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12 hours EYFS Paediatric First Aid Training - Xcite TrainingThe 12 hour Paediatric first aid course follows the required EYFS syllabus and includes; First aid priorities, Managing Incidents, Basic life support – Adolescent/child/baby, Choking – Adolescent/child/baby, Safe use of an AED, Casualty Examination (primary/secondary assessment), Unconsciousness, Anaphylaxis, Fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations, head, neck and back injuries, Control of Bleeding and Shock, Electric Shock, Asthma, epilepsy, diabetes and sickle cell anaemia, Eye and Ear Injuries, Burns and Scalds, Poisoning, Childhood Illnesses including Meningitis and Febrile Convulsions and extreme heat/cold, Bites and stings, First Aid Kits and regulations, Recording and reporting
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4 hour Fire Marshal Training CourseProviding comprehensive information on all fire safety matters relevant to clients premises with the aims of enabling all staff to understand why fires start, how to prevent them and how to manage a fire situation safely and successfully. Emphasis will be on the additional responsibilities and duties of the Fire Marshal within both fire prevention and in the event of a fire (evacuation etc). Instruction and practice in using first aid fire fighting equipment on small A class (solid) and B class (liquid) fires to promote confidence in use. The equipment used (extinguishers / fire blankets) will be of a similar type to that at the clients premises
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A workshop on working with the Early Years HubA hands on 45 minute workshop for those who are not confident in finding their way around the Early Years Hub. Come along and work your way through how the system operates to ensure accurate information is provided to ensure EYE funding payments are correct.
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Aiming for OutstandingThis event will provide experienced Early Years practitioners and leaders with the inspiration and direction to take their provision and practice closer to outstanding. It will demonstrate how an enabling environment and the appropriate adult interactions can support children to become powerful learners and thinkers to enable them to make effective progress and reach their full potential. The event will show how accurate assessment and ‘next step’ planning will ensure children have the conditions which they require to thrive and learn. Early Years practitioners and leaders will have the opportunity to reflect on their own assessment systems and consider if they are able to use the information to effectively track attainment and progress
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Allergy Awareness for childcare practitioners (NDNA)This online Allergy Awareness course, developed especially for the childcare sector, has been developed in partnership with The Safer Food Group. The course incorporates the latest law changes on food allergens and food product labelling. It covers all the changes in the law and explains what childcare settings need to do to meet the new legal requirements. The Food Information for Consumers Regulation law changed on the 13th December, with implications for childcare providers. All childcare providers in the UK who provide snacks and meals to children must be able to detail and prove what ingredients are in every single food dish they serve. From this date, you must be able to answer any queries that parents may have regarding allergens and have all allergenic ingredients declared correctly for all the food served
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An Inspector CallsOfsted inspections are often feared and can be stressful for management and staff alike. This course details how to prepare the setting and staff for an Ofsted inspection. The course focuses on creating that all important good impression. It highlights methods for creating a positive physical and human environment, preparing staff and overcoming anxiety when the Inspector visits. It combines practical confidence building activities with a host of tips on how to behave, answer questions and confidently “sell” your setting. The course is based on years of experience both supporting and managing projects that were subject to Ofsted Inspections
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Anaphylaxis Awareness & Epi Pen TrainingThis course has been modelled by the Anaphylaxis Campaign and covers the areas, providing an understanding of the medical condition, how to plan, communicate and respond in a medical emergency
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Babble, giggles & words - Growing Talk with the under threes (6 hrs)Babbling babies don’t turn into talkative toddlers by chance! Laying the foundations for early language development is at the heart of high quality early years experiences. This course will provide underpinning knowledge about early communication & language development. It will enable practitioners to reflect on the importance of sensitive, high quality adult-child interactions and activities that enhance language learning for all children, especially important for vulnerable two year olds. Engaging activities & ways to enhance adult-child interactions and language learning experiences will be shared. Learning will be supported by video observations
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Back to Basics: The A – Z of Babies 0-2 yearsThis course will focus on basic childcare skills for 0-2’s underpinned by the EYFS guidance “Development Matters”. Each letter of the alphabet represents an aspect of care in relation to the document, and will be delivered in 6 practical key skills sessions. Students will be encouraged to; think critically, explore EYFS themes, link theory with practice and building confidence. Each session will be facilitated by 2 experienced trainers allowing a more creative learning experience. Knowledge checks will be sought after each session ensuring aims and objectives are met effectively
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Basic health & safety risk assessments within the childcare settingThis course covers both theory and the practical application of risk assessments. To provide an understanding and the application of risk assessments within the childcare setting/registered childminders. Designed to be easy to understand and a logical format of documentation.
