Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) and Childminders

Managing Allegations

Description
All providers need to be able to respond quickly and appropriately and to allegations, complaints and concerns against the setting, staff and other professionals in order to safeguard children
Impact Statement
By the end of the course, you will

  • understand policy context and procedural arrangements for managing allegations against staff
  • learn from Serious Case Reviews
  • be clear about the thresholds and process of referral to LADO
  • understand your responsibilities and have clear guidance on what to do in event of an allegation
  • recognise and respond to indicators of abuse and neglect allegedly perpetrated by staff/ professionals
  • develop culture of safe working practice within work environment & minimise risk of allegations being made.
Audience

PVIs and Childminders


Date
14th December 2019 (9:00am - 12:15pm)
Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Daphne McKenna
Cost
£45
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Paediatric 1st Aid

Description
Dynamo Concise will provide the Level 3 course in partnership with Highfield (the awarding body). Their aim is to deliver top quality training services in Paediatric First Aid
Impact Statement
  • Aims and principles of first aid.
  • Prevention of cross-infection during first aid procedures.
  • Basic life support (CPR).
  • Management of the unconscious casualty.
  • Assessment and treatment of a casualty who is wounded, bleeding or shocked.
  • How to deal with burns, poisoning and eye injuries.
  • Assessment and treatment of common major and minor illnesses, including fractures, dislocation, head injuries, epilepsy and diabetes.
  • Managing asthma attacks and choking.
  • Legal aspects of first aid at work – record keeping and use of equipment
Audience

PVIs and Childminders


Date
15th January 2020 (8:45am - 3:30pm)
22nd January 2020 (8:45am - 3:30pm)
Venue
Dynamo Concise, Block 1, Woolwich Dockyard Est, Woolwich Church St, Woolwich SE18 5PQ
Tutors
Dynamo
Cost
£45
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Date
25th January 2020 (8:45am - 3:30pm)
1st February 2020 (8:45am - 3:30pm)
Venue
Dynamo Concise, Block 1, Woolwich Dockyard Est, Woolwich Church St, Woolwich SE18 5PQ
Tutors
Dynamo
Cost
£45
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Advanced Managing Challenging Behaviour

Description
The 3 hour training session will enhance practitioners knowledge and skills to further understand and manage challenging behaviour.

To Further develop skills in recognising and assessing challenging behaviour, and making individualised


Impact Statement
By the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Understand Theory of Mind, stages of emotional development and anxiety and how these link to children’s behaviour.
  • To be confident in using a range of strategies to break cycles of negative behaviour for children and reduce behaviour imitation in the setting.
  • Explore approaches that support children to resolve their own issues, through listening and reflection.
Audience

PVI's and Chilmdinders who have previously attended Managing challenging behaviour


Date
18th January 2020 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Purple Parenting
Cost
£45
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Healthy Early Years London

Description

The briefing will include:

  • an introduction to HEYL in Greenwich and
  • the benefits to your setting and the children you care for by being involved.
  • an overview of the registration and first steps process to help you get started
  • a timetable of follow on workshops focusing on various themes within the HEYL award
With growing concerns around childhood obesity and oral health we have a duty to encourage children to eat and drink healthily. A healthy balanced diet and regular physical activity are essential for children’s health & wellbeing. Research confirms that healthy eating habits in the years before school are very important because they influence growth, development and academic achievement in later life.

With this in mind our first workshop is going to focus on menu planning to with Davina De Laszlo - Infant Nutrition Advisor, Public Health & Wellbeing

There will be an opportunity to discuss what a Healthy Eating policy looks like and how to implement it to the children’s best advantage in your setting.

Davina will also share ideas on incorporating a balanced and varied menu to children as well as guidance on portion sizes.

A series of workshops focusing on various themes within the HEYL award will be held in 2020



Impact Statement
Good nutrition is important for children aged under 5 to

  • ensure they get the right amount of energy (calories) and nutrients needed while growing rapidly
  • ensure they do not consume too much energy (calories) which may lead to overweight or obesity issues
  • encourage them to eat a wide variety of foods and develop good dietary habits to take them into later childhood and beyond
Audience

Childminders and PVI's


Date
23rd January 2020 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)

Venue
The Woolwich Centre
Tutors
Cost

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Child Development- Module 1: Brain Development & Attatchment

Description
Babies and young children have a strong need to be close to their parents and primary care givers. As the key person or childminder, you are best placed to help the youngest children in your setting to feel safe, secure and loved. When babies feel secure they release a hormone called oxytocin which feeds the development and growth of their brains. However when babies feel less secure or overwhelmed, they may exhibits signs of a stress response by going into fight, flight or freeze mode preventing them from engaging, playing and learning.

