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PATA Training Update: December 2021

Our Spring 2022 Training Programme and our printable poster will be available to view shortly, however, if you can’t wait until then, our upcoming courses can be viewed and booked below.

Most of our training for the foreseeable future will continue to be online but we do have some face to face courses this term.  For online courses we mostly use Zoom which is a very easy platform and can be accessed via a laptop, tablet or even phone.  Please don't let the tech put you off joining - we will help you if we can! We will be sending out regular updates about training opportunities so please keep checking our website, our Facebook page and our emails.

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.

    • 11 Jan 2022
    • 25 Jan 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • On-line
    • 0
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    Roles and Responsibilities: Key facts for your Committee 

    Your precourse information and Zoom invitation will be emailed to you on Monday 10th January.  Please check your junk and spam folders and if you have still not received it by 9am Tuesday 11th January then please ring the PATA office on 01452 541244 (between 9:30am and 3:30pm) or 07949 930465 outside of these hours.

    FULLY BOOKED - please join the waiting list and we will contact you should a space become available or we will advise you on forthcoming dates for this training course.

    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 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: 11th and 25th January (both sessions to be attended)

    Time:  7:30pm - 9:00pm

    Venue: not applicable - via Zoom

    Cost: £40 members / £60 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.
    • 26 Jan 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • On-line
    • 0
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    Coffee Evening Clinic (for Committee Members)

    Please ignore the advertised date.  We are currently asking anyone interested in attending to 'join the waitlist' so we can gauge if there is enough interest to run a session.

    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: date to be confirmed 

    Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm (to be confirmed)

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

    Cost: PATA Members £10

    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 Jan 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • on-line
    • 10
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    Curriculum and Curriculum Intent: How do you know that you have an effective Early Years Curriculum?  

    Postponed - please ignore the advertised date - we are currently liaising with the tutor regarding a new date and time for this training.

    Ofsted’s 3 I’s (intent, implementation and impact) have placed a huge spotlight on the word curriculum... but it’s very hard to talk about our curriculum intent, if we haven’t thought about the body of knowledge, skills and experiences that we want children to have during their time with us.

    How can we talk knowledgeably about what we intend to do with our curriculum if we haven’t got one?

    Having a curriculum enables us to think about what children need to know, understand and be able to do once they leave us. It provides a framework that helps to organise our thoughts about what is important for children at different ages and stages of development.

    This two-and-a-half-hour workshop we will unpick what a curriculum is and how we might go about creating one that reflects the needs of our children.

    During our time together 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 have already done that make a contribution to your curriculum

    •       Help you start to map out the content of your curriculum (what you want children to know, understand and be able to do)

    •       Think about how practitioners will use this document

    This training will give you an understanding of what a curriculum is and how you might go about developing your own curriculum, whereas, the session 'Developing a Curriculum for Your Children' being held on 7th February (9am - 4pm) is a workshop where you will be supported to develop your own curriculum - you will walk away at the end of the day with your curriculum in your hand. For more information click here 

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

    Date: tbc  Time: tbc

    Venue: on-line (Zoom)

    Cost: 

    Members:  £35 per person

    Non Members  £50 per person

    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 Feb 2022
    • 08 Feb 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • on-line
    • 14
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    Developing Number Sense in the Early Years

    Course Aim:  to consider mathematically rich learning environments and be confident in understanding the development of key mathematical skills. 

