Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher Training (DSL Refresher Training)

This a shorter Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher Training for staff who have previously attend DSL training.  Proof of relevant and recent previous training will be required to attend the course.  The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for any setting is an important role for providing a safe and supportive setting for the children, staff and parents.  The importance of this role is underlined by both the EYFS and the Ofsted inspection … [Read more...]

Early Years Paediatric First Aid Training

This Early Years Paediatric First Aid training course is aimed at all Early Years practitioners who are looking to obtain a current paediatric first aid qualification. Our popular Early Years Paediatric First Aid training course will ensure your setting stays compliant with the Early Years Foundation Stage requirement that at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises at all times when children … [Read more...]

Designated Safeguarding Lead Training (DSL Training)

The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) for any setting is an important role for providing a safe and supportive setting for the children, staff and parents.  The importance of this role is underlined by both the EYFS and the Ofsted inspection framework. With agreement from multiple local authorities safeguarding boards we are confident that this Designated Safeguarding Lead Training course can prepare any member of your team to take on the key … [Read more...]

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...]

Emergency Paediatric First Aid Training

This Early Years Emergency Paediatric First Aid training course is aimed at all Early Years practitioners who are looking to obtain a current paediatric first aid qualification as required by both Ofsted and the EYFS. Our popular Early Years Emergency Paediatric First Aid training course will ensure your setting stays compliant with the latest version of the Early Years Foundation Stage by providing the minimum requirement for staff to count … [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...]

Importance of Practical Work in Science

Practical Work is an integral part of science lessons, you can't create the fantastic scientist of tomorrow without giving them a chance to get their hands grubby today. But practical work it notoriously badly done, with the point of the practical getting lost in the chaos of broken test tubes and excitable children. It's time to change the reason for practical work away from showing children a phenomenon, to children discovering a … [Read more...]

Questions: The Heart of Science

Science is about asking questions, from Early Years to Universities and beyond. Questioning is therefore a vital part of teaching science, especially when teaching 'Working Scientifically'. The children asking questions is fantastic, but how we answer them and support them through the topic really makes a difference. Science should be all about finding out, not about learning facts, and children should be encouraged to wonder and then … [Read more...]