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Workshops for childcare professionals

We support staff from Ofsted registered settings in Surrey with training.

Early Years Training in the Spring Term 2019


Early Years Practitioner Workshops

Communication and Language Development in the Early Years

"The ability to communicate is an essential life skill for all children and young people and it underpins a child's social, emotional and educational achievement."(Bercow 2008)

Communication and language is a prime area within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and is important in helping children to make friends and achieve in life.

This one-day training is suitable for all Early Years practitioners from the key person to the manager and concentrates on the universal level of support. It will enable you to understand the development of language, help you to identify which children are at risk of delay and what you need to do next.

We will also talk about the importance of the practitioner, parents and the environment. We will learn through a mixture of knowledge, activities, DVDs. The workshop costs £50 per person.

  • Date: Wednesday 3 April 2019
  • Times: 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Venue: Imber Court, Ember Ln, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 0BT

Personal, Social and Emotional Development in the Early Years

Personal, social and emotional development (PSED) is viewed as one of the building blocks of child development. The Early Years Foundation Stage recognises PSED along with the other prime area as being "crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive." (Statutory Framework for the EYFS, 2017, pg7).

This one-day training course is designed to support practitioners to understand and value their role in supporting children to develop a positive sense of self, build positive relationships and manage their feelings and behaviours. The course will also give practitioners a better understanding of why children may be behaving the way they are and how adults can promote positive behaviour in the setting. Throughout the day we will be looking at attachment and play as well as providing a range of practical activities and ideas. The workshop costs £50 per person.

  • Date: Monday 18 March 2019
  • Times: 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Venue: Imber Court, Ember Ln, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 0BT

Physical Development in the Early Years

Physical Development is one of the three prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, "crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive." (Statutory Framework for the EYFS, 2017, pg 7)

This one day training aims to make clear how physical development is inextricably linked to all other areas of learning and development. Content includes; How physicality develops before birth and in the early years, the links between movement and learning, how modern lifestyles affect physical wellbeing and the importance of movement spaces and ideology. The workshop costs £50 per person.

  • Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019
  • Times: 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Venue: Reigate Manor Hotel, Reigate Hill, Reigate RH2 9PF

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Leadership and Management in the Early Years

Ofsted's report, Getting it right first time – Achieving and maintaining high-quality early years provision, highlights "Strong and effective leadership makes a setting good or outstanding. It drives up the quality of a setting's work and ensures that all children are helped to reach their potential."

This one-day training aims to develop leadership and management skills in order to improve the experiences of all those involved in your setting, including your staff, the children and their families. This workshop is aimed at all practitioners who are working within a leadership or management role within the EYFS in Ofsted registered settings within the private, voluntary or independent sector. The workshop costs £50 per person.

  • Date: Thursday14 March 2019
  • Times: 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Venue: Guildford Nursery School, Hazel Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1NR

Observation, Assessment and Planning in the Early Years

This one-day training aims to support practitioners to understand the observation, assessment and planning cycle in the context of the Early Years and aims to offer practical ideas to support practitioners plan for, observe and concisely document children's learning in the context of the Statutory Framework and the Development Matters in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The workshop costs £50 per person.

  • Date: Tuesday 26 March 2019
  • Times: 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Venue: Imber Court, Ember Ln, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 0BT

Supporting Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Children in the Early Years

This one-day training aims to support practitioners understand the reasons why a child might be vulnerable or disadvantaged and the impact of this on their development. We will explore the factors which influence outcomes for the most vulnerable children and the role of the early years practitioner in particular.

The workshop costs £50 per person.

  • Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019
  • Times: 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Venue: Guildford Nursery School, Hazel Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1NR

Literacy Development in the Early Years

This half-day workshop aims to support practitioners to understand children's early literacy development and focus on the importance of a firm foundation for pre-reading and writing skills to underpin the development of later literacy skills.

The workshop costs £25 per person.

  • Date: Wednesday 20 February 2019
  • Times: 9.30am to 12:30pm
  • Venue: Guildford Nursery School, Hazel Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1NR

Mathematics Development in the Early Years

This half-day workshop aims to support practitioners to understand children's early mathematics development and to provide you with practical ideas and strategies to successfully support children's mathematical development within the aspect of Numbers and shape, space and measure. We will aim to support practitioners in making the most out of everyday mathematical opportunities

The workshop costs £25 per person.

  • Date: Thursday 4 April 2019
  • Times: 9.30am to 12:30pm
  • Venue: Guildford Nursery School, Hazel Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1NR

Book your place on the Early Years Practitioner Workshops.

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Safeguarding training for new practitioners

Group settings

It's the Designated Safeguarding Lead's (DSL) and manager's responsibility to make sure that all staff in their setting are up to date with their knowledge and awareness of safeguarding children and young people.

New staff can attend a three hour classroom based Safeguarding for Practitioner workshop which includes Working Together to Safeguard Children (WTSC) or complete the e-learning WTSC as part of their induction.

Group settings: Book your place on Safeguarding for Practitioner training. There is a £25 charge for this workshop, so remember to have your debit/credit card handy.

The eWTSC can be found on the Surrey Skills Academy (SSA) website. There is a £12.50 charge for this session, so remember to have your debit/credit card handy.

You will need to complete safeguarding refresher training every three years.

Childminders

Childminders will complete safeguarding training as part of their Childminding Introduction Programme.

You will need to complete safeguarding refresher training every three years.

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Safeguarding refresher training for childcare professionals and home-based childcarers

This is a three hour refresher workshop for existing childcare professionals and Ofsted registered home-based childcarers. It aims to give you the opportunity to develop your awareness and update your knowledge of what to do if you have concerns about the safety and welfare of children and young people.

