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Early Years Training and Professional Development

Before booking on courses, please read the terms and conditions below to ensure you have familiarised yourself with the booking and cancellation procedures and the associated charges. 

To book a course place, browse the courses, note down the course code, and book online via the link in the course description.

Remember to cancel your place if you are subsequently unable to attend. All cancellations must be made in writing to childcaretraining@wokingham.gov.uk 

 

Information about the Wokingham Safeguarding Children Board Training can be found via this PDF: LSCB Training Programme 2017 - 2018 V3

Early Years Training Calendar

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September 2017
  • Date 27 September 2017
    Time 18:45 - 21:30
    Summary An evening session to learn about the Special Educational Needs & Disability Code of Practice and how it works in practice in the Wokingham Borough Early Years Sector. All SENCOs and Managers need to have undertaken this training in order to support their staff in understanding the expectations and processes of the Code.
  • Date 28 September 2017
    Time 18:30 - 20:30
    Summary An opportunity to network with other committee members and share ideas, best practice and challenges.
October 2017
  • Date 02 October 2017
    Time 18:30 - 20:30
    Summary • Introduction to the new headcount process which will come into effect in September 2017. • Introduction to the 30 hours code validation process.
  • Date 03 October 2017
    Time 09:30 - 16:30
    Summary This course is part of the West of Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Boards Training Programme (April 2017 – March 2018)
  • Date 04 October 2017
    Time 09:30 - 12:30
    Summary Suitable for those practitioners either new to autism, with limited knowledge of the condition, or those needing a refresher in the Early Years sector. The session includes a range of approaches that can be used to meet the needs of those on the autistic spectrum.
  • Date 04 October 2017
    Time 18:45 - 21:30
    Summary Suitable for those practitioners either new to autism, with limited knowledge of the condition, or those needing a refresher in the Early Years sector. The session includes a range of approaches that can be used to meet the needs of those on the autistic spectrum.
  • Date 10 October 2017
    Time 09:30 - 11:30
    Summary This course is part of the West of Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Boards Training Programme (April 2017 – March 2018)
  • Date 10 October 2017
    Time 17:00 - 20:00
    Summary Identify the signs and indications of child abuse in order to respond appropriately in accordance with local child protection policy and procedures.
  • Date 10 October 2017
    Time 18:45 - 21:30
    Summary Learn how to write effective EYIPs focussing on how to write the tailored and required 'Outcomes'
  • Date 14 October 2017
    Time 09:30 - 13:30
    Summary This course will fulfil the requirements of the EYFS 3.5: “Childminders must take the role of the Lead Safeguarding Practitioner (LSP), and attend child protection training course” Foot Note 12 (Taking account of advice from Wokingham Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) – Training must be updated every three years.
  • Date 16 October 2017
    Time 09:30 - 16:30
    Summary This course is part of the West of Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Boards Training Programme (April 2017 – March 2018)
  • Date 17 October 2017
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary A termly network to share information, distribute new materials, receive updates on national initiatives and participate in training activities relating to the support of children with additional needs.
  • Date 20 October 2017
    Time 09:00 - 15:00
    Summary Foundations for Learning Teaching School in partnership with Forest Learning Alliance is delighted to host another inspiring day for Early Years practitioners and teachers. Keynotes by well renowned speakers Kym Scott and Helen Bilton and a series of workshops led by outstanding Early Years teachers.
  • Date 24 October 2017
    Time 18:30 - 21:00
    Summary To gain an overview of the EYFS statutory requirements and recognise how these are implemented within an early years setting. To understand your role and responsibilities as a committee member.
November 2017
December 2017
  • Date 05 December 2017
    Time 09:30 - 12:30
    Summary This course is part of the West of Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Boards Training Programme (April 2017 – March 2018)
  • Date 06 December 2017
    Time 17:00 - 20:00
    Summary Identify the signs and indications of child abuse in order to respond appropriately in accordance with local child protection policy and procedures.

E-Learning - Safeguarding

All members of the Early Years and Childcare workforce are able to gain free access to the LSCB’s e-learning package for Level 1 training. 

This package is easy to access and work through and is appropriate for those staff who are waiting to receive face to face training, or those who are due a refresher (i.e. have not received Level 1 training in the last 3 yrs) and those who would welcome an update.

  

Site address:    www.kwango.com

Click ‘create an account’

Organisation code:  wbklscbd

  

Prevent E-learning module

Please follow link below to the government's Prevent training module. It is advised that all staff members access this module.

http://course.ncalt.com/Channel_General_Awareness/01/index.html 

 

All providers are also able to access the 'My Learning' portal which has a number of more specific e-learning modules regarding many aspects of safeguarding children. Please follow the link below

http://wokingham.learningpool.com/ 

If you have not used it before you will need to register for an account by following the link on the page.  If you have any queries please email hrenquiries@wokingham.gov.uk