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CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Homebased Childcare (QCF) Thumbnail

This course will support the learner to work as a home based child carer / childminder. This course supports the development of policies and procedures that support registration and reflects current legislation requirements of the relevant home country. It will enable the learner to develop basic business skills that they will need to acquire to set up and maintain a successful home based child care service.

Please note to enrol on this course the Stage 1 and 2 Briefing sessions must be attended.
Course Code: EY 18/021

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Early Education Funding – Provider Portal Training

This course is an introduction to the online Synergy Provider Portal. It is essential that providers of 2-4 childcare attend this event. From September, new legislation means that eligible parents can now claim up to 30 free hours of childcare. This means providers will be required to claim for both standard hours, and any additional hours the children are eligible for.

The facilitator will talk though how to use the Synergy Provider Portal, the online tool used to submit Early Education Funding (EEF) claims to AfC.

The event will be as interactive as possible, the facilitator will pro ...
Course Code: EDU 18/735
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Session 1Wednesday 26 September 201814:00 - 16:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
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Achieving for Children is implementing Signs of Safety from 19 June 2017. The Signs of Safety model promotes strong relationship building and enables practitioners across different disciplines to work in partnership with children and families to maintain a focus on building safety within the family.

The heart of the Signs of Safety process is an assessment and case planning format that is meaningful for professionals as well as the parents, children and young people being assessed. The Signs of Safety format offers a simple yet rigorous assessment format that the practitioner can use to e ...
Course Code: EDU 18/259
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Session 1Wednesday 26 September 201809:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 2Thursday 27 September 201809:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
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Encouraging the voice of the child during Engagement & Assessment (Windsor and Maidenhead Cohort 2) (EVENT FULL)

This course was specifically developed to meet the findings from 'The voice of the child: learning lessons from serious case reviews A thematic report of Ofsted's evaluation of serious case reviews from 1 April to 30 September 2010’ (Ofsted, 2010).

This thematic report published by Ofsted ‘highlighted the importance of seeing, observing and hearing the child’ (The voice of the child: learning lessons from serious case reviews, 2010), which makes this course all the more valuable, relevant and unfortunately still current. Over the last few years empirical data from research still indicates ...
Course Code: EDU 18/202

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Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Conditions - Level 1 (EVENT FULL)

“Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways” (The National Autistic Society, 2016).
https://www.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/asd.aspx

The number of school age children and young people diagnosed with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues to rise year on year. It is essential that these individ ...
Course Code: HLTH 18/066

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Introduction to Systemic Practice

Systemic principles have underpinned working with children, young people and families for the past forty years (The Barclay Report, 1981). During this time, systemic practice has evolved to integrate strengths-based approaches such as motivational interviewing and appreciative inquiry.

Innovations such as Strengthening Families and Early Intervention Strategies rely on holistic understanding of how whole systems can and should be engaged to support best outcomes for children, young people and their families. Research continues to evidence the significance of systemic person-centred practice ...
Course Code: SFVSS 18/148
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Session 1Friday 28 September 201809:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
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Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility Level 2 (EVENT FULL)

The safeguarding of children is the responsibility of everyone who works with children and young people. This safeguarding session is a multi-agency session.

If your organisation would like an in-service session delivered in your own setting on level 1 or 2 safeguarding please contact training@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Effective safeguarding procedures need to be child centred and consider the needs and views of the children. ‘In order that organisations and practitioners collaborate effectively, it is vital that every individual working with children and families is aware of the role ...
Course Code: EDU 18/204

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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: HLTH 18/075

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Session 1Saturday 29 September 201809:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 2Sunday 30 September 201809:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
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Educational Psychology Workshop: Inclusion and Supporting Social Emotional & Mental Health Needs - DfE SEND Project

The Department for Education has awarded Achieving for Children a grant from the 30 Hours Delivery Support Fund. Part of the grant will be used towards a project that involves developing a higher level of inclusive practice by enhancing the skills of the PVI sector and childminders across Kingston and Richmond

A total of 12 settings with strong inclusive practice, across both boroughs, have been selected to take part in the project. The 12 settings, known as Inclusion Hubs, will receive a fully funded, comprehensive and enhanced programme for SENCos and/or other staff members to better supp ...
Course Code: SFVSS 19/018
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Session 1Monday 1 October 201809:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
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Having those difficult conversations (Childminder)

The needs of practitioners working in children’s services are continually changing. Staff are working in a fast changing business climate with unprecedented challenges, tight finances and customers with increasing expectations. It is therefore important to provide opportunities for staff to develop their skills and knowledge in a wide range of areas to ensure success in delivering the services our customers expect.


Broaching difficult subjects with parents, OfSTED or other professionals can challenge practitioners and business owners alike. In this workshop we think about what those si ...
Course Code: EDU 18/784
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Session 1Monday 1 October 201819:00 - 21:00Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
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