    Course Information: during the sessions we will discuss:

    • The educational programmes in the new Statutory Framework in the Early Years
    • What number sense means in the Early Years and how children develop number fluency.
    •  Key teaching strategies and resources that will immerse children in rich mathematical exploration.
    • Supporting and extending children’s mathematical language in play

    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 Assistant and Reception Teachers 

    Date: Tuesday 1st and 8th February (2 sessions - both sessions to be attended)

    Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    Venue: on-line

    Cost: £60 for members / £90 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 Feb 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • n/a - Zoom
    • 40
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    Yoga Workshop

    In our last training survey many of you asked for free training and we are delighted to be working with Yoginis Yoga Training Ltd to enable us to bring this workshop to you, our members, free of charge.  There will also be the opportunity for you to obtain further discounted training from Yoginis Yoga Training Ltd to become a Yoga Teacher in Early Years.*

    Join us for this hour long workshop, where there will be the opportunity to:

    • Understand how yoga and mindfulness can support mental health and wellbeing in supporting development including; body awareness and sense of self, exploring new experiences with self confidence, co and self regulation to build better relationships, support kindness and respect for self and others, 

    • See how both staff and children can benefit from the tools and techniques of yoga and mindfulness

    • Become aware of what yoga is and the importance of a scheme of work that is fit for purpose in a learning environment in order to support key development in children and build life skills

    • Discover what should be included in a yoga session to support self regulation, learning and development

    • Take away ideas to implement

    There will be some easy movement participation with the audience and some interactive commentary. Movement is key to learning and movement and learning are key to brain development. Any interactive physical activity will not require you to move from in front of your chair should you wish to stand.

    After the workshop PATA Members will be supplied with a link to free resources and a free course ‘Introduction to Teaching Yoga to Children’  which can be shared with your staff members so they can begin to implement the ideas straight away. PATA Members will also receive information about discounted training which can be undertaken directly with Yoginis Yoga.

    *Further discounted training is also a member benefit requiring a current PATA membership. 

    Delivered by Sue Hartley, Co Founder of Yoginis Yoga Training Ltd, who has over 20 years development in this area.

    Date: Tuesday 1st February

    Time:  7:00pm - 8:00pm 

    Venue: Zoom

    Cost: FREE for PATA Members / £10 Non PATA Members (limited to 2 bookings per setting/school)

    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 by non-members 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 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Pates Grammar School. Cheltenham Glos, GL51 0HG
    • 14
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    Anna Ephgrave's Planning In The Moment (face to face) 

    If you are unable to make this date, then our next on-line course with Anna is on Friday 17th May (click here for further information) and we also have limited availability for online on 21st January. Please click here for further information.

    We also have a Planning in the Moment Taster Session on 10th February. 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: 4th February  Time: 9:15am - 3:00pm 

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

    Delivered by: Anna Ephgrave

    Cost: £95 members / £120 non-members

    Lunch and refreshments are included

    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 start, however, we are unable to email the precourse information 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 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Pates Grammar School, Cheltenham, Glos, GL51 0HG
    • 20
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    Developing a Curriculum for your Children 

    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 7th February  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.
    • 10 Feb 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • n/a - Zoom
    • 28
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    PLANNING IN THE MOMENT WITH ANNA EPHGRAVE: A TASTER SESSION

    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: Thursday 10th February

    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.
    • 14 Feb 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • on-line
    • 3
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    Promoting Positive Behaviour

    Please not that date advertised in the training programme has now changed to 14th February and this course is now on-line

    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: Monday 14th February

    Time:  9:30am - 2:00pm 

    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
    • 15 Feb 2022
    • 01 Mar 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • online
    • 11
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    Supporting the Wellbeing of Your Team 

    More and more managers are dealing with issues of mental health within their teams and the new Ofsted Inspection Framework includes a requirement that "Staff consistently report high levels of support for well-being issues."  With this in mind join Colette Ricaud, a counsellor and parenting practitioner to consider how best you can support your team and your workplace wellbeing. 

    Course Aim: To raise and increase awareness of anxiety and/or depression and consider how to support staff showing signs of anxiety and/or depression

    Course Information: During this two part workshops, we will:

    Session 1

    • Explore anxiety and/or depression and how the brain and body react to it
    • Start to think about how and where they may see anxiety and/or depression in the work environment;
    • Think about how to start a discussion with somebody who may have anxiety and/or depression and avoid common pitfalls;
    • Start to think about how to best support your team member showing anxiety and/or depression.

