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 procedures in recruitment with a view to making them safer.
Safer Recruitment training should be updated every 5 years at least. It is mandatory for someone sitting on the recruitment panel within schools to have done safer recruitment training. It is also useful for governors and early years settings. This training will be delivered by a Lucy Faithfull accredited trainer.
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…
This workshop provides a comprehensive and enjoyable introduction to working with the Makaton Core Vocabulary. The aim of the course is to familiarise participants with the introductory concepts and the history and development of Makaton.
By the end of this course learners should understand:
What Makaton is
How Makaton started
The origins of…
This course gives an overview and an awareness of how medications are administered, but does not substitute training in how to give them according to thechild’s individual health care plan.
Awareness of Bedford Borough Council Document "Guidance on managing medicines in schools and early year’s settings" (adapted from the DfES guidance Management Medicines…
An introduction to the persona dolls and their stories
Promoting inclusion, equality and emotional literacy through persona dolls
Observing the doll being used
Sharing stories and ideas
An opportunity to borrow a doll to trial in your setting
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
identify uses for a persona doll in their…
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…
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,…
We always try our hardest to listen to the children in our care. However, it is not as easy as said when so much else takes our attention. The one child who wants us to listen has to compete with 30 others.
We may think we are really good, but in reality what decisions have been influenced by the children themselves and what decisions have been made on behalf of the…
Effective, assertive communication can make all the difference in establishing and maintaining positive and professional dialogue with colleagues, parents and other agencies. This workshop will explore a range of essential elements for effective communication and provide an opportunity to develop skills in listening and delivering a clear message, giving greater confidence in…
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…
This course will help early years practitioners extend the physical activity opportunities available to the under-fives in their care.
Attending this training will help early years practitioners develop a better understanding about the importance of early movement opportunities for the 0-5 age group and raise confidence to organise enabling environments for physical activity for the…
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
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
Children in the early years are already digital natives and it is often the adults who are playing ‘catch-up’. A challenge we face is how to keep pace with the ever-changing technological world, whilst ensuring other areas of children’s learning are not overlooked.
This session will encourage participants to take a fresh look at the world of technology in early years,…
From dinosaurs to the latest films; knowing how to skilfully and meaningfully shape continuous provision, and provide enhancements which connect with children’s interests is critical to helping children embed and extend learning. This inspirational and practical workshop explores a broad variety of activities and planning that successfully respond to children’s diverse…