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PATA Training Update: May 2022

Our Summer 2022 Training Programme and our printable poster is now available to view.  New courses are also being added constantly onto the website so please take a look below at what we have to offer for the Summer Term (and we also have some confirmed dates for the Autumn Term already). Most of our training for the foreseeable future will continue to be online. 

If you are interested in a particular course but are unable to make the advertised dates and times then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to let us know.  Following feedback from many of you, we have adjusted the timings of some advertised courses to ensure as many of you as possible could attend.

Please ensure payment for training is made within 7 days of the invoice date (or within 24 hours of the course start date, whichever is the sooner).  If you are having difficulty making the payment within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment deadline.

    • 13 Jun 2022
    • 01 Jul 2022
    • 15 sessions
    • PATA Office, The Friendship Cafe, Painswick Road, Gloucester, GL4 6PR
    • 0

    Level 1 Early Years

    Places available - please email Mary Jennings, on mary.jennings@pataglos.org.uk or call 01452 541244

    We are please to announce an opportunity to gain a Level 1 qualification in collaboration with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.

    The course is aimed at providing you with the skills to grow in confidence and lay the foundation for your career in the early years sector. It’s a great opportunity for any volunteers that you have in your setting, or parents who might be interested in working in the Early Years sector.

    If you or someone you known is interested please get in touch. If you think there are barriers to attending (such as childcare, transport, timings) please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do to support you.

    Date: June 2022 - dates to be confirmed (Monday to Friday for 3 weeks)

    Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm

    Venue: PATA Office, The Friendship Cafe, Painswick Road, Gloucester

    Cost:     Free.

    For more information or to register your interest please email Mary Jennings, on mary.jennings@pataglos.org.uk or call 01452 541244

    • 20 Jun 2022
    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • on-line
    • 5
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    Autism - An Introduction to Autism and Supporting Behaviour

    Course Aim: To develop an understanding of how autism can present itself in young children and to explore ways of managing the child's needs and behaviour positively.

    Course Information: 

    During the session we will consider the following:

    · What is autism?

    · Communication: theirs and ours.

    · Sensory Issues: how these can affect the child's behaviour.

    · Managing challenging behaviour.

    · Going on Trips; avoiding pitfalls and achieving positive outcomes.

    · Supporting the family.

    Suitable For: Anyone who works or volunteers with children and would like a better understanding of what to look out for and how to support children with autism.

    Delivered by: Sara Watters, Lead Practitioner and Senior Learner Support Worker, HLTA and QCF Assessor for The Milestone School.  Sara has 20 years of classroom experience, 15 of which have been at The Milestone School.   

    Date: dates and times to be confirmed.  This can be run as a day course or two evening sessions (2 1/4 hours each session)

    Venue: Online

    Cost: £60.00 for Members / £90 for Non-Members

    Dates: 20th and 27th June Time: 6:00pm - 8:15pm (both sessions)

    Important additional Information:

    • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
    • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
    • If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham, Glos, GL51 0HG
    • 0
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    Developing a Curriculum for your Children 

    Booking has now closed.  Please join the waiting list.

    Course Aim: We will help leaders, managers and practitioners to create their own unique curriculum in the session using a simple 8-step process

    Course Overview: There are lots of great things that we already do and provide for our children, but many settings haven’t yet thought about putting that ‘good stuff’ into a framework that helps them to share what they do, why it is important and how they do it with others.

    This 7 hour practically focused workshop will walk delegates through the process of creating their own curriculum. By the end of the session, they will walk away having developed the foundations of their curriculum and will have a clear view of the actions that need to be taken to implement its content effectively.

    During the session we will:

    ·       Help you to understand what a curriculum is and what it needs to contain (including statutory content)

    ·       Support you to understand the things that you already have in place that make a contribution to your curriculum

    ·       Work through a carefully crafted process to develop your unique curriculum

    ·       Identify an implementation strategy

    Delivered by: Pennie Akehurst who has previously delivered our Ofsted and EYFS training. Pennie has worked in early years and childcare for over 30 years and now runs her own consultancy company

    Date: Monday 27th June  Time: 9am - 4pm

    Venue: Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham, Glos, GL51 0HG

    Cost:  £50 members / £70 non-members (lunch and refreshments will be provided)

    Important additional Information:

    • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the precourse information to the correct email address. A 'ontact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
    • Please note precourse information will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send this until your invoice has been settled.
    • Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
    • 29 Jun 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • On-line
    • 0
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    Wellness for All (Even Superheroes Need Support)

    Booking for this course has now closed.  Please register your interest by joining the waiting list and we will contact you once we have a confirmed date for the next course.

    Every person who works in Early Years is a Superhero in PATA's eyes – that’s why it’s so important that we look after ourselves and ensure we are getting any help we need. 

    Course Aim: To provide anyone who is currently struggling with everything currently going on in the world, a safe space to discuss their concerns; whether they are on a personal or professional basis in a confidential environment. Perhaps you feel the issue is so small it’s not worth bothering or concerning anyone with or perhaps it feels so big you just don’t know where to turn next as everything starts to snowball.  This course will guide you through it however big or small it feels to you and help you to put everything in perspective.

