Workshops and webinars

We offer dozens of workshops and webinars on a range of essential subjects. We can even tailor the course content to help you address specific areas of learning and development for your early years practitioners.

Click on the title of the workshop to discover more about the course content, availablity and prices.

Common Inspection Framework

Course type:

Workshop 

Title:

Common Inspection Framework

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

From judgements to British values, the essential guide to the Common Inspection Framework.  

Target Audience:

Childminders

Aims:

To explore how the common inspection framework affects Early Years settings

Learning Outcome:

  • Define what is meant by a common inspection framework
  • Explore why the change has come about
  • Identify the changes
  • Explore what the inspectors will be looking for, including British values
  • Demonstrate ways to be “ready for inspection”

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

An understanding of the EYFS Statutory Framework

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Safeguarding and welfare requirements

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners in understanding the Safeguarding and Welfare requirements of the EYFS

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

To explain the safeguarding and welfare requirements

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify the EYFS safeguarding and welfare requirements
  • Define next steps
  • Demonstrate your ability to review and update documentation

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Business side of childminding

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Business side of childminding

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in providing training for practitioners to understand the importance of business planning

Target Audience:

Childminders

Aims:

  • explore effective financial record keeping

Learning Outcome:

  • Describe what business planning is.
  • Identify why business planning is important.
  • Create effective business plans for the setting.
  • Create effective financial records for HMRC

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Observation, assessment and planning

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Observation Assessment and Planning

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners to begin to observe, assess and plan for children following the Early Years Foundation Stage

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

To explore the EYFS requirements and why we need to observe, assess and record developmental steps for under 5s

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify why practitioners need to observe, assess and record evidence of development in line with EYFS
  • Identify how practitioners need to observe, assess and record evidence of development in line with EYFS
  • Explore ideas for planning for under 5’s using the EYFS

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Learning rich environments to inspire and motivate 2-year-olds

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Learning rich environments to inspire and motivate 2-year-olds

Guide price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners in supporting children’s development of personal, social and emotional skills.

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

  • To understand why it is important to provide a learning rich environment to inspire children to develop their personal, social and emotional  skills
  • Consider a range of theories and strategies to support the provision of high quality environments
  • To provide the opportunity for practitioners to reflect, develop current provision and share ideas

Learning Outcome:

  • Describe personal, social and emotional development (PSED) and its importance for a child’s well-being, learning, achievement and economic circumstances.
  • Identify the development of a child’s personal, social and emotional skills at the age of two.
  • Identify a range of strategies to support the provision of learning rich environments to inspire and motivate the development of children’s personal, social and emotional skills.

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Progress check

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Progress Check

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners in understanding the requirements of the EYFS progress check

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

To explore the format of the progress check, what might be included and the value of information sharing

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify the purpose of the progress check
  • Identify the supporting documents
  • Define the differing types of assessment
  • Identify what needs to be included
  • Analyse progress check templates

Duration

One hour

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Listening to the views of young children

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Listening to the views of young children

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners in understanding the scope of listening to the views of young children

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

  • To understand how listening to the views of young children is embedded in current legislation, and in particular the EYFS.
  • To provide practitioners with strategies to implement listening to young children as routine
  • To consider the importance of listening to the views of young children in relation to their learning and development

Learning Outcome:

  • Outline the legislation surrounding the importance of listening to young children
  • Recognise ways we can listen to young children
  • Describe how listening to children and responding to their choices affects their development

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Improving quality

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Improving Quality

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use to support practitioners in identifying the concept of quality and why it matters.

Target Audience:

Childminders

Aims:

  • To define the concept of quality and why it matters
  • To enable participants to examine the quality of their own practice
  • To identify how to start the process of quality improvement

Learning Outcome:

  • Explain what is meant by quality
  • Explain why quality is important
  • Identify how to assess the quality of their own practice
  • Identify sources of support and guidance

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Writing policies

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Writing policies

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners in writing policies that are meaningful for their settings

Target Audience:

Childminders

Aims:

  • To explore what policies mean to a setting
  • To be able to create meaningful policies for a specific setting

Learning Outcome:

  • Define what a policy is and why they need to be personalised to truly reflect individuals working practice
  • Identify how to link policies to the EYFS requirements
  • Demonstrate ability to add procedural information to policies

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Equal opportunities

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Equal Opportunities

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners in understanding the scope of equal opportunities

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

To explore the scope of Equal Opportunities and use this to reflect on practice and policy in the setting

Learning Outcome:

  • Explore current legislation in relation to Equal Opportunities
  • Identify good practice in relation to Equal opportunities
  • Explore approaches to challenging discriminatory behaviour in children and adults
  • Recognise individual needs for developing a policy and identify any further support or training needs                                

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

The seven areas of learning and development

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

The Seven areas of Learning and Development

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners in understanding the seven areas of learning and development of the EYFS

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

To explore the prime and specific areas of learning and recognise the effective characteristics

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify the characteristics of learning
  • Define the value of the three prime areas
  • Identify the changes from the six areas of learning and development to seven revised areas
  • Demonstrate how the three prime and four specific areas can shape educational programmes

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Risk assessment

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

The Seven areas of Learning and Development

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners in understanding the seven areas of learning and development of the EYFS

