Early Years-Specific Training Courses

With Training Designs, you can access a wide range of fun, informative and stimulating training courses and workshops, designed to meet you and your team’s needs.

Each course is written, based on government guidelines, i.e. Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and OFSTED.

Courses range from Understanding the EYFS, Special Educational Needs, Characteristics of Effective Learning linked to Brain Development, Working in Partnership with Parents and Managing Children’s Behaviour……to Leadership & Management courses, such as Improving Confidence, Team Building and Becoming a More Effective Leader.

Courses can also be ‘mixed and matched’, so you and your team can be trained during your morning session on the Two Year Integrated Check, and then be trained during the afternoon on Observation, Assessment and Planning – just let me know what you’d like, and I’ll tailor your training to give you and your team exactly what you need!

Please click on the links below for information on just some of my courses, or click on the pdf document below.

However, if you do not see what you need, please contact us so I can design the right course to meet your needs.

Just some of the training courses I can deliver at your setting!

• Child Development from birth to five years (overview / refresher)

•  How observation, assessment and next steps link to your planning and the EYFS framework for effective practice

•  Documentation and practical examples of observations / planning

•  An overview / refresher of The Two Year integrated check – following up from its implementation / how are practitioners using this in practice

•  Use of video clips for practical experience of writing an observation

• How to perform the Two Year check in practice

•  Working in partnership with Parents, when completing the Two Year Check

•  Competing the Two Year check form and other documentation

•  Practical Experience of completing the form

• Definition of Supervision

•  Definition of Appraisal

•  Examples of documentation

•  Links to the EYFS framework

•  Practical examples and Case Studies (Documentation templates will be included in the handouts)

• Re-cap of the EYFS framework

•  Step-by-step guide to the seven areas of learning and development

•  Links to the Early Learning goals

•  Activities to promote learning in each of the seven areas

• Explanation of the EYFS framework

•  The use of the framework in practice, including: 

– Themes and Principles

- Observation, Assessment , Planning and next steps 

– Early Learning goals 

– Areas of learning and development 

– Safeguarding and Welfare requirements

• Exploring transitions

•  Attachment theory

•  How to support the child

•  Involving parents

• The different areas of Child Development

•  How to observe and monitor a child linked to their development

•  Theories of Child Development

•  Links to the EYFS framework

• The role of the Key Person (Nursery and Childminder)

•  Attachment theory and links to the Key Person

•  Links to the EYFS framework

• An overview of children’s health and development

•  Common Childhood Ailments, how to recognise and treat them

•  Health Services available – who to call and when!

• Development of speech and language

•  How to recognise a child with speech/language problems

•  Techniques to develop speech and language

•  Links to the EYFS framework

• How to work with ‘positive and challenging parents’

•  Practical examples / case studies will be used to aid learning

•  Links to the EYFS framework

•  Clear communication with parents

• Exploring the meaning of Diversity

•  Exploring what is meant by Equal opportunities

•  Addressing diversity and equal opportunities in the setting

•  Links to the EYFS framework

• Unpacking the Prime and Specific areas of learning and development

•  Exploring the Characteristics of Effective Learning

•  Links to the EYFS framework, Observation, Assessment and Planning

• Development of babies from Birth to Toddler stage

•  Activities to promote the development of Babies

•  Coping with anxieties from Parents (e.g. feeding, sleeping, immunisation)

• Exploring Children’s behaviour – positive and challenging

•  Links to Child Development • Strategies to manage Children’s behaviour

•  How to incorporate your Behaviour Management Policy

•  Involving parents

• What is SEN?

•  Exploring disability and its meaning

•  What to do if you are concerned about a child

•  Guide to the referral process

• Review the legal requirements for the role of the designated person

•  Identify responsibilities of the designated person

•  Consider the skills and knowledge required to undertake the role

•  Reflect on internal policies for the recording and reporting of child protection concerns

•  Identify the local multi agency network and how to work in partnership

• Explore the definitions and terminology of disability

•  Consider the responsibilities of Childcare professionals within the context of the Equality Act 2010

•  Challenge myths and attitudes relating to disability

•  Identify the barriers to inclusion and their solutions

•  Carry out an assessment of the / your environment

•  Consider how to ensure the / your environment and activities meet the needs of all children and young people (Can be adapted for other Childcare and Playwork settings)

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View a complete list of our courses or contact us for more information on Early Years Training Courses that we can deliver for you!

What Clients Say

The training course was fun and interactive, with lots of time for questions and discussion. It felt like the trainer was on our side, wanted to understand our situation, and made sure that the training suited our specific context and needs. We walked away with a new perspective on children’s behaviour, what influences it, and the role we can play as children’s workers
Anke Marais, Head of CHTB, Holy Trinity Brompton / Alpha International Kensington, South London
Thank you so much for another fantastic training session yesterday. I was very impressed with your method of engaging each and everyone and ensuring full participation of all attendees. I have had such positive comments from my staff. We found the sessions very useful and informative. Our new Manager, who as you know, is coming from a big chain was very impressed and asked how I found you so maybe she will recommend you to her current bosses. There are a couple of things that we will be changing as a result of the course which will definitely help to improve our service.
Sadé Okocha, Director, Oak Tree Day Nursery

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