    Course Information: 

    During this workshop, we will

    Consider:

    • the impact of the last two years on us as a Society and the current situation.
    • the impact on you personally (whether in your personal life or professional life).
    • start to think about how to best support ourselves moving forward

      The course will give you the tools, strategies and techniques to help you cope with any anxieties you may currently be experiencing.

      Please note that everything discussed during the course is in a safe environment and will be confidential. You may also find that many others are feeling exactly the same as you.

      Please note that this is a vast subject and we may not be able to cover everything in the allotted time.

      Suitable for: All Practitioners 

      Delivered by: Colette Etheridge, Counsellor and Child Behaviour Specialist or Lee Harris, a qualified therapist in Therapeutic Counselling

      Date: Wednesday 29th June

      Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm

      Venue: online

      Cost: £30 for PATA Members / £45 for Non-Members

      • 22 Jul 2022
      • 12:00 AM
      • On-line
      • 71
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      NoodleNow (on-line)

      Please ignore the start date of July 2022 - these courses can be started  at any time of the year.

      NoodleNow provide online courses (there are currently 93 but this is increasing all the time).  Once you are registered you can log in at any time and work through a course.  At the end you will undertake a short test and if successful receive a certificate for your CPD file. All the courses  are included in the cost and access is for one year from registration.

      It's a great way for practitioners to upskill at their own pace, but also to pick a course to help with a specific issue - for example there is a course on dealing with biting.  If you have a child who starts biting, any members of your team who are registered with NoodleNow can do the course as a refresher and come up with a plan of action.

      We think that these courses will complement our 'live' training and provide you with another option for keeping your practice fresh and relevant.

      Course included in the package cover everything from food safety, manual handling, physical development and outstanding practice.  You can see the full list of courses here.

      Cost (PATA Members only):

      We are able to offer access to our members for 

      £25 per person (no additional VAT) with no minimum number and including Noodle Nibbles.

      (Individual membership is usually £99+VAT or organisational membership (with a minimum of 5 people) is usually £25+VAT per person (so a minimum of £150). There is also a ‘bolt on’ package of short courses called Noodle Nibbles which are usually an extra £5+VAT per person which will be included in your package.)

      The access will last for a year and you can do as many of the courses in that time as you wish for no additional costs. 

      PLEASE NOTE YOUR INVOICE MUST BE SETTLED BEFORE YOU CAN RECEIVE YOUR LOG IN DETAILS

      • 07 Sep 2022
      • 28 Sep 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • On-line
      • 0
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      Makaton - Level 1 and 2 (on-line)

      Please note that we initially need to confirm availability for these dates with the course tutor before we can offer you a place. Please therefore email training@pataglos.org.uk to register your interest and we will confirm availability as soon as possible. 

      Makaton is a multi-modal language programme that uses signs, symbols and speech for children and adults with speech, language and communication needs to build on their understanding and use of speech and language.

      These are fun, informal sessions with a chance to practise the signs and symbols taught with each other and learn a new skill. You will receive workbooks, a certificate of attendance and will learn around 250 signs and symbols over the four sessions. 

      The Level 1 and Level 2 training in Makaton covers Stages 1-4 of the Core Vocabulary over four sessions (3 hours each). (Please note attendance by the same person at all sessions is required.)

      The course fee includes a Makaton workbook.

      Suitable For: Anyone wishing to learn more about Makaton

      Delivered by: Dawn McMullan-Cooper who is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

      Dates: Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th September 2022 (all sessions must be attended)

      Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

      Venue: on-line

      Cost:  £130 Members /  £145 Non-Members (including a Makaton workbook for each level)

      Important additional Information:

      Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.

      Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled.

      Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled

      • 11 Sep 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • on-line
      • 0
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      Performance and Management (Part 1) - Supervision and Appraisals

      Please ignore the advertised date.  We are currently gauging interest for this course.  Please join the waiting list to register your interest and we will be in touch once a date is confirmed.

      Course Aim:  To provide managers with the confidence to conduct meaningful one-to-one meetings with their team.  This course will provide: the paperwork to accompany the meetings; the knowledge on what can be asked and documented; and what further steps should be taken once the meeting closes.   

      Course Information: 

      This informative and relaxed session will provide an overview on:

      • Coaching techniques  - how to use meetings and observations to support your team in achieving their best
      • How to give and receive feedback in a productive environment     
      • How to document, agree and evaluate SMART objectives
      • How to complete one-to-one / supervision / appraisal forms
      • How to conduct Return to Work meetings to decrease absence and support individual’s needs.                                

      Suitable ForAll individuals in a management position – setting leaders, managers and committee members.

      This is is the first part of a three part course.  To compliment this course we are also able to offer:-

      • Performance Management (Part 2) - Performance Improvement Plans   - 
      • Performance Management (Part 3) - Conducting Investigations and  - Disciplinary Meetings

      Please register your interest for the above courses

      Date: to be confirmed

      Time: 6pm - 9pm

      Venue: online 

      Cost: £40 for members / £60 for non members

      Important additional Information:

      ·         Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.