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Big Skies and Muddy Puddles - Learning together outdoorsThis course promotes active learning within the outdoor environment. This course will involve practitioners being outdoors for parts of the day in all weathers - please dress accordingly, be prepared!
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Blossom, Butterflies and Bees Summer Growing TalkEach season presents exciting, naturally occurring language learning experiences with opportunities to “Grow” children’s talk and vocabulary. The Understanding and use of vocabulary , from children as young as two, is strongly associated with their performance on entering primary school. This workshop will support practitioners in planning and using these natural opportunities to engage and extend our children’s language learning experiences, ensuring they are meaningful, enabling and enhancing
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Breaking Barriers – Effective Working with Disabled ChildrenThis practical course gives a wealth of activities and strategies for working with disabled children. The course promotes inclusion as embedded good practice from day one rather than as an afterthought and inspires settings to create inclusive opportunities for all their children both disabled and non-disabled. This course helps settings create enabling and empowering environments for all their children. With new information on ADHD and Autism this course is an essential introduction into working with disabled children
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Child Development: Motor Skills (NDNA)National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is providing this Super Skills online training course in partnership with EQUIP (Enable, Question, Understand, Inspire & Play) on early years development training. This online training course has been developed in partnership with specialist children's therapists for EQUIP, who have developed a range of resources to support practitioner's understanding of child development. Practitioners will gain a greater understanding and enhance their knowledge in key areas of child development, enabling them to improve the development potential of all children within their setting. Through activities and resources you will develop your knowledge and skills to help support the work you do in practice. The course includes a series of videos from the EQUIP therapists to clearly explain and help practitioners to understand the different terms and concepts
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Child Development: Speech and Language Skills (NDNA)National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is providing this Super Skills online training course in partnership with EQUIP on early years development training. Practitioners will gain a greater understanding and enhance their knowledge in key areas of child development, enabling them to improve the development potential of all children within their setting. Through activities and resources you will develop your knowledge and skills to help support the work you do in practice
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Childminder Pre-Registration Briefing SessionThe aim of the session is to give you a brief overview of the registration and inspection process, training requirements and opportunities after your Ofsted registration with regard to funding
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Closing the Word GapThis is a half day course for Practitioners that will enable them to explore resources available with a focus on the ECAT tools. We will explore opportunities to support and enhance children’s communication development and skills. It will look at how opportunities can be provided within both indoor and outdoor in an early years context. It will consider the stages of language development; explore fun ways to nurture language, awareness of sounds and rhythms and enjoyment of pictures and words, all with a focus on the role of the adult and closing the word gap. The course will promote ways to work in partnership with parents and carers to build on home learning opportunities
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Committee Training - Getting it right first time for committeesThis course is aimed at current and potential committee members and will support them to develop the necessary skills and understanding needed to run their business effectively and efficiently. The course covers the legal requirements to which Committees must adhere to such as ; Employment Law, Charity Law, Ofsted Regulations and the EYFS Welfare Requirements. Delegates will also learn ways in which they can carry out their roles and responsibilities as an Employer, ensuring that they have a suitable, well qualified, pro active team which is effective in it’s deliver y of high quality childcare in a safe and secure environment
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Crunch, crackle, whizz, pop, bang! - 2.5 HoursEach season presents exciting, naturally occurring language learning experiences with opportunities to “Grow” children’s talk and vocabulary. Understanding and use of vocabulary of children as young as two is strongly associated with their performance on entering primary school. Practitioners need to plan for these opportunities and consider ways in which these opportunities can engage our children and extend language learning experiences in a meaningful and engaging way.
