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Early Years education and childcare training

How to apply

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You can book on any course using the application form link in each directory entry.

Contacts

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For more information contact the Early Years training administrators on tel: 0115 977 3065 or e-mail: ey&cc.training@nottscc.gov.uk.

Information for professionals

Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential.

If you are a childcare practitioner in the target group, you'll find the latest information on early years and childcare courses below.

Aims

Our aim is to continue to support you to make a difference for children, young people and their families, improve outcomes for children and to develop diverse, high quality childcare provisions across our county with relevant and appropriate training.

Training and development opportunities (TADO)    

Due to an increase in the running and administration costs relating to training events, non-attendance and late cancellation fees will be raised to £50, commencing from 1 October 2014.

We ask that applicants hold dates in their diary at the point of application.  To book on an event click on the Eventbrite link within the event description. Confirmation of your booking will be sent immediately to your email address.

Cancellations are undertaken through your Eventbrite account. To avoid a £50 late cancellation fee, cancellations must be made over 5 working days prior to the start of the event.

Please read the application process guidelines before submitting your application.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an ongoing and planned learning and development process.

It focuses on what you learn and how you develop but may include a formal process of recording it (through supervision, submission of assignments, etc.).

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Peer to Peer Support Buddying

An alternative way to undertake training or CPD

The Peer to Peer Support Buddying Programme shares best practice, skills and knowledge from our experienced quality assured workforce across the county, and aims to provide a shadowing, mentoring and networking opportunity which allows you to:

  • Observe best practice

  • Further understand the roles of colleagues

  • Work in partnership

  • Access information and new learning

  • Develop a language rich environment

  • Support the work we do with our parents as partners.

Reading resources

A wide range of reading resources and research is available which will assist you in your role within the early years and childcare sector.

There are also Owner/Manager Briefings and Early Years Foundation Stage Networks to ensure that you are kept well informed with current changes to legislation and key matters.

For your own ongoing CPD, it is advisable to attend regular training to keep up-to-date with developments and practice.

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