      ·         Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled.

      ·         Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled


      • 11 Sep 2022
      • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • On-line
      • 0
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      Performance and Management (Part 2) - Performance Improvement Plans 

      Please ignore the advertised date and time - we are currently gauging interest for this course and are asking people to join the waiting list to register their interest

      Course Aim: This course will provide managers with the next steps in managing performance in order to reach business goals.  This course will provide: the paperwork to accompany the meetings; the knowledge on what can be asked and documented; and the confidence to keep challenging weak performance.

      Course Information: One-to-ones and supervisions provide the framework for strong teamwork, communication skills and an environment looking to improve.  However not all improvements are instant, understood or desired by every member of the team.

      This informative and relaxed session will provide an overview on:

      •  Brief review of One-to-one / supervision documentation and SMART objectives
      • The reasons behind the failure of team members to achieve their SMART    objectives
      • The difference between Conduct and Capability
      • Implementing a Performance Improvement Plan
      • What options are available to mangers when improvements don’t happen
      • How to prepare for the potential of disciplinary action being taken.    
      Suitable For All individuals in a management position – setting leaders, managers and committee members.

      Please note: This course builds on knowledge learned during the Performance Management - Supervision and Appraisals workshop  It is possible to attend this workshop, as a stand-alone course, if you consider your one-to-one meetings to be adequately documented in order to support moving towards performance investigations. 

      We are also able to offer Performance Management (Part 3) - Conducting Investigations and Disciplinary Meetings.

      Date: date to be confirmed

      Time: 3 hours - times to be confirmed

      Venue: online

      Cost: £40 for members / £60 for non members

      Important additional Information:

      ·         Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.

      ·         Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled.

      ·         Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.

      • 11 Sep 2022
      • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • On-line
      • 0
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      Performance and Management (Part 3) - Conducting Investigations and Disciplinary Meetings

      Please ignore the advertised date and time - we are currently gauging interest for this course and are asking people to join the waiting list to register their interest

      Course Aim: To provide managers with the confidence to conduct investigations into all behaviour, conduct or capability concerns.  This course will then help attendees identify the best course of action to be taken in order to support sustainable improvements.  The course will provide all paperwork associated with disciplinary hearings. 

      Course Information: This session will guide you through the step-by-step processes of:

      • Understanding capability versus conduct based concerns
      • How to conduct investigations and ensure that all associated paperwork is appropriate and supportive    
      • Who might need informing within external agencies, e.g. safeguarding investigations   
      • All paperwork associated with disciplinaries, from invitation, through the meeting and outcome letters  
      • Appeals – who may be involved
                                     
            
             

      Suitable ForAll individuals in a management position – setting leaders, managers and committee members.

      Please note: This course builds on knowledge learned during the Performance Management - Performance Improvement Plans workshop however, it is possible to attend this workshop, as a stand-alone course.   

      Date: date to be confirmed

      Time: to be confirmed (3 hours)

      Venue: online 

      Cost: £40 for members / £60 for non members

      Important additional Information:

      ·         Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.

      ·         Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled.

      ·         Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.


      • 13 Sep 2022
      • 04 Oct 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • On-line
      • 0
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      Makaton - Level 1 and 2 (on-line)

      Please note that we initially need to confirm availability for these dates with the course tutor before we can offer you a place. Please therefore email training@pataglos.org.uk to register your interest and we will confirm availability as soon as possible. 

      Makaton is a multi-modal language programme that uses signs, symbols and speech for children and adults with speech, language and communication needs to build on their understanding and use of speech and language.

      These are fun, informal sessions with a chance to practise the signs and symbols taught with each other and learn a new skill. You will receive workbooks, a certificate of attendance and will learn around 250 signs and symbols over the four sessions. 

      The Level 1 and Level 2 training in Makaton covers Stages 1-4 of the Core Vocabulary over four sessions (3 hours each). (Please note attendance by the same person at all sessions is required.)

      The course fee includes a Makaton workbook.

      Suitable For: Anyone wishing to learn more about Makaton

      Delivered by: Dawn McMullan-Cooper who is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

      Dates: Tuesday 13th, 20th and 27th September and 4th October 2022 (all sessions must be attended)

      Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm

      Venue: on-line

      Cost:  £130 Members /  £145 Non-Members (including a Makaton workbook for each level)

      Important additional Information:

      Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.

      Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled.

      Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled

      • 24 Sep 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      • n/a - Zoom
      • 0
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      PLANNING IN THE MOMENT WITH ANNA EPHGRAVE: A TASTER SESSION

      Please ignore the advertised date. We are currently gauging interest for this course so please join the waiting list. We are running the full day training on 17th May (please click here for further information) and 28th September (please click here for further information).

      This session allows practitioners within your teams to gain an overview about the ITMP ethos from Anna, before either committing to the full day course, or simply to gain insight into why it is an ethos you feel passionate about adopting for your setting.

      This session will provide an overview of what ‘Planning in the Moment’ is and how it could fit into your setting and provide enormous benefits to both the staff team and children. She will be available to answer any questions that you may have.

