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Early Years Traded Services
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 p...
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Training & Events

25
25 Feb
Early Years Inclusive Communication - STC Universal Module
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.
25
25 Feb
Early Years Provider Evening - Taunton Area
We are pleased to invite you to the spring term provider information evenings. The agenda of updates is as follows: • Quality supplement element of the Early Years Single Funding Formula – changes from April 2020 • The new Effective Support for Children and Families document (SEND version) • Somerset Early Years Speech and Language Strategy- Why speech and Language is such a priority for Early Years settings in Somerset • An update on the Early Years Communities and opportunities for quality CPD in 2020 • Free online training offer for Somerset settings in 2020 • QUEST update and review of impact • Safeguarding updates • Reminder of translation services for 2020 • Training on offer for 2020 Representatives from The Early Years Team will be available to speak to at both events as well as colleagues from the Area SENCo Team, Education Safeguarding Officers (Inclusion team), the Parent Carer Forum and The Early Years Alliance. Arrival time between 6.30 - 7.00 for sign in and refreshments
26
26 Feb
Early Years Team Childminder Training- Safeguarding and Welfare Requirements
Learning Outcomes - By the end of the session the learner will be able to: • begin to prepare for registration in line with the legal requirements under the EYFS Statutory Requirements • identify risks and hazards within the childminding environment and know how to minimise these • develop documentation, policies and procedures to support safeguarding and welfare requirements • understand the importance of self-evaluation and continuous professional development
27
27 Feb
Early Years Provider Evening - South Somerset Area
We are pleased to invite you to the spring term provider information evenings. The agenda of updates is as follows: • Quality supplement element of the Early Years Single Funding Formula – changes from April 2020 • The new Effective Support for Children and Families document (SEND version) • Somerset Early Years Speech and Language Strategy- Why speech and Language is such a priority for Early Years settings in Somerset • An update on the Early Years Communities and opportunities for quality CPD in 2020 • Free online training offer for Somerset settings in 2020 • QUEST update and review of impact • Safeguarding updates • Reminder of translation services for 2020 • Training on offer for 2020 Representatives from The Early Years Team will be available to speak to at both events as well as colleagues from the Area SENCo Team, Education Safeguarding Officers (Inclusion team), the Parent Carer Forum and The Early Years Alliance. Arrival time between 6.30 - 7.00 for sign in and refreshments
02
02 Mar
Early Years SENCO Workshop - South Somerset
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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