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Chiltern Training Limited 15 Station Road Reading RG1 1LG Telephone 0118 9566995 Fax 0118 9566996

Professional Development Programme 2005/06

These workshops have been designed to provide underpinning knowledge for the new NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development. They can also be used as refresher training providing continual professional development for staff.

Evening Training Workshops
Course Title Level Time Content Date
Observing Children for Assessment Appropriate for practitioners at, or working towards Level 3 or above 7pm-9pm Observational resources from the Standards Unit, observing the Reggio way, observation and the new standards 5th Dec 05
Working with Parents Appropriate for practitioners at, or working towards Level 2 7pm-9pm Covers good practise for working with parents and guardians, improving communication 23rd Jan 06
Effective Curriculum Planning for the Foundation Stage Appropriate for practitioners at, or working towards Level 3 or above 7pm-9pm
A workshop designed to assist all practitioners who have responsibility for planning in their settings, taking account of all current curriculum guidance materials. 27th Feb
Professionalism in the Nursery Appropriate for practitioners at, or working towards Level 2 7pm-9pm
Guidance on appropriate dress and behaviour, professional expectations. Dealing with difficult situations, working within a team. 27th March 06
Babies & Children under 3 Years old Appropriate for practitioners at, or working towards Level 3
7pm-9pm Covering child development from birth to 3 and appropriate provision, nutrition, routines and legislation 24th April
Health & Safety in CCLD settings Appropriate for practitioners at, or working towards Level 3 7pm-9pm Carrying out risk assessments, legislation, manual handling, RIDDOR, COSHH 22nd May
Encouraging Positive Behaviour Appropriate for practitioners at, or working towards Level 2 or above 7pm-9pm What kind of behaviour do we want to foster? Theories of positive & negative reinforcement. Behaviour management, procedures, policies & boundaries. Reward systems and planning activities that promote positive behaviour.

26th June

Supporting Communication and Intellectual Development Appropriate for practitioners at, or working towards Level 3 or above 7pm-9pm A workshop looking at different ways to support and promote verbal and non-verbal communication and sensory and cognitive development 17th July
Supporting young children’s play and learning Appropriate for practitioners at, or working towards Level 2 or above 7pm-9pm The importance of play for child development, planning for play, child-initiated play. 25th Sept
Improving Team Performance Appropriate for practitioners at, or working towards Level 4 or above 7pm-9pm Getting the most from your team, appraisals, effective management, communication, team building 27th Nov
Inclusive Practice Appropriate for practitioners at, or working towards Level 3 or above 7pm-9pm Covering anti-discriminatory practise and inclusion in EYs settings 23rd Oct
Sector Days
Course Title Level Timings Content Date
CV writing and interview skills Appropriate for those working at or towards Level 2 and Level 3 10am-3pm
Interview techniques, CV writing workshop, presentation on professionalism from a local employer, mock interviews and feedback 9th and 16th January 2006
Setting up a Nursery Appropriate for anyone thinking of setting up a Nursery 10am-2pm
Input on regulatory bodies, health & safety regulations, marketing, staffing, including input and advice from a local Nursery owner and Community Playthings
February 2006
Safeguarding Children Level 1 10am-2pm
Child protection considerations within settings, Childrens Act 1989, recognising symptoms and signs of abuse, understand referral and child protection prcedures
April 2006

Evening workshops cost £5 per person and sector days cost £25 per person. These courses will take place at Chiltern Training, 15 Station Road, Reading.

To book places on any of these courses or to find out more please contact Chiltern Training on 01189 566995 [email protected]

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