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Code: SGC/19/954 Protection and Thriving in a Digital World Network for Early Years Practitioners (cf) (Cancelled)

55% of 4 year olds in the UK use tablets or smartphones

16% of 3-4 year olds own their own tablet or device (Ofcom)

73% of children have an online presence by the time they are 2 (AVG 2010)

96% of parents believe it is their responsibility to keep their children safe online but 70% struggle to do this


Are you interesting in learning more about children’s use of technologies and ways we can promote safe online practices for children, families and practitioners? 

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 September 2019 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 20 November 2019 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 12 February 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 29 April 2020 13:30 - 15:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/955 Protection and Thriving in a Digital World Network for Early Years Practitioners 6.30-8.30 (cf) (Cancelled)

55% of 4 year olds in the UK use tablets or smartphones

16% of 3-4 year olds own their own tablet or device (Ofcom)

73% of children have an online presence by the time they are 2 (AVG 2010)

96% of parents believe it is their responsibility to keep their children safe online but 70% struggle to do this


Are you interesting in learning more about children’s use of technologies and ways we can promote safe online practices for children, families and practitioners?

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 September 2019 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 20 November 2019 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 12 February 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 29 April 2020 18:30 - 20:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/1234 Network for NQTs and Teachers New to or Returning to EYFS 2019/2020 (SCHOOLS ONLY) (Cancelled)

Whether this is your first post in teaching, you have come from teaching in another age group or you are returning to EYFS following time teaching in another year group, these sessions will focus on different aspects of the Reception classroom. 

Have you identified your disadvantaged children? What are you planning for narrowing the gap? Is your environment supporting learning and development for your cohort?
 
We would like this training to be responsive to the needs of NQTs and experienced teachers new or returning to EYFS in addition to any focus we may agree in response to national and local initiatives or EYFS data, so please bring along your ideas and suggestions.

This is also an opportunity to make links with other teachers in EYFS and has always been a useful discussion forum for sharing ideas, tips and concerns.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 15 October 2019 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 16 January 2020 09:00 - 11:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 27 April 2020 16:30 - 18:30 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/19/1050 The Importance of Therapeutic Play in Promoting Children's Mental Health and Wellbeing - Only open to Childminders on IF SEN Support Package

Embrace and unleash your ‘inner child’
An opportunity to play and understand your creative playful spirit
Recognise being creative is not about an end product

Only open to Childminders on IF SEN Support Package

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 30 October 2019 19:00 - 21:00 Bradley Stoke Community School Map
2 04 March 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Bradley Stoke Community School Map
3 03 June 2020 19:00 - 21:00 Bradley Stoke Community School Map

Code: SGC/19/1166 Using Technology to Inspire Writing SCHOOLS ONLY (cf)

This three part course is aimed at Reception teachers who are concerned about the growing gender attainment gap in writing in their school. This course is designed to be used as a writing project within your school and attendance at all three sessions is required.

Would you like to provide exciting and inspiring story telling opportunities for your children that will ignite their imagination and motivation for writing? 

This practical course will enable you to discover how the use of small world play, drama and props, alongside cameras, can complement focused teaching to empower children to write.

We will look at the processes involved in the teaching of writing, alongside the essential experiences needed to enable all children to always see themselves as writers.

You will have the opportunity to audit your environment (‘What gender is your classroom?’) and use this information to provide provocations which support all learners to develop and succeed.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 November 2019 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 04 March 2020 13:00 - 15:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 29 June 2020 13:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/20/310 The Wonderful World of Babies (cf) (Cancelled)

This 4-part course is for Baby Room Practitioners who would like an opportunity to develop their knowledge and practice with children 0 – 2 years old.

Baby room practitioners play a key role in those very first experiences, but what should the world look like through the eyes of the babies in your care to make this start the very best for them?

This interactive and informative course will facilitate practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of babies, their unique needs, and the stages of development they typically go through. A range of thought provoking activities and discussions will inspire practitioners to reflect upon their team’s outlook on provision for babies, how this impacts babies, and ways that they can improve the experiences that they provide.

