Supporting Special Educational Needs in Foundation Stage Settings (EVENT FULL)
These sessions aim to:
enable early years providers to identify and address special educational needs in their settings
provide a range of strategies and approaches to further develop good inclusive practice in settings
clarify roles and responsibilities set out in the SEN Code of Practice
Session 1: Setting the Scene Session 2: Providing and Managing SEN Support Session 3: The Wider Picture: Working with Others
Who should attend?
SENCOs and managers in early years foundation stage settings. Other early education practitioners interested in developing their SEN knowledge and practice with a view to considering a SENCO role in the future. Early years foundation stage school staff.
Safeguarding for Lead Practitioners via Zoom (EVENT FULL)
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.
Supporting children with Sensory and / or Physical Needs in the Early Years
Understanding some conditions affecting children’s physical development, including cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Exploring strategies and resources to help children with physical needs access the curriculum.
No Such Thing As Bad Weather ....
This one day training event will be packed with theory and practical ideas to inspire and motivate your team to take the learning outdoors and will provide practitioners with a toolbox of resources to use in their settings.
Participants will be invited to get muddy and messy as they try a range of fun creative activities and by the end of the day they will have a takeaway plan and toolkit for their own setting.
As an outdoor nursery, operating from a small woodland on the outskirts of Portslade, we love to play outdoors, rain or shine. We always get asked is, ‘What do you do when it rains?’ which has inspired this training.
Since the pandemic more and more early years settings have beeen moving their provision outside and seeing the rich potential of outdoor play for learning.
At this traiing we will share exactly what we ‘do when it rains’ and share tips and advice to make the most of every outdoor space and every weather.
What About Assessment in the Revised EYFS?
This informative training session addresses the questions many practitioners are discussing as they consider the challenges around assessment in the revised EYFS (launched September 2021).
This course will support you in understanding what needs to be continued, what needs to be adapted, and what can be stopped.
The course shares insights into how an effective key person moves forward in the EYFS.
Practitioners will be equipped to ensure that manageable and appropriate assessment practices are tailored to match the needs of individual children.
Settings need to retain the core EYFS focus on high quality interactions with children, whilst reducing burdensome assessment and tracking systems and tuning in to each child’s learning and well-being needs.
The aims of this course are:
To enhance your understanding of approaches to assessment as set out in the revised EYFS
To equip you to refresh existing systems and implement a revised approach with confidence.