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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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SEND

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…

SEND

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: 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: 14/12/17
Where: High Tunstall College of Science, Elwick Road, Hartlepool, TS26 0LQ

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Autism

This course is for those with limited or no theoretical and practical understanding of the key needs and characteristics of young       (pre-6 years) autistic individuals and the support and reasonable adjustments they require. It will cover : What we mean by the term “The Autism Spectrum”-understanding that everyone is an individual The importance of the right support and…
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…
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

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…

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…
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