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Early Education Funding and Compliance

The early years landscape regularly shifts with providers having to adsorb and action due to new initiatives, changes in the early years entitlements and updated government guidance.

Early years providers may find themselves engaging in funding for the first time, or reviewing the way that they offer early years funding entitlements. This workshop will help you review how you plan for and provide funded places in a way that is compliant, in line with the government’s current statutory guidance and minimise the risk of challenge from parents accessing funding entitlements.

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Course Code: EDU 20/915
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Session 1Thursday 12 November 202013:30 - 15:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Saying Goodbye (EVENT FULL)

In Kingston and Richmond, it is estimated that 100 parents die each year affecting around 80 children. It is estimated that across the two boroughs, 1200 children aged 5 – 16 have been bereaved of a parent or sibling. In youth offenders (nationally), the incidence of childhood bereavement is 41%, compared to the national average 4% (Winston’s Wish 2016).

Research shows that for at least two years following a significant bereavement, most children experience some negative impact on their psychological well-being, which may not always short term (Childhood Bereavement Network, 2011).

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Course Code: SFVSS 20/260

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Session 1Thursday 12 November 202013:00 - 14:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Epilepsy Awareness

This course is a short course that will provide an introduction to Epilepsy. ‘Epilepsy is a complex neurological condition which affects approximately 1:100 of the general population (approximately 1:240 children under 16).’ (Epilepsy Action, 2018)

People’s knowledge of epilepsy is often limited, and there are a lot of misconceptions. This course will increase your knowledge of epilepsy, and increase your confidence were you to have to deal with a situation where someone is having a seizure.

‘Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures. Seizures ar ...
Course Code: EDU 20/855
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Session 1Friday 13 November 202010:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Wellbeing for Education Return Training (DfE programme) - Primary

Wellbeing for Education Return is a new £8m package of training and resources intended to support education staff to promote children and young people, teachers and parents and carers’ mental wellbeing and resilience and aid mental health recovery, in light of the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown.

Our aim is to help as many schools and FE providers as possible to provide wellbeing support for children and young people, preventing as many as possible from developing mental health difficulties and ensuring those with pre-existing or emerging difficulties access the right support.

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Course Code: EDU 20/904
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Session 1Monday 16 November 202016:00 - 17:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Wednesday 18 November 202016:00 - 17:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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KRSCP 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 20/585
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Session 1Tuesday 17 November 202009:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Safeguarding Children: Child Protection Process Level 3 - Refresher (Windsor and Maidenhead)

This course is for staff who have previously completed Level 2 and Level 3 safeguarding courses and are required to refresh their knowledge and skills. This training session will refresh understanding delegates about the processes involved with child protection procedures, including statutory assessment.

It is expected that all those who work predominantly with children, young people and/or carers who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. As a consequence practitioners ...
Course Code: EDU 20/533
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Session 1Thursday 19 November 202009:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Playing with Sounds

The EIF which was introduced in 2019 has a renewed focus on the importance of Language, reading and phonics development.
The schools EIF states that: “Staff develop children’s communication and language…staff develop children’s love of reading… and the schools approach to teaching early reading and phonics and ensures children learn to read by the end of Reception” However it is clear that synthetic phonics should only be taught in Reception.

The Early Years EIF states that “children are ready for the next stage of development through listening and responding with comprehension to stories ...
Course Code: EDU 21/030
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Session 1Friday 20 November 202009:30 - 12:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Friday 27 November 202015:45 - 17:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Wellbeing for Education Return Training (DfE programme) - Secondary

Wellbeing for Education Return is a new £8m package of training and resources intended to support education staff to promote children and young people, teachers and parents and carers’ mental wellbeing and resilience and aid mental health recovery, in light of the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown.

Our aim is to help as many schools and FE providers as possible to provide wellbeing support for children and young people, preventing as many as possible from developing mental health difficulties and ensuring those with pre-existing or emerging difficulties access the right support.

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Course Code: EDU 20/906
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Session 1Monday 23 November 202016:00 - 17:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Monday 30 November 202016:00 - 17:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Introduction to Mindfulness

‘Mindfulness is a technique you can learn which involves making a special effort to notice what's happening in the present moment (in your mind, body and surroundings) – without judging anything’ (Mind, 2018).

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 ...
Course Code: EDU 20/866
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Session 1Tuesday 24 November 202009:30 - 13:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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Managing Allegations Against Staff or Volunteers

All agencies that provide services for children, provide staff or volunteers to work with, or care for children are required to have a procedure in place for managing and reporting allegations against staff, which is consistent with statutory guidance published by HM Government (updated guidance: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2019).

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) role is to oversee the management of allegations, not only in terms of protecting children, but also ensuring that staff who are the subject of an allegation are treated fairly and that the response and subs ...
Course Code: EDU 20/877
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Session 1Tuesday 24 November 202013:30 - 16:30Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
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