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Developing Personal ResilienceThis 1-day course is designed to offer a wide range of information, strategies and techniques that, if applied, are effective in developing greater levels of personal resilience. The day will focus on core areas such as the importance of your belief systems, dealing with stressors, effectively handling worry and developing a positive mental attitude
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Developing SENCo Skills - Stage 3This is a half day course for Practitioners that will enable them to fully explore the SEND (2015) code of Practice. There will be opportunities to further investigate the role of the SENCo, particularly with regard to the support and challenge elements. There will be opportunities to look, in depth, at the graduated approach, paying close attention to the quality of evidence gathered, and how this can support future interventions, and contribute to improved outcomes for children. Consideration will be given to developing and maintaining effective working relationships with parents, carers and other professionals
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Developing the characteristics of learning through quality interactionThis is a one day course for practitioners that aims to develop understanding of the characteristics of effective learning in the EYFS. Practitioners will consider the pedagogy behind the characteristics and their importance in children’s holistic development. The role of the adult in ensuring quality provision for all children is also considered and practitioners will be encouraged to reflect on their own provision, share ideas of effective practice and plan for further opportunities
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E- Safety Briefing (FREE) (NDNA)This e-safety briefing offers advice and support to enable practitioners to stay safe online, to support children and families with e-safety and to minimise the risks when using the internet
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Early PhonicsThis half day course is for Practitioners that aims to develop an understanding of the range of phonics based experiences and skills that contribute to the eventual ability to ‘read’ and ‘write’ and how these can be provided within both indoor and outdoor opportunities in an early years context. It will consider the stages of phonic development, and explore fun ways to nurture language, awareness of sounds and rhythms and enjoyment of pictures and words as the child moves towards becoming a reader and writer, all with a focus on the role of the adult. It will look at how phonic skills support reading and writing and promote ways to work in partnership with parents and carers to build on home learning opportunities
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Effective Communication and EALThis practical course looks at supporting the development of communication and language in children by understanding how children learn to communicate and the role of the adult in this process. It helps settings to remove barriers to communication and make communication fun for all children. The course takes a fascinating look at the neuroscience of communication and how modern restrictions are adversely impacting on children’s brains. The course is fun, thought provoking and gives learners a wealth of ideas and activities for supporting communication and language with their children. The course also looks at the difficulties faced by children with language delay or with English as an additional language
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Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)This course offers a qualification to meet HSE first aid standard, to ensure legal requirements are met according to the First Aid Regulations 1981, for low risk workplaces. Subjects covered, range from emergency life support, injuries, conditions and other medical situation that need to be dealt with within the working environment prior to the Paramedics arrival. This qualification is valid for three years
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Emotion Coaching in the Early YearsThis course is focusing on practitioners developing a greater understanding of the physiological basis for developing emotions and how to support young children to manage their feelings
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From Good to Great Manager (Skillgate)Great managers produce great results! This certificate covers the key skills and techniques you need to get the most from your team and yourself. The course focuses on two main areas. Firstly, how you can: improve your team’s performance, productivity, motivation and skills; and secondly, how you can: improve your leadership, coaching, feedback, confidence and ability to set effective objective
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Health & Safety for childcare practitioners - Level 2 (NDNA)The Level 2 Health & Safety for Childcare Practitioners provides a low-cost and easy to complete route to gaining an accredited Level 2 award in Health and Safety for the Childcare Industry. It helps childcare practitioners ensure their employability skills and knowledge are up-to-date and that they are operating safely and legally. It also potentially helps protect childcare practitioners in the event of their involvement in a serious failure of Health & Safety (known as a due-diligence defence). The Health and Safety for Childcare Practitioners covers your safety at work, the safety of the children in your care, and the safety of visitors to your childcare premises. The course introduces a ‘zero accident culture’ into the business, reassures parents, and improves your due-diligence defence in the event of a serious H&S failure affecting a staff member or child in your care. The course is fully accredited by Qualifi and nationally recognised by OFQUAL. It covers the mandatory UK level 2 Health & Safety syllabus and expands on this
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Health and Safety - Level 2This one day course will provide a level of understanding of Health and Safety, enabling learners to provide a safe environment for both adults and children. On successful completion of this course the delegates will be able to provide advice and guidance to all those in work in their setting
