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


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: 15/01/18
Where: Bedford

Teaching & Learning

Course Details: This one day course is an introduction for practitioners new to delivering the EYFS. The course will cover the revised EYFS which became mandatory in September 2014. The training will explore the four distinct but complimentary themes of “A Unique Child”,“Positive Relationships”, “Enabling Environments” and “ Learning and…


All delegates who attend this course will receive a £10 discount per session for each of the follow on modules from Using Psychology to Promote Positive Behaviour - A focus on: Course Summary This course of 3 half day sessions is designed to explore the importance of relationships and belonging within a setting and is the base of the pyramid in developing pre-schoolers’ readiness to…
Date: 16/01/18
Where: Hollingbury Learning Centre, Youth Service Wing, Carden Avenue


Course Code EY/17/255Overview These sessions aim to further develop the skills of early years providers in identifying and providing for children with SEND. Each session will provide information to aid understanding of the child’s experience and needs.There will be opportunities to share strategies to use when supporting these children.  Course activities will…
Date: 16/01/18
Where: Aldington Eco Centre, Goldwell Lane, Aldington, Nr Ashford, Kent, TN25 7DX

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: 17/01/18
Where: Southampton

Leadership & Management

Coaching and mentoring are powerful tools in supporting staff to provide the best outcomes for your service users.  This course will explore the differences between coaching and mentoring and allow you to develop your skills.   Length of course 1 day.   Who should attend? Anyone who wishes to develop skills in coaching and mentoring.   Additional…
Date: 18/01/18
Where: Room 12.6.13, Sheffield Institute of Education, Charles Street, S1 2NE


Building warm, loving and responsive relationships with children has traditionally been seen as a key aspect of early years practice, particularly in extended day care. The role of relationship at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage when children enter school has had considerable less attention. The concept of 'professional love' is rarely discussed in relation to Reception Class…
Date: 23/01/18
Where: The Cornwallis Suite, Maidstone Masonic Centre, Cornwallis Suite, Courtenay Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6LF

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: 23/01/18
Where: Jubilee Library, Room 3, Jubilee Square

All Communication and Language

Overview Children’s communication and language development is fundamental to all other areas of learning, but in particular links closely with personal, social and emotional development. Confidence, self-esteem and social skills has a significant impact on children’s ability to communicate. Children who experience shyness, selective mutism or social anxiety, will find communication and…
Date: 24/01/18
Where: Southampton

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…

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The conversations in our forum throw up recommendations of books of all sorts, particularly treasured children's stories, and educational and pedagogical texts. Here's the latest we've added.

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