Supported by Waltham Forest

Past Events & Training

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 10:00 - 12:00

This workshop will aim to cover issues around:
• Which hours / sessions can be taken as free provision?
• How is this information made available to parents?
• How is this shown on parental declaration forms?
• Are invoices and receipts 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?

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:30 - 16:30

As you will know from 1 January 2010 it became mandatory that any appointments of school staff should be made by a recruitment panel that includes at least one person who has been trained in Safer Recruitment. This course is based on the updated version of the national accredited training that has been developed by the Safer Recruitment Consortium which has taken over responsibility for the design of the training.

The course is fully compliant with the national guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ 2015 and includes an assessment that is a requirement for all school based participants.

The Safer Recruitment training will enable schools to fulfill their responsibility to have in place safe recruitment and selection practice within the wider context of safeguarding children and to make safeguarding children central to all we do.

This course is also open to childcare providers. Whilst it is not statutory for childcare providers to follow the Government’s safer recruitment requirements, following these procedures would be good practice and will ensure compliance with the EYFS statutory requirements regarding recruitment and employment law.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:30 - 12:30

This course is a free half day work shop on child Development, using the STEPS approach to assess and monitor EYFS children with emerging or identified Special Education Needs or Disability. The developmental tools used meet EYFS and SEND Code of Practice requirements.

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 09:15 - 15:00

The training will:

- Enable practitioners to extend their understanding of autism in relation to pupils with complex needs.
- Provide practical strategies to support practitioners as they develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of effective autism practice.
- Enable practitioners to reflect on and evaluate their own practice in relation to EHC planning for pupils with complex needs.

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 17:00 - 18:30

This session will cover the following points on exclusions:
How to conduct a fair hearing – Process
Meeting procedure
Establishing the facts
Was investigation adequate
Considering an exclusion
GB options
Have all other measures been exhausted

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 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 £1.50 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 -

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 Jun 2019 10:15 - 10:45

The session will cover how to identify Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) early and putting in place effective support.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:45 - 10:15

The session will cover how to identify Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) early and putting in place effective support.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:30 - 15:45

A reflective project that translates child development theory and research into everyday practice, which will make a real difference to the emotional wellbeing and all round development of babies.

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 09:30 - 12:00

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