Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Thu, 04 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, 04 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, 03 May 2017 09:30 - 12:00

The instruction guides and FAQs available on The Hub https://thehub.walthamforest.gov.uk/news/section-11-safeguarding-audit-schools-new-online-tool are comprehensive, but for schools requiring additional support, we are hosting this drop-in training session.

Please bring a laptop to access your own live audit tools and receive support.

Wed, 03 May 2017 09:30 - 12:30

This is an interactive workshop, providing Early Years Practitioners with opportunities to reflect on the importance of adult-child interactions for supporting language development. 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.

Tue, 02 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.

Tue, 02 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, 02 May 2017 09:30 - 12:00

This FREE oral health training package aims to deliver the following outcomes for practitioners:

- To understand why primary teeth are so important and be able to confidently deliver advice and key messages around oral hygiene routines.
- To understand the different factors and causes of tooth decay and how to prevent tooth decay in children.

The content of this training could be used to support School applications for Silver and Gold Awards, particularly as part of a targeted project, and Claire Mulrenan Claire.mulrenan@walthamforest.gov.uk , Healthy Schools Lead, will be happy to offer additional support to plan ongoing activity beyond the training.

This course is also running on the 25th April, if that date is more suitable.

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