      Please note this taster session does not replace the full day training.

      Suitable For: Any Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers who are new to, or who want to find out more, before committing to the full day's training.

      Date: date and time to be confirmed

      Time:  6:00pm - 7:30pm (exact times to be confirmed)

      Venue: Zoom

      Cost: £25 for members / £35 for non members

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
      • If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
      • 25 Sep 2022
      • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • On-line
      • 0
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      Roles and Responsibilities: Key facts for your Committee 

      Please ignore the advertised dates.  We are currently gauging interest. Please join the waiting list to register your interest and we will contact you once a date has been confirmed.

      Course Aim: Are you a Committee member or a Senior Member of Staff and would like some guidance and support with understanding the role of the committee?  This course will provide committee members with the confidence to manage, influence, challenge and support their playgroup, pre-school or out-of-school setting. It will also provide an insight into the Committee's role for any Senior Member of staff with a view to understanding and respecting one another's roles.

      Course Information: The two relaxed and informative sessions are ideal for all new and experienced committee members and/or setting managers to exchange ideas and feel more confident in their role. 

      The sessions will:

      • Give an overview of a committee’s roles and responsibilities
      • Provide the tools needed to tackle unexpected and/or challenging issues - for instance: management concerns, complaint handling, safeguarding issues, Ofsted visits.
      • Have a chance for questions and answers from staff from our Support for Settings Team who also have extensive experience as a committee chairperson and as a manager of an early years setting. 

      Suitable For: Those involved in managing and leading settings – parents, committee members and managers.

      We would strongly encourage both a committee member and senior member of staff to attend these courses (ideally together on the same date). Whilst this course is entitled ‘Roles and Responsibilities: Key Facts for your Committee’ the emphasis of the course is on both the committee and senior staff working together and respecting and understanding each other’s roles, so we feel it is important and beneficial for both committee and senior members of staff to attend if possible.

      Delivered by:  Debs Adams and Michelle King. Debs worked for PATA for over 10 years in a supporting membership role and has extensive knowledge of charity governance and compliance. Michelle is a PATA Early Years Support Officer and she previously spent 12 years as an early years educator,  5 years of this time as a setting manager.  Between them they draw upon their differing specialisms to offer support and guidance.

      Date: date to be confirmed

      Time:  6:30pm - 9:30pm (one evening) or 2 sessions of 1 1/2 hours each over consecutive weeks

      Venue: not applicable - via Zoom

      Cost: £40 members / £60 non members

      Anyone who attends this training is then welcome to attend our Coffee Evening Clinic for Committee Members on 28th June 2022 (max 2 committee members per setting). For further information click here

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. 
      • Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
      • 28 Sep 2022
      • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
      • On-line
      • 30
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      Anna Ephgrave's Planning In The Moment (via Zoom) 

      If you are unable to make this date or are interested in bespoke Planning in the Moment with Anna Ephgrave for your School or Setting, then please contact us on training@pataglos.org.uk.  

      We also run a Planning in the Moment Taster Session throughout the year. Click here for further information.

      Course Aim: To provide you with the necessary tools to help your children feel confident and independent especially through outdoor play and risk taking play. The course will give delegates the chance to explore the theory and rationale behind child-initiated play.

      Course Information:  Delivered by Anna Ephgrave the course will cover:-   

      • Rationale and Complexities of Child-Initiated Play 
      • Planning and Teaching in the Moment    
      • The Role of the Adult - interacting is your teaching
      • Brain development and levels of involvement
      • Enabling Environments with emphasis on developing an outdoor classroom
      • Planning in the Moment and the paperwork associated with it

      It will also touch on:-         

      • Literacy and Numeracy in Early Years


      Suitable For: Anyone working in Early Years (including Reception) who is implementing, or is intending to implement, Planning in the Moment

      Date:  28th September 2022  Time: 9:15am - 3:00pm

      The training will be delivered in 3 sessions:-

      • Session 1: 9.30am - 10.45am (Please be ready to log on at 9:15pm)

      • Session 2: 11.30am - 12.45pm

      • Session 3: 1.30pm - 3.00pm

      Please note these timings are approximate timings and are subject to change (depending upon the amount of interaction between delegates and Anna.)

      Venue: On-line

      Delivered by: Anna Ephgrave

      Cost: 

      Members:  £95

      Non Members  £120

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
      • If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
      • 01 Oct 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • On-line
      • 0
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      ENABLING ENVIRONMENTS WITH ANNA EPHGRAVE (PLANNING IN THE MOMENT)

      Please ignore the advertised date.  We are currently gauging interest for this course.  Please join the waiting list to register your interest and we will be in touch once a date is confirmed.

      If you are interested in full day Planning in the Moment (including bespoke for your setting or school) please contact training@pataglos.org.uk

      Aim:- to help practitioners evaluate and develop an enabling environment – a space that is rich and varied and enables children to fully immerse and engage in their learning.

