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    • 27 Jan 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hillview Evangelical Church, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3LX
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    The Magic and Mystery of Children - Interacting with Intrigue with Greg Bottrill

    This course is now fully booked.  To be notified of any spaces becoming available please join the waiting list.

    “Greg comes at the subject from a different angle and he makes you think.  His approach is very different, it’s very interactive.”

    Attendee of 'Can I Go and Play Now' Training April 2019

    Course Aim: This course will explore the how, when, why, what and where to take your observations and interactions next. 

    Course Information: During the session we will discuss

    • Observing and interacting effectively with young children
    • How to move learning forward and evidence it without it becoming unbalanced and time consuming.

    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: Monday 27th January

    Time:  6.30pm - 8.30pm

    Venue: Gloucester - to be confirmed.

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

    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
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    Understanding and Supporting the Anxious Child

    This course on 30th January is now fully booked.  We are, however, running two further courses this term which have been adapted to meet specific age groups:- 

    Understanding and Supporting the Anxious Child (OOSC, KS1 and 2) - Friday 27th March.  For further information and to book, please click on this link https://www.pataglos.org.uk/event-3658757

    Understanding and Supporting the Anxious Child (Early Years) - Wednesday 11th March. For further information and to book, please click on this link https://www.pataglos.org.uk/event-3661556

    Many settings have children attending who show signs of anxiety.  Join Collette Etheridge who is a counsellor and parenting practitioner to consider this issue and how to best support the child. 

    Course Aim: To provide practitioners in early years settings 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, owner of Small Steps Counselling Service and Child Behaviour Solutions.

    Suitable ForAny Early Years Practitioners from support staff to Managers    

    Date: Thursday 30th January 2020

    Time:  6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £28 for members / £38 for non members

    • 03 Feb 2020
    • 6:45 PM - 9:15 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
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    Risky Play (for Playworkers)

    (This course is now fully booked.  Please join the waiting list and we will notify you of a new date for 'Risky Play for Playworkers).  We are also running a Risky Play for Early Years on Thursday 12th March.  For further information and to book onto this course please click on this link  https://www.pataglos.org.uk/event-3661558)

    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. 

    Playwork is often undervalued as a separate discipline so we have developed this course to look specifically at this area and to support practitioners to develop their skillset.

    Delivered by: Nicki Woolway, a Level 3 qualified playworker with 9 years experience of owning and managing two play settings.  

    Suitable For: Anyone who works or volunteers with children in a playwork setting (Out of School Club) including breakfast, after school and holiday clubs who would like a better understanding of risky play and anyone who has attended our ‘Introduction to Playwork’ course.

    Date: Monday 3rd February

    Time:  6.45pm - 9.15pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £28 for members / £38 for non members

    • 04 Feb 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
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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.

    Suitable For: Early Years Practitioners and Managers   

    Date: Tuesday 4th February 2020

    Time:  6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

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

    • 05 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • TBC - Gloucester area
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    Ofsted's New Education Inspection Framework: Hotspots and Emerging Trends

    Delivered by Pennie Akehurst, Early Years Fundamentals Ltd.

    This course is currently fully booked.  However, we are asking people to join the waiting list and if there is enough additional interest we will hire a bigger venue.

    Course Aim: To use identified trends and data taken from inspections under the new framework to help settings to evaluate their own practice against Ofsted's requirements. 

    Course Information:The Early Years Inspection Handbook is the only thing that helps us to understand what Ofsted are looking at and for. It enables us to benchmark our practice and to identify areas of strength and those that need further work or attention, but even when we use this framework as a basis for self-evaluation, we may not be asking ourselves the right questions.

    Inspection trends data can help us to understand areas that repeatedly lead to judgements of ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’. If we understand the kinds of actions and recommendations that inspectors frequently make about aspects of practice, we will be far more able to identify our own hotspots and areas for development.

