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Paediatric First Aid 2-day (EVENT FULL)

The Paediatric First Aid training course is designed for people caring for children in any organisation setting. It is suitable for au pairs, nannies, childminders, school staff, nursery and pre-school workers, sport and leisure staff, crèche leaders, parents and anyone responsible for the welfare of children.

In order to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework at least one person who has a current paediatric first aid certificate must be on the premises, and available at all times when children are present, and must accompany children on outings. Childmin ...
Course Code: EDU 19/638

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Physical Restraint Training (CPI Accredited) (EVENT FULL)

This Physical Restraint training is accredited by Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and includes physical interventions and personal safety techniques, which are designed to maximise the safety of everyone involved in a crisis situation.

The course provides participants with strategies and skills to deal with challenging situations effectively. There is an emphasis on de-escalation throughout, and an understanding that restraint is only used when all other alternatives have failed. The training is concerned primarily with safety, and it is designed to raise the confidence of participants by ...
Course Code: EDU 19/382

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Session 1Thursday 30 January 202009:00 - 15:00King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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Extending, Enriching and Empowering Children's Play

This interactive workshop will get delegates thinking, playing, debating and challenging current practice to support the development of your early years teaching. Children are divergent thinkers and have lots of potential to learn far beyond what we expect. Therefore this course focuses on the skills you can adapt to facilitate the extension of play and learning, not just in theory but in practice too!

‘Providing high quality planned experiences for children’s play is an important way for adults to support children’s learning that is both enjoyable and challenging. When children play, the ...
Course Code: EY 19/054
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Session 1Friday 31 January 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Introduction to Childminding

‘Home-based childcare provides children and their families with a home-from-home childcare environment, which for the parents enables them to build up a friendly rapport with their child’s caregiver, and the process of walking into someone’s home, instantly puts you at ease, making the parent as well as the child feel comfortable.’ (Kathy Brodie, 2019)

Introduction to Childminding will introduce the learner to working as a home based child carer such as a childminder or a nanny. This course will support learners to develop policies and procedures that are required for Ofsted registration w ...
Course Code: EY 20/008
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Session 1Saturday 1 February 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
Session 2Saturday 8 February 202009:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Manual Handling (EVENT FULL)

This course gives candidates an overview of safe lifting techniques and an insight into the hazards and risks involved in manual handling. Delegates will learn how to dynamically risk assess a lifting activity to minimise the risk to themselves and others.

All employers have a legal duty under the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to ensure employees are suitably trained. Further information is available at http://www.hse.gov.uk/msd/pushpull/regulations.htm

According to the Health & Safety Executive, “Manual han ...
Course Code: EDU 19/597

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Session 1Monday 3 February 202010:00 - 13:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY
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Training for New Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinators (Early Years)

This is a three day training course for practitioners in Early Years settings who are new to the role of Special Educational Needs Coordinator or shortly to take up that role.

The work of the first session will be carried through to the second session with opportunities to reflect on learning so far. The third session will build on the content of the first two sessions.

Delegates will therefore need to commit to all three parts of the training when booking .

This training is open to all practitioners across AfC in both Kingston and Richmond. There will be borough specific elements b ...
Course Code: EY 19/023
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Session 1Monday 3 February 202009:30 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
Session 2Tuesday 4 February 202009:30 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
Session 3Monday 23 March 202009:30 - 15:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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What's new in Child Development - informing excellence when working with children & young people? (EVENT FULL)

Research in the field of child development is one of the most exciting and flourishing areas currently being carried out. There have been many important findings that have relevance to practitioners working directly with children & families. This is an important area, constantly uncovering new data which often contradicts previously held theories underpinning child development.

This new course interprets how some of the latest areas of discovery can be incorporated into direct work with children 0-19 & families to support evidence informed practice.
Course Code: EDU 19/521

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Session 1Monday 3 February 202009:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9AL
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AfC Induction: Meet & Greet Event (AfC Colleagues) (Windsor and Maidenhead) - session 3 of 3 (Cancelled)

Starting a new job in a new organisation is a daunting and sometimes a difficult task. Learning about your own role, the people you work with, the organisation and even the unwritten office rules all make for a challenging time. The Achieving for Children (AfC) induction programme is key in helping you find your feet, give you confidence and help you to make your mark in your new role.

AfC is passionate about the services that we deliver and the colleagues that we employ to deliver those services. We are very pleased to welcome all new staff into the organisation and hope that you will ha ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/288
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Session 1Tuesday 4 February 202010:30 - 11:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Zone F Room 1, St Ives Road, SL6 1RF
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Introduction to Domestic Abuse (Windsor and Maidenhead)

‘Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, bullying, threatening or violent behaviour between people in a relationship. But it isn’t just physical violence – domestic abuse includes emotional, physical, sexual, financial or psychological abuse. Abusive behaviour can occur in any relationship. It can continue even after the relationship has ended. Both men and women can be abused or abusers.’ (NSPCC, 2018)

The Office for National Statistics Crime Survey for England and Wales has estimated that 1.9 million adults aged 16 to 59 years experienced domestic abuse during April 2016 to March 2017. ...
Course Code: EDU 19/128
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Session 1Tuesday 4 February 202009:30 - 16:30Maidenhead Town Hall - Council Chambers, St Ives Road, SL6 1R
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LSCP Working with Race, Culture and Belief Systems in the Context of Professional Curiosity

Professional curiosity is described as thinking beyond a single source of information and considering, holistically, the circumstances of the child and family. It requires asking questions, verifying and checking information, as well as not making assumptions or accepting things at face value.

“While the presence of a potential indicator of neglect does not necessarily mean that a child is being neglected, it will always warrant further investigation. Practitioners must be ‘professionally curious’ to determine further information in the interests of the child. It is essential that professio ...
Course Code: EDU 20/080
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Session 1Tuesday 4 February 202009:30 - 16:30The STAR Centre, 50 King Charles Crescent, KT5 8SX
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