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

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Training & Events

11
11 Dec
Spotlight on Good Practice - Autumn 2019
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.
07
07 Jan
Readers in Reception - phonics, comprehension and the love of reading - are they all compatible?
The new Ofsted framework places a high focus on reading with phonics being the route to becoming a successful reader. Undoubtedly, phonics is a crucial aspect of the Year R daily routine, but how can we simultaneously foster within children and parents, a love for reading. This workshop will explore how we can embed effective phonics and create meaningful opportunities for reading in the environment.
09
09 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.
14
14 Jan
Steps and Chunks! Portage Small Steps to Learning
This practical training shows how subtle yet effective changes can make learning easier for a child with SEN or disability and will support you with goals, targets, IEPs and EHCP requests.
15
15 Jan
Spring Termly Briefing
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.
15
15 Jan
Spring Termly Briefing
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.
17
17 Jan
Managing Generation Z
This workshop will explore how Early Years settings are adapting to the particular needs of the youngest members of the workforce and reflect on the positives and challenges of a multi-generational staff team.
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!
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Early Years Workforce Conference - 28 March 2020
08 Nov
Our annual event will be here sooner than we think! This year the Early Years Workforce Conference is on March 28. With research telling us that children with vocabulary difficulties at age 5 are 3 times more likely to have mental health problems when they becomes adults and 2 times as likely to be unemployed as adults, the need to take action to address the communication and language gap is vital. And the actions we need to take are everybody's responsibility! The 2020 EY Workforce Conference seizes the opportunity for a range of professionals to work together to develop a shared knowledge and understanding and to build language and literacy in the city for all of our children in the EYFS. We warmly welcome Tamsin Grimmer, our keynote and workshop presenter from Early Education Associates to Portsmouth. Tamsin will delight and inspire us with her expertise and set the context for developing a consistent team approach to support young children's communication and language skills. Delegates will be able to select two workshops to attend during the day, with a range of themes focussed on communication and language. The workshops confirmed so far are: The Home Learning Environment (HLE) and engaging parents Evidence shows that the quality of the Home Learning Environment is a key predictor of a child’s future success and studies show that every day conversations, make-believe play and reading activities are particularly influential features of the home learning environment. So how do we support parents to create that nurturing, language rich and stimulating home LEARNING environment? In this workshop we will explore ways to engage different groups of parents, reflect on key early language and communication messages to share with parents and understand how we can positively influence the home learning environment. You will come away with practical ideas to support all of the parents you work with and know how best we can use our city as a tool to promote learning happening everywhere! Ready for Reading - the links between language and literacy "Reading and writing float on a sea of talk" - James Britton, Educationalist. Who doesn't agree with this statement? But how do we retain that crucial focus on developing language and communication skills whilst delivering the broader EYFS curriculum? In this workshop we will explore how language affects reading development and how to effectively develop early reading skills either in your setting, classroom or in the home learning environment. Targeting Speech, Language and Communication Needs For children to flourish in our ever changing world they need to be understood and to understand. Communication is the key to making friends and building relationships, and underpins play and learning. We know that a growing number of young children are experiencing a delay in developing their language skills which can cause frustration and negatively impact on all areas of learning. Children need to be able to interact and exchange information with others in a meaningful way. Studies show that early intervention has a positive impact on outcomes for children with language difficulties, we know that children whose language difficulties are resolved by the end of the EYFS are more likely to go on to do well in school. In this workshop we explore how to identify those children at risk of early language delay and what we can do to support them. Once Upon A Time... Stories and rhymes are so important and have inspired generation upon generation and aided the survival of our species, from camp-fire tales to modern day gossip blogs and e-readers. This workshop considers how young children develop communication and language skills and explores the role of stories and rhymes in this process. We will share some new and interesting ideas for using stories and rhymes and review our current practice.
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.
Early Years Bulletin 01.07.2019
01 Jul
Early Years Bulletin 01.07.2019 Early Years Training Centre Little Sunbeams Pre-School Check your invoices! Headcount Forecast task Autumn 2019 Top Tips for Talking - July Have you used your Training Package workshop places
2019-2020 Memberships Available to Buy Now!
03 Jun
Purchase your membership for 2019-2020 now from our Early Years portal: http://www.earlyyears.portsmouth.gov.uk/