Early years education and childcare training

Please note: all courses are now being delivered online, through the use of Microsoft teams.

Our aim is to support you, to help you make a difference for children, young people and their families, improve outcomes for children, and develop high quality, inclusive and safe early education and childcare provision.

Featured training: Role of the SENDCo, Monday 1 February 2021 (9.30am - 12 noon)
Book now to secure your space!

Who can attend?

The training below is open to practitioners who work in all early years provision in Nottinghamshire. Practitioners working outside the Nottinghanshire are welcome to attend.

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

Please do not show up at an event if you have not booked a place and received a confirmation letter or ticket, unless you are replacing a colleague. If you attend an event without booking through Eventbrite, the Trainer will send you away.

Waiting lists are available for all Early Years courses on Eventbrite.

If the course is full, please add your details onto the waiting list. Once a space becomes available you will receive an email.

You will then have one day to apply for the course, if you do not apply within 24 hours you will lose your place.

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.

Our expert team of Early Years Specialist Teachers and Early Years Advisors are able to offer training to settings on a broad range of topics in support of raising the quality of provision and the attainment of children aged 0-5 years.

We offer in house packages of training on:

  • managing children’s behaviour
  • observation, assessment and planning process
  • phonics for Early Years settings
  • count together – practical Maths

Please contact us by email at earlychildhoodservices@nottscc.gov.uk  for more information and to book in-house training. The costs will be discussed with you at the time of booking.

Should you have any other training needs that our current training programme does not cover, please contact us by emailing earlychildhoodservices@nottscc.gov.uk and we would be happy to discuss this with you.

 

All courses have a charge. The charges vary and are outlined in the details of the individual event. Payment for all courses is by using a debit/credit card at the time of booking. Fees will be non-refundable in the event of non-attendance or late cancellation.

The following costs apply to all of our training courses:

  • Early years providers, including childminders: £15.00

Online training provided by an external facilitator may be charged at a higher cost.

The charge for each course is outlined in the details of the individual event to which it applies. Courses are payable by credit or debit card at the time of booking. Please follow the instructions on Eventbrite. Invoices will not be sent for these courses.


Training courses

Please click on the course title for more information, or to book.

Course title

Target audience

Date(s)

Babies: Getting it right, from the start

Practitioners leading baby rooms and those working with children aged 0-2

3 February 2021 and 10 February 2021 (you must attend both sessions to complete the course)

Better start workshop

New providers or new portal users in existing settings.

10 December 2020

Childminder briefing: supporting two year olds in a childminder setting

Childminders and their assistants

4 March 2021

Childminders: Preparing for your Ofsted Inspection

Childminders and their assistants

Dates to be confirmed

CGL Children Affected by Substance Misuse

Practitioners working in early years settings, and childminders

Dates to be confirmed

Creating An Autism Friendly Setting: a package of support

Experienced SENDCos or managers

Dates to be confirmed

Early identification and intervention

SENDCos / Qualified Practitioners (PVI)

19 March 2021

E-Learning – Cyber and Information Governance Training

All early years workforce

Ongoing

Extending the knowledge of the Early Years SENDCo

SENDCos in Early Years settings and childminders who have completed the Role of the SENDCo training course

23 March 2021

Introduction to Safeguarding

All early years workforce

Dates to be confirmed

Making the Most of your Learning Walk: 1 hour briefing

Leaders and managers working in Early Years settings (PVI)

19 January and 17 March 2021

Managing physically challenging behaviour in small children

SENDCo/Key person in Early settings

2 March 2021

Mathematics in the Early Years

Qualified Practitioners in early years settings and child minders

Dates to be confirmed

Meaningful Personal Education Plans (PEPs) for Children in Care

designated safeguarding leads, leaders and managers working in early years settings (PVI).

Dates to be confirmed

New to Early Years Foundation Stage

Practitioners new to working in Early Years Foundation stage

Dates to be confirmed

New to the Early Years Foundation Stage (Childminders)

Childminders new to working in Early Years Foundation stage

Dates to be confirmed

New to the Role of Designated Safeguarding lead (PVI)

Practitioners new to the role of designated Safeguarding lead (PVI)

9 March 2021 (you must also attend a short session on 2 March 2021)

Observation, Assessment and Planning  

PVIs

10 March 2021

Paediatric First Aid Training

All early years workforce

Dates to be confirmed

Phonics in Early Years - The Foundations of Phonics

Qualified Practitioners in Early Years settings and childminders

8 February or 16 March 2021

Portal Workshop: Self Update and EY Census

Providers who need help to complete the Better Start return

19 January 2021 or 20 January 2021

Preparing for your Ofsted Inspection in PVI Settings

Leaders and managers working in Early Years settings (PVI)

Dates to be confirmed

Provider network briefings

Owners, leaders and managers working in Early Years settings (PVI) and childminders

Dates to be confirmed

Provider network briefings (childminder)

Childminders

Dates to be confirmed

Provider Portal Workshop Drop-In

Early years providers new to using the early years provider portal for data returns

Dates to be confirmed

Role of Early Years SEND practitioner

Qualified Practitioners working directly with children with SEND

11 February 2021

Role of the SENDCo

Practitioners new to the role of SENDCo (PVI)

1 February 2021

Safeguarding Refresher

All Early Years Workforce

27 January 2021

Safer Settings - Designated safeguarding lead Network - 1 hour briefing

Designated safeguarding leads

24 February 2021, 1 March 2021, 5 March 2021

SENDCo conference

SENDCos

Dates to be confirmed

Sensory Processing

Early Years providers or SENDCos

26 February 2021 and 28 May 2021

Support and Supervision

Leaders and managers working in Early Years settings (PVI)

Dates to be confirmed

Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) skills

Qualified Practitioners in early years settings and child minders

22 March 2021

Supporting the Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health of Young Children

Qualified Practitioners in early years settings and child minders

25 February 2021

The Role Of The Key Person

All Practitioners in early years settings and child minders

Dates to be confirmed

Tricky Conversations

All early years workforce

Dates to be confirmed

Using Observation Effectively to Support Children’s Learning

Practitioners in early years settings and child minders

Dates to be confirmed

Working with Babies

Early years practitioners working children 0-2

Dates to be confirmed

 

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