A one day interactive workshop which builds on the mandatory Recruitment & Selection e-module (Search Events/Online learning), which must be completed before attending this course. The workshop is intended for South Gloucestershire Council employees who are currently recruiting and enables them to design and practice all stages of their recruitment process.Essential Information
This course is aimed at practitioners and childminders who work with children of all ages within early years settings, who want to enhance children’s communication and language development by using practical strategies and visual aids.
This practical session is designed to share ideas, resources and visual aids to support children’s speech, language and communication development.
There will be opportunities to:
Discuss and evaluate current awareness and knowledge of different communication strategies
Review and refresh frequently used Makaton signs
Look at different visual aids strategies and how they can support children through the day and at home
There will also be time to consider children’s individual communication needs.
This course is designed to give you the knowledge to become a Breakthrough mentor; Breakthrough mentoring supports people to develop positive experiences and relationships, enabling them to achieve, grow and develop new skills and to realise their full potential. So what is a mentor? A Breakthrough mentor is someone who works alongside a vulnerable person (mentee) to empower them to become independent and live a fulfilled life. They will work individually with the mentee, using activities that engage and motivate them to gain confidence, self-belief and work towards independence. What type of person are we looking for? Our placements are unique and varied, which requires us to have a diverse group of mentors. You don’t need a set of qualifications, just special qualities that enable you to support your mentee to learn, grow and develop.Essential Information
This is a half day workshop for social care & OT practitioners working directly with people in need of care and support. Workshop 2 focuses on support planning and review and carers assessment and support.Essential Information
Are you up to date with local and national information relevant to childminding? Come and join with other childminders for an informal evening specifically aimed at supporting childminders.
This network meeting will provide childminders with an opportunity to receive and share information in an environment that facilitates and encourages professional discussion and dialogue. Subjects discussed will reflect national and local updates, consultations or imminent changes. Across the year a variety of topics will be explored.
This is a one day course for participants to develop the skills necessary to provide emergency first aid to someone who has an accident or suddenly becomes ill at work. Participants will be trained and assessed during the course in order to receive a certificate. Please note - you will be required to complete 3 practical assessments and a multiple choice test. You need to bring Photo ID eg passport, driving licence. If these are not available please bring your Work ID with photo If you require assistance with reading/writing please let the use know prior to the start of the course.Essential Information
The Makaton Follow-up course is a practical workshop for anyone who has completed Makaton Beginners 1&2 and would like to learn stages 5 – 8.
The Makaton Follow-Up Workshop helps you to improve and develop your signing and symbol skills and how to use them effectively every day. You will revise the signs and symbols you learned during the Beginners Workshop and learn the signs and symbols for Stages 5 – 8 of the Core Vocabulary.
You will receive a certificate of attendance and booklet which includes signs and symbols when you have attended all sessions. Once completed you can attend Makaton Networks for continuing professional development, sharing ideas, strategies, signs and symbols.
“Today over 100,000 children and adults use Makaton symbols and signs. Most people start using Makaton as children then naturally stop using the signs and symbols as they no longer need them. However, some people will need to use Makaton for their whole lives.”
Please bring a packed lunch as no lunches will be provided.