    Session 2

    • Discuss in more detail mental health conditions and how they may present in the workplace;
    • Have the opportunity to discuss how and where they may see mental health conditions in the work environment;
    • Discuss how to confidently start a discussion with somebody who may have mental health conditions;
    • Practice techniques discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 to reinforce learning on how to best support your team member showing mental health conditions.

    Delivered by: Colette Ricaud, Counsellor and Child Behaviour Specialist

    Suitable ForAnyone responsible for the general and emotional wellbeing of staff members including Managers and Committee Members.

    Dates: Tuesday 15th February and 1st March (attendance at both sessions is required)

    Time:  6:15pm - 8:45pm (both sessions) (please note the amended times for this course - previously advertised in our training programme as ending at 8:15pm)

    Venue: on-line

    Cost: £65 for members / £95 for non members (please note the advertised price in the training programme sent out on 17th December is incorrect and that this is the correct price).

    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.
    • 16 Feb 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • On-line
    • 27
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    Greg Bottrill's Teatime Assortment

    Course Aim: 

    Join Greg Bottrill, author of the bestselling 'Can I Go And Play Now?' as he shares a Teatime Assortment of simple ideas for you to incorporate into your practice to turn the dial up on children's imagination, early language and interactions. Joy, magic and adventure need to play a huge part in the days of childhood, and Greg's Teatime Assortment will support you and hopefully add all three to your day too.

    Course Information: 

    The Teatime Assortment is a treasure trove of playful wonderings, make-believe, story dreaming and exploration, dipping into the playground of language, chat and the joy of being together. All bar one of the Assortment require zero budget and are deeply embedded in Greg's view of early education as a co-adventure. More than ever, children need to be immersed in the company of loving, play-full adults. From the Dream Dog to Many Moons Ago, Peg Chat to Memory Messaging, the Teatime Assortment can help you show the children you work with that one of those adults is you...

    Delivered by: Greg Bottrill, educationalist and author of the bestselling Early Years book ‘Can I Go And Play Now?’ in an exploration of how, why, when and what and where to take your observations and interactions next.

    Suitable For: Any Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers

    Date: Wednesday 16th February

    Time:  4:30pm - 6:00pm

    Venue: on-line

    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.
    • 17 Feb 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • On-line
    • 8
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    NETWORK MEETING 3 - The Challenges We Face This Term

    Please note the advertised date (20th January) in the training programme has been amended to 17th February.

    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: Thursday 17th February (postponed from 20th January)

    Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

    Cost: £10.00 PATA 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 Feb 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • On-line
    • 0
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    SEND - The Building Blocks of Behaviour - seeking connection not control

    Please ignore the advertised date. Please join the waiting list to register your interest and we will contact you when we have confirmed dates. Thank you.

    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. 

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

    Delivered byKerry Payne 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: Dates to be confirmed - early 2022 (2 part course)

    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.
    • 07 Mar 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • on-line
    • 7
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    Levels of Involvement in Practice

    Course Aim: An introduction to Laevers levels of well-being and involvement and how they can be used effectively within the early years, to reflect on own practice and take new ideas back to our setting

    Course Info: During this 2 hour workshop we will develop an understanding and workable knowledge of Laevers scales by:

    • Exploring the Leuven scales of well-being and involvement: Understanding  how we meet a child’s emotional and social needs
    • Assessing  the quality of our equipment and learning environment.
    • Identifying how we recognise and measure well-being and involvement.
    • Discussing  the impact of using these scales on our children, staff and setting.
    • Creating an action plan of how we can use these assessments in our setting.
    Whilst we welcome any questions throughout the session, there will be a Q and A session at the end and an opportunity for everyone to discuss what has been learnt.

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

    Date: Monday 7th March

    Time:  4:00pm - 6:00pm

    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.

    • 08 Mar 2022
    • 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    • On-line
    • 12
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    STAFF WELLBEING: IT'S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY

    Resident tutor, Colette Ricaud is best placed to offer outstanding topical training around the issues that these challenging times may raise for our youngest learners and our staff teams.

