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Code: EY/19/1115 Courageous Conversations

So often managers indicate that they find it challenging to hold important conversations with difficult people. It’s better to think about the conversation being difficult rather than the person as this means that we can do something about it.

 
The aim of this half day workshop is to provide practical tools and techniques to support participants around courageous conversations – those conversations with staff or parents that people tend to shy away from having, that cause them a lot of stress or that they may handle inappropriately. Much of this is about confidence building. 



 

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1 18 October 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall Map

Code: EY/19/1114 Effective use of social media and digital marketing

Attracting enough customers to your Early Years business is not a one off exercise so providers need to have a well thought through marketing plan that will ensure key messages are communicated cost effectively with parents. Increasingly this means using a blended approach to marketing, by including in that plan a range of digital marketing methods, like social media, alongside more traditional methods.

 

The aim of this half day workshop is to enable providers to construct a marketing plan to meet their current and future marketing needs. You will come away from this workshop with a marketing plan that incorporates the use of social media, and with an understanding of the steps involved in setting up and using a Facebook Business Page effectively.

 

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1 18 October 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall Map

Code: EY/19/1256 Inspiring Minds

INSPIRING MINDS is a 100% subsidised event, especially for Childminders and Home Childcarers in Brighton & Hove. 
 
This local event will invigorate minds and practice, provide networking opportunities and be an opportunity to celebrate all our wonderful Childminders in the city.     
        
We are pleased to have Dr Jo Lyons (Assistant Director Families Children and Learning) coming along to open our day and our speakers have been chosen specifically for their expertise; and exciting, inspirational & motivational ways.  

Come along and BE INSPIRED by: 

  • Dave Benson Phillips (Legendary TV Presenter, Inspirational Speaker and promoter of Makaton, Music and Movement) – who is not only hugely entertaining, but will invigorate our minds for engaging and supporting children with emotional and communication difficulties. Dave will share his passion and specialism for working with children with SEND and motivate us to support communication development in the early years, through music, sign and movement.
  •  Jacqui Burke (Early Years Specialist, Learning & Development Consultant and Author of ‘Building Your Early Years Business’) – who will enlighten us on how we can build and energise our childminding businesses through digital marketing & social media. 
     
  • Neil Griffiths (Educational Consultant, Children’s Author, Inspirational Speaker and Director of a National Literacy Support Project for the Basic Skills Agency) is known internationally for his unique delivery, exceptional energy and his rare storytelling gift. He will refresh and revitalise our skills for reading aloud and change storytime forever!
  • Pebbles Childcare (Childminding Business of The Year, Nursery World Awards 2018) Bridgit Brown & Chloe Webster are Childminding Champions who will inspire us with new ideas to work together, build relations and grow a business to be proud of and that is sustainable.
  • Vasilis Gkogkidis (Doctoral researcher and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator) Through ‘building’ and storytelling, this fun process will enable us to open up communicate and challenge what we do. We will be encouraged to eliminate hierarchies to generate new ideas. This is amazing continued professional development (CPD) for all Early Years Professionals.


Other important aspects of the day:
 
Refreshments and snacks will be provided throughout the day. 

Parking is plentiful and free of charge. 

A ‘market place’ with local and national organisations will be there where you may be able to pick up a bargain or 2 !   

Every Childminder will receive a free goody bag and automatically be entered into our free prize draw raffle

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 October 2019 09:30 - 14:30 Hove Park Upper School Map

Code: EY/19/1351 Autumn Early Years Network meeting - Portslade (EVENT FULL)

Come and meet colleagues, hear updates and share your news at the autumn term early years network meetings

 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 November 2019 14:00 - 15:30 Portslade Town Hall Map

Code: EY/19/1093 Speech, language and communication development

This is a course for practitioners working with children aged 0-5 years in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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1 05 November 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 3 Map

Code: EY/19/1219 After School Club Network Meeting

Come along and meet other providers and have the opportunity to share ideas, answer any questions and share experiences as well as finding out about any new updates.

 

 

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1 06 November 2019 09:30 - 11:30 Hove Town Hall Map

Code: EY/19/1111 Marvellous Maths

High quality experiences of mathematics are the entitlement of every child. This stimulating and interactive Enable Children course will support participants to effectively implement practical, affordable approaches that promote children’s mathematical development.

Participants will explore key concepts and developmental expectations in numeracy and problem solving as set out in Development Matters. These will be considered in conjunction with the EYFS Characteristics of Effective Learning and links with other areas of learning and development.

 

Course content:

Participants will gain confidence in extending children’s mathematical learning through sharing their own insights and experiences whilst exploring and reflecting upon a wide range of case studies, research evidence, resources and pedagogical approaches. Throughout the course, stimulating interactive experiences and informative input will be richly illustrated with photographs and video footage. There will be an emphasis on reflection and identifying ways forward

Course content will include the following:

supporting children’s mathematical language through stories, songs and rhymes
exploring frequently used words and verbal expressions that can support or confuse children’s acquisition of mathematical language and concepts
“maths stations” – an interactive carousel of hands-on maths experiences linked to stories and everyday experiences. Small groups will explore, evaluate and extend the learning potential.
supporting children’s mathematical graphics through facilitating and valuing mathematical mark-making indoors and outdoors
considering the place of sustained shared thinking in children’s developing view of themselves as learners
seasonal/topical maths resources and ideas, as appropriate e.g. “Snowy maths”, “worm maths”, “Maths with Rudolph”  etc
Throughout the course, participants will have opportunities to reflect on their current practice in the light of the course content and identify ways forward.
 

 

 

 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 November 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Committee Room 2 and 3 Brighton Town Hall Map

Code: EY/19/1347 Autumn Early Years Network meeting - Brighton

Come and meet colleagues, hear updates and share your news at the autumn term early years network meetings

 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 November 2019 12:30 - 14:00 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 3 Map

Code: EY/19/1349 Autumn Early Years Network meeting - Brighton

Come and meet colleagues, hear updates and share your news at the autumn term early years network meetings

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 November 2019 12:30 - 14:00 Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 3 Map

Code: EY/19/1350 Autumn Early Years Network meeting - Hove (EVENT FULL)

Come and meet colleagues, hear updates and share your news at the autumn term early years network meetings

 

 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 November 2019 12:30 - 14:00 Hove Town Hall Map