Early Years Nutritional Awareness

This course is designed to be practical and informative, allowing a bespoke delivery to any childcare provision. You will be given tips and tools to enable you to carry through this theme with informative sessions for the children, play, snack time and also to apply it yourself in the workplace. This would be suitable for anyone working in a childcare environment, and for anyone wishing to know some basics about implementing a Health & … [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...]

Manual Handling Awareness

This course is designed to outline the hazards and risks involved in manual handling and relates to the moving of items either by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing or pulling. The weight of the item is an important factor, but many other factors can create a risk of injury. It will enable employees to contribute to the development of safer manual handling methods and tasks in the workplace. Manual Handling, Lifting & Moving Aimed at … [Read more...]

Health & Safety Awareness Training

This workplace safety course is designed to help employees understand the basic principles of health and safety in the workplace. It will help them have a greater understanding of what is expected of them, how to actively promote a safe working environment and to highlight typical workplace hazards and control measures to reduce accidents. It enables them to work in the workplace with care and due diligence with the responsibilities expected of … [Read more...]

Playwork Training

 This Playwork Training Course is designed for all practitioners working or leading practice in an Out of School Club provision. This will include stand-alone clubs or ones within a nursery childcare setting. This course will support practitioners in building effective practice in their everyday activities. If you lead an Out of School Club you may find that our other course is more suitable. Without delving too much into the EYFS 2017 and … [Read more...]

Let Them Loose with Natural Materials

A practical course full of fun, designed to enthuse practitioners to deliver inspirational activities using loose parts. Providing a rich, engaging and interactive environment remains key to supporting better outcomes for children. These parts provide a fantastic resource that encourages children to be creative and problem solve - encouraging them to explore their environment and allowing practitioners to effectively support their … [Read more...]

Observing using Technology (e.g with Tapestry)

Observing children and planning around their individual needs is an essential part of the EYFS and crucial to your Ofsted rating. Practitioners need to be aware of the characteristics of effective learning and understand how these relate to observing children’s progress in their learning and development. They need to know and understand when and what should be observed and importantly what should be assessed.  If you are using an electronic … [Read more...]

Managing Anaphylaxis, Asthma and Choking

Following on from our successful delivery of Early Years Paediatric First Aid we have developed this Early Years Managing Anaphylaxis, Asthma and Choking for Early Years course. This course provides a short update on some of the critical elements that can be forgotten in the three years between the statutory training. Three years is far too long to remember everything from a First Aid course, so why not undertake a course to refresh your … [Read more...]

Everyday Explorers – Outside

This Everyday Explorers - Outside course is designed to bring Science and Maths into Early Years settings Is the outside space in your setting being used effectively? Are your children getting the most from the learning opportunities it offers? In many settings the children venturing outside gives practitioners a feeling of relief as they get a chance to watch the children let off some steam and develop those all important physical skills. … [Read more...]

Enabling Baby Environments – Baby Development

This course is aimed at giving practitioners new activities, new ideas and a better understanding of the EYFS requirements for baby development. We have combined it with our Moving into the Baby Room Course so that it meets all the requirements of the EYFS and Ofsted. A brand new course bringing our popular Enabling Environments ethos of baby development to the baby room! This Enabling Baby Environments course will enable practitioners … [Read more...]