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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

04
04 Jul
Early Years SENCO Workshop - Yeovil
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. These sessions will cover: Individual Planning for Children with SEN - Attachment and Supporting Children Looked After - Supporting Children to Manage their Feelings and Behaviour - Developing Children’s Communication Skills - The SENCO Toolkit - Resources to Help your Role - Effective use of the Early Support Developmental Journal At the end of each session, you will receive 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.
09
09 Jul
Early Years SENCO Workshop - South Sedgemoor
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. These sessions will cover: Individual Planning for Children with SEN - Attachment and Supporting Children Looked After - Supporting Children to Manage their Feelings and Behaviour - Developing Children’s Communication Skills - The SENCO Toolkit - Resources to Help your Role - Effective use of the Early Support Developmental Journal At the end of each session, you will receive 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.
09
09 Jul
Early Years Inclusive Communication- STC Using the Environment to Support Communication
Each core module enables participants to develop their knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of an aspect of Inclusive Communication. The three core modules are: • Communication Profiles Passport and Plans • Using the Environment to Support Communication • Learning 2 Communicate The purpose of this module: Using the Environment to Support Communication is to reflect upon the impact of the environment on communication. The aim is to provide learners with various strategies which may enable them to reflect on factors influencing communication in environments which are familiar to them at home at school or at work. Participants who complete this module should be able to make practical suggestions about ways to develop a multi-sensory inclusive environment in different contexts. The module will cover the following: • When and where children communication • Creating opportunities for communication • Reviewing good practice • Environmental audit • Differentiated provision • Inclusive communication strategies • Using gestures and signs as part of a multi sensory approach
01
01 Jan
Early Years Inclusive Communication - STC: Universal Module
The training materials have been completely rewritten as a series of modules. The universal module and the three core modules can be adapted to meet the needs of specific groups. The purpose of this 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 • Using core signs as part of a multi sensory approach.
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01 Jan
In-House Characteristics of Effective Learning
The aims of the session are: - To use your observation skills to view and understand how children learn - To use observations through reflection to plan, enhance and deepen children's learning experiences - To use the environment to create opportunities for children to explore and develop their own ideas - To develop children and parents understanding of the C.
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