The Education Network for Waltham Forest
Supported by Waltham Forest

Events & Training

For advanced filter options, please log-in on WF Online where you will be able to download a pdf brochure and search for training or events by your role or organisation type. All registered users of The Hub will have been given log-in details to WF Online. If you do not have yours, please contact us or register on The Hub now.
Thu, 14 Feb 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 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.

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:45 - 10:15

The session will provide information around current legislation around supporting children with SEND as well as using the ‘graduated Response’ to support children’s development outcomes.

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:15 - 10:45

The session will provide information around current legislation around supporting children with SEND as well as using the ‘graduated Response’ to support children’s development outcomes.

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:30 - 16:00

• Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead
• Meeting Ofsted Requirements: What needs to be in place in my setting?
• Sharing good practice: What works well in developing systems and procedures
• The legal framework for safeguarding and the requirements of EYFS
• Refreshing knowledge of types of abuse and possible indicators
• The thresholds for intervention and making referrals
• Best practice in responding to concerns, managing disclosures, recording and information sharing
• The Child Protection Process: Case conferences and core groups
• Strategies to support staff and raise awareness
• Learning from reviews and understanding safeguarding risks
• Safer working practice in the Early Years
• Responding to allegations about people working with children

An Introduction to Safeguarding course should have been attended within the last year if this is the participant's first time on a DSL course.

Please note – Managers & Deputies should not attend together.

If driving, please ensure you leave enough time to find a car parking space as these are very limited in the immediate area. Also, as a courtesy to other attendees and the training lead, please arrive in good time for a prompt start - if you arrive more than 15 minutes late you may not be admitted and you may be charged the full cost of the course (£150).

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:00 - 12:00

This is a free half-day workshop session which will provide basic statutory compliance information, guidance and best practice to FEEE providers on:
• LADO Service & Reporting Allegations
• Managers’ & DSLs’ Roles & Responsibilities
• Avoiding pitfalls
• Safer Recruitment

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:30 - 16:00

This is an opportunity to get to know about:

- Changes in the sector
- Learn from and share best practice
- Shape and influence changes in the sector
- Receive training
- LA updates

Mon, 18 Feb 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 fulfil 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.

Tue, 19 Feb 2019 18:00 - 19:00

These sessions will allow governors to meet, discuss and exchange ideas from governors of other governing bodies.

Wed, 27 Feb 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.