We offer bespoke training that can be delivered at your school or setting and tailor made to your requirements. All our Early Years Learning and Development, Safeguarding refresher courses are also available as bespoke half-day training or as twilight sessions. We also offer sessions at staff meetings.
We may also be able to provide other bespoke training courses as required. We are flexible and will aim to deliver the course at a time to suit your needs.
All training is intended to be face-to-face, but this will be COVID dependent, perhaps necessitating some online content. Where a setting has a large staff complement and/or lacks a suitable space to facilitate training in a comfortable environment, we recommend that a room at the Tomlinson Centre is hired by the setting or any other suitable venue.
Some courses that are available are:
- How to Teach Phonics in Early Years
- Early Literacy
- Attachment and the Key Person
- Expressive Arts and Design: Using Open Ended Materials
- How to Interact Effectively with Children to Promote Learning
- Understanding Children's behaviour
- Outdoor Learning
- Tuning into Boys
- Safeguarding Refresher
Promoting diversity in early years
This course will run over 2 half days -the course will explore issues relating to an anti-bias approach to race and gender equality, considering how to instil an anti-racist, anti-sexist ethos and practice in our settings.
We will discuss, for example, strategies to promote positive racial identity and to challenge traditional gender stereotypes, in order to create an environment where all feel respected, valued and special whilst actively challenging the barriers which young children experience from an early age. Much of the course will be interactive, exploring our own attitudes and beliefs, in order to promote a shared outlook towards diversity.
This course will explore an approach developed by Vivian Gussin-Paley which encourages young children to use their imagination to make up stories and then act them out. In so doing, we address gender equality, self-esteem, literacy, drama and fantasy play.
The attendees will have the opportunity to create and act out a story. Suitable for a staff meeting or twilight session
Effective early years practice
This session will examine the role of the learning environment, indoors and out, and how to promote children’s independence and self-regulation, whilst referring to the new EY curricula, the Revised Development Matters and Birth to Five Matters (Early Years Coalition). Suitable for a staff meeting or twilight session
Preparing for Inspection support pack
This package is designed to provide managers with the tools to lead an inspection in order to show the provision at its best, and enable your staff team to feel empowered and confident to manage the inspection process. Covering statutory requirements, policies and documentation. What is included?
- Pre course meeting
- 2 day whole team training (or 4 half days)
- 2 x post course observations(coaching for staff or manager
- 1 report after all sessions
- Option for more sessions
Individual courses/training sessions or packages are available at competitive prices.
We welcome participation to our training from settings within and outside of Hackney.
Our team of professional experts will be able to work with you to create bespoke training to meet your settings needs.
Early Years CPD Team
Price on application
This product will be delivered bespoke to your requirements. Please request a quote