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Here are some course outlines that we have developed to offer support and training in what we consider to be current issues for practitioners.

Child splashing a stick in a puddle in the woodsWe are happy to develop a more bespoke training to meet the needs of your setting that you may have already identified. We would be glad to discuss this with you further.

Please contact us if you require further information or have a request for bespoke training.

Consultation:

We can offer the opportunity for reflective discussion about the development of your setting.
We are also able to offer guidance and support with completing your S.E.F (Self Evaluation Forms)

Courses:


Attachment and the Key Person
Parents as Partners
Developing Creativity in the Early Years
What makes an effective Early Years Manager and Leader?
Issues around Attachment
The Reflective Practitioner
Rough and Tumble Play
Social and Emotional aspects of Development
Developing a Healthy Lifestyle
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Attachment and the Key Person

Understanding Attachment theory and the importance of creating a safe, secure and positive environment, which values each child uniquely is key to the success of the adult role. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidance identifies the key person as being able to help the child deal with separation and anxiety. This course looks at emotional attachment and enables practitioners to reflect on the effectiveness of their environment and practice in enabling individual children’s emotional and developmental needs to be met.


Parents as Partners

The Early Years Foundation Stage promotes the importance of working in partnership with parents. It identifies that where parents and practitioners are working together in Early Years settings the results have had a positive impact on children’s development and learning.
This course looks at effective practice in this area and explores ways of overcoming the challenges and dilemmas of developing this partnership to meet the needs of all parents.


Developing Creativity in the Early Years

The Early years Foundation Stage identifies the central importance of creativity in learning and development. Creativity is fundamental to a child’s individual learning journey. Children need opportunities to explore and experiment in order to make connections that will lay the foundations for their future learning.

This course we will examine the importance of giving children rich opportunities in all six areas of learning. It recognises the importance of understanding and recognising child-initiated learning and offers suggestions on how to support this.


What makes an effective Early Years Manager and Leader?

There is clear evidence of the relationship between how staff working within the setting community is managed and how they perform. It is important therefore to use this relationship between management and staff to provide the best quality of care and education for young children. This course explores the core issues for Managers in the Early Years environment and aims to equip them to lead motivate and support the members of the team effectively.


Issues around Attachment

Challenging pupil behaviour and the implications this has for practitioners is a serious issue. This course looks at the issues around attachment that impact on children’s behaviour. It examines some of the potential meanings behind these behaviours and offers suggestions and strategies for supporting children through difficult times.


The Reflective Practitioner

Reflective practice is a vital aspect of working with young children which provides practitioners with the evidence to form judgements about their role and input into the learning cycle. This course examines examples of research on how reflective practice has informed work with children and relates examples and discussion the EYFS Principles into Practice.

Rough and Tumble Play

It is recognised that by building positive relationships between the adult and child through physical play has links between brain development and learning.
This course is designed to give participants a wider understanding of the purpose and value of play, which involves children feeling happy and secure and allows them to take risks and make mistakes in a stimulating, exciting environment.


Social and Emotional aspects of Development

Developing positive personal, social and emotional dispositions is essential for young children in all aspects of their lives and has an impact on all future learning.

The Early Outcome Duty, places a duty on local authorities to ‘improve the well being of all young children in their area to reduce the inequalities between them.’ This course explores how children’s personal, social and emotional development can be nurtured through appropriate adult interaction and support. It investigates the key factors that contribute to the development of a child’s self-esteem.


Developing a Healthy Lifestyle

Good habits learned when young tend to stay throughout life. Living a healthy lifestyle is important for us all. Working in partnership with children and families is the key to laying the foundations for a better understanding of this.

This course promotes a holistic approach to healthy living, encompassing every aspect of life that will impact on our wellbeing. It will challenge the vision and values of your setting in promoting and delivering a healthy living ethos.

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