      Course Information: During the session we will cover:-

      • the principles of an enabling environment

      • what these principles look like in your indoor and outdoor spaces

      • a consideration of 'benefit/risk' when making decisions about your environment/resources

      • action planning and prioritising - putting effort into things that will have the most impact

      Within the session we will consider and discuss the merits of plastic and natural resources as well as how to make the most of settings existing resources.

      Suitable for anyone who has attended the full day training of Planning in the Moment.

      Date: to be confirmed

      Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm

      Venue: On-line

      Cost: £30 for members / £45 for non members

      Important additional Information:

      ·         Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.

      ·         Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).

      ·         If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.

      • 01 Oct 2022
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • On-line
      • 0
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      Coffee Evening Clinic (for Committee Members)

      Please ignore the advertised date - Please join the waiting list to register your interest.

      Being a committee member can be both challenging and isolating, especially during a global pandemic! Similar meetings have proved an invaluable source of support for practitioners and we would like to extend this to committee members. Join us, via zoom, to talk about your concerns and share your successes in an informal way with other committee members and two of our PATA staff team. It’s a great opportunity to get some much needed support during this ever evolving time. 

      Tea and cake optional but unfortunately you’ll need to bring your own!

      To allow as many groups as possible to participate space is limited to two committee members per group.

      Suitable for: Committee Members

      Date: to be confirmed

      Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm (to be confirmed)

      Venue: n/a – the training will be carried out via Zoom

      Cost: PATA Members £10 (free to any committee member of a PATA Member setting (max 2 per setting) who attended Roles and Responsibilities training on 14th June 2022)

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled.
      • Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.



      • 01 Oct 2022
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • On-line
      • 0
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      NETWORK MEETING 

      Please ignore the advertised date.  Please join the waiting list to register tour interest and we will be in touch once a date is confirmed.

      Whilst we will always have a focus to the network meetings, we are also mindful that there may be different concerns relating to a continued evolving situation. The network meetings will therefore always be topical taking into account the current landscape.

      This network meeting is open to Early Years Managers and Deputies in PATA member settings and provides a great opportunity to meet with colleagues from other settings and share experiences and expertise.

      Suitable for: Early Years Managers and Deputies. 

      Delivered by: Debs Adams and Michelle King. Debs has worked for PATA for over 10 years in a supporting membership role and has extensive knowledge of charity governance and compliance. Michelle is a PATA Early Years Support Officer and she previously spent 12 years as an early years educator,  5 years of this time as a setting manager.  Between them they draw upon their differing specialisms to offer support and guidance.

      Date: to be confirmed

      Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (tbc)

      Venue: n/a – the training will be carried out via Zoom

      Cost: £10.00

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
      • If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.




      • 04 Oct 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • on-line
      • 10
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      Creating a Language Rich Environment in the Early Years

      Course Aim: The aim of this session is to inform and share ideas on developing and enhancing language in all areas of provision and in teaching/learning.

      Course Information: During the session we will:

      • consider what a ‘language rich’ environment means and ways in which we can immerse young children in an environment where talk and new language can be explored and learnt in a variety of contexts.
      • explore how the environment, both indoors and outside, supports and extends children’s language.
      • understand our critical role as early years educators in ensuring quality interactions and talk.
      • identify key documentation/strategies focussed on the development of language in the early years.

      Delivered by: Helen Tate who has worked in education for over 26 years, the majority in Early Years. She has been a Deputy Head at a Teaching School providing guidance, training and support.  She is also an Early Years Teacher and Consultant for a Local Authority.

      Suitable For:  Any Early Years Practitioners, Early Years Leaders, Teaching Assistants and Reception Teachers 

      Date: Tuesday 4th October

      Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

      Venue: on-line

      Cost: £30 for members / £45 for non members

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
      • If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
      • 05 Oct 2022
      • 02 Nov 2022
      • 4 sessions
      • On-line
      • 0
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      Makaton - Level 3 and 4 (on-line)

      Please note that we initially need to confirm availability for these dates with the course tutor before we can offer you a place. Please therefore email training@pataglos.org.uk to register your interest and we will confirm availability as soon as possible. 

      Makaton is a multi-modal language programme that uses signs, symbols and speech for children and adults with speech, language and communication needs to build on their understanding and use of speech and language.

      These are fun, informal sessions with a chance to practise the signs and symbols taught with each other and learn a new skill. You will receive workbooks, a certificate of attendance and will learn around 250 signs and symbols over the four sessions. 

      The Level 3 and Level 4 training is run over four sessions (3 hours each). (Please note attendance by the same person at all sessions is required.)

      Level 3 training helps you to improve and develop your signing and symbol skills and how to use them effectively every day.

      You will revise the signs and symbols you learned in your Level 1 and 2 training and learn the signs and symbols for Stages 5 and 6 of the Core Vocabulary.

      Level 4 training completes the Makaton Core Vocabulary and formal training.

      You will revise the signs and symbols you learned in your Level 1, 2 and 3 training, and learn the signs and symbols for Stages 7 and 8 of the Core Vocabulary.

      You will learn lots more vocabulary covering days of the week, numbers, time, weather, occupations etc.

      The course fee includes Makaton workbooks

      Suitable For: Anyone wishing to learn more about Makaton

      Delivered by: Dawn McMullan-Cooper who is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist.