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Help Me Grow – Developing Good Working Practices to Support Your Two-Year OldsThis three hour course will support practitioners in working with and tailoring their approach to two-year olds
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Heroes and Monsters - There are monsters in children’s lives but there are also heroes and sometimes all it takes is one adult to step up and be that heroThis inspirational course looks at the profound role of positive adults in a child’s life. We also look at the catastrophic damage that negative adults can cause to the emotional well-being and development of a child. The course introduces simple therapeutic play techniques and a healthy dose of superhero play that can help even our most vulnerable children to thrive. It gives practical strategies to help prevent emotional damage and looks at the profound and life changing effect a caring adult can have on a child’s emotional wellbeing. Touching on neuroscience, biochemistry and attachment theory plus a wealth of practical superhero experiences this course was recently mentioned by Ofsted as an example of Outstanding Staff Development
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Heuristic Play – Exploring to LearnHeuristic play is a termed coined by Elinor Goldschmeid and describes the processes that take place as children explore real and natural objects. This half day workshop will discuss the concept in depth and encourage practitioners to explore how quality provision and resources will ensure children flourish as explorers and thinkers. Practitioners will have opportunities to reflect on how this play will allow children to learn and develop in all areas of learning and how they can provide opportunities within their own settings
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Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)This workshop is designed for those new to the Early Years Foundation Stage or those returning from an inactive period and would like a refresher. This workshop will help practitioners to understand the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage for learning and development and for safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It will also provide practitioners with an introduction to the Characteristics of Effective Learning and why active learning is an important part of the EYFS
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Introduction to the EYFS (Safeguarding and Welfare requirements)This course is designed for those new to the Early Years Foundation Stage or those returning from an inactive period and would like a refresher. It is also suitable for School Governors with a responsibility for the EYFS and Voluntary Management Committee members. This short course will help delegates to understand the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage around safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. This workshop will also provide practitioners with an introduction to the Statutory Frame work, Audit tools to aid self- evaluation and learning works
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Introduction to the EYFS: The Basics (NDNA)This online childcare course gives you the basic information you need to understand the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). You will also learn about Development Matters and the Common Inspection Framework. The module will cover the EYFS safeguarding and welfare requirements, the EYFS learning and development requirements and Development Matters statements
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Leadership & Management Briefing - Autumn 2019These 2.5 hour termly briefings provide an opportunity for Leaders / Managers in the early year’s sector to keep up to date with recent National and Local initiatives. They provide space, time and an opportunity for valuable networking with colleagues
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Leading and Developing an Effective TeamThis 1-day course will highlight a wide range of leadership and people strategies which can be used to more effectively lead and develop a team. The content of the day will comprise of many well-respected models and theories and, more importantly, how they apply to your workplace. In addition, you will examine your current leadership styles as well as focusing on the key areas of workplace motivation and the skills of delegation
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Let’s look at Evaluative Practice & Impact Measurement (NDNA)Reduce achievement gaps and improve quality by evaluating your practice. This online course provides the skills and tools to evaluate childcare practice and measure impact
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Let’s look at Phonics (NDNA)This course is for practitioners at all levels - whether you're new to phonics or if you'd like to update and refresh your skills. The resources and training included in this section will help Early Years Practitioners understand phonics and develop phonics activities for promoting literacy in their settings
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Let’s look at Progress Checks (NDNA)This course covers what progress checks are and the requirements under the EYFS. It includes what the checks should cover, when to complete them, the different tools available and how to engage the parent’s role in the progress check
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Let’s look at Schemas (NDNA)This course covers the different theories relating to play, learning, development and schemas and how these link to practice. This will explore difference schematic behaviours and support practitioners to plan for them, in order to support children's learning
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Let’s look at Writing (NDNA)Key skills and techniques to help children learn to write. Learn the key skills and techniques to support children’s early mark-making and writing development. Learners will understand why writing is an important method of communication, assessing your setting against EYFS results and an internal progress tracker. Learners will understand the physical stages of development (including the emergence of fine motor skills) and be able to identify the different stages of writing development.
