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Early Years, Childcare & Business Development Service
Improve standards and raise attainment in the Early Years
Waltham Forest is a borough with continuing ambition to make ourselves a centre for excellence in Early Years and Childcare. Our aim is that this is provided by an exciting, vibrant, increasingly dive...
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Training & Events

30
30 Mar
Childminder Drop-in: Walthamstow
The drop-ins will provide childminders the opportunity to come together with their children to enjoy fun activities linked to their children’s learning and development and strengthen friendships and links between other local childminders. A Childminding Development Officer from the Council will be running the sessions which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need. We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it difficult to access services to enrich the needs of the children they care for. Therefore, we will be inviting professionals such as Area SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators), Curriculum Leaders, Speech and Language Therapists, Health Visitors, Safeguarding Advisors, Early Help Advisors and FEEE Officers to attend some of these drop-ins. A schedule of these visits is available on the Events and Training page of The Hub: http://wftradedservices.uk/Training. The drop-ins are free for childminders registered for the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE). There is a small charge of £1.50 for the first child and 50p for each additional child for those minders who are not FEEE-registered. If you would like to know more about offering the FEEE and the registration process, please visit The Hub: https://thehub-beta.walthamforest.gov.uk/commissionedtodeliverFEEE
02
02 Apr
Childminder Drop-in:Chingford
The drop-ins will provide childminders the opportunity to come together with their children to enjoy fun activities linked to their children’s learning and development and strengthen friendships and links between other local childminders. A Childminding Development Officer from the Council will be running the sessions which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need. We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it difficult to access services to enrich the needs of the children they care for. Therefore, we will be inviting professionals such as Area SENCOs (Special Educational Needs Coordinators), Curriculum Leaders, Speech and Language Therapists, Health Visitors, Safeguarding Advisors, Early Help Advisors and FEEE Officers to attend some of these drop-ins. A schedule of these visits is available on the Events and Training page of The Hub: http://wftradedservices.uk/Training. The drop-ins are free for childminders registered for the Free Early Education Entitlement (FEEE). There is a small charge of £1.50 for the first child and 50p for each additional child for those minders who are not FEEE-registered. If you would like to know more about offering the FEEE and the registration process, please visit The Hub: https://thehub-beta.walthamforest.gov.uk/commissionedtodeliverFEEE
21
21 Apr
Early Years System Support (EYSS) Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) visit
Early Years System Support has designed as a training resource to provoke and support reflective dialogue and collaboration between early years Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) and settings leaders, around teaching and learning for nursery children, with the primary aim to enable leaders and their provisions to improve the quality of their provision, gaining successful good and outstanding Ofsted inspections through their strong and confident self-evaluation and development planning. This reflective toolkit is designed to support a constructive, professionally collaborative process between the SLE and the setting (EYFS) leader, using this toolkit as a training tool during a 3-hour dialogue and learning walk in the provision. https://thehub-beta.walthamforest.gov.uk/earlyyearsspecialistleaderineducation
21
21 Apr
Governor Accreditation Programme - Level Two - Module Four
Level 1 – Foundation of Good Governance Typically, it is expected that new governors will take 12 months to complete the 6 modules and 2 self-assessment booklets needed to be an accredited governor at Level 2. It is anticipated that some established governors may wish to undertake this programme in which case it will also serve as refresher training or ‘continuous governor development’ (CGD). Level 1 examines the role and expectations of the modern day governor through the 20 key competencies set out in GAP based on the DfE’s 3 core functions of governing bodies. There are three 2 hour linked training modules and a robust self-assessment booklet to be completed. • Module 1 Good governance • Module 2 Understanding School Data • Module 3 Safeguarding and Inclusion A certificate of induction will be awarded and enable governors to progress to level 2 ‘Accreditation’. GAP Level 2 – Accredited governance Building on level 1, this involves three further training modules, each lasting 2 hours. Governors will evidence how they contribute to effective governance and the impact of their work through their own school experiences. • Module 4 Driving school improvement • Module 5 Managing relationships • Module 6 Preparing for Ofsted
23
23 Apr
Early Years Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’S) in Early Years
• Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead • Meeting Ofsted Requirements: What needs to be in place in my setting? • Sharing good practice: What works well in developing systems and procedures • The legal framework for safeguarding and the requirements of EYFS • Refreshing knowledge of types of abuse and possible indicators • The thresholds for intervention and making referrals • Best practice in responding to concerns, managing disclosures, recording and information sharing • The Child Protection Process: Case conferences and core groups • Strategies to support staff and raise awareness • Learning from reviews and understanding safeguarding risks • Safer working practice in the Early Years • Responding to allegations about people working with children An Introduction to Safeguarding course should have been attended within the last year if this is the participant's first time on a DSL course. Please note – Managers & Deputies should not attend together. If driving, please ensure you leave enough time to find a car parking space as these are very limited in the immediate area. Also, as a courtesy to other attendees and the training lead, please arrive in good time for a prompt start - if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not be admitted and you may be charged the full cost of the course (£150).