Each session will have a different focus with gap tasks and further information via a designated learning space specifically for delegates, to encourage deeper individual reflection beyond the session. Practitioners will be expected to attend all sessions to fully benefit from the course.

Session 1 – Attachment, routines and the role of the key person.
Session 2 – Understanding and supporting the prime areas of learning.
Session 3 – Practical activities which support the characteristics of effective learning.
Session 4 – Enabling your environment.

Upon completing the course a visit will be offered to all delegates to provide tailored support with embedding their knowledge into practice.



No charge for Ofsted registered South Glos settings
£150 for others
Subject to ‘no-show’ policy

NO-SHOW POLICY
It is important to note that the majority of our early years courses are subject to a ‘no-show’ policy. Payments made for chargeable courses are non-refundable unless cancellation is received at least five working days prior to the start of the course. For centrally funded courses, if a delegate fails to attend, or fails to cancel at least five working days prior to the start of the course, the setting will be invoiced for a no-show charge – this charge will be £30 if the course is 3 hours or less, or £50 if the course is more than 3 hours.
By booking on to any course directly run by the Early Years Team there is an assumption that you accept the terms and conditions of the no-show policy

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 January 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 25 February 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 26 March 2020 09:30 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 28 April 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/20/296 Inspiring Leadership (cf)

This course is aimed at:
· Experienced leaders wishing to refresh their skills or with identified gaps in their learning.
· Those in middle management positions (such as deputies and room leaders).
· New leaders who wish to develop their skills.
· Childminders with assistants.
· Aspiring leaders.

This 4-part course will provide an opportunity to explore and discover a pedagogical approach within your setting. Through reflection on your setting vision, values and ethos we aim to refresh your outlook on the skills required to lead and nurture a team. We will consider:
- the fundamental differences between leading and managing
- getting the best from your team, and -
fostering confidence to lead an early years’ curriculum which includes and respects all children’s right to play and learn.

You will be invited and supported to lead improvement through a range of reflective tasks which will have a lasting impact on staff, children and families. A visit will be offered to all delegates to provide tailored support with embedding their knowledge into practice.

“Challenging people in the right way. Leading not managing, supporting them by giving them both a platform they can count on and expectations they can stretch for.” (Seth Goslin)


No charge for Ofsted registered South Glos settings
Not available to others
Subject to ‘no-show’ policy


NO-SHOW POLICY
It is important to note that the majority of our early years courses are subject to a ‘no-show’ policy. Payments made for chargeable courses are non-refundable unless cancellation is received at least five working days prior to the start of the course. For centrally funded courses, if a delegate fails to attend, or fails to cancel at least five working days prior to the start of the course, the setting will be invoiced for a no-show charge – this charge will be £30 if the course is 3 hours or less, or £50 if the course is more than 3 hours.

By booking on to any course directly run by the Early Years Team there is an assumption that you accept the terms and conditions of the no-show policy.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 January 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 12 March 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 06 May 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 09 July 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map

Code: SGC/20/335 Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School (QCF) – 14 Credits (£) (Cancelled)

This course is designed for those who would like to develop, set up and deliver Forest School programmes. This will enable leadership of Forest School Programmes linked to child development.

Entry requirements: All delegates must be over 21, have a relevant Level 2 qualification, have a current DBS check, have an appropriate First Aid qualification and have an established link with a client group and a Forest School site.

Through a combination of practical outdoor learning and indoor teaching, we will explore the benefits for children as child led learners for lifelong skills. This will enable you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the philosophy and the ethos behind the Forest School approach. This is a QCF accredited course through Cambium and Agored. Subjects and modules we will cover include:
· Supportive Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
· Forest School Leader
· Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning
· Sustainable use of Natural Resources
· Teaching Outdoor Practical Skills

Further details on what this training includes can be found on page 109 of this booklet. The course equates to 70 hours of taught time and requires, on average, a further 110 hours of self-study time from the student. Learners must complete a portfolio of work for assessment. 

