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...]

Developing your Early Years Business

Developing your Business courses are Early Years business development courses aimed at room leaders, senior practitioners, managers and owners, these courses look at the broader aspects of team management, running settings and the nurseries as a business.  We're here to help with the management of your early years setting and to offer early years business support to you at every level. Early Years Business development courses Developing … [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...]

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...]

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: 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...]

Observe, Assess & Plan for Individual Needs

This Observe, Assess & Plan for Individual Needs course is aimed at practitioners to support them in meeting the high expectations of Ofsted 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 … [Read more...]

Early Talkers – Helping children’s speech and language development

Communication and Language have been placed at the top of the agenda by Ofsted and as one of the Prime Areas all Practitioners are expected to have knowledge and strategies to ensure children’s language is developing effectively. This early speech / learning to talk course will provide useful knowledge and valuable practical ideas and activities to enable practitioners to deliver this early communication aspect to the Ofsted standard of … [Read more...]

Leadership and Management – What is a Leader?

What is a Leader Training Practical Training Course in Leadership and Management This What is a Leader? Training course is aimed at practitioners who are stepping up into a room supervisory or management role. It will help them understand that their job will be much more effective if they can achieve the co-operation of the people around them in a team spirit. This course forms part of the Leadership & Management Programme designed to support … [Read more...]