      Date: Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th October and 2nd November

      Time: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

      Venue: on-line

      Cost: 

      Members £130 (includes a Makaton workbook for each level)

      Non Members:  £145 (includes a Makaton workbook for each level)

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
      • If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
      • 06 Oct 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • on-line
      • 7
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      'Interacting or Interfering? The Role of the Adult' with Dr Julie Fisher

      Every day, early years practitioners engage in interactions with young children that have the potential to enhance their learning. However, such is the temptation to squeeze every teaching moment out of each interaction that practitioners often interrupt children’s thinking and consequently interfere with their learning. Julie’s webinar will address the knowledge, timing and sensitivity necessary to interact effectively. It will consider how practitioners effectively extend and enhance children’s communication and language through natural, genuine ‘conversation’. Through the use of DVD footage the webinar will explore the role of the practitioners working in baby rooms through to Year 2. By observing practice that is both adult-led and child-led, there will be opportunities for delegates to reflect on how to tune in to children’s current thinking and how to respond in ways that are of benefit to their learning and development.

      During the session Dr Julie Fisher will discuss:

      • Why talking to – and listening to - children matters so much
      • Asking ‘who leads the learning?’ and how this alters the role of the adult
      • Tuning in to the child  in order to encourage communication
      • Maintaining the momentum of an interaction and sustaining thinking
      • Exploring how to extend, enhance and enrich children’s language
      • Questioning -  how it can inhibit thinking – and what to do instead
      • Examining when, whether and why an interaction becomes interference

      Delivered by: Dr Julie Fisher, who is an independent Early Years Adviser, Trainer, Author and Visiting Professor of Early Childhood Education at Oxford Brookes University

      Suitable for any Early Years Practitioner working with babies to KS1 (Year 2)

      Date: Thursday 6th October Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

      Venue: on-line (Zoom)

      Cost: Members:  £35 / Non Members  £50 per person

      (Please note from 1st September 2022, the price will increase from £40 members and £60 non members. Invoices must be settled within 7 days of the invoice date to benefit from the prices prior to 1st September.)

      Important additional Information:

      ·         Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.

      ·         Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).

      ·         If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.

      • 13 Oct 2022
      • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
      • On-line
      • 19
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      The Wonder of Woodwork - An Introduction to Woodwork in Early Childhood Education with Pete Moorhouse

      In this webinar we will look at the value of offering woodwork in early years. We will see just how holistic woodwork can be with the potential to encompass all areas of learning and development.  Pete will talk about setting up a woodwork area, how to best manage provision, the most suitable tools and woods and the key health and safety measures that we need to put in place to ensure safe provision.

      Delivered by:  Pete Moorhouse is an early years creative consultant and artist educator.  His work is centred around developing children's creativity and his practice is inspired by Froebelian principles and practice in Reggio Emilia. Pete is the UKs leading authority on woodwork in Early Years education and has written several books and journal articles.

      Dates: Monday 13th October

      Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm

      Venue: on-line webinar

      Cost:  £25 Members / £40 non members

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. 
      • Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
      • 18 Oct 2022
      • 15 Nov 2022
      • 2 sessions
      • On-line
      • 16
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      SEND - The Building Blocks of Behaviour - seeking connection not control

      This interactive online course is an opportunity for us to explore one of the biggest topics in early childhood - behaviour. Developing relational approaches can be difficult when we are faced with lots of different emotions, feelings and behaviours. This course addresses some of the key ways in which we can develop boundaries that help us to connect with rather than control children. Through the two sessions you will come to understand;

      • What is meant by developmentally appropriate behaviour, and how to understand in the context of expressing needs.
      • The differences between top-down and bottom-up behaviours, and why we must be flexible in behaviour support. 
      • The importance of helping children to move through moods.
      • How to move beyond correcting and controlling behaviour, but instead connecting with the behaviour, and therefore the child.
      • Why wellbeing and well-doing is crucial in behaviour support. 
      • The Behaviour in children aged 2 to 6 years

      This course will include a digital workbook, certificate, and you will complete some interactive gap tasks.

      Delivered byKerry Murphy who is an Early Years SEND Specialist and has worked with  a local authority. Kerry has had strategic responsibility for the quality of SEND provision including developing the SENCO and SEND-Based training programmes. She lectures at a London University and is currently undertaking a PHD in early childhood early intervention. 

      Dates: Tuesday 18th October and 15th November May (2 sessions to be attended)

      Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm

      Venue: on-line webinar

      Cost:  £55 Members/£85 non members

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. 
      • Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
      • 02 Nov 2022
      • 16 Nov 2022
      • 3 sessions
      • On-line
      • 44
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      'Working towards Anti-racist Practice in the Early Years Setting’ with The Black Nursery Manager

      Please note the advertised dates in the Summer Training Programme have changed from 8th, 15th and 22nd June to 2nd, 9th and 16th November.

