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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…
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…

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…

FGM

Date: multiple
Where: Online

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Safeguarding

The Home Office has launched a free online training package dealing with female genital mutilation (FGM), developed with Virtual College. It will give teachers, police, doctors, social workers and Border Force staff the training they need to help them identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM. You will need to register for this free course: click here to access this training

All Communication and Language

Free Date:  Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 Time:  6.45 – 7.30 Nursery Visit; 7.30 – 9.00 Talk Location:  Edinburgh Venue:  Mayfield Nursery School, Stone Avenue, Mayfield, Dalkeith, EH22 5PB Speaker/s:  Fiona Horbatowska and Lynne…
Date: 01/03/18
Where: York

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Well Being

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. Date:  Thursday, 1 March, 2018 Time:  6.30 -7.30pm Location:  York Venue:  Copmanthorpe Primary School, Low Green, Copmanthorpe, York…
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…

Leadership & Management

This online course will support all practitioners working with children to understand the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).  You will gain knowledge and practical ideas about examining particular UNCRC articles relevant to the early years community, how the UNCRC links with current early years legislation, discovering the difference between wants and needs and…

SEND

Identify and support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) What will I learn? It is crucial for children with SEND that their needs are identified as early as possible. Giving them the support they require from the earliest stages will help them achieve their full potential. This NDNA online course gives practitioners a clear and basic understanding of how…
Date: multiple
Where: online

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Behaviour

Techniques to promote positive behaviour and address challenging behaviour What will I learn? Behaviour is learnt, but it is also a product of the environment. Behaviour can be considered as a form of communication. NDNA’s online course will give practitioners the skills to promote good behaviour in young children. It will also help you interpret and correctly address…

Safeguarding

Understand your requirements under the Prevent Duty and promote fundamental British Values appropriately. "NDNA's Prevent Duty and Fundamental British Values course is great, very informative guidance for all early years practitioners to follow!" - Red Balwn Nursery The information contained in this short course is applicable to all childcare practitioners. Key topics: •Explore…
Date: multiple
Where: online

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Teaching & Learning

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…
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