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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. Please note payment for courses will need to be made in advance of attending training via the online payment service. 

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 2018-19

Early Years Training Calendar

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April 2018
  • Date 25 April 2018
    Time 09:15 - 15:45
    Summary Training for new EY SENCOs in the private voluntary and independent sector in group settings for the under-fives.
  • Date 25 April 2018
    Time 09:30 - 12:30
    Summary This is a Foundations for Learning Teaching School CPD training event. This course will provide: *An opportunity to focus on how to challenge high achievers in the foundation stage *A visit to The Lawns Nursery School *An opportunity to gain new ideas through breadth and depth of early years curriculum
  • Date 25 April 2018
    Time 17:30 - 20:30
    Summary Identify the signs and indications of child abuse in order to respond appropriately in accordance with local child protection policy and procedures.
  • Date 26 April 2018
    Time 19:00 - 20:00
    Summary This forum is an opportunity for leaders of early years provisions to be kept up to date with current information relating to the sector, both at a national and local level.
  • Date 30 April 2018
    Time 18:45 - 21:30
    Summary Learn how to write effective EYIPs focusing on how to write the tailored and required 'Outcomes'
May 2018
  • Date 02 May 2018
    Time 18:45 - 21:30
    Summary An opportunity to look at and learn about the impact of visual resources; why they are needed and how they are made for and used with young children.
  • Date 03 May 2018
    Time 09:30 - 12:30
    Summary This is a Foundations for Learning Teaching School CPD training event. This course will provide: * Reasons why it's vital that we plan for transition from FS2 to Year 1 * Practical ways of preparing our children for Year 1 * Ways to develop the Year 1 environment to sustain children's independence and promote learning * Ways to use observations to aid planning for the children's next steps in Year 1
  • Date 17 May 2018
    Time 17:30 - 20:30
    Summary Identify the signs and indications of child abuse in order to respond appropriately in accordance with local child protection policy and procedures.
  • Date 23 May 2018
    Time 18:45 - 21:30
    Summary This course will suit those wanting to gain clarity on conducting appraisals and supervision. You will gain an understanding of the key features of both meetings and will recognise documentation and processes to follow. The course would also benefit those in a committee role.
June 2018
  • Date 07 June 2018
    Time 17:30 - 20:30
    Summary Identify the signs and indications of child abuse in order to respond appropriately in accordance with local child protection policy and procedures.
  • Date 14 June 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary The meetings are an opportunity to share information, best practice and network with other professionals working with children.
  • Date 20 June 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary This meeting is specifically aimed at the Lead Safeguarding Practitioner (LSP) within each childcare setting and is free to attend, although booking is required.
  • Date 26 June 2018
    Time 18:30 - 21:00
    Summary This session will enable you to understand the inspection process. It will also help you identify elements of practice which could be enhanced to meet ‘The Common Inspection Framework’ criteria.
July 2018
  • Date 02 July 2018
    Time 17:30 - 20:30
    Summary Identify the signs and indications of child abuse in order to respond appropriately in accordance with local child protection policy and procedures.
  • Date 05 July 2018
    Time 18:30 - 21:00
    Summary This session will enable you to understand the inspection process. It will also help you identify elements of practice which could be enhanced to meet ‘The Common Inspection Framework’ criteria.
September 2018
  • Date 20 September 2018
    Time 17:30 - 20:30
    Summary Identify the signs and indications of child abuse in order to respond appropriately in accordance with local child protection policy and procedures.
  • Date 26 September 2018
    Time 09:30 - 15:00
    Summary Whole day training session on the role of the Lead Safeguarding Practitioner (LSP)
October 2018
  • Date 10 October 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary The meetings are an opportunity to share information, best practice and network with other professionals working with children.
  • Date 16 October 2018
    Time 17:30 - 20:30
    Summary Identify the signs and indications of child abuse in order to respond appropriately in accordance with local child protection policy and procedures.
November 2018
  • Date 07 November 2018
    Time 18:00 - 21:00
    Summary Spontaneous planning ensures that you are meeting the children's learning and development in that 'moment in time'. It is in that moment of curiosity, puzzlement, effort or interest - the 'teachable moment' - that the skillful adult makes a difference.
  • Date 13 November 2018
    Time 19:00 - 21:00
    Summary This meeting is specifically aimed at the Lead Safeguarding Practitioner (LSP) within each childcare setting and is free to attend, although booking is required.
  • Date 22 November 2018
    Time 17:30 - 20:30
    Summary Identify the signs and indications of child abuse in order to respond appropriately in accordance with local child protection policy and procedures.
December 2018
  • Date 04 December 2018
    Time 09:30 - 15:00
    Summary Whole day training session on the role of the Lead Safeguarding Practitioner (LSP)
  • Date 10 December 2018
    Time 17:30 - 20:30
    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