Risky Business

Risky Business is an Early Years Training Course aimed at taking a new look at encouraging more risky play opportunities in Early Years settings. Taking part in risky play activities has lots of benefits to young children, but just how much risk is too much?  This course examines the way we handle risky activities in the setting, from why they should be used to how to mitigate the risk.  This course provides tools to safely provide a risk … [Read more...]

First Aid at Work Training

This First Aid at Work training course is aimed at all workplaces in order to meet the First Aid requirements as set out by the HSE, it leads to obtaining a current First Aid at Work qualification. Our popular First Aid training course will ensure your workplace stays compliant with the HSE guidance that adequate and appropriate equipment, facilities and personnel are present to ensure your employees receive immediate attention if they are … [Read more...]

Early Years: Will we get our £770,000,000 back?

So, on reading this article in Nursery World which informs us that there is a massive 93% underspend on the Tax Free Childcare Accounts - which ultimately forms part of the £6 billion investment in early years funding for education & childcare I can't help but ask:  Will we see this money come back into the sector through increased funding rates?  I suspect I know the answer will be NO, but perhaps we should be asking those that advocate our … [Read more...]

Which Safeguarding training is right for me?

At MBK Training, we offer a range of safeguarding training courses to suit all levels of experience.  All our courses are approved for delivery by local authorities and meet the requirements set out by Ofsted and EYFS.  We often get asked which of our courses would be suitable for a particular person and this page will help you choose the right Safeguarding course for you or your staff. Course Basic Safeguarding: Child Protection Up to 20 … [Read more...]

ELKLAN Speech and Language Support for 3-5s

This ELKLAN Speech and Language Support for 3-5s is the only accredited training in speech, language and communication that is aimed specifically at those working with 3-5s. This is an accredited course (Level 2 or Level 3 by Ascentis on completion of an online portfolio). There is more information on www.elklan.co.uk. The course provides information and strategies to develop the communication skills of all young children but especially … [Read more...]

Supporting the emotional development of children 3-5s – PSED

Personal, social and emotional development or PSED is a prime area within the Early Years Foundation Stage, and practitioners have to support children’s emotional development. This supporting the emotional development of children 3-5s course has been designed and is delivered by Dr Anita Soni to help early years practitioners understand how to support children in the aspect of ‘Managing Feelings and Behaviour’ through use of emotion … [Read more...]

Using Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP) to develop practice

Video Enhanced Reflective Practice (VERP) is reflective practice that is enhanced by the use of video. It is a strengths based approach based on the principles of attuned interaction from Video Interactive Guidance (VIG). VERP aims to improve effective communication in the situation it naturally occurs. It is a way of reflecting on clips of successful communication and identifying practitioners identifying areas for development or working points … [Read more...]

The Sensory Toolbox – Supporting the sensory needs of children to make them happier and more confident learners

A fascinating course designed to teach participants about the key role the senses play in all aspects of children’s development. Participants will learn about how the sensory system works and how the individual senses impact on children’s ability to function in settings. They will understand the link between sensory needs and challenging behaviour and be able to identify ‘sensory overload’ in children. Participants will gain a ‘toolbox’ of … [Read more...]

Successful Partnerships = Successful Development. Working together with parents and carers to identify and support children with SEND

This course is designed to support practitioners in understanding the development patterns of children with SEND. Practitioners will learn how to track the development of children with SEND, finding the gaps and how to fill them by scaffolding learning. The course also supports practitioners in having conversations with parents and carers about children’s development and helps them to understand how to have ‘difficult conversations’ and how these … [Read more...]

Understanding the learning profile of children with Downs Syndrome

This course is designed to give practitioners an overview of Downs Syndrome. Practitioners will learn about the strengths and areas of need in the learning profile of children with Downs Syndrome and how these can be harnessed to support development. Practitioners will learn strategies for teaching children with Downs Syndrome early skills and how to promote their social and emotional development. This course is All practitioners wanting to … [Read more...]