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 procedures in recruitment with a view to making them safer.
Safer Recruitment training should be updated every 5 years at least. It is mandatory for someone sitting on the recruitment panel within schools to have done safer recruitment training. It is also useful for governors and early years settings. This training will be delivered by a Lucy Faithfull accredited trainer.
Children in the early years are already digital natives and it is often the adults who are playing ‘catch-up’. A challenge we face is how to keep pace with the ever-changing technological world, whilst ensuring other areas of children’s learning are not overlooked.
This session will encourage participants to take a fresh look at the world of technology in early years,…
This training course is for staff looking at ways to develop positive social interaction for children and young people. During this course we aim to increase awareness of the pre-requisite skills that support social interaction and consider strategies to teach social skills. This will also include individual and group work, appropriate activities and resources for you to incorporate into…
Sign 4 Big Feelings was written to improve outcomes for young children, who may have experienced domestic abuse or trauma. Bedford has rising levels of domestic abuse and a gap has been identified for training and materials to provide young children with the vocabulary and the sensitive opportunity to talk about things they may find frightening or difficult; such as serious…
This course will help early years practitioners extend the physical activity opportunities available to the under-fives in their care.
Attending this training will help early years practitioners develop a better understanding about the importance of early movement opportunities for the 0-5 age group and raise confidence to organise enabling environments for physical activity for the…
Support children who are showing signs of difficulty with physical development.
What will I learn?
This online NDNA childcare course will show practitioners how to identify delays in motor skills development. The course looks at the warnings signs of motor skills development, such as anger outbursts and strategies to support this type of behaviour.
Course key topics
Mud, the park, or the woods outdoor activities that help children learn maths!
What will I learn?
This NDNA online course will help you link every outdoor situation to learning about numbers, shape, space and measure but keeping it fun at the same time!
Duration: You can claim three CPD hours towards your professional development. This course is certificated on…
Phonics is a method of teaching children the relationship between written letters of the alphabet and the sounds of spoken language.
Let's look at Phonics is a short introductory course that will give practitioners a basic understanding of phonics.
Key topics include:
• Phonic sounds and the sound groups
• The letters and sounds programme
• Using phonics in…
Thu 22nd February 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Redbourn Infant & Nursery School
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…
The short courses below support practitioners to use psychology to promote positive behaviour. The training will explore psychological models, case studies and real life examples to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in supporting children and young people with a range of different needs. They are available as stand-alone sessions, or as follow on modules after…
Arrive from 5.30pm to network with other early years colleagues over a cake and a cuppa. You can view Early Education publications and resources and we’ll be raffling some of these, as well as a copy of My Daddy’s a Pretzel! by Baron Baptiste.
Thursday, 1 March, 2018
Copmanthorpe Primary School, Low Green, Copmanthorpe, York…
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…
This workshop provides a comprehensive and enjoyable introduction to working with the Makaton Core Vocabulary. The aim of the course is to familiarise participants with the introductory concepts and the history and development of Makaton.
By the end of this course learners should understand:
What Makaton is
How Makaton started
The origins of…
An introduction to the persona dolls and their stories
Promoting inclusion, equality and emotional literacy through persona dolls
Observing the doll being used
Sharing stories and ideas
An opportunity to borrow a doll to trial in your setting
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
identify uses for a persona doll in their…
From dinosaurs to the latest films; knowing how to skilfully and meaningfully shape continuous provision, and provide enhancements which connect with children’s interests is critical to helping children embed and extend learning. This inspirational and practical workshop explores a broad variety of activities and planning that successfully respond to children’s diverse…
Provide the highest quality childcare for children and families with this online course from NDNA.
What will I learn?
In this online course you will understand how to take your practice to outstanding levels of quality.
This course, relevant to all nations, will support you to provide exemplary practice, enabling you to gain or maintain the highest quality of care for children and…