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

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Training & Events

21
21 Jan
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.
22
22 Jan
Chattering and Nattering
This workshop will explore these themes with an in depth look at how our provision within the EYFS enables and empowers children to talk and have something to talk about. We will discuss what progression within communication and language development looks like and consider how to boost talk in the setting and home learning environment through a range of experiences.
22
22 Jan
Masterclass - Pedagogical approaches to learning
This masterclass will explore a range of theorists and their beliefs and how these underpin much of our everyday early years practice and provision. In our city we have settings using key pedagogical approaches linked to High/Scope and Montessori. We will learn about these and the influence and impact these ideas have on learning for our young children. Come to this masterclass and be prepared to explore, debate, question and challenge your own pedagogical ideas and come away with a renewed passion for the early years!
28
28 Jan
New or returning to Year R cluster - Spring term
Each cluster is held in a different school so that practitioners can see a range of learning environments.
30
30 Jan
Keep on grazin' and groovin'
This workshop will focus on the current guidance, allow you to review your current practice and contain some practical suggestions as to how you can implement this in your setting.
31
31 Jan
Masterclass - Supporting staff wellbeing
In this masterclass we will explore Jenny Mosley's unique system of ‘bin it, bag it and bring it’ and the insightful work of Carol Dweck to consider how our staff and their well-being are crucially important to the life of the early years setting.
04
04 Feb
Celebrating Differences
This session will explore how easily and naturally challenging stereotypes fits into existing practice and wider inclusion work.
06
06 Feb
Getting to Good - Spring 2020
The workshop focus is reviewed every term to ensure it reflects current and local Ofsted themes and recommendations. Early Years Quality and Sufficiency officers will facilitate discussion and guide you towards meeting Ofsted requirements to achieve a 'good or above' grade at your next inspection.
11
11 Feb
Awe and Wonder - how to capture those magical moments
This workshop will take us into the world of awe and wonder. We will consider how we can re-create this sense of excitement with the children in our settings and how to plan for magical moments when learning is at its peak. We will consider the adult initiated learning experience and how to use children's interests as the foundations for our planning and delivery of the EYFS.
13
13 Feb
EYFS Managers in schools cluster - Spring 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.
News

Early Years

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
Early Years training and development centre 2019-20
15 Jul
Early Years training and development programme 2019-20 Support packages Package 1 £315 (40% saving on individual purchase as a non-member) 8 workshop places (includes daytime, evening and online sessions) Termly 'Spotlight on good practice' session (for 1 member of staff) 1 onsite contact (2 hours) 1 conference place Access to online resources, telephone and email support. Package 2 £530 (40% saving on individual purchase as a non-member) 16 workshop places (includes daytime, evening and online sessions) Termly 'Spotlight on good practice' session (for 1 member of staff) 1 onsite contact (2 hours) 1 conference place Access to online resources, telephone and email support. Package 3 £685 (45% saving on individual purchase as a non-member) 24 workshop places (includes daytime, evening and online sessions) Termly 'Spotlight on good practice' session (for 1 member of staff) 1 conference place Access to online resources, telephone and email support. Package 4 £120 (40% saving on individual purchase as a non-member) - for childminders and out of school/holiday clubs 3 workshop places (includes daytime, evening and online sessions) Termly 'Spotlight on good practice' session (for 1 member of staff) 1 onsite contact (2 hours) or 1 conference place Access to online resources, telephone and email support. In addition to this we offer Universal support, free to you and available to every registered early years and childcare provider and early years foundation stage team within schools. Visit earlyyears.portsmouth.gov.uk to view our training offer for 2019-20.
Early Years Bulletin 02.07.2019 - Early Years training and development centre 2019-20
10 Jul
The 2019-20 Early Years training and development programme is now available for bookings. Everything your setting will need to grow and develop for the next year. All new for 2019-20! Master Classes for our most experienced practitioners. Workshops built around the new Ofsted framework. 'Risking Stars' programme for aspiring leaders. What next? Visit www.earlyyears.portsmouth.gov.uk to find our entire training offer for the 2019-20 academic year. Take time to browse the packages, workshops and new offers. Contact your Quality Sufficiency Officer (Layla, Connie or Gill) to discuss your teams development needs or book online through the website. Remember to pay instalments you must log in to the Early Years and Childcare Training Centre and return your direct debit form to us by 31st July 2019.