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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

Click on the course titles to access more information.

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September 2018
  • Date 26 September 2018
    Time 09:30 - 15:00
    Summary Whole day training session on the role of the Lead Safeguarding Practitioner (LSP)
  • Date 26 September 2018
    Time 19:00 - 20:45
    Summary Suitable for childminders, PVI group practitioners and school teaching/nursery staff either new to autism, with limited knowledge of the condition, or those needing a refresher in the Early Years sector. The sessions will include a range of approaches that can be used to meet the needs of those on the autistic spectrum.
October 2018
  • Date 02 October 2018
    Time 18:30 - 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 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.
  • Date 29 October 2018
    Time 09:30 - 11:30
    Summary The training session will be carry out at Wellington College alongside the Forest School leader from Our Lady's Prep school. Please make sure you wear appropriate clothing for the time of year and suitable for spending time in the woods. You will be expected to participate in a variety of outdoor activities. It is recommended that you bring insect repellent. Please do not let concerns about access to training discourage you from applying for training courses. Please inform us of your...
  • Date 30 October 2018
    Time 13:00 - 15:00
    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.
November 2018
  • Date 01 November 2018
    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 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:    https://reading.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=436

User name: usclscb

Password: bwlscb

  

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