EYFS Nursery & Childminders

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Every Child a Talker (ECAT) Swindon Teaching School
  • September 26, 2017 9:00 am

This course is suitable for any practitioners working within the Early Years Foundation Stage, including school nurseries and childminders. This is a two-part course, the course will cover: The importance of children’s early communication and language skills. Clear guidance to link the prime areas to Ofsted judgements. How to show children’s progress through monitoring and (more…)

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An Introduction to the Role of Designated Safeguarding Lead For Nursery and Pre-School Settings Swindon Teaching School
  • September 27, 2017 9:00 am

All early years’ settings are required to have a designated lead for Safeguarding – this course will help you to fulfill the role.        Outline of Course: This is a half-day course, the course will cover Reporting abuse Managing Allegations Safer Recruitment procedures Training Record keeping (more…)

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Tracking Progress of Your Key Children - The Learning Journey Swindon Teaching School
  • October 3, 2017 9:00 am

All children in EYFS are required to have a named Key Person. This course will be suitable for staff who are new to this role, or room leaders/senior staff. This is a two-part course, the course will cover:  Key messages from Ofsted The assessment for learning cycle Observations Planning Assessments Learning Journals Using data Dates (more…)

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How to Encourage Children to Interact with Stories Swindon Teaching School
  • October 5, 2017 9:15 am

Outline of Course This is a two-part course, the course will cover: The aim is to encourage listening and enjoyment of stories at a young age. This course will provide you with lots of ideas on how to engage young children and make listening to stories fun and interactive It will improve your delivery of (more…)

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Developing Areas to Support Communication and Language Through Play Swindon Teaching School
  • October 17, 2017 9:00 am

This is a half-day course appropriate for any Early Years practitioners in school nurseries or Early Years settings. Full of practical ideas to support practitioners in reviewing their environments in order to promote vital communication and language skills for 2-5 year olds The course will explore the importance of language and communication development for young (more…)

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Managing and Completing the Two Year Checks Swindon Teaching School
  • November 8, 2017 9:00 am

All early years’ settings are required to complete a check or assessment for every two year old child. This course will help Key Person or Lead Practitioners to understand this process. This is a half-day course, the course will cover:  The purpose of progress checks and the requirements of the EYFS. Multi agency working. When (more…)

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Help! I'm the New SENCo Swindon Teaching School
  • November 10, 2017 9:00 am

All early years’ settings, including school nurseries, are encouraged to have an Early Years SENCO– this course will help you if you are new to this role. It will also be useful as a refresher course for experienced SENCO’s that have not attended training relating to Swindon procedures within the last 3 years.     This is (more…)

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Tales From Around the World Swindon Teaching School
  • November 14, 2017 9:15 am

Outline of Session:  This is a morning workshop A fun and practical half-day workshop that will help you source stories from different cultures This course will show you how to use stories to engage those with English as an Additional Language. Integrating those with EAL into a group with shared stories. (more…)

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Are You Ready for Your Inspection Swindon Teaching School
  • November 22, 2017 9:00 am

Do you know exactly what inspectors are looking for?   Join us to find out more, including the most up to date information direct from Ofsted. This course is suitable for Leaders/Managers working within Early Years Foundation Stage. This is a morning course, the course will cover: Preparing for your inspection, headings and judgements. Quality of (more…)

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Good Practice in Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviour in Early Years Swindon Teaching School
  • November 29, 2017 9:15 am

Audience:  All Practitioners working within EYFS supporting children age 3 – 4 years. This is a two-part course. Course content will include: Possible causes of challenging behavior A whole setting approach Proactive strategies and best practice Supporting specific needs Paperwork, risk assessments and policies Working with other professionals Dates:        Wednesday 29th November and Wednesday 6th December    (more…)

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Aiming High - How to get to Outstanding Swindon Teaching School
  • December 1, 2017 9:00 am

This is a two-part course, the course will cover: Exploring Ofsted criteria for ‘outstanding’ judgements Ways of reflecting on your provision and self-evaluation Sharing good practice and how to improve/drive quality Opportunities to articulate pedagogy Friday 1st December & Friday 8th December 2017 (more…)

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On-line Safety Workshop Swindon Teaching School
  • December 4, 2017 9:00 am

This course is suitable for any practitioners working within the Early Years Foundation Stage. This is a morning workshop, the course will cover: updates on internet/on-line safety relevant to Early Years internet filtering of children and advice for parents photographing policy and guidance for electronic devices in settings the data protection law and online “cloud” (more…)

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Cultural Diversity and British Values Swindon Teaching School
  • January 26, 2018 9:00 am

This course is suitable for any practitioners working within the Early Years Foundation Stage. This is a morning course, the course will cover: Ways of promoting British Values Looking at strategies for supporting your EAL children and families Auditing your environment to ensure their cultures are reflected there Highlighting theories and case studies in relation (more…)

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Reflecting on Practice and Sustained Shared Thinking Swindon Teaching School
  • January 31, 2018 9:00 am

This course is suitable for Early Years Managers, experienced senior staff in settings, and childminders. This is a two-part course, the course will cover: What is ‘Sustained Shared Thinking’? How do you reflect on your practice? Conditions that promote sustained shared thinking Develop strategies that promote sustained shared thinking Analyse clips showing examples of sustained (more…)

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Creativity and Critical Thinking: An Exploration of the Characteristics of Learning Swindon Teaching School
  • February 22, 2018 9:00 am

This course is suitable for any practitioners working within the Early Years Foundation Stage. This is a two-part course, the course will cover: Creating and thinking critically as an aspect of the characteristics of effective learning how children learn – thinking and being creative (as opposed to what children learn) and how we can support (more…)

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Early Reading and Writing - Promoting Essential Skills Through Play Swindon Teaching School
  • February 27, 2018 9:00 am

This is a two-part course, the course will cover  How do children learn to read?  What is Phonics?  Why is Phonics important?  Language rich environments Involving parents in developing reading and writing skills The early stages of handwriting The role of the practitioner in supporting the development of early writing skills.  Developing writing rich environments. (more…)

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Help! I'm the New SENCo Swindon Teaching School
  • March 9, 2018 9:00 am

All early years’ settings, including school nurseries, are encouraged to have an Early Years SENCO– this course will help you if you are new to this role. It will also be useful as a refresher course for experienced SENCO’s that have not attended training relating to Swindon procedures within the last 3 years.     This is (more…)

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Secure Foundations...Freedom to Fly!: Preparing Children for School - from Roots to Wings Swindon Teaching School
  • March 14, 2018 9:00 am

This course is suitable for any practitioners working within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Outline: What does school readiness REALLY mean?  With all the downward pressure on children, how can we help children to be curious, capable, excited learners, with the strong foundations they need to flourish at school? You will also be able to (more…)

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