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Leadership & Management

Beginner's  guide  to  nursery finance  is  primarily  aimed  at  nursery  owners, managers and those with a financial responsibility for running a childcare setting. This online course supports nursery owners and managers to reflect and review their financial processes. It provides them with an awareness of the financial implications placed upon them and how to ensure they meet the…

Psychology

In this free course, Understanding children: Babies being heard, you will find out some of the things that very young babies can do. You will also discover how babies can contribute to family life and relationships from birth. You will look at what they need from other adults and children, and what they can learn. This is a free course from The Open University, if you are thinking of…

Psychology

In this free course, Infants' understanding of their social world, we draw on a wide range of psychological research to address the question of whether infants have a rich understanding of their social world. You will have the opportunity to read journal papers and newspaper articles as well as to engage with audio clips, and to explore your assumptions about infants' social…
Date: multiple
Where: Online

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Psychology

This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about the significance of early attachments between caregivers and very young children. His work has stimulated a massive and very productive field of research with important implications for childcare. This…
Date: multiple
Where: online

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Courageous Conversations Understand what is meant by a ‘courageous conversation’ Gain tips and advice on how to hold these conversations in the most effective way Explore what it is like to be in the parent's shoes Discover how effectively to manage a situation where parents may not be accepting of the concerns.   Access the course here and access the quiz…

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Education, Health and Care Plans Improve confidence levels about Education, Health and Care Plans  Learn about legislation linked to Education, Health and Care Plans Increase your (and your staff's) knowledge and understanding of the education health and care needs, assessments and plan processes Understand how to work in partnership with all those involved in a child’s…
Date: 31/01/18
Where: Aylesham Business Hub Ackholt Road, Aylesham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 3AJ

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Leadership & Management

Would you like to raise the profile of your Early Years or Out of School setting and encourage even more take up of places? Would you like a waiting list so you can plan your staffing and staff training even further in advance? Do you have a marketing plan and can you produce high impact, low price marketing materials? For further information and booking
Date: 06/12/17
Where: Hall Place Enterprise Centre, Church Hill, Harbledown, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 9AG

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Observation & Assessment

This one day course explores in detail the importance of an effective observation, planning and assessment cycle, to meet the needs of individual children and plan for gaps in their learning. It will identify how effective planning underpins and enhances children's learning and development. Practitioners will strengthen their knowledge and understanding through discussion and…
Date: 23/01/18
Where: The Cornwallis Suite, Maidstone Masonic Centre, Cornwallis Suite, Courtenay Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6LF

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Key Person

This workshop will support those practitioners who lead the learning of two year olds to explore theory and brain development to support the emotional needs of two year olds. Leaders will discuss the organisational implications of the key person approach and how they can successfully support practitioners to provide a strong emotionally secure environment.  For …
Date: 16/01/18
Where: Aldington Eco Centre, Goldwell Lane, Aldington, Nr Ashford, Kent, TN25 7DX

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Leadership & Management

This course will provide the essential information regarding the roles and responsibilities of the Management Committee, including The Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Guidance, resources and practical tools will be introduced to enable committee members and trustees to have a better understanding of their legal commitments and responsibilities. For further …
Date: 06/12/17
Where: Best Western Abbots Barton Hotel, 36 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DU

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Behaviour

Thinking about behaviour as a way of communicating, we challenge our expectations of children. •    Explore links between neuroscience and developmental understanding related to behaviour •    Consider realistic expectations of behaviour for children in EYFS •    Develop an awareness of behaviour as a means of communication •    Deepen knowledge of the skills and…
Date: 22/02/18
Where: Redbourn

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Yoga

Thu 22nd February 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm Redbourn Infant & Nursery School Long Cutt Redbourn AL3 7EX This workshop will give you an insight into how you can introduce and develop yoga in your early years setting. We will introduce you to some simple poses, pictures and stories. The workshop will also focus on how yoga can help children with their speech and language…
Date: 24/01/18
Where: Southampton

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Observation & Assessment

The Early Years Foundation Stage requires all practitioners to use observation and assessment skills to inform planning. This course explores the skills we need for effective planning. This course has been updated and extended to include relevant elements that were formerly in the ‘Introduction to the Southampton Learning Stories’ course. Length of course 2 days. Who should attend? All…
Date: 19/06/18
Where: Startpoint Sholing

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Recruitment

This course looks at safer recruitment practices in order to safeguard children. It considers the characteristics of sexual offenders and how they operate within organisations. It examines safer recruitment practices that help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children, or who are otherwise unsuitable to work with them. It examines the key elements that contribute to an ongoing…
Date: 20/03/18
Where: Southampton

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Outdoor Learning

In this workshop we will explore ideas and activities to inspire and enthuse both adults and children when playing and learning outside. There will be the opportunity to share expertise, guidance and examples of good practice with fellow Early Years professionals. Length of course 1/2 day. Who should attend? This training is open to all, particularly those working in Early Years settings…
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