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...]

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training for Schools and Colleges

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) role is vital to keeping children safe. This Designated Safeguarding Lead Training for Schools and Colleges (DSL Training for Schools and Colleges) course has been written to ensure those new to that role, or those who are to perform the Deputy DSL role have the knowledge and skills necessary to take on these responsibilities with confidence. The course covers the key aspects of legislation and national … [Read more...]

Workplace Safeguarding Support Session

We are now able to offer headteachers, principals and designated safeguarding leads within schools and colleges a workplace safeguarding support session. This will provide the management team of the setting with an objective assessment of the quality of their safeguarding arrangements. This together with practical advice on the opportunities available to develop their position. Workplace Safeguarding Support We will provide a short report on … [Read more...]

Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher Training for Schools and Colleges

The Designated Safeguarding Lead role is vital to keeping children safe. This Designated Safeguarding Lead refresher training for schools (DSL refresher training for schools) course provides Designated Safeguarding Leads and their deputies with the opportunity to refresh and update their knowledge of the requirements of the role, as required by the Department of Education’s statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (2018). The … [Read more...]

Universal Safeguarding Training for Schools and Colleges

Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 makes it clear that all staff members should receive safeguarding training and child protection training, which should be regularly updated. These updates should be in line with advice from the Local Safeguarding Children Board. School safeguarding training course content This School safeguarding training course is designed to update the knowledge and skills of all staff in the setting. It is a three … [Read more...]

Plan a School Trip that Works for Everyone

The start of a new academic year means starting to plan the year’s school trips for many. This can be a daunting prospect, especially when the group includes children with SEND. I recently wrote an article for SENCO Magazine, which I hope will help many teachers faced with organising such outings, to plan and execute their visits efficiently and effectively. I have listed my top tips, which include: Researching and choosing your … [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...]