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 attending The Ready, Steady, Go! training.
You will be able to:
• Gain specialist knowledge to understand the area of need.
• Apply this knowledge within a problem solving model.
• Understand the role of the adult in facilitating change.
• Use real life case studies and examples to enable application of learning in your setting.
Who should attend?
All modules are…
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 d…
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 YO23 3SB…
This session will take an evidence based look at how to help people be successful in achieving their goals. We’ll look at the implications from Walter Mischel’s classic marshmallow studies (why can some 4 year olds wait 20 minutes or longer just to get a second marshmallow, and why does it matter anyway?) and update this with cutting edge research into WOOP planning (you’ll have to look that on…
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…
This is a practical day based on experience with children who can behave in ways that others find challenging or difficult. The course aims to develop an understanding of challenging behaviour: causes, methods of prevention, and how to respond
To look at our own and other people's definitions of "difficult" or challenging behaviour
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 f…
This practical session is full of creative ideas for songs and stories, and how to combine them with drama, music and movement. With ideas for a range of ages, participants will practice different strategies and build their confidence in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. We’ll also consider how these experiences can promote young children’s characteristics of effective learning, and…
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…
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…
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 Edu…
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.
You can access the course here and access the qu…
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…
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…
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…