The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Thu, 20 Jul 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, 19 Jul 2017 18:00 - 21:00

This session was originally set up for Holiday Activity Programme Play Workers but has been opened up to anyone who works with children who is new to the role or who wants an induction update.
The session will provide a basic overview of the following:
• Understanding the key areas of responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
• Understanding of the legislation and guidance underpinning policy, procedures and practice when responding to concerns about a child’s safety or welfare
• Ability to evidence compliance with OfSTED requirements to ensure all children are safe
• Ensuring that all Practitioners are clear about possible indicators of ‘abuse’ and how these should be managed
• Awareness of the definitions of abuse and neglect and significant harm in order to make appropriate referrals for intervention.
• Awareness of the process for reporting concerns
• Learning from serious case reviews
• Awareness of best safeguarding practice in relation to confidentiality, information sharing, information gathering, recording, whistle blowing, professional boundaries, allegations against professionals and managing disclosures of abuse from children in order to promote the best outcomes for children

Please note - this basic training meets the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016 guidance, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework guidance and the LA's model Safeguarding Policy and Providers must have regard to the Government's statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children.

This session is not appropriate for Childminders.

As a courtesy to other attendees and to the training lead and, so that a prompt start can be made, please leave plenty of time to find an on-street parking space as these are limited. Please note - there is no parking on-site.

Tue, 18 Jul 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, 15 Jul 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 several of these information sessions in total from May to 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.

Thu, 13 Jul 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, 12 Jul 2017 19:00 - 21:00

A workshop to support Childminders in making requests for help, support or protection to support families with Early Help needs.

Issues covered:
Identifying the correct procedure for raising any concerns
Highlighting thresholds for help and protection
Raising awareness of professionals' role

Tue, 11 Jul 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, 08 Jul 2017 10:00 - 15:00

The course is designed to:
• Enable governors to identify and understand the three core strategic functions of governing bodies;
• Enable governors to have a clear understanding of their individual and collective roles and responsibilities;
• Review what an effective governing body is and your role in achieving this effectiveness;
• Provide clarity of the strategic role of governors;
• Identify appropriate methods of holding school leaders to account for the school’s performance;
• Facilitate group discussion of ways in which governing bodies are accountable;
• Highlight the importance of attendance at governor training, governing body meetings and link visits to the school;
• To engender confidence in participants so that they are able to fulfil their role as governor effectively.

Please bring copies of your school self-evaluation statement/ school development plan and if possible a recent Headteacher’s report for reference.

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 09:00 - 16:00

The theme for this year is about professionals working together to ensure positive outcomes for children and young people with SEN.

Tim Nicholls from the National Autistic Society will be speaking about "The School Report" and how the Code of Practice has worked (or not) for pupils and families with autism so far and also to consider next steps. Also, Pat Bullen, (who was a Pathfinder, when LAs were preparing to launch the CoP) will be sharing current practice from other LAs across the country.

There will be a range of workshops led by professionals across the LA to focus on how everyone can work in partnership towards a common, consistent and purposeful EHCP referral system.

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:30 - 16:30

Key aims of the session:
• The course will give you the chance to learn more about the core tasks and processes of the Family Partnership Model.
• Our aim is for the course to offer a safe, reflective opportunity in which you can explore, confirm and develop your own understanding and practice of the helping process.

Thu, 06 Jul 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, 06 Jul 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.

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:00 - 20:00

This webinar is aimed at self-employed Childminders.

A basic guide to key Tax & NI issues affecting childminders. You will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:00 - 21:00

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 several of these information sessions in total from May to 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.

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 19:00 - 21:00

Networking forum for Childminders to keep up to date on the latest safeguarding issues
Receive safeguarding updates and briefings
Network with other Childminders
Reflect on and share best practice
Meet the safeguarding partnership
Receive support and development for Childminders

Tue, 04 Jul 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, 04 Jul 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, 03 Jul 2017 10:00 - 13:00

Whilst a full agenda will be circulated closer to the date, the school attendance workshops will include policy, guidance, referral processes and good practice examples on the following areas:-

- LBWF Attendance Policy
- Notices of Parental Responsibilities and Penalty Notices
- School Attendance Panels (SAP’s)
- Court processes
- School Attendance Orders (SAO’s)
- Children Missing Education (CME) and Children Missing from Education (CMfE)
- Elective Home Education (EHE) - School requirements when a parent/carer elects to home educate their child.

The local authority leads for all of the above areas in addition to admissions personnel will be in attendance. There will also be the opportunity for schools to raise issues and ask questions directly with the service area leads.

Mon, 03 Jul 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, 01 Jul 2017 09:15 - 16:30

This course recognises that Childminders play a vital role in providing a healthy start for young children and enables staff to adopt a consistent approach and model a healthy lifestyle to young children in their care. Attendees will develop their knowledge about healthy meals, snacks and portion sizes for young children, understand the value of active play and manage behaviour to build self-esteem so that children start school emotionally prepared and ready to learn.

Logged-in users can download the attached pre-course information and overview flyer.

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