This module will examine:

healthy brain development

attachment theory and attunement to a child’s needs

the impact of trauma and neglect on a child’s development

what we can do to support child development

Impact Statement
By the end of this module practitioners will:

have an understanding of how early interactions impact on neurological, cognitive, emotional and social development

be able to recognise the importance of secure attachment and be able to identify insecure attachments and separation anxiety

have an understanding of critical and sensitive windows of opportunity for optimal child development

  • be able to support good brain development and how to develop secure and nurturing attachments


Audience

This course is aimed at childminders, childminding assistants, Early Years practitioners and apprentices who are all working with children under 4 years old – including those working with babies


Date
25th January 2020 (9:00am - 12:30pm)

Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Early Years Advisors
Cost
£45

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Child Development- Module 2: Communication & Language

Description

This module will examine:

How babies and young children communicate through verbal and non verbal cues

Ages and stages of language development and communication behaviours

How we can develop key language skills by offering language rich and communication friendly environments to close the vocabulary gap for young children

How we can strengthen parent partnerships by supporting the home learning environment and building the child’s cultural capital

Impact Statement
By the end of this module practitioners will:

Know how to interpret communication and language in very young children

Understand how communication difficulties can impact behaviour

Be aware of strategies and ideas to develop strong communication, speech and language skills within your setting and in the home learning environment

Audience

This course is aimed at childminders, childminding assistants, Early Years practitioners and apprentices who are all working with children under 4 years old – including those working with babies.


Date
25th January 2020 (1:00pm - 4:30pm)

Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Early Years Advisors
Cost
£45

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Child Development- Module 3: Schemas

Description
Schemas are patterns of repeated behaviour which allow children to explore and express developing ideas and thoughts through their play and learning. Babies and young children learn best through opportunities to engage in active learning through hands on experiences

This module will examine:

The different types of schemas children use to learn

How to identify a child’s dominant schema

What we can do to develop a child’s learning using our knowledge of schemas

Impact Statement
By the end of this module practitioners will:

be able to identify schematic play and associated patterns of behaviour

understand play and behaviour as communication by children and what that tells us about their interests and how best to follow their lead

be able to better support other practitioners in understanding their observations of children

learn methods for including these observations in to the assessing and planning for the children’s next steps in development.

Audience

This course is aimed at childminders, childminding assistants, Early Years practitioners and apprentices who are all working with children under 4 years old – including those working with babies


Date
1st February 2020 (9:00am - 12:30pm)

Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Early Years Advisors
Cost
£45

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Child Development- Module 4: The Gender Gap

Description
All children are unique and develop at varying rates. Children are motivated to play and learn through their interests and enabling environments and can sometimes experience limits on their natural curiosity and potential through unconscious bias. There is a gap in achieving a good level of development at the end of EYFS between boys and girls and Ofsted, the Department for Education and Royal Greenwich are committed to working with providers towards narrowing this gap in attainment and ensuring all children fulfil the potential.

This course will examine:

How boys and girls develop in ways that are unique to them

How to encourage boys to talk about their feelings and thoughts and how to encourage girls to take challenges and risks in their active play

To support boys to develop their language and communication skills and girls to develop their physical and mathematical skills

How to build emotionally confident boys who are resilient and manage their feelings and how to build curious and independent girls

Impact Statement
By the end of this module practitioners will:

have awareness and challenge gender stereotypes to better understand how boys and girls learn, play and behave

understand your contribution to building confident, resilient boys who bounce back from problems and curious and independent girls who are confident in risk taking in play

examine new ideas for children to explore non-gender specific play

develop new ways of encouraging positive behaviour

Audience

This course is aimed at childminders, childminding assistants, Early Years practitioners and apprentices who are all working with children under 4 years old – including those working with babies.