    Course Aim: To provide anyone who is currently struggling with the Coronavirus Pandemic a safe space to discuss their concerns; whether they are on a personal or professional basis in a confidential environment.

    Course Information: During this workshop, we will:

    • Consider the impact of the Pandemic on us as a Society.
    • Consider the impact on you personally (whether in your personal life or professional life).
    • Start to think about how to best support ourselves during the current Pandemic crisis.

    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 Ricaud, Counsellor and Child Behaviour Specialist

    Date: Tuesday 8th March

    Time:  6:15pm- 8:15pm to be confirmed

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

    Cost: £30 for PATA 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.

    • 16 Mar 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • on-line
    • 38
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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: Wednesday 16th March

    Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    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.
    • 21 Mar 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • on-line
    • 8
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    Loose Parts Outdoor Play (Awe and Wonder on a Budget)

    COURSE AIM: As early years practitioners we know children need to be outside. Outdoor play provides rich opportunities for our young children to develop in all 7 areas of learning and they are able to play and explore, learn actively, develop their own ideas, make links between ideas, and develop strategies for doing things.

    COURSE INFORMATION: how can we improve our outdoor enabling environment without breaking our budget? Let’s audit you outdoor provision and share ideas of successes with each other. Are all areas of learning available in our outdoor space? Do we see a language and maths rich environment? How can we create comfy areas for talk, mark making and looking at books? Can we obtain free resources from our local community? All you need to bring is your imagination, problem solving skills and ideas to share.

    Suitable ForAny Early Years Practitioners   

     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: Monday 21st March

    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Venue: on-line

    Cost: £35 for members / £50 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.

    • 22 Mar 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • On-line
    • 14
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    NETWORK MEETING 4

    Topic to be 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: Tuesday 22nd March

    Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    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.




    • 23 Mar 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • on-line
    • 38
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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: Wednesday 23rd March

    Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    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.
    • 31 Mar 2022
    • 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
    • on-line
    • 10
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    Understanding and Supporting the Anxious Child 

    Course Aim: To provide staff working in Early Years Settings, Schools or Out of School Clubs with an understanding of how anxiety can impact on a child.

    Course Information: During this workshop, we will:

    • Explore anxiety and how the brain reacts to it;
    • Have an opportunity to discuss how anxiety manifests in their setting;
    • Consider how anxiety impacts on the behaviour of a child;
    • Start to think about how to support a child with anxiety.  

    Delivered by: Colette Etheridge, a counsellor and parenting practitioner.

    Suitable For: Any Early Years Practitioners from support staff to Managers; anyone who works or volunteers with children in either Key Stage 1 or 2 and in a Playwork setting (Out of School Club) including breakfast, after school and holiday clubs.

    Date: Thursday 31st March

    Time:  6:15pm - 8:15pm 

    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.


    • 02 Apr 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • on-line
    • 0
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    Performance and Management (Part 1) - Supervision and Appraisals

    We are currently gauging interest for this course.  Please join the waiting list to register your interest

    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  

    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


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

    We are currently gauging interest for this course.  Please join the waiting list to register your 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.

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

    We are currently gauging interest for this course.  Please join the waiting list to register your 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

    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.


    • 27 Apr 2022
    • 08 Jun 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • on-line
    • 10
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    Outstanding Leadership in Early Years

    This course is now confirmed as going ahead and is available to book.

    These 4 sessions will consider many aspects of leadership in the Early Years, from auditing and ensuring effectiveness of provisions and effective interactions to considering strategies for supporting and managing change. The four webinars will support leaders/managers to consider all four key principles, outlined in the EYFS Statutory Framework, and how to identify and lead change where necessary.

    There will be a small gap task to consider/complete between each session.

    Session 1 (27th April)

    This session will focus on vision and values for your setting. It will be an opportunity to reflect on your own values/vision and how this can have impact on teams, as well as on the children in your setting. We will also discuss the unique child and research around how, as well as what, children need in order to feel safe, valued as unique individuals and developing their characteristics of effective learning.