      Embedding cultures and diversity within an early years setting is a vital part of the EYFS. Children and their families will feel valued by the setting if resources and displays represent the ethnic, cultural and social diversity in society, and if they can see their own family background and culture represented as well as those of others. True inclusion means your setting will have diversity running through its core regardless of your current make-up of families on role.

      Course Aim: To promote inclusive practice in the Early Years (under 5's) education sector, with a particular focus on how race, culture and anti-racism should be considered in this practice.

      Course Information:  This 3 part course is aimed at practitioners who would describe themselves as beginners in the area of anti-racist practice. Much of the information is very broad and is not just Early Years specific, it can be applied to Reception Teachers, Learning and Participation Artists who work in schools, Youth Workers, Social Workers etc. 

      Session 1 (2nd November) Exploring key terminology in anti-racist practice including: white supremacy, white fragility, gaslighting and anti blackness. Defining racism and examining how it can show up in your practice and building confidence to ensure that practice always works towards being inclusive and culturally sensitive.

      Session 2 (9th November) Understanding allyship, how to effectively challenge racism as a white person whilst creating safe spaces for Black and non-Black people of colour and also exploring unconscious bias.

      Session 3 (16th November) How your resources should be audited to ensure anti-racist practice in the setting , engaging parents, carers and extended family in anti-racist practice  and whole team approaches to continuously work towards an anti-racist environment.

      Suitable For: Anyone working with children under the age of 5.

      Delivered by: Liz Pemberton, The Black Nursery Manager

      Dates: Wednesday  2nd, 9th and 16th November (3 sessions)

      Time:  7:00pm - 8.30pm

      Venue: on-line 

      Cost: £30 members / £35 Non-Members

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. 
      • Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
      • 07 Nov 2022
      • 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
      • On-line
      • 12
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      Physical Development in the Early Years

      Course Aim: To ensure that physical development is implemented successfully in your setting.

      Course Information: 

      Physical Development is a Prime Area of Learning, based on the central importance of physical skills for all learning and development. It's vitally important that physical development is successfully promoted in your setting so during this session we will:

      • Consider the foundations of physical development across ages 0-5. 
      • Explore physical development within relation to the statutory framework and supporting guidance documents. 
      • Look at getting active and modelling good physical development
      • Discuss ideas to support and develop your practice
      Suitable For: Any Early Years practitioners.      

      Date: Monday 7th November

      Time:  7pm - 8:30pm

      Venue: on-line

      Cost: £25 for members / £40 for non members 

      • Zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts.  We are unable to send out zoom invitations until payment has been received. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date and 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).  If this is going to be an issue for you please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment date. 

      • 23 Nov 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
      • On-line
      • 22
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      Story Making in the Early Years with Pie Corbett

      Exclusive to PATA UK

      In this interactive session, Pie will explore how to develop young children as storytellers and storymakers. The session will cover a range of tried-and-tested approaches to engage children in telling stories and developing their use of language. 

      Please note bookings are per person.  Cameras must be on at all times during the event and multiple attendees are not allowed to share a device (even when each individual has paid). Failure to follow these requirements could result in you being removed from the session.

      Delivered by: Pie Corbett, who is an English educational trainer, writer, author and poet who has written more than two hundred books. He is now best known for creating the Talk for Writing approach to learning, which is widely used within UK primary schools

      Suitable For: Any Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers

      Date: Wednesday 23rd November

      Time:  6:00pm - 7:15pm

      Venue: on-line

      Cost: £25 for members / £40 for non members 

      • Zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts.  We are unable to send out zoom invitations until payment has been received. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date and 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).  If this is going to be an issue for you please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment date. 

      • 28 Nov 2022
      • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • on-line
      • 11
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      'Pop, Whiz, Bang!' - Science in Early Years

      ‘Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community. The frequency and range of children’s personal experiences increases their knowledge and sense of the world around them…. As well as building important knowledge, this extends their familiarity with words that support understanding across domains’.  

      Understanding the World Programme of Study- EYFS Statutory Framework 2021

      Course Aim: The aim of this session is to explore how our environments, both indoors and outdoors can support, develop and enhance children’s curiosity and understanding of the world around them.

      Course Information:  During the session, we will:

      • consider how we can immerse children in opportunities to understand and use scientific language through enquiry-based exploration
      • share ideas and possibilities that will inform practice and provision
      • reflect on the role of the adult in provoking, supporting and developing children’s thinking and understanding of the natural world.

      Delivered by: Helen Tate who has worked in education for over 26 years, the majority in Early Years. She has been a Deputy Head at a Teaching School providing guidance, training and support.  She is also an Early Years Teacher and Consultant for a Local Authority.

      Suitable For:  Any Early Years Practitioners, Early Years Leaders, Teaching Assistants and Reception Teachers 

      Date: 28th November

      Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm 

      Venue: on-line

      Cost: £30 for members / £45 for non members

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
      • If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
      • 30 Nov 2022
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      • On-line
      • 21
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      SEND - An Introduction to Neurodiversity

      Neurodiversity has become a bit of a "buzzword" in the early years, and many early years practitioners are keen to understand this significant shift when thinking about children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This short course introduces you to some of the key terminologies that are emerging and explains why the language we use is important. Across the session, you will:

      - be introduced to key terms in neurodiversity and consider why they are important

      - explore why this matters to our early years' practice, and what we can do to shift our perspective

      - explore practical examples of neurodiversity affirming practice. 