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Managing your FinancesThis course has been designed to provide managers, owners and committee members within the childcare sector an opportunity to reflect and review their business model to help support long term financial sustainability. The course will look at the models of delivery, managing your cash flows, meeting the needs of your families in order to grow your business and ways in which to maximise your income in order to improve your sustainability
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Maths – Making Maths Matter (NDNA)This introductory level course will help practitioners understand the basics and importance of Maths in the Early Years. The course covers the key components of maths and specifically looks at brain development in relation to maths. This course will look at what “maths” means in the early years, the key components of maths: weighing, counting, measuring and shapes, brain development in relation to maths, developing your environment to support maths and different teaching methods
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Maths Everywhere!This is a half day workshop that aims to support Early Years practitioners in providing effective provision to provoke children's mathematical thinking, with a focus on the role of the adult and on ways to work in partnership with parents and carers to build on home learning opportunities
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Meeting attachment needs in the early yearsPractitioners will have a greater understanding of attachment and the implications for young children whose attachment may be atypical. Practitioners will understand the bonding cycle; be aware of how loss, change and adverse childhood experiences can affect attachment and be able to identify strategies which will help support children to develop stronger attachments and trust in familiar adults
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Meeting the needs of children on the Autism SpectrumPractitioners will have a greater understanding of how to meet the needs of young children diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. Practitioners will be able to analyse behaviours and interpret communication in order to plan interventions to meet young children’s needs. Particular attention will focus on social communication and interaction, repetitive and restrictive behaviours in addition to sensory sensitivities
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Monitoring performance through supervisionThis 3 hour workshop will support leaders and managers to fulfil the EYFS requirement of embedding an effective performance management system. By developing a robust supervision system to ensure continued business success by guaranteeing that all staff are clear about their role within the organisation and are resourced, both in terms of training and development and management support, to make an optimum and personally fulfilling contribution.
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Motivating Boys – a quick guide (NDNA)This short online course will support early year’s practitioners with how boys learn
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Notice, Reflect, Respond: Purposeful observation, assessment and planningThis is a one day course that explores the purpose and principles of observation, assessment and planning
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Nutrition & Healthy Eating (NDNA)The course covers why healthy eating is important, key legislation, healthy eating including all the different food groups, nutrients, oral health and drinks, diets and allergies, menu planning and food hygiene and resources and further information. Interactive games and quizzes are also included to keep practitioners engaged and to test your understanding throughout
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Play on Words – Rhyming and communication play in early language acquisitionThis course showcases a series of activities designed to encourage children to be more confident with words, sounds, letters and rhymes through playing. Using performance poetry techniques and speaking games adapted for very young children this unique course gives learners a wealth of practical ideas to help children develop language. Learners will experience a wide range of playful practical experiences designed to showcase the importance of a fundamental joy in language for young children. Learners will explore rhymes, nonsense words and sounds and the crucial role these play in language and how we can effectively use these to help our children communicate
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Positive Adults, Positive Children, Positive BehaviourThe biggest influence on children’s behaviour is the adults in their environment. Children’s emotional wellbeing is intrinsically linked to the emotions, behaviour and attitude of the adults around them and a positive adult can not only have a profound effect on a child’s behaviour but on every aspect of their development and well-being. This course looks at behaviour from the child’s perspective and how ensuring the emotional well-being of a child is the key to unlocking pro-social behaviour. This course specifically details what we can do as adults to support, encourage and enable positive behaviour through a series of simple methods that really work. The course also looks at some of the latest neuroscience and biochemistry of behaviour and shows how we can directly apply this to children in our care to have the most profound effect on their behaviour and emotional well-being. This course does not look at “controlling” children or forcing “obedience” but on systematically changing how we interact with children to profoundly improve their emotional well-being and ultimately their behaviour. The course also details simple techniques for approaching less positive behaviour
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Promoting Positive Behaviour (NDNA)This online course provides techniques to promote positive behaviour and address challenging behaviour. Behaviour is learnt, but it is also a product of the environment. Behaviour can be considered as a form of communication. The course will give practitioners the skills to promote good behaviour in young children. It will also help you interpret and correctly address challenging behaviours, such as tantrums, biting and not sharing. The course offers interactive activities to help you understand theories of behaviour, drag and drop activities to support learning, video content, plus a final quiz to test your knowledge
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Recruiting SafelyThis course has been designed to provide employers, including volunteer committees in the Childcare Sector with the understanding of the steps they need to take to ensure that all of their employees and management team are safe and suitable to be working with children or part of a voluntary committee. The course will look at the legislative requirements for checking someone's suitability at recruitment, notifying Ofsted, the duty of the responsible person and ways in which an employer can check on-going suitability of an employee and committee member, including disqualification by association.