    Session 2 (18th May)

    The Indoor and Outdoor Provision – during this webinar we will discuss effective continuous and enhanced provision and consider and how to audit the effectiveness of the learning spaces. We will discuss the work of Ferre Leavers on well-being and involvement and consider how his work can support us in further developing practice and provision.

    Session 3 (25th May)

    This webinar will focus on the critical role of the adult, considering how to support and develop adult interactions with children to support, encourage and motivate learning across all seven areas of learning. It will be an opportunity to discuss your team and what you currently observe in relation to their interactions. Ideas will be shared on how you can further develop where necessary.

    During this webinar we will also begin to discuss managing and leading teams, considering leadership attributes that can support whole team development.

    Session 4 (8th June)

    This webinar will focus on supporting teams through change and strategies on managing more difficult conversations.

    The four webinars will be a place where leaders/managers have the opportunity to share what is working well, along with challenges that you may be working through. It will be a place where you can talk confidentially to each other in a supportive network, as well as considering key actions from the information shared in the webinars.

    Suitable for: All members of a Leadership Team (new and existing staff).

    Date: Wednesday 27th April, 18th, May, 25th May and 8th June (attendance at all 4 sessions is required)

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

    Venue: online 

    Cost: £125 for members / £175 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.
    • 28 Apr 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • on-line
    • 40
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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 28th April Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Venue: on-line (Zoom)

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

    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.

    • 09 May 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • on-line
    • 6
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    Characteristics of Effective Learning and Schemas

    Course Aim: This introductory course offers an overview of the characteristics of effective learning and schemas.

    Course Information: The EYFS defines characteristics of effective learning as

    • Playing and exploring - children investigate and experience things and 'have a go'
    • Active learning - children concentrate and keep trying if they encounter difficulties, and enjoy achievements
    • Creating and thinking critically - children have and develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for doing things

    How children learn is just as important as what children are learning. This course will provide guidance for practitioners about what the characteristics are and how we can use them effectively when reflecting on the quality of children’s learning. A schema is a pattern of repeated actions and the awareness of schemas will help practitioners describe how children approach their learning.  The role of the adult is critical in observing, identifying and understanding the 3 key characteristics and children’s fascinations to gain a better awareness of how to enable children to become lifelong learners.

    Suitable ForAny Early Years Practitioners     

    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: Monday 9th May

    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Venue: on-line

    Cost: £35 for members / £50 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.

    • 16 May 2022
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • on-line
    • 7
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    Risky Play for Early Years

    Course Aim: Risky play is a natural part of children’s play and children often seek out opportunities for engaging in challenging and so called risky play.  This course will help you to gain a better understanding of the importance of risky play and its benefits. 

    Course Information: During the session we will look at the following:

    • What is risky play?
    • Types of risky play
    • Your role and responsibility as a practitioner undertaking risky play
    • Exploring boundaries and learning about injury risk
    • The balance between risky play and children’s safety
    • There will be the opportunity to gain hands on practical experience during the session!

    The course aims to provide you with the information and confidence required to facilitate risky play within your setting, giving you an understanding of children and risky play and your role and responsibilities when risky play takes place. 

    Suitable For: Any Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers. 

    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: Monday 16th May

    Venue: on-line

    Cost: £35 for members / £50 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.

    • 17 May 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • On-line
    • 37
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    Anna Ephgrave's Planning In The Moment (via Zoom) 

    If you are unable to make this date, then please check back regularly for future dates with Anna.  Please note we are also running this training on 21st January (online), click here for futher information and Friday 4th February (face to face at Cheltenham, Glos). Click here for further information. 

    We also have a Planning in the Moment Taster Session on 10th February. 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:  17th May 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.
    • 23 May 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • On-line
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    ENABLING ENVIRONMENTS WITH ANNA EPHGRAVE (PLANNING IN THE MOMENT)

    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