    Through our time together we will:

    • Identify issues that are appearing with frequency in RI and inadequate inspection outcomes under the key headings of the new inspection framework
    • Highlight the lessons that can be taken from the Ofsted inspections that have happened so far
    • Provide you with hint, tips, audit questions and techniques that will enable you to evaluate the effectiveness of your current practice and highlight areas for improvement.

    Delivered by: Pennie Akehurst, Managing Director of Early Years Fundamentals Ltd.

    Pennie has worked in early years and childcare for 30 years, the last 17 of which have been spent delivering strategic early years and childcare priorities within 2 local authorities. 

    Pennie has a proven track record of delivering support, training, challenge and intervention programmes which have enabled leaders, managers, teachers, and practitioners to continue to meet challenges in and changes to legislation and practice.

    Pennie is a regular columnist in Nursery World writing about inspection trends and her first book 'Monitoring and Evaluation in the Early Years' is being published in July, closely followed by her second book ‘'The Education Inspection Framework: 101 questions to help you prepare’  which is being published in August.

    Suitable for: Any Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers; Committee Members.

    Date: Wednesday 5th February

    Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Doors open at 5:40pm for refreshments)

    Venue: To be confirmed - Gloucester area

    Cost: PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY THURSDAY 30TH JANUARY

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  

    Members:  £30

    Non Members £45

    • 07 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
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    Embedding Phonics in the EYFS

    This course is now fully booked.  Please join the waiting list and we will notify you if any spaces become available and when we have a new date for this course.

    Course Aim: This course will provide you with the necessary skills to embed Phonics into the curriculum.

    Course Information: During the session we will discuss:

    • Understanding the importance of early exposure to phonics in the Early Years
    • How to use phonics effectively
    • How to promote phonics in your setting and at home
    • Phonics resources to use in your setting

    Delivered by: Laura Gallop, an EYFS Specialist.

    Suitable For: Any Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers      

    Date: Friday 7th February

    Time:  9.30am - 12.00pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £28 for members / £38 for non members

    • 10 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 14
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    Boys Will Be Boys? Closing the Gap

    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: Monday 10th February

    Time:  9.30am - 12.00pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £28 for members / £38 for non members

    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • PATA UK, Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester, GL4 6PR
    • 12
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    Network Meeting 3 - Focus on SEND

    The third network meeting will focus on SEND and our guest speaker will be Sara Watters from The Milestone School. If you would like to attend and have any specific issues that you would like Sara to focus on in her talk please let us know.

    Network meetings are open to any PATA members and provide a great opportunity to meet with colleagues from other settings and share experiences and expertise.

    Suitable for: Anyone involved in PATA members settings including practitioners, room leaders, managers, deputies and committee members.

    Date: Thursday 13th February

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm* 

    Venue: PATA Office, Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester, GL4 6PR

    Cost: Members  £10

    * Following on from our last two Network Meetings we have extended the time to 2 hours (to allow extra time for anyone to ask specific questions), however you are welcome to leave at any time.

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
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    Makaton Taster Session

    This course is currently fully booked.  However, we are asking people to join the waiting list so we can gauge interest and hire a bigger venue if required.

    Course Information:  If you are unsure as to whether Makaton training is for you, our Makaton Taster session is perfect for you. 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 short sessions are designed for anyone who is interested in finding out about Makaton before deciding whether or not to attend further intensive Makaton training.

    The Taster session gives you a general introduction into what Makaton is and who uses it, with the opportunity to learn a few signs and symbols too (between 30 and 60).
    This 1 1/2 hour course is recommended for any early years practitioner, family members, carers, teaching assistants and anyone who is interested in using Makaton in everyday life.

    This session will provide you with an introductory workshop, you will learn symbols and signs all designed to help you in practical situations. It will be a fun, informal sessions with a chance to practise the signs and symbols taught with each other and learn a new skill

    At the end of the workshop participants should have the skills and confidence to begin using Makaton in their daily lives.   