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Reflective PracticeThis session will help practitioners revisit the key skills required as a reflective practitioner and how to truly embrace the reflective process to become the best practitioner you can possibly be. While the requirement to produce a Self Evaluation Form has been removed, Ofsted still expect to see reflective practice evidenced throughout the environment, practice and in the leadership and management of the setting and this course will help you to articulate the reflective process and justify how and why you do what you do. We will explore the reflective process and help practitioners to feel safe to genuinely represent the setting as it is with effective plans to move forward and embrace change and development. The main outcome for this session is to help each practitioner to feel confident that they can reflect and guide others to reflect in a way that has real meaning and a measurable impact on the lives of others and ultimately improve outcomes for the children in their care
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Risky Business – Are you liable?This workshop is aimed at current and prospective committee members, prospective owners, sole traders, partnerships, leaders, and staff teams seeking to formalise their governance from a charity to reduce personal liability. This will support attendees to review their current governance model, support new entrants to look at options and understand the pros, cons and associated risks with non-formalisation and the different legal business governance models. This will support businesses further with the necessary skills and understanding needed to run their business effectively and efficiently. The workshop covers the legal aspects and associated risks and requirements including the next steps
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School Readiness and ResilienceMany children in the UK are facing a crisis of low self-esteem, low confidence and poor resilience. For some children the pressures of the modern primary school are becoming a real problem and they are struggling to cope. This essential course helps Early Years settings to prepare young children to be resilient, confident and be truly “ready for school”. This is a thought-provoking look at the issues facing modern children in their transition to school and a wide range of activities and strategies designed to build confidence and encourage self-reliance and resilience. Practical and imaginative but with a core of insightful ideas for helping children this course is an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to prepare their young children for school and life beyond
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SEN Awareness - Stage 1This is a one day course for Practitioners that will enable them to gain an awareness of what contributes to an inclusive environment in the Early Years. Practitioners will be introduced to the SEND (2015) code of Practice and gain greater understanding of how this underpins good quality inclusive practice. There will be opportunities to explore aspects of the EYFS, with particular regard to the unique child. Practitioners will consider of the role of the SENCo, and how they can best work collaboratively to support early identification, using the graduated approach. The course will promote time to reflect on ways to work in partnership with parents and carers to build on home learning opportunities
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SENCo Network Meeting - Summer 2019SENCo Network Clusters are for experienced and recently appointed named SENCOs in early years provision in Lincolnshire. These half day briefings provide an opportunity for early years SENCos to keep up to date with recent national and local initiatives and provide an opportunity to network
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SENCo Training - Stage 2This is a two day course for Practitioners that will enable them to fully explore the SEND (2015) code of Practice. There will be opportunities to investigate the role of the SENCo. Through group discussion and thought provoking activities, all elements of the graduated approach will be explored, paying attention to documentation required, and how to access further support in order to ensure that all children make the best possible progress. Consideration will be given to developing and maintaining effective working relationships with parents, carers and other professionals.
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Signs, Smiles & Songs- Communication is more than words! (6 hrs)This practical, interactive course will support all children’s early language learning including vulnerable two year olds and those who are learning English as an additional language. It will consider how the adult’s non- verbal communication including gestures supports a child’s early communication skills. A core vocabulary of gestures, selected to meet children’s needs and experiences will be taught and incorporated into simple songs to make them fun and easy to remember!
