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  1. SEND: Working with Parents

    Discover the importance of engaging and involving parents in the SEND process Gain advice and best practice tips on building positive trusting relationships with parents Learn how to build parents' confidence and understanding of the SEND process through effective information sharing. Access the course here and access the quiz here
  2. CEYC training - safer recruitment elearning

    This is an elearning course, which can be started at anytime. This EduCare programme is written by the NSPCC and looks at what you need to do to ensure you protect children and young people from unsuitable people who might apply to join your organisation. There are four learning modules which will take you through the recruitment process from planning prior to recruitment, to maintaining awareness and vigilance once the new recruit is a member of your organisation. Module one: Preparing to recruit This module outlines the context behind the need for organisations to employ safer recruitment practices. It examines what a safer recruitment process is and covers the steps that you should take when preparing to recruit, including defining the role, providing information packs, application forms versus CVs, designing an application form and planning the selection process. Module two: Selecting the right people This module details what a safer selection process looks like and explores the key elements, including short-listing, interviewing, choosing between selection tools and planning the assessment criteria. Module three: Vetting checks This module covers what you need to know about vetting checks and the legal situation including criminal record checks. There is a section on overseas applicants, the necessity of taking up references, looking at qualifications and identity documents, as well as self- disclosure. Module four: Maintaining vigilance This module looks at the importance of ongoing awareness and vigilance once the person you have recruited is in place. It covers induction and probationary periods, ongoing training and appraisal, supervision and management and codes of conduct. There is also a section on whistleblowing and promoting an open culture. Duration Approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. What level / who should do this training? Specialist - For managers, supervisors, committee members, trustees – any person involved in the recruitment process. A limit of one person per setting. This elearning is only available to Ofsted regsitered childcare providers in Brighton & Hove. Unfortunately we cannot provide this for schools or providers outside of the city. Cost and application There is no charge for this e-learning course. In the event of a practitioner failing a module, a resit charge of £7.50 will apply, to enable them to retake the module and complete the course. Once your application has been received, you will be contacted with log-in details to enable you to access the e-learning course and complete at a pace and time that suits you. For further information and to book
  3. Overview Beginner's guide to nursery finance is primarily aimed at nursery owners, managers and those with a financial responsibility for running a childcare setting. This online course supports nursery owners and managers to reflect and review their financial processes. It provides them with an awareness of the financial implications placed upon them and how to ensure they meet the necessary legal requirements. By the end of this course learners will: Appreciate legal and compliance requirements Understand why and how to keep financial records Be better informed about their own business performance Understand the importance of integrity and control procedures Recognise the benefits of using financial management software Understand sustainability indicators Know where to go for funding Be able to manage bad debt. For further information and to book
  4. Effective Supervision of Staff – Safeguarding

    The EYFS Statutory Framework places a requirement on providers to put appropriate arrangements in place for the supervision of staff who have contact with children and families. Effective supervision provides support, coaching and training for the practitioner and promotes the interests of children. Supervision should foster a culture of mutual support, teamwork and continuous improvement, which encourages the confidential discussion of sensitive issues. This course is designed to support managers in developing their supervision to promote safe effective practice in a children’s service or organisation, in line with their supervision policy. There will be opportunities to build on existing skills and deepen understanding. Note - this course used to be called "Supervising to Safeguard Children" Learning outcomes By the end of the course learners will be able to: Identify the link between supervision and safeguarding children Understand the four key functions of supervision Understand the possible impact of working with a high level of risk Identify the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and supervisee Recognise the importance of supervision for managing risk and providing evidence based judgement Recognise the link between the role of supervision and ensuring positive outcomes for children Identify issues that need to be addressed in order to effectively implement a supervision policy and manage performance Additional information This course is suitable for managers who have responsibility for both supervision of staff and safeguarding children. For further information and to book
  5. This is a course from EMAS Early Years, aimed at SENDCOS and managers Learning outcomes This is a session of sharing good practice and strategies. By the end of the session we will have covered: How do we support our increasing number of trilingual children? How do we improve outcomes for mixed-race children and families? For further information and to book
  6. Level 2 Introduction to Child Protection Understand 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 requirements. It has been accredited by the awarding body Qualifi, meaning the course has been through Qualifi's approval process and that your certificate could be accepted more widely if you are studying an early years Level 2 qualification. This course provides you with the statutory training required under the EYFS in child protection and safeguarding. It may also count towards you studying for Level 2 Children and Young People or Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications*. Simply present your certificate after completing this course to training providers for this to be accepted as part of your programme of study. The accreditation is also valuable evidence of your commitment to high standards at an Ofsted inspection. There is a final assessment in the form of an interactive test requiring an 80% pass mark to achieve accreditation. If you fail to achieve this mark you can revisit the training and retake the assessment with further randomised questions based on the whole course content. Course key topics: • Legislation relating to safeguarding children • Recognising the signs of abuse and what to do next • Types of child abuse • Emotional and sexual abuse and neglect • How to report concerns • Prevent Duty and Female Genital Mutiltilation (FGM). For further details please click here
  7. Level 2 Nutrition Awareness for Early Years

    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 Awareness. Filmed in a nursery, this online course is designed to help you understand the value of healthier eating and plan healthier menus in your Early Years setting. Who should take this course: Nursery chefs and cooks, as well as early years practitioners involved in providing meals and snacks to young children Prices: £10.50+VAT for NDNA members and £12.00+VAT for non-members Course Content: Introduction to Nutrition, important terms and definitions, the business benefits of a well-managed and nutritionally balanced menu What a healthy diet contains and providing a balanced diet For further details please click here Supporting staff and parents to be healthier Allergies and intolerances Menu planning including practical guidance on what (and how) to provide; menus for 0-5s and tips for involving parents and carers.