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Working with Early Years and Childcare Organisations to improve outcomes for children.
The Early Years Improvement Team provides advice, information and workshops for Early Years and Childcare Organisations. To support the Early Years and Childcare Organisations with their early years practice and to improve the outcomes for children.

The Early Years Improvement are highly qualified and have extensive knowledge and skills in supporting the Early Years and Childcare Organisations.

To browse all upcoming training and events, please click on the ‘Training’ tab at the top of the page.
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Training & Events

27
27 Feb
Early Years SENCO Workshop - South Somerset
We will offer one 2 hour session each term covering a different theme, which will develop your skills, knowledge and confidence as an EY SENCO. The sessions this year will cover: • Learning to play; playing to learn • Developing listening and attention skills • Positive working with parents On completion of each session, you can download a Certificate of Attendance to add to your CPD folder. The workshops will be offered at several different venues across the county at different times so you can attend the session most convenient for you.
28
28 Feb
Voluntary Not Amateur
By the end of the workshop the committee will be able to: • Understand the key roles and responsibilities of an early years committee • Understand the committee’s responsibility in ensuring that the setting meets the Early Years Foundation Stage requirements • Begin to understand the committee’s role in monitoring a childcare provision.
04
04 Mar
Early Years SENCO Workshop - South Somerset
We will offer one 2 hour session each term covering a different theme, which will develop your skills, knowledge and confidence as an EY SENCO. The sessions this year will cover: • Learning to play; playing to learn • Developing listening and attention skills • Positive working with parents On completion of each session, you can download a Certificate of Attendance to add to your CPD folder. The workshops will be offered at several different venues across the county at different times so you can attend the session most convenient for you.
05
05 Mar
Inclusive Communication - STC: Universal Module for Early Years
The purpose of the course is to develop a community wide understanding of the right to communication, and to advocate the use of tools of communication. This training will help everyone to understand what is meant by the term ‘multi-sensory communication’ and consider the advantages this brings. Course participants will reflect on their own communication and consider strategies which can be used to enhance communication in different contexts whilst at home, school, work and leisure. The Universal module will cover the following: - Introduction to multi-sensory communication and inclusive communication - The right of the child/voice of the child - Using body language and gestures - Using objects and pictures - Introduction to signing Requirements: The Universal module must be completed prior to commencing any of the three core modules. Please note the core modules will be delivered separately to Schools and Early Years.
06
06 Mar
Explore, Experience and Challenge
‘The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky’ - Margaret McMillan Outline: Evaluate, develop and enhance your outdoor environment to engage children and practitioners whatever the weather! Aims: To explore what is understood by quality outdoor play and refresh provision To explore what we want our outdoor play to do (our vision) Objectives: Audit current aspects of provision (spaces, resources) to enhance the outdoor curriculum Identify why outdoor learning is important Consider the adult’s role in outdoor play and learning Develop strategies to support the provision of outdoor learning
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