Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) and Childminders
To raise awareness of the significant increase of domestic abuse in Covid 19 lockdown
To understand the impacts of domestic abuse on children
Be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of domestic abuse
How to access support and resources for families
Early years practitioners and apprentices
- 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
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.
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 2021
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
Childminders and PVI's
- 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