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Code: EY/19/1389 Further Development of Support for SEN at the Foundation Stage: Sensory and/or Physical Needs

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 group discussions & tasks
Case studies

There are five separate sessions and you can attend as many or as few as you feel appropriate.

This session will cover:

Exploring strategies and resources to help children with sensory and physical needs access the curriculum. Supporting the social and emotional development of children with additional sensory / physical needs.

Understanding hearing impairment - Measuring hearing and reading an audiogram. Cochlear implants.  What makes a deaf friendly preschool setting?

Understanding visual impairment - Vision tests. Understanding physical difficulties including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and dyspraxia.

Differentiating resources and activities and adapting the environment.

Opportunities to experience the child’s world through simulated activities,

Accessing and working with specialist services to support these areas of need


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 February 2020 09:30 - 15:00 BHISS Group Room, Brighton & Hove Music & Arts Building Map

Code: EY/19/1391 Safeguarding for lead practitioners

This course will cover the context of legislation, EYFS Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements, and the Local Safeguarding Children Board procedures:

  • key elements of a child protection policy
  • highlight changes with regard to the Front Door for Families
  • writing policy and procedures to help staff deal with the scenarios that they might face
  • consulting with stakeholders
  • communicating with parents and children
  • ensuring that workers are familiar with, and parents are aware of, the policy
    training needs in relation to the policy

The course will enable the manager and/or safeguarding lead practitioner to develop a child protection policy and to communicate appropriately with staff and parents about the issues.

Updated safeguarding requirement September 2016 - "During term time, or when the setting is in operation, the designated safeguarding lead or an appropriately trained deputy should be available during opening hours for staff to discuss safeguarding concerns."

 It is expected that delegates will refresh their training every two years.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 3 Map