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EARLY YEARS HUB

Training Offer

Courses: The Early Years Hub provides a range of training opportunities for schools, groups settings and childminders.

Cost: Schools and group settings - courses cost £65 for a half day or £130 for a full day. 6 half day places can be booked for £300. These can be for one or more practitioners across one or more different courses. Childminders - courses cost £40 for a half day or £80 for a full day. All bookings are made through Eventbrite.

Venue: All courses are at St Edmund’s Nursery School, Washington Street, Girlington, Bradford BD8 9QW

To download the prospectus, please click here.

Nurturing Two Year Olds

Date: TBA

Tutors: Lindsay Mihailovic and Maryum Nazir

Aimed at: Experienced practitioners, new or inexperienced practitioners

Content: Learn how to support two year olds to thrive in your setting, develop your understanding of how and why two year olds act like two year olds, optimise your environment to enhance their learning opportunities and meet their needs.

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Teaching and Learning in Practice

Date: TBA

Tutors: Lindsay Mihailovic and Andrea Layzell

Aimed at: New or inexperienced practitioners

Content: This course is designed to support inexperienced practitioners and newly registered childminders. Consider how your curriculum supports teaching and learning, how reflective pedagogy is an essential part of understanding what children are learning in your setting. Reflect on how planning for individual children and groups, thoughtful observations and assessment meets your obligations detailed in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.

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How to promote British Values in a meaningful way with young children

Date: TBA

Tutor: Anne-Marie Merifield

Aimed at: Leaders and managers, experienced practitioners, new or inexperienced practitioners

Content: All settings are required to promote British Values; but how can you do that in a way that supports children to develop their attitudes and understanding of the values and principles of your setting, their community and their peers? Consider what British Values means in the context of a rich and principled society.

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Using Video to Enhance Child and Peer to Peer Observations

Date: TBA

Tutor: Andrea Layzell

Aimed at: Leaders and managers, experienced practitioners, new or inexperienced practitioners

Content: Video can be used to great effect in your provision. This course will explore the barriers you may experience, how to support staff to use video well, to reflect on practice and to take an ethical approach to video. Consider how video can support your planning cycle, engage, inform and reassure parents.

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Working in Partnership with Children’s Centres

Date: TBA

Tutors: Kulbir Bura and Chris Rollings

Aimed at: Leaders and managers in the PVI/maintained sector.

Content: Developing partnership arrangements with children’s centres, including communication routes, referral processes for additional support for families and engaging in consultations.

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Developmental Movement

Date: TBA

Tutors: Kate Banfield and / or Angela Sugden, from Visions of Childhood

Aimed at: Experienced practitioners, new or inexperienced practitioners

Content:

  • Learn about what developmental movement is
  • Discover the structure of the brain and how it is developed by movement
  • Find out about the development of movement by looking at reflexes and motor milestones.
  • Discover how this results in children developing the competences of balance, coordination and control and influences their future academic learning
  • Discover the link between early movement and children’s writing
  • Establish how competence in movement impacts on self esteem and confidence
  • Discuss the impact of the 21st century on children's developing movement.

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Using the Early Years Foundation Stage

Date: TBA

Tutor: Sarah Gordon

Aimed at: New or inexperienced practitioners

Content: An introduction to using the Early Years Foundation Stage, aimed at new/inexperienced practitioners or childminders. The course will explore the EYFS document, giving a clear understanding of the guidance and requirements that are within it.

 

Phun with Phonics

Date: TBA

Tutor: Sarah Gordon

Aimed at: Leaders and managers, experienced practitioner

Content: The why, what, when, and how of Phonics. Lots of fun snappy and effective ways of teaching Phase One Phonics.

 

Where’s the Maths?

Date: TBA

Tutor: Lindsay Mihailovic

Aimed at: Experienced practitioners, new or inexperienced practitioners

Content: The session is aimed at practitioners who lack confidence in their own ability in maths, and shows how resources in their environment can promote confidence and understanding of number.

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What is the Early Years Hub?

The Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School Alliance is the lead agency for the Bradford Early Years Hub, on behalf of National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). As part of our work we have:

* Developed strong links with private and voluntary providers in West Bradford, expanding across the district.

* Developed the workforce through a Foundation Degree offer to early years, school and health staff in collaboration with Pen Green Research Development Base and the University of Hertfordshire.

* Established a baseline of quality improvement work using ITERS and ECERS environment rating scales.

* Developed bespoke whole team training available to settings.

* Started work on developing a career path for early years practitioners and associate staff in schools.

* Been an active part of a national pilot of the HELLO Project with the National Literacy Trust, supporting outcomes in language and communication. Funding from St Edmund’s HELLO project, supported by the National Literacy Trust, has contributed to developing an exciting storytelling area at Broomfield Nursery in Clayton.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list and receive regular emails about our training opportunities, please email our Workforce Development Leader, Andrea Layzell – andrea.layzell@stedmundsbradford.org.uk