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

To explore the prime and specific areas of learning and recognise the effective characteristics

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify the characteristics of learning
  • Define the value of the three prime areas
  • Identify the changes from the six areas of learning and development to seven revised areas
  • Demonstrate how the three prime and four specific areas can shape educational programmes

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Constructive feedback

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

The Seven areas of Learning and Development

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners in understanding the seven areas of learning and development of the EYFS

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

To explore the prime and specific areas of learning and recognise the effective characteristics

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify the characteristics of learning
  • Define the value of the three prime areas
  • Identify the changes from the six areas of learning and development to seven revised areas
  • Demonstrate how the three prime and four specific areas can shape educational programmes

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Assertiveness

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Assertiveness

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners in understanding the value of assertiveness

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

  • To introduce the concept of assertiveness and encourage childcare practitioners to value themselves,and so build their self-esteem and self-confidence.

Learning Outcome:

  • Formulate an understanding of what is meant by assertive behaviour.
  • Assess the importance of developing positive self-image in building self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • Examine some aspects of building their own self-confidence.

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Expectations of behaviour

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Expectations of Behaviour

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in aiding practitioners in setting realistic expectations for behaviour and writing a policy to support this in their settings

Target Audience:

Childminders and Nannies

Aims:

To review your personal framework of expectations regarding children’s behaviour

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify reasons why children may sometimes behave in  unacceptable ways
  • Identify and evaluate positive ways of encouraging acceptable behaviour working in partnership with parents

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or  webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Parents as partners

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Parents as Partners

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use to support practitioners in valuing the importance of parents as partners.

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

  • To explore the possible challenges of working in partnership with parents
  • To explore strategies that support effective partnerships

Learning Outcome:

  • To identify possible challenges and how to overcome them
  • Demonstrate effective techniques to partnership working
  • To clarify the requirements of the  EYFS framework 

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Self-evaluation form

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Self Evaluation Form

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use to support practitioners in completing the Ofsted Self Evaluation Form

Target Audience:

Childminders

Aims:

  • To explore reflective practice
  • To identify how reflective practice feeds into a self evaluation form

 

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify how and why practitioners need to reflect
  • Explore ideas for each area of the Ofsted SEF

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Using digital images to support learning journals

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Using digital images to support learning Journals

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in providing training for practitioners to understand how to use digital images to support learning journals

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals who wish to improve their  use of digital images

Aims:

To have confidence in using digital images to support learning journals

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify why digital images have a part to play in learning journals
  • Recognise the ICO and data protection requirements when digital images are used
  • Describe how to alter images

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Sharing learning journals - supporting transitions

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Sharing Learning Journals-Supporting Transitions

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in providing training for practitioners to appreciate the importance of sharing children’s learning journals to support transitions between settings.

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

To explore how the information recorded in a child’s learning journal can support a child through transitions To consider barriers to information sharing
To consider documentation required to enable information to be shared

Learning Outcome:

  • To define what transition means
  • To be able to identify how the information recorded in the learning journal can support children’s transitions
  • To identify and over come perceived barriers to information sharing 
  • To be able to create appropriate documentation to enable information to be shared with other care providers

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or  webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Boys will be boys

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Sharing Learning Journals-Supporting Transitions

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in providing training for practitioners to appreciate the importance of sharing children’s learning journals to support transitions between settings.

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

  • To explore how the information recorded in a child’s learning journal can support a child through transitions

  • To consider barriers to information sharing

  • To consider documentation required to enable information to be shared

Learning Outcome:

  • To define what transition means
  • To be able to identify how the information recorded in the learning journal can support children’s transitions
  • To identify and over come perceived barriers to information sharing 
  • To be able to create appropriate documentation to enable information to be shared with other care providers

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Treasure baskets and heuristic play

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Treasure Baskets and Heuristic Play

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in providing training for practitioners to recognise the value of treasure baskets and heuristic play.

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

To explore the benefits of Treasure Baskets and Heuristic play.

Learning Outcome:

  • Identify the benefits of Treasure Baskets and Heuristic play in meeting children’s individual needs.
  • Demonstrate how to source materials for Treasure Baskets and Heuristic play

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Developing outdoor play

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Developing outdoor play

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use to support practitioners in developing outdoor play

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

  • To identify the benefits of outdoor play

 

Learning Outcome:

  • To recognise the importance of outdoor play
  • To identify how outdoor play can support all areas of learning and development
  • Demonstrate how to support and develop outdoor play

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase

Activities for over-8s

Course type:

Workshop

Title:

Activities for over 8s

Guide Price:

£29 f2f / £14.40 Webinar

Overview

The materials in this workshop are intended for use in providing training for practitioners in appropriate activities for over 8’s

Target Audience:

Early years and childcare professionals

Aims:

  • To identify interesting activities solely for over 8’s
  • To differentiate planned activities for a range of ages

Learning Outcome:

  • To identify the requirements of the over 8’s
  • To plan appropriate activities to meet the needs for the over 8’s
  • To demonstrate how to include over 8’s in activities with other age ranges
  • To be able to support an over 8 by creating a journal that they can record their thoughts and achievements

Duration:

Two hours

Accreditation:

No

Prerequisites:

None

Delivery options:

Face to face or webinar

Available to:

Local Authority, individual purchase