Effective Supervisions – Doing Your Homework

Effective supervisions are an important part of staff development, but in many settings they are not used in a way that best supports staff.  Both the supervisor and supervisee need to be thoroughly prepared and motivated or the supervision just isn't going to be effective. This means back to the good old days of Homework - or in our case, preparing your responses and areas of development.  With this in place, the supervisions can run smoothly … [Read more...]

Effective Supervisions and Peer Observations

Effective supervisions and meaningful staff development are essential elements for every Outstanding Nursery or Pre-school. Achieving an effective supervision system is made even more difficult by the supervisions process being widely misunderstood and taking time out of our day that can ill be afforded. This short course is designed to be delivered to managers of staff who have attended both Effective Supervisions - Doing your Homework and … [Read more...]

Peer Observation in Early Years Settings

In an Early Years environment we believe that the most valuable resource we have is each other; after all, who wants to be limited by their own imagination? Is your nursery environment getting a bit repetitive? Are you trying to move forward with your professional development but you don't really know where to go?  Does the thought of having someone look at your practice fill you with dread? If you can answer 'Yes' to any of those … [Read more...]

Funding the Gap: A Workshop to Minimise Losses

Funding the Gap is a Workshop to Minimise Losses between funded hours and what we would ordinarily charge What has been said so far...  Fantastic! Light bulb moment of why I was losing money. By changing my fee structure I will lose less money. Really enjoyed the whole day. Very informative. Discussing Fee Structures with other providers. Giving me new ideas. Amazing resources thank you! Funding the Gap – the gap between what we are … [Read more...]

Ofsted Ready: Out of School Clubs

This Ofsted Ready: Out of School Clubs course is aimed at all practitioners working or leading practice in an Out of School Club provision This will include stand-alone clubs or ones within a childcare setting. The new EYFS 2017 changes have made changes as to what the requirements are now - this course will explain and explore all these issues. Our unique course for those leading and working in Out of School Clubs will examine all aspects … [Read more...]

Ofsted Ready: Preparing for your CIF Inspection

This Ofsted Ready: Preparing for your CIF Inspection course is aimed at all nursery practitioners in order to help them prepare for their Ofsted Inspection and support achieving that Ofsted Outstanding rating. The demands placed on Staff Teams during CIF Inspection is greater than ever under the 2015 CIF Evaluation Schedule. This training allows teams to understand better what will be required of them during an inspection and help reduce the … [Read more...]

Building Occupancy for Profit

The Building Occupancy for Profit course is aimed at nursery owners and managers who would like to enhance their current business with new and innovative ideas to increase their occupancy and profitability. Some of the best ideas are the simple ones and far too often we do not sing our own praises. This course will help you identify and shout about your special features to improve your business. Building Occupancy for Profit. Building a good … [Read more...]

Ofsted Ready: Leadership and Management

This Ofsted Ready: Leadership and Management course is aimed at leaders and managers to ensure they understand what is expected from them under the EYFS Framework & Evaluation Schedule Leadership & Management is a specific judgement within the Evaluation Schedule (2013) and will continue to be so under the new Common Inspection Framework in September 2015. Our course examines what is expected from Leaders & Managers and how you can … [Read more...]

Ofsted Ready: The EYFS Framework 2017

This Ofsted Ready: The EYFS Framework 2017 course is aimed at practitioners to raise their awareness of what is expected from them under the new and updated EYFS Framework 2017. With a new EYFS framework from April 2017 and the Evaluation Schedule changes in September 2015, it is now more essential than ever to understand how we can meet the standards that are set for us as Early Years providers. All practitioners will need to play their part … [Read more...]

Stepping up to Management

This Stepping up to Mangement course is aimed at practicioners who move are looking to move up to Room Leader or beyond This practical training course in leadership and management is perfect for people about to make the move to Room Leader or beyond. It will help people understand that they will be much more effective in their job if they can achieve the co-operation of the people around them in a team spirit. Making the transition from … [Read more...]