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Date: 27/02/18
Where: Southampton

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2 Year Olds

This course will support practitioners to reflect on good practice and effectively meet the needs of two year olds within Early Years provision.   Length of course   1 day.   Who should attend?   Early years and childcare practitioners who provide care for 2 year olds. For further information please follow this link
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: 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…

People & Communities

This course will consider how we can support children to begin to understand the world, one of the specific areas of the EYFS and an area highlighted in recent Ofsted inspections. The course will explore how to develop children’s understanding of similarities and differences between themselves, communities, places, objects and other living things.   Length of course   1…

Autism

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how a person makes sense of the world around them. One in every 100 children has autism and can have a range of complex difficulties which require understanding and tailored support in Early Years Settings.   This introductory course provides a firm theoretical…

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…

Autism

Course Details: Autism is a common hidden disability known by the terms ASD/ASC and is a spectrum condition affecting children to a greater or lesser extent. It is suggested that 1 in 100 children have autism, but the reality is actually far greater where traits are recognised but no diagnosis made. 70% of children on the autism spectrum are educated in mainstream environments, however…

Leadership & Management

Course Details: This one day course is designed to support managers and practitioners who lead and support staff members, students or volunteers. Regular supervision of staff is a vital element in the safeguarding of children and creating a safe working culture. The updated Safeguarding and welfare requirements in the EYFS state that effective ongoing supervision of staff should be…
Date: 27/02/18
Where: Bedford

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Behaviour

Course Details: Sign 4 Feelings and Behaviour will support your children to make measurable progress in expressing and managing their feelings and behaviour. Signs such as worried, disappointed and frustrated are taught through stories, songs and activities to help children talk about a wide range of feelings and to understand that although all feelings are understandable and…
Date: 01/03/18
Where: Bedford

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Medicines

Course Details: This course gives an overview and an awareness of how medications are administered, but does not substitute training in how to give them according to thechild’s individual health care plan. Aims: Awareness of Bedford Borough Council Document "Guidance on managing medicines in schools and early year’s settings" (adapted from the DfES guidance Management Medicines…
Date: 05/03/18
Where: Bedford

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Teaching & Learning

Course Details: We always try our hardest to listen to the children in our care. However, it is not as easy as said when so much else takes our attention. The one child who wants us to listen has to compete with 30 others. We may think we are really good, but in reality what decisions have been influenced by the children themselves and what decisions have been made on behalf of the…
Date: 19/03/18
Where: Bedford

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Self-evaluation

Course Details: ITERS-R evaluates the practice and the environment for Infant and Toddlers from birth to 30 months. The Environmental Rating Scales are a framework to support self-evaluation and improvement. The scales are recognised by OFSTED and support the principles of the EYFS. You will be given the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale Book.   Aim: The aim is…
Date: 17/05/18
Where: Bedford

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Recruitment

Course Details: This one day course is based on an understanding of offender behaviour to: identify key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people. Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting. This course will help participants to begin to review their own organisations policies and…
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