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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…
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 YO23 3SB…

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 Cram Cost:  TBC Event typ…

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

2 Year Olds

Provide the highest quality care to babies and toddlers  What will I learn? This NDNA online introductory childcare course will support practitioners to understand what high quality provision looks like for babies and toddlers.  Course details  Duration: You can claim three CPD hours towards your professional development. This course is certificated on completion. Course key top…
Date: multiple
Where: online

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All Physical Development

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  • The impac…
Date: multiple
Where: online

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Behaviour

Reduce incidents of adverse behaviour by enhancing sensory processing skills  What will I learn?  This online NDNA childcare course will provide insight and strategies for managing children with adverse behaviours, such as biting. If a child has a problem developing their sensory processing skills, it has a huge effect on their behaviour.  Course key topics  • Knowledge of the 7 se…

Speaking

Support children with their speech and language development.  What will I learn?  This online NDNA childcare course looks at how children develop speech and language skills in the early years. It covers how to spot difficulties and what you can do to help.  Course key topics  • The impact of speech and language skills on a child’s development  • Attention and listening, receptive…
Date: multiple
Where: online

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Leadership & Management

Understand the financial aspects of running a nursery business.  What will I learn?  This online course provides an understanding of effective financial processes to those with financial responsibility.  Course key topics:  • Effective financial controls and record keeping  • Legislation requirements of nursery finance  • Financial management software benefits  • What sustainabi…
Date: multiple
Where: online

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Reading

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 children's stories …
Date: multiple
Where: online

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Teaching & Learning

Learn the basics of the EYFS and begin your career in childcare  What will I learn?  This online childcare course gives you the basic information you need to understand the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). You will also learn about Development Matters and the Common Inspection Framework. This course is ideal for people new to the sector.  Course details  Duration: You can claim th…

Health & Safety

The UK's first online health and safety course developed especially for childcare practitioners by our partners, The Safer Food Group.  • All online – study when you want to, 24/7 • Only takes around 6-8 hours to complete • 16 practical chapters featuring videos of real life nursery situations • Accredited by Qualifi and recognised by OFQUAL • Ideal for anyone working in childcare • Just…
Date: multiple
Where: online

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Health & Safety

NDNA and The Safer Food Group are working in partnership to offer two online food hygiene training courses.   These courses are unique to childcare and use clips filmed within an early years setting. These are the UK's lowest cost, fully accredited Food Hygiene training courses for early years.  Both certificates are accredited by Qualifi, a leading National UK Awarding Organisation and  t…

All Mathematics

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!  Course details  Duration: You can claim three CPD hours towards your professional development. This course is certificated on comp…
Date: multiple
Where: online

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Teaching & Learning

What will I learn? This short online course will support practitioners with how boys learn. It covers how to plan your environment to ensure it excites and motivates both genders.  Boys learn differently to girls and early years practitioners can play a key part in reducing the achievement gap. The course includes lots of practical ideas and activities. Key topics include: • Why…
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