The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
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Past Events & Training

Tue, 16 May 2017 09:45 - 11:15

This drop-in 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 worker from the Council will be running the session which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need.

There is no charge for FEEE-registered minders but there is a small fee for non-FEEE-registered minders of £1 for their first child and 50p for each additional child. If you would like to know more about registering to offer the FEEE please visit The Hub - https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/policy/early-years/becoming-a-childcare-provider-in-waltham-forest/feee-provider-process.

On top of this we will be inviting professionals to attend these sessions. We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it hard to access services to support 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 will be available shortly.

Sat, 13 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00

This session will give participants opportunities to consider:

  • the characteristics of effective learning and why these are so important
  • the importance of child centred learning and how this supports children’s development
  • what child centred learning looks like in practice
  • how to identify children’s individual needs and interests
  • how to use children’s interests to plan effectively to support and extend their learning

Important - on the day, Participants will need to bring with them some observations of children playing, a current learning journey and an example of their short term plans.

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:30 - 16:00

The training will:
• Enable practitioners to develop their knowledge and understanding of good autism practice.
• Provide guidelines and activities to support practitioners to reflect on and improve their own practice.

This session is suitable for practitioners working with school-age pupils on the autism spectrum in both mainstream and specialist services.

All course attendees will receive access to the AET Tools for Teachers online resource, worth £29.99. This includes:
• 44 individual specially designed tools, grouped under six sections
• A hard copy 16-page how-to guide detailing all 44 tools and how to use them
• A code to access all of the resources online

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:30 - 12:30

The course will:
Provide practitioners with opportunities to practice using a range of effective observation methods.
Explore ways of setting up enabling environments that support child initiated and adult learning.
Support practitioners in using children’s interests and next steps as the starting points for purposeful planning.
Explore ways of involving parents and children in the observation, assessment and planning process.
Support practitioners in how to evaluate children’s progress and use this information to improve outcomes.

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:30 - 11:00

This drop-in 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 worker from the Council will be running the session which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need.

There is no charge for FEEE-registered minders but there is a small fee for non-FEEE-registered minders of £1 for their first child and 50p for each additional child. If you would like to know more about registering to offer the FEEE please visit The Hub - https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/policy/early-years/becoming-a-childcare-provider-in-waltham-forest/feee-provider-process.

On top of this we will be inviting professionals to attend these sessions. We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it hard to access services to support 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 will be available shortly.

Thu, 11 May 2017 18:00 - 21:00

This course combines Ofsted’s view of what outstanding governance and safeguarding
looks like according to their own inspection criteria.
• To understand and fulfil governors’ roles and responsibilities to safeguard and
promote the welfare for children
• To ensure effectiveness in discharging of governors’ core statutory
• safeguarding functions
• To ensure that governors have a clear and up to date understanding of the
spectrum of safeguarding within the context of Ofsted inspections, LA procedures
and complaints
• Effectively plan for, monitor and challenge senior leadership and staff to excel in
their safeguarding arrangements by communicating and implementing a vision for
outstanding safeguarding and best practice

Thu, 11 May 2017 09:30 - 12:30

This is an interactive workshop, providing Early Years Practitioners with opportunities to reflect on the importance of the physical and learning environment for developing language and communication. This will include use of video reflection, practical activities and group discussions. Practitioners will receive practical strategies to take back to their setting to develop in order to support the transfer of their learning.

Thu, 11 May 2017 09:30 - 12:30

Early Years SENCO training for PVIs - what you need to effectively support children with SEND

Session 1 - 20 April - Introduction to the SEND Code of Practice 2014, local processes, the Disability Enablement Service and the role of the Area SENCO/setting SENCO - led by Area SENCOs
Session 2 - 27 April - Data protection and confidentiality, working in partnership with parents, Early Help referral, referrals to Wood Street, Education Psychology Service (EPS) - led by Area SENCOs
Session 3 - 4 May - Introduction to Autism - led by Fiona Davey (EPS)
Session 4 - 11 May - Supporting Speech, Language and Communication – led by SALT
Session 5 - 18 May - Early Years SEND support plans, outcomes and reviews, EHCP requests/reviews - led by Area SENCOs
Session 6 - 25 May - Transitions for children with SEND and portfolio submission - led by Area SENCOs

Each session is considered a module. If a module is missed, a practitioner can make up the missed session next term. However, only a maximum of 2 modules can be made up next term. Any more than two and the course must be started again. Each practitioner who completes this course to a high enough standard will receive a certificate to acknowledge their ability to carry out SEND Support in an Early Years setting.

Thu, 11 May 2017 09:30 - 11:00

This drop-in 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 worker from the Council will be running the session which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need.

There is no charge for FEEE-registered minders but there is a small fee for non-FEEE-registered minders of £1 for their first child and 50p for each additional child. If you would like to know more about registering to offer the FEEE please visit The Hub - https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/policy/early-years/becoming-a-childcare-provider-in-waltham-forest/feee-provider-process.

On top of this we will be inviting professionals to attend these sessions. We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it hard to access services to support 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 will be available shortly.

Wed, 10 May 2017 13:30 - 16:30

ONLY book onto this training session if you have Reception-aged children in your setting (these are funded children who will be 5 years old between May and August 2017).

The EYFS Profile will need to be completed and this training session will support this process.

All 17 areas of learning in the EYFS have to be assessed within 3 main attainment bands:
Emerging
Expected
Exceeding

This training session will help you to be accurate when making judgements around children’s attainment.