Workshop contents:

  • recognise abuse and understand the impact of abuse
  • understand guidance and law relating to safeguarding children and what has changed
  • identify what children and young people want and need to feel safe
  • understand what multi-agency working means
  • know what individuals need to do about reporting concerns, including other colleagues
  • understand the importance of safe working practice.

Group settings: Book your place on Safeguarding for Practitioner training. There is a £25 charge for this workshop, so remember to have your debit/credit card handy.

Home-based childcarers: Book your place on Safeguarding Refresher for HBCs training . There is a £25 charge for this workshop, so remember to have your debit/credit card handy.

Please note, you need to update your safeguarding training every three years by attending a refresher.

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Designated Safeguarding Lead - combined new to role and refresher training

This one day workshop is aimed at those new to the role of designated safeguarding lead (DSL) or if you're in need of updating your Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) knowledge on child protection and safeguarding issues.

Workshop content:

  • the role and responsibilities of the DSL including sharing training with all setting staff
  • policies, procedures and legislation and what has changed
  • reporting concerns, whistle blowing and safe working practice
  • dealing with allegations against staff and the role of the local authority designated officer (LADO)
  • child protection plans and core groups.

DSLs must have completed the Working Together to Safeguard Children introduction course and if not already done so, must attend or be booked on to the SSCB Multi-Agency Core Safeguarding Children Training, Foundation Modules 1 and 2.

Book your place on DSL training. There is a £50 charge for this workshop, so remember to have your debit/credit card handy.

Please note:

  • This workshop is not open to you if you work in a local education authority school, however it is suitable if you are working in maintained or nursery classes attached to a school.
  • You need to update your DSL training every two years, by attending a Designated Safeguarding Lead workshop.

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For DSL/ DDSL – Operation Encompass (OE) Information Workshop:

For children centres and relevant to nurseries, full day care, pre-schools, sessional settings who are claiming FEE/T funding.

Operation Encompass is a national Police project which enables us to inform you if a child who attends your setting has been present when Police have been called to a Domestic Abuse incident at the home. The OE project currently operates term time only.

To attend this Designated Safeguarding Lead Information Workshop, you must be the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or deputy DSL at your setting who will take on the role of the 'key adult' in the delivery of this project.

The DSL/DDSL should be available at 10am every Monday to Friday to receive emailed notifications. You will need a DSL@ secure mailbox, provide evidence of your most recent safeguarding training and be prepared to sign a confidentiality contract at the information workshop you attend.

As well as explaining the criteria for the project in more detail the workshop will also include elements of domestic abuse training.

Book your place on Operation Encompass Workshop. These information workshops are free of charge.

If you have any questions please email earlyeducation.safeguarding@surreycc.gcsx.gov.uk

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For DSL/DDSL briefing update

For all Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads (DDSL).

The briefing session is your opportunity to come and hear the latest updates and changes happening to safeguard children in the county.

This will also be an opportunity for you to ask any relevant safeguarding questions and to network with colleagues from other early years settings.

Book your place on DSL/DDSL Briefing Update. These sessions are free of charge.

REMA Hear Our Voices

English as an Additional Language Training

Do you work with children who have English as an Additional Language (EAL)? If so you are invited to attend the EAL training for Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) Nursery and Preschool settings.

The focus this term will be on: Hear Our Voices

  • Welcoming new bilingual children and families
  • The importance of using first language
  • Building positive relationships with parents
  • Developing strategies, activities and resources for promoting communication and language

Each setting is invited to send up to two members of staff.

Book your place on REMA Service Early Years English as an Additional Language training

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Autumn term Early Years and SENCO Networks

Early Years Network

Managers, Owners, Early Years Teachers- come along and meet your local Early Education and Childcare Advisors and network with other local early years settings. Topics will include: Updates from the team, OFSTED themes, Supporting Children's Transitions, Promoting Positive Behaviour

SENCO Network

SENCO's please come along and meet your local SEND Team. You will also have the opportunity to network with other SENCO's in your area, and hear from a range of SEND professionals

Book your place on the autumn term networks.

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SENCO - new to role training

Are you a new Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) or a SENCO that needs to update your knowledge? Then book on to our three day SENCO workshop this summer term, it's suitable for all SENCOs working in early years settings.

  • Day one - early identification and intervention, focuses on observations, assessment tools, working with parents and interventions, including how to write an Individual Support Plan (ISP).
  • Day two - SEND processes, focuses on specific processes within Surrey to implement a graduated response. This includes, reviewing ISPs, inclusion fund and discretionary funding processes and applying for an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) assessment.
  • Day three - Person Centred Approaches. Half day.

There are four workshops in Spring 2019, one in each of the four Surrey quadrants. You can choose to attend in any of the areas but you must commit to attending all three days of your chosen workshop. The workshop costs £75 per person.

Book your place on SENCO New to Role.

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Play work: The Role Of the SENCO in Play work Settings Workshop

Are you a new Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) or a SENCO working in a playwork provision or a SENCO that needs to update their knowledge? Then book on to our half day SENCO workshop this Autumn term 2018. This training is suitable for SENCOs working in playwork provisions only.

The training will cover:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a SENCO in playwork
  • Early Help Intervention
  • Working with Parents
  • Behaviour and Sensory Needs
  • Support Plans
  • Health Care Plan

Book your place on the Play work SENCO Workshop

Files available to download

  • Learning Agreement (179.5 KB)
    This Learning Agreement applies to practitioners going on training

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