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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: 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 and in…
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

Behaviour

Maybo are national leaders in the field of conflict management and physical intervention. As accredited Maybo Tutors, we offer a wide range of training to build the understanding, skills and confidence of staff working in situations where challenging behaviour may occur and physical intervention may be necessary. Maybo have developed a range of British Institute of Learning Disabilities…
Date: 26/02/18
Where: Southampton

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Autism

Course Summary Updated in collaboration with Southampton Inclusion Partnership (SIP) and its lead school, Springwell and includes the opportunity to visit Springwell Special Educational Needs classrooms. This is a comprehensive course about working with children and young people with autism in mainstream settings – early years or primary phase (also appropriate for primary and se…

Psychology

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…
Date: 20/02/18
Where: Southampton

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All PSED

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…

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 b…
Date: 23/04/18
Where: Southampton

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SEND

The Portage Workshop is the essential qualification for becoming a Portage home teacher. The training is extremely helpful to all practitioners in their work with children with special educational needs.   Length of course 3 days.   Who should attend? Individuals who are interested in developing their own work in this area, either within or outside mainstream ed…
Date: 20/02/18
Where: Southampton

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Leadership & Management

Regular supervision and appraisal fosters a culture of mutual support, teamwork and continuous improvement and encourages confidential discussion of sensitive issues. This course explores how to conduct good supervisions and appraisals to support your staff and get the best outcomes for your service.   Length of course 1 day   Who should attend? Although this is pr…
Date: 19/06/18
Where: Startpoint Sholing, Southampton

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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: 27/02/18
Where: Highpoint Centre, Southampton

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Psychology

The initial four day Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training course (delivered by Southampton Psychology Service, where the role of the ELSA originated) has been expanded to five days to include more practical elements alongside the traditional theory focus. Successful completion of this course is a requirement for ELSA registration. The course includes taught sessions, individual…

Behaviour

Course Summary This short course supports 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 Th…
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