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Date: 07/03/18
Where: Southampton


Course Summary 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…
Date: 07/03/18
Where: Edinburgh

All Communication and Language / Speaking

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…
Date: 08/03/18
Where: Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square

Moving & Handling

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…
Date: 13/03/18
Where: Hollingbury Learning Centre, Youth Service Wing, Carden Avenue


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…
Date: 14/03/18
Where: Triangle Training, 7 Hunns Mere Way. Brighton


Overview 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 Learning outcomes To look at our own and other people's definitions of "difficult" or challenging behaviour To place…
Date: 16/03/18
Where: Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square


Overview 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,…
Date: 16/03/18
Where: Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square

Teaching & Learning

Overview 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…
Date: 19/03/18
Where: Bedford


Course Details: ITERS-R evaluates the practice and the environment for Infant and Toddlers from birth to 30 months. The Environmental Rating Scales are a framework to support self-evaluation and improvement. The scales are recognised by OFSTED and support the principles of the EYFS. You will be given the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale Book.   Aim: The aim is…
Date: 20/03/18
Where: Southampton

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…
Date: 20/03/18
Where: Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square

Outdoor Learning

Overview Come and discover more about the wonderful world of flight! Investigate some areas of aerodynamics, adaptation, nests, parts of a feather and the wonders of bird behavior through creation of items such as feeders, nests, wings and beaks. Learn how to use nature and outdoor learning to encourage and support the STEM curriculum while raising attainment Learning outcomes You…

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