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

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Training & Events

02 Jun
Rising Stars Programme
Workshop 1- What is leadership and management? Participants will explore the difference between leadership and management, consider different leadership styles and reflect on what makes an effective leader and manager. We will introduce the mini project (to be completed between workshops 3 & 4). The mini project is an opportunity to implement the skills learned from this programme. Workshop 2- Exploring behaviours and attitudes. Participants will explore potential challenges to leading a team, including, managing friends, managing people with different behaviours and attitudes and change management. Participants will gain skills and strategies to manage team issues, lead change and address performance management concerns. Workshop 3- Understanding my role in excellent teaching. Do you know your pedagogy and how to provide and lead excellent teaching? During this workshop, participants will explore their own teaching preferences and plan their mini project to bring about an improvement to their setting/room and implement the learning gained from the programme. Workshop 4- Mini projects review Participants will return to workshop 4 following 3 months of implementing the learning gained from the programme. During this session participants will share their mini projects with the group, celebrate the successes and develop individual action plans.
03 Jun
Supporting children with speech, language and communication needs
We will consider current research and aspects of early intervention as well as the crucial role of Early Years practitioners in supporting children to make progress in their language skills
09 Jun
EYFS Managers in schools cluster - Summer term
Each termly cluster is held in a school so you will have the opportunity to explore an enabling environment and hear how the school is delivering their EYFS offer for Year R pupils to secure positive outcomes.
10 Jun
Spotlight on Good Practice - Summer 2020
The host childcare business will have achieved a good or outstanding overall judgement at their most recent Ofsted inspection and will share their experience with attendees. A new training focus will be identified every term and delivered by an Early Years Quality and Sufficiency officer. The training input will highlight an element of good practice identified by the Ofsted inspector during the provider's most recent inspection. After the training workshop, attendees will have the unique opportunity to tour the environment and speak with leaders and practitioners to share good practice and network.
18 Jun
PSCP Basic awareness safeguarding children- Summer 2020
You will be able to recognise signs and symptoms which may be indicators of abuse, know how to safe guard children the appropriate action to take for a range of concerns. This will be achieved through a combination of tutor led learning and discussion, small and large group work and case studies.
25 Jun
Masterclass - Brain Development in the Early Years
Come and find out more about early brain development, current research and the implications for us as Early Years educators.
30 Jun
Over 5's practitioners forum - Summer 2020
You will participate in a training workshop with your peers focussed on a topic of your choosing to support the development of your setting.
07 Jul
Moving on Up - transition from Year R into Year 1
Hear how schools are supporting children to access the Year 1 curriculum in a familiar play based context and through the use of continuous provision. There will still be rigorous and robust teaching approaches and high levels of challenge! We will explore how we can set children off in Year 1 to achieve as independent and capable learners with a 'can do' attitude.
09 Jul
'I' spy Ofsted- How do I demonstrate intent, implementation, impact?
This workshop will revisit the four British values and make reference to The Prevent duty to consider what this means in practice in the Early Years. You will gain ideas of how to effectively support children, parents and staff to embed these values in your setting.

Early Years

Funding Forecast, Phonics in EY & New SEND Surgeries
24 Feb
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Ofsted, New Members, Booking Process & FGM event!
04 Feb
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A MUST read for 2020 - Be in the know!
06 Jan
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Let's talk conference, social media, aspirations week and more!
16 Dec
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World Nursery Rhyme Week, free training, and much more
27 Nov
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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