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Welcome to the Early Years and Childcare Training and Development Centre 2019-20

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Training & Events

15
15 Sep
Termly Provider Briefing - autumn term 2020
There will be updates from the Early Years and Childcare team on new local and national initiatives and input from a range of guest speakers on related early years subjects. We will have Ofsted updates and opportunities for you to spend time networking with your early years colleagues to find out what is happening across the city to support our young children's learning and development.
15
15 Sep
Termly Provider Briefing - autumn term 2020
There will be updates from the Early Years and Childcare team on new local and national initiatives and input from a range of guest speakers on related early years subjects. We will have Ofsted updates and opportunities for you to spend time networking with your early years colleagues to find out what is happening across the city to support our young children's learning and development.
17
17 Sep
PSCP Basic Safeguarding - autumn 2020
To provide introductory training on how to work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children who might be at risk of abuse or neglect in the Early Years.
22
22 Sep
New or returning to Year R cluster - Autumn Term 2020
A valuable opportunity for those new or returning to Year R to hear key messages about the EYFS, discuss a range of key themes e.g. the enabling learning environment, effective routines, how to plan stimulating and experiential learning for children in Year R and how to ensure application of this learning in child initiated play. We will also focus on assessment within the EYFS and the journey towards the Early Learning Goals. Each cluster is held in a Year R classroom, so provides an opportunity to consider what an enabling environment looks like.
22
22 Sep
Practical ideas to embed learning
In the first part of this workshop we will explore what active learning looks like in your setting. We will consider how children learn and how we can exploit their natural curiosities to impact on their learning and development. Then it will be time to roll your sleeves up! You will be able to visit a number of work stations to hear from our experts. We will explore the theory behind a range of approaches to develop physical and writing skills and then be able to have a go yourself!
29
29 Sep
Neurodiversity in the early years setting
In this workshop we will focus on children presenting with unusual traits and consider those children who may have social communication difficulties, ASD or sensory processing difficulties. We will discover how to plan a range of experiences and use of specific interventions to ensure these children are included and achieve the best possible outcomes in the EY setting.
01
01 Oct
Rising Stars - the next step in middle management
Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of leadership and management skills, know what the expectations of a more senior role are and develop the confidence to step up.
06
06 Oct
A day in life of Year R - support for those supporting in Year R
This workshop is for teaching assistants and teachers who are new to year R or who want to develop their understanding of the principles and practices of the EYFS. We will explore the world of making observations, delve into the role of the adult in child initiated play and consider how we can make the biggest impact on learning in the early years.
07
07 Oct
Using books as hooks - how to develop a love for reading within early years
Explore practical strategies and ways of identifying and using high quality texts which enable children to become confident, happy and enthusiastic readers. In this workshop we will look at the vital importance of talk and how to develop children's oral language skills to support reading. You will come away motivated and inspired to evaluate your current provision for reading and know how to develop so that purpose and progression are at the heart of what you do.
08
08 Oct
Beginners guide to the EYFS
This session has been specifically designed to equip Early Years practitioners who are new to working in the early years with knowledge and skills that underpin a clear and principled pedagogy.
News

Early Years

Funding Forecast, Phonics in EY & New SEND Surgeries
24 Feb
Check out the latest bulletin here.
Ofsted, New Members, Booking Process & FGM event!
04 Feb
View the Early Years bulletin here.
A MUST read for 2020 - Be in the know!
06 Jan
To view the Bulletin click here!
Let's talk conference, social media, aspirations week and more!
16 Dec
Click here to view the Early Years Bulletin.
World Nursery Rhyme Week, free training, and much more
27 Nov
View the bulletin here
Early Years Bulletin 14.10.2019
14 Oct
Early Years Bulletin 14.10.19 Free LADO workshop The First 1001 Days Summit Small Steps to Learning for Children with SEND Domestic Abuse Training Top Tips for Talking - October
Early Years Bulletin 23.09.2019
23 Sep
Early Years Bulletin 23.09.19 Bilingual support from Portsmouth EMAS Home-Start's Big Hopes Big Future project
Early Years Bulletin 02.09.2019
02 Sep
Early Years Bulletin 02.09.2019 Exploring the new Ofsted education inspection framework Spotlight on Good Practice New Early Years Practitioner *(Level 2) Qualifications Together for Twos Provider Portal Important Message Staff Wellbeing Safeguarding Training Top Tips for Talking - September Contact us
Early Years Bulletin 12.08.2019
12 Aug
Early Years Bulletin 12.08.2019 Headcount Actual task - Autumn 2019 Congratulations Parenting Drop-In Sessions Stomp for Stamps Emergency Paediatric First Aid Training Introduction to Solid Foods Sessions for Parents Top Tips for Talking - August Contact us
Early Years Bulletin 22.07.2019
22 Jul
Early Years Bulletin 22.07.2019 Early Years Conference 2019: The Power of Play Portsmouth Early Years Training and Development Centre 2019-20 Amendment Task - Summer 2019 Early Language and Literacy Hungry Little Minds Campaign Emergency Paediatric First Aid Training