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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

All Physical Development

Did you know nearly a quarter of children are overweight or obese by the time they join reception class? Become one of the first nurseries to hold a specific qualification in nutrition for early years, with NDNA and The Safer Food Group’s Level 2 Award in Nutritional Aw…

Safeguarding

Level 2 Introduction to Child ProtectionUnderstand how to keep children safe with this Qualifi accredited Level 2 Introduction to Child Protection qualification.What will I learn?  This accredited Level 2 Introduction to Child Protection and Safeguarding online course will give you extra reassurance that you're providing high-quality safeguarding measures and meeting all EYFS r…

Leadership & Management

Online course Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation Get to grips with the General Data Protection Regulation and take the first steps to ensuring that your organisation is compliant. What topics will you cover? General principles and basic concepts of the GDPR Key actors under the GDPR and their role Rights of data subjects Obligations of data…
Date: 19/09/18
Where: St Augustine’s College LTD, Thanet, 125 Canterbury Road, Westgate-On-Sea, Kent CT8 8NL

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Leadership & Management

Unlocking Outstanding Potential is an innovative and interactive leadership programme with a variety of strategies and opportunities to help you strive or maintain outstanding practice and performance. This one day Pathway to Excellence workshop is designed to support strong settings with a 'good' or 'outstanding' Ofsted judgement, to self- evaluate their quality and processes to aim for an…
Date: 20/09/18
Where: Inn on the Lake, Watling Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 3HB

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Leadership & Management

This course supports Early Years managers in understanding the current Ofsted inspection framework. Using the Ofsted documentation, it explores the main elements of the inspection process and provides you with the opportunity to reflect on your current practice and provision in preparation for inspection. “Become more clued up and confident, ready for Ofsted, take away tips/ideas for im…
Date: 24/09/18
Where: Tudor Park Marriot Hotel and Country Club, Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4NQ

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Leadership & Management

Unlocking Outstanding Potential is an innovative and interactive leadership programme with a variety of strategies and opportunities to help you strive or maintain outstanding practice and performance. This one day Pathway to Excellence workshop is designed to support strong settings with a 'good' or 'outstanding' Ofsted judgement, to self- evaluate their quality and processes to aim for an…
Date: 27/09/18
Where: Battle of Britain Memorial Trust- Geoffrey Page Centre, National Memorial to the Few, Capel-le-Ferne, Kent, CT18 7JJ

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Leadership & Management

This course supports Early Years managers in understanding the current Ofsted inspection framework. Using the Ofsted documentation, it explores the main elements of the inspection process and provides you with the opportunity to reflect on your current practice and provision in preparation for inspection. “Become more clued up and confident, ready for Ofsted, take away tips/ideas for im…
Date: 28/09/18
Where: Aylesham Business Hub, Ackholt Road, Aylesham, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 3AJ

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Leadership & Management

This workshop will introduce the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Development Matters guidance materials which supports and underpins learning and development of children 0-5 years. The workshop will provide an overview of the quality of the EYFS by introducing the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning and the principles which support young…
Date: 29/09/18
Where: Swattenden Centre, Swattenden Lane, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3PR

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Outdoor Learning

This practical workshop will take place outside and practitioners must ensure they are dressed appropriately. The session will provide an introduction to the background and ethos of Forest School and offer a range of practical activities that can be recreated back at your setting, school or home. Please bring a drink of water, there will be no whole group refreshment break during the morning,…
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