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Early Years Training and Professional Development

IMPORTANT

Please note that due to the current situation, some training courses for School and Early Years colleagues are now cancelled/postponed.  Please check the specific event information below.

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Booking - Before booking on courses, please read the Early Years Training terms and conditions 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 

Other Early Years Training - Please click here for more information about other Early Years training opportunities including: Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership training, Safeguarding E-Learning, Prevent training and ASSIST workshops.

Early Years Training Calendar

Click on the course titles to access more information.

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September 2020
October 2020
  • Date 06 October 2020
    Time 13:00 - 15:00
    Summary An overview of the documents and their completion as used in the graduated response to SEND in Wokingham.
  • Date 07 October 2020 - 12 October 2020
    Time 13:00 - 14:30
    Summary Termly opportunity to gain information and share good practice in support of children with SEND in the PVI sector; it is expected that SENCos will make every effort to attend one of the two identical, termly sessions. 7th October 2020 1 - 2.30pm & 12th October 2020 7 - 8.30pm
  • 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 18:30 - 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. This will be delivered using Microsoft Teams over 2 sessions, the first on 14 October and the second on 20 October, 18.30-20.00 on both dates.
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. This will be delivered using Microsoft Teams.
  • Date 18 November 2020
    Time 18:30 - 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. This will be delivered using Microsoft Teams over 2 sessions, the first on 18 November and the second on 25 November, 18.30-20.00 on both dates.