Date
1st February 2020 (1:00pm - 4:30pm)

Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Early Years Advisors
Cost
£45

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Introduction to Safeguarding Level 1

Description
This is an essential course for all practitioners working with children. All early years practitioners have an important role to play in identifying concerns, sharing information and taking prompt action in order to ensure that children receive the right help at the right time.
Impact Statement
By the end of the course, you will

  • recognise that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility
  • understand the safeguarding continuum and the importance of early interventions
  • recognise the indicators of abuse and neglect
  • know what action to take locally and feel confident to challenge others if there is insufficient change for the child
  • understand the impact of negative parental behaviours on child development
Audience

PVIs and Childminders


Date
29th February 2020 (9:00am - 12:30pm)
Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Early Years & Childcare Advisors
Cost
£45
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Date
25th April 2020 (9:00am - 12:30pm)

Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Early Years Advisors
Cost
£45

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Intermediate Safeguarding Level 2

Description
This is an essential course for childminders, room leaders, managers and Designated Safeguarding Leads. This course builds on the knowledge and explores complex issues around Safeguarding and Child Protection.



Impact Statement
By the end of the course, you will



  • have explored ways of working with complex family situations
  • have increased awareness of specialist safeguarding issues such as domestic violence, FGM and substance misuse.
  • consider Serious Case Reviews in depth
  • recognise need for professional curiosity, proactive partnership working and ways of developing confidence in staff to be alert to the risks surrounding children.
  • know what makes a good quality referral to social care
  • update your knowledge of recent policy and legislative changes
Audience

PVIs and Childminders


Date
29th February 2020 (1:00pm - 4:30pm)
Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Early Years & Childcare Advisors
Cost
£45
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Date
25th April 2020 (1:15pm - 4:30pm)

Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Early Years Advisors
Cost
£45

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Observation, Planning and Assessment

Description
This course is suitable for all practitioners working with under 5s and is most appropriate to practitioners new to EYFS, practitioners who less confident or experienced or where it is identified as an area of development.
Impact Statement
By the end of the course, you will

  • know the Planning Cycle - how to use observations, planning and assessment to meet children’s needs
  • have suggested formats, how to evaluate planning and assessment formats and ways of explaining why you are doing what you are doing.
  • develop your skills in observing children and look at writing useful observations – what to include and how to assess what this tells you.
  • track learning using observations to build up a picture of a child and to assess what stage of development a child has reached.
  • focus on the EYFS guidance and how to use it including ‘Development Matters’, ‘Early Years Outcomes’ and other non-statutory guidance to support our understanding of child development.

Audience

PVIs and Childminders


Date
9th May 2020 (9:30am - 2:30pm)

Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Early Years Advisors
Cost
£45

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Getting it Right

Description
This course is a must for newly registered providers or those expecting an Ofsted inspection. The course focuses on supporting providers to achieve best practice and to deliver high quality experiences and positive outcomes for all children.
Impact Statement
By the end of the course, you will

  • improve the quality of your practice
  • be Ofsted ready!
  • ensure that children in your care receive the best learning, development and well-being outcomes
  • explore and test out your understanding of the EYFS
  • network with other providers and share best practice
  • develop good working partnerships with Royal Greenwich
Audience

Newly registered PVIs and Childminders


Date
16th May 2020 (9:00am - 12:30pm)

Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Early Years Advisors
Cost

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Safer Recruitment, Induction and Supervision

Description
Recent Ofsted reports have identified poor recruitment and suitability check processes as significant factors leading to ineffective safeguarding. This automatically results in an inadequate overall judgment. Further actions have identified gaps in staff support, supervision and training for staff for both groupcare and childminder settings.

Safe recruitment practices together with ongoing staff support and supervision through regular team meetings, 1:1s, appraisals and inductions are key to ensuring highly effective and meaningful engagement between staff and managers, including childminding assistants and childminders. It also provides an essential opportunity for leaders and staff to identify training needs, prioritise staff wellbeing, discuss concerns confidentially and to offer guidance within the role.

Good staff management is vital to ensuring children are kept safe but also that their learning and development needs are met by committed, skilled and motivated staff.





Impact Statement
The training will cover:-
  • Safer recruitment procedures and policies
  • Robust probationary and induction period
  • Effective team meetings
  • The role and format of 1:1s and ways to implement them
  • Conducting an appraisal
  • Having difficult conversations
  • Managing expectations and balancing staff needs
  • Staff wellbeing and workloads
This training will be interactive and an opportunity to share best practice and common issues.
Audience

PVIs and Childminder - managers, deputy managers and room leaders


Date
16th May 2020 (1:15pm - 4:30pm)

Venue
The Woolwich Centre, Room B12 a & b
Tutors
Early Years Advisors
Cost
£45

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