Early Years Paediatric First Aid

This Early Years Paediatric First Aid 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 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 are present, and … [Read more...]

Autism Awareness and April Crafts

As you may be aware, April is known as Autism Awareness Month. Not many children are diagnosed with Autism until they reach school age, however that doesn't mean it can't be noticed beforehand. We have set a date for another Autism Course with AutisticGenius for the end of this month and as it's Autism Awareness Month we've even given you half price off the price of each ticket! More information can be found here. We've also found this website … [Read more...]

Christmas Festivities and Activities!

The frosty mornings and low temperatures can only mean one thing – it’s Winter; and with that brings days full of festivity (and stress!) with the lead up to Christmas. As Christmas can be an expensive time of year – why not try creating some of your presents rather than buying them? Melted Snowmen Oreo Balls look delicious – however, you may think twice about eating them once you see their faces! Though – if it was myself making these Snowmen … [Read more...]

New Venues for our training courses!

We are very excited to announce that we will be running training courses in two new venues from the start of next year. This brings our training closer to you in Worcestershire. We're looking for venues in other locations, so if you have one that might suit - then let us know! To find all courses, go to the usual booking page, here, or find an individual course page, where you can choose your nearest location. (Make sure you double check your … [Read more...]

Food Hygiene Awareness Training Course

This Food Hygiene Awareness and Food Hygiene Training course is aimed at all practitioners, whether they prepare, serve or cook with the children. Whether you are preparing snacks, preparing milk feeds or just cooking up some biscuits with your children, Food Hygiene is an essential part of what we do. Whilst policies are no longer required under the EYFS the burden of maintaining a safe environment for the children in your care is high on … [Read more...]

Music Matters: Speech, Language and Communication

This Music Matters - Speech, Language and Communication workshop can help practitioners to develop their understanding of the important role that music can play in the development of language and communication. In this workshop Early Childhood Music Specialist Nicola Burke will demonstrate how music can be used to support the development of speech, language and communication in the early years. In an interactive, fun and informal way this … [Read more...]

Tell us about your Consultancy needs

Did you know we provide free Consultancy? So if you have anything at all that we can support you with, from assessing the needs of your entire nursery or out of school club, to helping you work out the new Ofsted requirements, general early years consultancy and anything in between, we will be happy to assess your requirements and provide you with our recommendations and a quote.* To request this for your organisation please either call us on … [Read more...]

Fundamental British Values

Ofsted’s Common Inspection Framework includes an entire section on including fundamental British values across all levels of education. Guidance has been a bit thin on the ground, but why are the Early Years getting so upset about the introduction of Fundamental British Values? Every day in the early years, we promote Fundamental British Values without even thinking about them, these values are promoted within the EYFS in PSED and Understanding … [Read more...]

Preparing for the Common Inspection Framework

Find out about the new Common Inspection Framework 2015 This course examines the new Common Inspection Framework (CIF), and allows practitioners to begin to understand what’s changed in Ofsted’s Evaluation terms. As part of this, we will explore what is really meant by fundamental British values and how we can ensure we meet the Prevent Duty and other new legislation being introduced from September 2015. Whether you are expecting an Ofsted … [Read more...]

Water Play in enabling environments

Well, the hot weather got everyone here thinking of fun ways to keep the children cool and top of everyone's list was water play (of course). We had fun building our own water walls for our enabling environments event, so we are pretty sure you will too. It's just having the ideas... Water play is a fantastic opportunity to include many aspects of the EYFS in an activity that children find engaging (and helps keep them cool), just remember to … [Read more...]