    This course also allows organisations to state they are 'Makaton Friendly' and organisations can apply for this status (at a cost of £50 for 2 years) to use the Makaton symbol within their setting, on leaflets and any information.

    (Level 1 and 2 Makaton - if there is enough interest we will be running a more intensive two day Level 1 and 2 course (which will cover stages 1-4 of the Makaton core vocabulary signs and symbols).  This is provisionally scheduled for 11th and 18th May but can only go ahead if there is enough interest.  The cost is £110 for members and £135 for non-members.  For further information and to register your interest please join the waitlist by clicking on this link https://www.pataglos.org.uk/event-3672892).

    Delivered by: Dawn McCullum–Cooper who is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who graduated in 1990 and is a Makaton Tutor who runs regular Makaton sign language courses within Gloucestershire.

    Date: Tuesday 25th February

    Time:  6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY WEDNESDAY 19TH FEBRUARY.

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  

    £15 for members / £20 for non members

    • 26 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 22
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    Helicopter Stories with Trisha Lee

    We are excited to be running our third ‘Helicopter Stories’ training with Trisha Lee. The Helicopter approach, pioneered by the late Vivian Gussin Paley and championed in the UK by Trisha Lee. Places are limited.

    The approach harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire powerful learning outcomes in key curriculum areas, such as Communication and Language, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and early compositional skills in Writing. 

    Why chose Helicopter Stories?:

    • It's an inclusive whole-class approach to learning that values every child's contribution
    • It engages creativity, boosts self-confidence and improves speaking and listening skills 
    • It promotes collaborative learning in a supportive, safe environment
    • It allows children to explore the power of words, forming a bridge into the world of writing. 


    The course is highly interactive and includes a demonstration with a group of preschool aged children as part of the day. Every delegate who attends should leave the course able to try the approach with their children the next day if they so wish.

    Date: Wednesday 26th February

    Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm (please arrive from 9:15am onwards for a 9:30am prompt start) 

    Venue: to be confirmed.  Please let us know if you would be interested in hosting this event and benefit from a free place on this course.  The venue needs to be onsite or close enough to an Early Years Setting. 

    Cost: PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY THURSDAY 13TH FEBRUARY

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  

    Members:  £85 

    Non Members £110

    • 28 Feb 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 4
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    Embedding Maths in the EYFS

    Course Aim: This course will provide you with the necessary skills to embed Maths into the curriculum.

    Course Information:  During the session we will discuss: 

    • How maths fits into the Early Years framework
    • The pivotal role that Mathematics plays in a child's development.
    • What is problem solving and mastery
    • Maths resources to use in your setting

    Delivered by: Laura Gallop, an EYFS Specialist.

    Suitable For:  Any Early Years Practitioners and Managers

    Date: Friday 28th February          

    Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £28 for members / £38 for non members

    • 04 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 12
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    Supporting the Wellbeing of Your Team (Part 1)

    Please note this course was previously called 'Workplace Wellbeing'.  A further 'Supporting the Wellbeing of Your Team (Part 2) will be running on Wednesday 18th March. For further information and to book please click on this link https://www.pataglos.org.uk/event-3661603

    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 Etheridge, 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 anxiety and/or depression

    Course Information: During this workshop, we will:

    • 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.

    Delivered by: Colette Etheridge, a counsellor and parenting practitioner, owner of Small Steps Counselling Service and Child Behaviour Solutions.

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

    Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020

    Time:  6:00pm - 8:30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £28 for members / £38 for non members

    • 05 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 10
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    Jargon Busting - Mini Workshop

    Course Information: Are you confused or muddled by some of the words and phrases within Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework (EIF)? Then join us to unravel the terminology we are encountering such as cultural capital, intent, implementation, impact, triangulation, sequenced plus many more. This is a short workshop which aims to familiarise early years practitioners with some of the content of the new Education Inspection Framework and send them away feeling empowered and prepared.