Wed, 10 May 2017 09:00 - 12:00

By the end of the course, delegates will be able to understand:
• The legal requirements for managing buildings safely, carrying out monitoring
• Understand the procedures for quarterly/termly monitoring
• Be able to perform/monitor routing monitoring of their building
• Be aware of the statutory checks required to be undertaken and the H&S documents to be maintained

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:45 - 11:15

This drop-in 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 worker from the Council will be running the session which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need.

There is no charge for FEEE-registered minders but there is a small fee for non-FEEE-registered minders of £1 for their first child and 50p for each additional child. If you would like to know more about registering to offer the FEEE please visit The Hub - https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/policy/early-years/becoming-a-childcare-provider-in-waltham-forest/feee-provider-process.

On top of this we will be inviting professionals to attend these sessions. We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it hard to access services to support 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 will be available shortly.

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:30 - 12:30

The course will:
• Develop practitioners’ use of setting self evaluation and analysis of tracking data to identify how EYPP funding can be used
• Provide practitioners with examples of how EYPP funding can be used to improve outcomes for children
• Provide practitioners with examples of systems to support effective monitoring of EYPP funding, including links to the Ofsted Early Years’ Inspection Framework
• Support practitioners in developing case studies to show the impact of EYPP funding on children’s outcomes

Tue, 09 May 2017 09:00 - 12:00

In response to requests from local School Business Managers, the WF SBM Network has been created to compliment the local SBM networks.

Its purpose is to provide a forum through which SBMs needs can be voiced regarding the guidance, support and issues they are facing collectively.

The Network agendas will be created in partnership with SBMs. Meetings are likely to include: updates and guidance from Council Services; training/development workshops; and 'clinics'.

Mon, 08 May 2017 10:00 - 15:00

What will the course cover?
• using different outdoor environments as a context for developing thinking skills.
• the use of natural materials to enhance outdoor learning.
• developing imagination and creativity.
• active problem solving.
• the benefits of and need for risk taking.

Please note - there are no direct public transport links to Suntrap. If not driving or car sharing, please travel to Loughton Station on the Central line and then get a taxi to the above address. Please bear this in mind when booking and sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Mon, 08 May 2017 10:00 - 12:00

Briefing session which will give attendees an opportunity to raise any questions they have with regards to preparing for introduction of 30hrs FEEE in September 2017
Frequently asked questions:
Do I have to offer up to 30hrs free?
What are disadvantages/benefits of choosing to offer 30hrs?
Do I need to review my admissions policy?
What models of delivery can I operate?
How long or short can sessions be?
How much will I be paid for the FEEE hours that I provide?
How do I ensure that I meet my statutory duty to ensure that invoices and receipts are clear, transparent and itemised allowing parents to see that they have received their child’s free entitlement completely free of charge and understand fees paid for additional hours or services?

There are 3 of these information sessions in total - on Monday 8 May, Monday 5 June & Monday 3 July - you only need to book onto one of these.

Attendees who did not attend the Early Years Business Conference on 21 February 2017 at Gilwell Park are advised to review the resources from this event on The Hub in advance of attending (you will need to be logged on to access all of the documentation):
https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/news/find-out-about-new-30-hours-free-childcare-entitlement

Attendees will also need to read the following guidance document before the information session:
Early years entitlements: operational guidance for local authorities and providers - April 2017
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/610170/Operational_guidance.pdf

If you have any specific questions that you would like answered please email them to howard.gladwin@walthamforest.gov.uk at least 2 working days before the session so that we can ensure we have the information you require at the session.

Sat, 06 May 2017 13:30 - 16:30

The course will:

  • Explore the aspects of early child development which contribute to the establishment of self-regulation.
  • Develop awareness of the adult’s role in supporting children’ self-regulation.
  • Provide practitioners with practical experiences and activities to promote children’s self-regulation.
  • Provide practitioners with examples of how to plan for a soothing and stimulating environment for healthy brain development.

Please note - there is also a morning training session here for Childminders run by Prospects Services Ltd on Parent Partnership if you want to make a day of it!

Sat, 06 May 2017 09:30 - 12:30

The course will:

  • Support practitioners to identify barriers around involving parents in their children’s learning and provide practical examples of how to overcome these.
  • Provide practitioners with practical examples of how to support children’s learning, including the development of “Busy Bags”, “Borrow Bags”, “Discovery Cafes” and the use of “What to Expect, When?”.
  • Provide practitioners with the opportunity to explore a range of strategies for dealing with difficult conversations about children’s learning and development.

Please note - there is also an afternoon training session here for Childminders run by Prospects Services Ltd on Self-Regulation if you want to make a day of it!

Fri, 05 May 2017 09:30 - 11:00

This drop-in 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 worker from the Council will be running the session which will give all childminders regular access to support they may need.

There is no charge for FEEE-registered minders but there is a small fee for non-FEEE-registered minders of £1 for their first child and 50p for each additional child. If you would like to know more about registering to offer the FEEE please visit The Hub - https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/policy/early-years/becoming-a-childcare-provider-in-waltham-forest/feee-provider-process.

On top of this we will be inviting professionals to attend these sessions. We recognise that childminders may sometimes find it hard to access services to support 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 will be available shortly.

Thu, 04 May 2017 19:00 - 21:00

An overview of the main issues for schools in managing these related areas, including:
• Looking at some areas in more detail including legislation
• Tools and sources of information, advice and guidance for schools and parents and
carers
• How this relates to the curriculum
• Ofsted expectations
• How governors can help and next steps

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