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Working with Early Years and Childcare Organisations to improve outcomes for children.
The Early Years Improvement Team provides advice, information and workshops for Early Years and Childcare Organisations. To support the Early Years and Childcare Organisations with their early years practice and to improve the outcomes for children.

The Early Years Improvement are highly qualified and have extensive knowledge and skills in supporting the Early Years and Childcare Organisations.

To browse all upcoming training and events, please click on the ‘Training’ tab at the top of the page.
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Training & Events

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27 Mar
Early Years SENCO Workshop - Shepton Mallet
We will offer one 2 hour session each term covering a different theme, which will develop your skills, knowledge and confidence as an EY SENCO. The sessions this year will cover: • Learning to play; playing to learn • Developing listening and attention skills • Positive working with parents On completion of each session, you can download a Certificate of Attendance to add to your CPD folder. The workshops will be offered at several different venues across the county at different times so you can attend the session most convenient for you.
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28 Mar
Early Years SENCO Workshop - Glastonbury
We will offer one 2 hour session each term covering a different theme, which will develop your skills, knowledge and confidence as an EY SENCO. The sessions this year will cover: • Learning to play; playing to learn • Developing listening and attention skills • Positive working with parents On completion of each session, you can download a Certificate of Attendance to add to your CPD folder. The workshops will be offered at several different venues across the county at different times so you can attend the session most convenient for you.
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29 Mar
Early Years SENCO Workshop - Frome
We will offer one 2 hour session each term covering a different theme, which will develop your skills, knowledge and confidence as an EY SENCO. The sessions this year will cover: • Learning to play; playing to learn • Developing listening and attention skills • Positive working with parents On completion of each session, you can download a Certificate of Attendance to add to your CPD folder. The workshops will be offered at several different venues across the county at different times so you can attend the session most convenient for you.
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30 Apr
Inclusive Communication - STC: Universal Module for Early Years
The purpose of the course is to develop a community wide understanding of the right to communication, and to advocate the use of tools of communication. This training will help everyone to understand what is meant by the term ‘multi-sensory communication’ and consider the advantages this brings. Course participants will reflect on their own communication and consider strategies which can be used to enhance communication in different contexts whilst at home, school, work and leisure. The Universal module will cover the following: o Introduction to multi-sensory communication and inclusive communication o The right of the child/voice of the child o Using body language and gestures o Using objects and pictures o Introduction to signing o Using core signs as part of a multi-sensory approach Requirements: The Universal module must be completed prior to commencing any of the three core modules. Please note the core modules will be delivered separately to Schools and Early Years. To become a workplace co-ordinator (to deliver the Universal module), it is necessary to complete all the modules followed by the training the trainers module.
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01 May
The Role of the Early Years SENCO
This two day course focuses on sharing quality, inclusive practice within the delivery of the EYFS framework and the SEND Code of Practice. It also provides opportunities for participants to focus on areas of development within their own settings. The course will cover: • Understanding the role of the EY SENCo • An insight into the SEND Code of Practice • Somerset’s approach to early years, SEND and statutory practices • Opportunities for sharing good practice with other EY SENCos
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