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.
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.
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:
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.
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.