You will need to source and attend an appropriate two day First Aid course to cover you for working outdoors (not included in course cost).

Please bring a packed lunch as lunches will not be provided.

£825 for South Gloucestershire delegates
£825 for non-South Gloucestershire delegates
Your place is not reserved until payment is received




We are part of the Cambium Trainers Network. The Cambium Network has trainers in many parts of the UK. We cooperate in Continuing Professional Development, standardisation of assessment and feedback, submission of work to Agored Cymru (Formerly OCN Wales) awarding body and internal and external quality assurance.

Trainers meet regularly to discuss the latest developments, and to exchange ideas, skills and techniques and to play for the future. Most members of the Cambium Network provide services directly to schools and other bodies wishing to engage with the expanding use of Forest School, Outdoor Learning and Coastal School techniques in early years, primary and secondary education.
www.cambiumsustainable.co.uk

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 March 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 19 March 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
3 20 March 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
4 02 April 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
5 03 April 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
6 23 April 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
7 24 April 2020 09:00 - 17:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map

Code: SGC/20/311 New to the Early Years: Empowering Individuals, Enhancing Practice (cf) (Cancelled)

This course is aimed at apprentices and level 2 practitioners as well as those new or returning to the early years.

With four focussed sessions this collaborative four-part course will further practitioners’ knowledge, skills and confidence in supporting young children.

Part 1: A Unique Child – This session will explore and enhance your knowledge of child development as a sequence of physical, communication and emotional changes.

Part 2: Positive Relationships – This session will be an opportunity to reflect on attachment and the importance of key people in the child’s life. You will deepen your knowledge of how to promote positive behaviour through self-regulation and emotional literacy.

Part 3: Enabling Environments – Play underpins learning and all aspects of children’s development. The role that adults have is crucial. This session will delve deeper into how you can provide playful experiences including practical examples that support children’s characteristics of effective learning.

Part 4: Learning and Development – The final session will consolidate your learning through the importance of understanding and analysing your observations and assessments of children in order to tailor your planning.

This course will be an opportunity to network with other practitioners who are new to early years as well as mentorship and support. This course includes a support visit to your setting from one of the trainers which will be personalised to your learning experiences.


No charge for Ofsted registered South Glos delegates
£150 for others
Subject to ‘no-show’ policy


NO-SHOW POLICY
It is important to note that the majority of our early years courses are subject to a ‘no-show’ policy. Payments made for chargeable courses are non-refundable unless cancellation is received at least five working days prior to the start of the course. For centrally funded courses, if a delegate fails to attend, or fails to cancel at least five working days prior to the start of the course, the setting will be invoiced for a no-show charge – this charge will be £30 if the course is 3 hours or less, or £50 if the course is more than 3 hours.
By booking on to any course directly run by the Early Years Team there is an assumption that you accept the terms and conditions of the no-show policy

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 March 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map
2 01 May 2020 09:15 - 12:15 Bradley Stoke Jubilee Centre Map
3 10 July 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map
4 18 September 2020 09:15 - 12:15 To Be Advised Map

Code: SGC/20/0594 Makaton Level 1 Workshop (£) (Cancelled)

Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate. Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. This Level 1 training provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme.

Level 1 training is recommended for:
«Parents, family members, carers and workers who need to use Makaton at home and in their work;
« Participants who need a more detailed knowledge about using and applying Makaton to develop the communication of others;
«Those people who have completed a taster or introductory session.

You will receive a workshop manual which includes the Makaton symbols and signs that you learn in the workshop. You will also be given a certificate of attendance. Please remember to keep your certificate safe in case you want to attend further Makaton training in the future.

The cost of this training is £65.00 per place for anyone who lives or works in South Gloucestershire. This course is subject to the ‘no show’ fee.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 07 April 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Bradley Stoke Community School (Primary Phase) Map