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Successful Partnership with Parentshis is an essential course for those wanting to improve partnership working with their parents. It is based on 25 years of good (and bad) experiences of working with parents culminating in a project working with parents of early years settings which was a finalist for Nursery World Best Parent Project Award. The course is fun and humorous but details the vital steps in engaging parents from “persuading” them to attend events to maintaining a meaningful dialogue with even the most “difficult” of parents. Partnership with parents is a vital aspect for successful Ofsted inspections and this course helps settings to lay the ground work not just for inspections but to help improve outcomes for the children in our care
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Supporting Children with SEND (NDNA)It is crucial for children with SEND that their needs are identified as early as possible. Giving them the support they require from the earliest stages will help them achieve their full potential. This online course gives practitioners a clear and basic understanding of how to identify a child with SEND. It covers the responsibilities you and the setting has towards the child. Above all, this course will give practitioners the skills and confidence to provide the care that children with SEND need. There are 7 modules, intro and assessment quiz
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Teaching and Learning in the Early Years: Aim for OutstandingThis half day event will provide experienced Early Years practitioners and leaders with the inspiration and direction to take their provision and practice closer to outstanding. It will demonstrate how an enabling environment and the appropriate adult interactions can support children to become powerful learners and thinkers to enable them to make effective progress and reach their full potential. The event will show how accurate assessment and ‘next step’ planning will ensure children have the conditions which they require to thrive and learn
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The Art of Successful CommunicationThis 1-day course will provide a comprehensive range of knowledge and techniques which when applied will positively impact the chances of successful communication taking place! The day will examine key areas such as the appreciation of different ‘styles’, assertive communication and dealing more effectively with difficult people and challenging conversations
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The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)This course has been designed to provide Employers, employees and volunteers in the Childcare Sector with the information they need to know about the GDPR in a very straight forward and easy to understand format. Delegates will learn how to prepare for the GDPR and what they will need to do differently to remain compliant with Data Protection legislation. The course will look at The Lawful basis for collecting and processing Information, The GDPR Principles, Accountability, Data Breaches and how to prevent them, Obtaining consent from data subjects, The rights of Data Subjects (Including staff and volunteers) and how these fit in with other legal requirements around the Retention of Records, What to include in a Privacy notice, and the Appointment and role of a Data Protection Officer
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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (NDNA)This online course will support all practitioners working with children to understand the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). You will gain knowledge and practical ideas about examining particular UNCRC articles relevant to the early year’s community, how the UNCRC links with current early year’s legislation, discovering the difference between wants and needs and finally learn how to embed children’s rights into everyday practice
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Understanding the EYFS for Head TeachersThis half day event is designed for Head Teachers and school leaders monitoring the EYFS. It will provide up to date knowledge of the EYFS requirements and an understanding of what effective Early Years practice should look like. It will ensure they have the tools and skills to monitor, evaluate and raise the quality of the Early Years provision in their school
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What are Little Boys made of? Essential Working with BoysThis unique course looks at how we can inspire, engage and motivate our young boys to thrive. Looking at some of the latest neuroscience of play and nurturing we go on a journey into the mind of young boys and demonstrate the profound impact of positive adults in their development and well-being. Rather than imposing artificial constraints and failure thresholds we can work with boy’s brains to give wonderful opportunities for emotional, cognitive and neurological growth. The course also takes a brief look at ADHD and some of the difficulties facing children (and adults) in our current education system
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Number of staff team members
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Ofsted Unique Registration Number
Date Ofsted Certificate was issued
Is the setting in receipt of the early years entitlement (EYE) funding
Number of paid staff (incl. part time - (excluding any volunteers))
Total number of opening hours (number that children can actually attend)
Email
Telephone

If you cannot provide the above information you are able to book onto the courses listed but are required to pay the full delegate rate, therefore do not require log in details prior to making a booking – you should enter required delegate information as prompted to do so.