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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…

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…
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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…
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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 …
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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…

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…
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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…
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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…

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…

FGM

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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

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…
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…
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…

Leadership & Management

Course Details: This one day course is designed to support managers and practitioners who lead and support staff members, students or volunteers. Regular supervision of staff is a vital element in the safeguarding of children and creating a safe working culture. The updated Safeguarding and welfare requirements in the EYFS state that effective ongoing supervision of staff should be…
Date: 20/02/18
Where: Hollingbury Learning Centre, Youth Service Wing, Carden Avenue, Brighton

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SEND

Overview These sessions aim to further develop the skills of early years providers in identifying and providing for children with SEND. Each session will provide information to aid understanding of the child’s experience and needs.There will be opportunities to share strategies to use when supporting these children.  Course activities will include: Presentation and handouts Small gro…
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