copy is saved to your cpd profile which you can go in and out of anytime after this by simply logging in with your email and password.

Online CPD Programmes

Participation in in-service training (or professional development) is the most consistent predictor of
quality staff-child interactions, and also has direct links to child development and learning’ Quality
beyond Regulation, OECD 2018.

Understanding Emergent Curriculum

The ‘Understanding Emergent Curriculum’ programme will enable the educator to understand what emergent curriculum is and how to implement this pedagogical strategy when working with babies, toddlers and pre-school children.  This includes the background to emergent curriculum and planning inquiry based activities for the under 3’s and for pre-school children.

Strength-based Writing

The ‘Strength Based Writing’ programme will support Educators to focus on professional writing techniques when compiling Learning Stories, Transition Reports or Snapshot Reviews.  Practical examples of strength-based writing in different formats are included.

Creating Learning Stories

The ‘Creating Learning Stories’ programme will provide Educators with practical guidance on this wonderful pedagogical technique for early childhood education. The programme is presented in 5 short components – each one building on the learning from the one before and packed with practical examples. Participants will discover how to structure, compile, and use learning stories as a meaningful assessment tool, to engage parents and to showcase children’s individual strengths, interests and needs.

Enabling Transition

The ‘Enabling Transition’ programme includes the importance of positive transitions from pre-school to primary school, good pedagogy practice to enable smooth transitions and compiling Transition Reports.

Settling in Softly

‘Settling in Softy’ will support Educators to focus on the important role of supporting children’s emotional well-being through a curriculum of care – for example, when joining the pre-school setting for the first time. This practical e-CPD programme is a must for all educators to ensure children’s emotional well-being is front and centre during the early months away from home and family.  The interdependent nature of educator well-being and the ability to support children is also explored.

A look inside Mosaic

‘MOSAIC Educator’ is an innovative, secure, child documentation system on a cloud-based app designed especially for early childhood services. The MOSAIC platform contains a range of pedagogical tools to support the work of the professional educator. Designed as an electronic storybook, MOSAIC brings together multiple components of quality to capture the magic of early learning.

Loose Parts Play

The ‘Loose Parts Play’ programme contains lots of practical and visual inspiration to make loose parts play a significant component of an emergent curriculum for the under 3’s, preschool and school age children.

Schematic Patterns in Play for 0-3’s

‘Schematic Patterns in Play’, identifies and explains the main play schemas. Sample activities to support children to develop these further are highlighted alongside descriptive words to build corresponding language acquisition under each schema. You will also see examples of how to write a learning story with a schema focus and many images of play schemas in action. This programme will be particularly suitable for those working with children under 3 and in junior pre-school.

Implementing an Emergent, Child-led Planning System

The ‘Implementing an Emergent Child-led Planning System’ programme is about creating a streamlined system. The aim is to outline a streamlined and effective system that will enable educators to plan for children’s emerging interests and needs and make their ‘voice’ visible.

This programme is an extension of the Mosaic programme ‘Planning for Emergent Curriculum’ and ‘Creating Learning Stories’ and puts a particular emphasis on including the voice of the child in the emergent planning process.

‘Seeing Voices’ Engaging Children’s Participation Rights & Voice in Early Education

The ‘Seeing Voices’ programme will give educators a sound framework from which to understand participation in the context of early childhood education and care.  A range of practical strategies and activities for engaging children and including them in decision making processes in the early childhood setting are included.


This FREE PROGRAMME is for Educators using MOSAIC. The short presentation is aimed at providing MOSAIC users with a go to resource around the emergent planning system on MOSAIC Educator.

Firstly the presentation will explain how emergent planning sits within the MOSAIC Documentation System. Then guidance on actually completing an emergent plan using MOSAIC EDUCATOR is provided.

The Key Person Approach

The Key Person Approach is characterised by a relationship of trust so that the child can feel secure within a group experience. This approach is long recognised as a quality component of early childhood practice.

Whether you are a Manager of an early childhood setting who wants to implement a Key Person Approach or an Educator looking to refresh practice, this practical programme will keep you on the right track. The programme moves from the leglislative and quality context of the Key person Approach to the practical implementation of the approach itself.

Understanding Aistear

The Understanding Aistear programme offers either a first introduction to Aistear for Childminders or for new members of staff who may be unfamiliar with the framework.

In addition, the programme acts as a refresher programme for existing staff who want to reflect on various aspects of their practice under the Aistear principles, themes and learning goals.

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The early childhood educator is central in enabling children to learn, develop and thrive in an environment where educators are motivated, enthusiastic and willing to embrace change. Continuing professional development opens up new ideas and challenges old ways of thinking and working.

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