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Who am I? The role of a key person is vital in nurturing a child’s sense of self. As they grow they develop all sorts of ideas about themselves with regard to abilities, attributes and appearances. These are acquired and influenced by their perceptions of how they are accepted and valued by significant others.
We will discover ways in which we can support and nurture a child’s sense of belonging and identity, through your role as a key person within your early years setting.
“There is in every child at every stage a new miracle of vigorous unfolding, which constitutes a new hope and a new responsibility for all.”
“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.”
This course is for all childminders who want to develop their understanding of mathematics and how to use mathematical language to support children’s mathematical learning at home and when out and about. We will focus on maths within early years.
“Learning maths is an adventure into the unknown. The ideas we adults take for granted are a wild, unexplored country to our children.”
Are you struggling with ideas to support Maths in your home and when out and about? Would you like to find out more about maths but wonder how you can extend children’s development through your resources? Don’t panic! You are not alone. Mathematics is often the most challenging area for all practitioners to observe, assess and plan for.
As a childminder you can make a real difference to ensure every child has a chance to become a confident learner and user of mathematics. This workshop will give you confidence to use mathematical language which can ‘significantly increase children’s growth in understanding mathematical concepts’ (Klibanoff 2006).
We will help you in understanding that maths is everywhere and we will consider ideas which you can easily replicate in the home, exploring all aspects of this area of learning from Number, Space, Shapes and Measure, and storytelling to stimulate their thinking and enrich their learning.
Please note you have to do this training programme in order.
South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new interactive training programme that gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace and you will send us evidence. You'll be given feedback as you acheive the required good practice and compliance standard of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.
How the programme works -
You attend a module workshop
You then submit evidence of what you have learned in the workplace (usually within six weeks)
You receive feedback which may be shared with your employer.
Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a certificate for that module.
Continuing Professional Development
This programme can be used by Social Workers as a basis for Accredited Learning under the South Gloucestershire Council/ University of the West of England Integrated Professional Development Programme.
The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.
This one day workshop is designed to allow first-line managers of social care staff to understand what makes for effective staff supervision and to explore the key strategies and skills needed to make good supervision a reality within their own staff team/workplace. This course is relevant to all managers from social care agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors within South Gloucestershire. The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptionsEssential Information