      Neurodiversity is a broad topic and so this course will help you to become familiar. A follow-up course 'Exploring Ableism and Send in the Early Years' on 30th November will explore some of these concepts in greater detail based around ableism. 

      Delivered byKerry Murphy who is an Early Years SEND Specialist and has worked with  a local authority. Kerry has had strategic responsibility for the quality of SEND provision including developing the SENCO and SEND-Based training programmes. She lectures at a London University and is currently undertaking a PHD in early childhood early intervention. 

      Dates: Wednesday 30th November

      Time:  7:00pm - 8:00pm

      Venue: on-line webinar

      Cost:  £10 Members / £30 non members

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. 
      • Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
      • 30 Nov 2022
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • On-line
      • 19
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      Exploring Abelism and SEND in the Early Years

      Ableism is the system of favouring typical minds and able bodies and this influences our practice in early years quite substantially. Concerns have been raised that children with SEND are often viewed as problems to be fixed and so neurodiversity empowers us to understand children's holistic development including strengths, differences and needs. This more in-depth course focuses on what ableism looks like in our early years' practice and provides alternative ideas for affirming children's learning and embracing differences in learning. Across this session, you will:

      - come to understand what ableism means, and how it links to early years practice

      - consider examples of ableism and the impact, including neurodivergent "masking"

      - reflect on common myths about neurodivergence, and why these can be harmful to young children. 

      - explore how we can transform our practice to be neurodiversity affirming, including communication, social skills and play



      Delivered byKerry Murphy who is an Early Years SEND Specialist and has worked with  a local authority. Kerry has had strategic responsibility for the quality of SEND provision including developing the SENCO and SEND-Based training programmes. She lectures at a London University and is currently undertaking a PHD in early childhood early intervention. 

      Dates: Wednesday 30th November

      Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm

      Venue: on-line webinar

      Cost:  £30 Members / £45 non members

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. 
      • Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
      • 03 Dec 2022
      • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
      • 0
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      Boys Will Be Boys? Closing the Gap

      Please ignore the advertised date and time - we are currently gauging interest for this course and are asking people to join the waiting list to register their interest

      Course Aim: To support practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of how boys learn and develop strategies to channel their energies using practical ideas and reflective practice.

      Course Information: Research shows that there can be a massive gap in the development of boys compared to girls, with some being a whole year behind.  This course will consider ways to adapt your environment to make it more appropriate for different types of learning and how to be creative in engaging boys.

      "All children, irrespective of ethnicity, culture or religion, home language, family background, learning difficulties or disabilities, gender or ability should have the opportunity to experience a challenging and enjoyable programme of learning and development." (EYFS Statutory Guidance).

      This workshop looks honestly at the behaviour of boys in your settings.  We will consider the innate hormonal, neurological and physical differences between girls and boys, and touch on how stereotyping may influence their play.  With a renewed understanding we will look at the enabling environment we provide and share practical ideas which will empower boys to achieve the best they can within your setting whilst building their confidence and self esteem.  

      Suitable For: Anyone working or volunteering within an early years setting or preschool

      Date: to be confirmed

      Time:  to be confirmed (2 1.2 hour course)

      Venue: online

      Cost: £30 for members / £45 for non members

      • 03 Dec 2022
      • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      • on-line
      • 0
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      Promoting Positive Behaviour

      Please ignore the advertised date and time - we are currently gauging interest for this course and are asking people to join the waiting list to register their interest

      Course Aim: To provide the tools for dealing with behaviour and how to promote positive outcomes. The course covers all aspects of behaviour for children. 

      Course Information: during this session:

      • There will be an opportunity to discuss children's behaviours which impact on their daily routine 
      • We will share good practice and look at effective observation methods as a means to reduce unwanted behaviours
      • We will look at the benefits of focusing on positive behaviour and the impact this has on a setting and a child's self esteem

      Every setting which attends will also be asked to bring a copy of their current behaviour policy which we will review.  

      Suitable For: Those working with children including Early Years Practitioners, Early Years Leaders, Reception Teachers, Teaching Assistants, support staff such as lunchtime supervisors and Out of School/Breakfast Club staff. 

      Delivered by: Kate Beevers who is a qualified teacher with over 25 years experience of working with children and their families: in Schools, Early Years settings, and as an Adult Education tutor.  

      Date: date to be confirmed

      Time:  times to be confirmed (this course is normally run as a day course 9:30am - 2pm or two evening courses eg, 6pm - 8:15pm)

      Venue: on-line

      Cost: £60 for members / £90 for non members

      Lunch and Refreshments will be provided

      Important additional Information:

      • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the precourse information to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
      • Precourse information will be emailed 24 hours before the course/meeting starts, however, we are unable to email the precourse information until your invoice has been settled (or an extension to the payment deadline agreed).
      • Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk  to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled
      • 03 Dec 2022
      • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM