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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 

  

BWSCP Training Programme 

Information about the Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership training can be found via this PDF: BWSCP Training Programme 2019-20


ASSIST are offering autism specific workshops to parents, carers, practitioners and those with an interest in autism, please click here for details of upcoming training and information on how to apply for these workshops.  

Early Years Training Calendar

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February 2020
  • Date 25 February 2020
    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.
  • Date 25 February 2020
    Time 18:00 - 21:00
    Summary Children's earliest experiences define their outcomes in childhood and into adult life. Those who fall behind before school often struggle to catch up.Therefore, if we are going to improve life chances for the most disadvantaged children we must focus on ensuring the best possible early years experiences.This session will be give delegates the opportunity to learn from a range of local professionals. It will help you to gain a better understanding of some of the challenges and barriers faced by...
  • Date 28 February 2020
    Time 09:00 - 12:30
    Summary To provide an awareness of current practice and legislation around Gypsy, Roma and Travelling communities and provide an introduction to Gypsy Traveller history and culture. This training will help you to: Understand Gypsy Traveller culture. Engage with NGO's, support and community groups. Be more aware of the laws surrounding Gypsies and Travellers, including equalities and human rights, as well as police and local authority powers. Identify and understand the different Travelling groups....
March 2020
  • Date 03 March 2020
    Time 09:15 - 15:30
    Summary Training for new EY SENCOs in the private voluntary and independent sector in group settings for the under-fives. This course runs across two consecutive days (1.5) in total. Participants will need to bring a copy of the Early Years Guide to SEN Code of Practice 2014; downloadable from the DfE website. Please note lunch will not be provided. Please contact Karen Halley at Karen.Halley@Wokingham.gov.uk if you require further details.
  • Date 25 March 2020
    Time 09:30 - 15:00
    Summary Whole day training session on the role of the Lead Safeguarding Practitioner (LSP)
  • Date 25 March 2020
    Time 19:00 - 20:45
    Summary Suitable for all PVI, Foundation Stage Early Years practitioners including Childminders 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. 25th March 2020 - Part 1 - 1st April 2020 - Part 2
April 2020
  • Date 02 April 2020
    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 08 April 2020
    Time 18:30 - 21:00
    Summary Practitioners will gain a sound understanding of Letters and Sounds for phase 1 and 2 with particular attention to Phase 1 Aspect 7
  • Date 22 April 2020
    Time 18:00 - 19:30
    Summary Overview and update about Berkshire West LSCB working arrangements. Presentation about 'safe sleeping' for young children. Latest inspection outcome themes, for safeguarding and wider practice. Presentation from WBC Children's Social Care Duty Triage and Assessment Team Manager. Consultation and feedback from your Schools Forum representatives. Networking with other professionals.
May 2020
  • Date 06 May 2020
    Time 09:30 - 12:30
    Summary Supports practitioners 'new' to the EYFS. Could also be used as a refresher. Explains the different elements of the EYFS by highlighting the core skills and knowledge that practitioners need when supporting children's learning and development; such as observation, planning and assessment.
  • Date 19 May 2020
    Time 09:15 - 12:45
    Summary Identify the signs and indications of child abuse in order to respond appropriately in accordance with local child protection policy and procedures.
  • Date 20 May 2020
    Time 18:30 - 21:30
    Summary How sustained shared thinking is an important skill used for effective learning.
June 2020
July 2020
  • Date 06 July 2020
    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 09 July 2020
    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.
September 2020
  • Date 14 September 2020
    Time 18:30 - 21:00
    Summary Identify and state the difference between appraisals and supervision.
  • Date 17 September 2020
    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 23 September 2020
    Time 09:30 - 15:00
    Summary Whole day training session on the role of the Lead Safeguarding Practitioner (LSP)
  • Date 29 September 2020
    Time 18:30 - 20:15
    Summary Latest updates from Ofsted, Government and WBC. Sharing of practice. Latest research. Consultation and feedback from your Schools Forum representatives. Networking with other professionals.
October 2020
  • Date 13 October 2020
    Time 18:30 - 21:00
    Summary Being able to describe the difference between leadership and management.
  • Date 14 October 2020
    Time 09:15 - 12:45
    Summary Identify the signs and indications of child abuse in order to respond appropriately in accordance with local child protection policy and procedures.
  • Date 19 October 2020
    Time 18:00 - 21:00
    Summary Supports practitioners 'new' to the EYFS. Could also be used as a refresher. Explains the different elements of the EYFS by highlighting the core skills and knowledge that practitioners need when supporting children's learning and development; such as observation, planning and assessment.
November 2020
  • Date 04 November 2020
    Time 18:30 - 21:30
    Summary Ofsted expectations in documenting and monitoring children's progress.
  • Date 10 November 2020
    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 18 November 2020
    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.
December 2020
  • Date 07 December 2020
    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 BWSCP’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://wokingham.learningpool.com/course/view.php?id=1048  


  

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