    (If you have any particular words and phrases you were like us to explore in detail please tell us when you book (or no later than Friday 14th February) so that we make sure they are covered.)

    Suitable For:  Any Early Years Practitioners and Managers

    Date: Thursday 5th March          

    Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £15 for members / £20 for non members

    • 11 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 13
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    Understanding and Supporting the Anxious Child (Early Years)

    (Please note we are also running an 'Understanding and Supporting the Anxious Child (OOSC, KS1 and 2) on Friday 27th March.  For further information and to book please click on the link https://www.pataglos.org.uk/event-3658757)

    Course Aim: To provide staff working in 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.

    Date: Wednesday 11th March

    Time:  9:30am - 12:00pm 

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £28 for members / £38 for non members

    • 12 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 14
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    Risky Play (for Early Years)

    (Please note we are also running a Risky Play for Playworkers course on February 3rd.  To book onto this course please click on this link   https://www.pataglos.org.uk/event-3490909)

    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. 

    Date: Thursday 12th March

    Time:  6.00pm - 8.30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £28 for members / £38 for non members

    • 16 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 13
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    Promoting Positive Behaviour

    Course Aim: To provide practitioners in early years settings with tools for dealing with behaviour and how to promote positive outcomes.

    The course covers all aspects of behaviour for children. 

    Course Information: During this workshop practitioners will have 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.

    The workshop 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, Managers or support staff such as lunchtime supervisors and Out of School/Breakfast Club staff. 

    Date: Monday 16th March

    Time:  9:30am - 2:00pm 

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £48 for members / £58 for non members

    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 14
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    Supporting the Wellbeing of Your Team (Part 2)

    Please note only the same named attendees of ‘Supporting the Wellbeing of Your Team, Part 1’ can attend this course or those who attended Workplace Wellbeing on either the 20th November 2019 or 23rd January 2020.

    Course Aim: To increase knowledge of mental health conditions and consider practical ways to support staff showing signs of mental health conditions.

    Course Information: During this workshop, we will:

    • 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 Etheridge, a counsellor and parenting practitioner, owner of Small Steps Counselling Service and Child Behaviour Solutions.

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

    Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020

    Time:  6:00pm - 8:30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £28 for members / £38 for non members

    • 23 Mar 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • PATA UK, Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester, GL4 6PR
    • 15
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    Network Meeting 4 - Topic to be announced

    Suitable for: Anyone in a senior position in a setting - room leaders, managers, deputies and committee members.

    Date: Monday 23rd March

    Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm* 

    Venue: PATA Office, Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester, GL4 6PR

    Cost: Members  £10


    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 16
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    Roles and Responsibilities: Key facts for your Committee

    Course Aim: Are you a Committee member and would like some guidance and support with understanding your role?  This course will provide committee members with the confidence to manage, influence, challenge and support their playgroup, pre-school or out-of-school setting. 

    Course Information: This relaxed and informative session is ideal for all new and experienced committee members and/or setting managers to exchange ideas and feel more confident in their role. 

    This session 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.  

    Date: Tuesday 24th March

    Time:  6:30pm - 9.00pm (please arrive by 6:20pm)

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £28 for members / £38 for non members

    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
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    Understanding and Supporting the Anxious Child (OOSC, KS1 and 2)

    We are currently asking people to register their interest for this course by joining the waiting list.  We will then be in touch with you. 

    (Please note we are also running another 'Understanding and Supporting the Anxious Child' which is aimed at Early Years on Wednesday 11th March.  For further information and to book, please click on this link https://www.pataglos.org.uk/event-3661556)

    Course Aim: To provide staff working in 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: Anyone who works or volunteers with children in either Key Stage 1; Key Stage 2 and in a Playwork setting (Out of School Club) including breakfast, after school and holiday clubs)

    Date: Friday 27th March

    Time:  9:30am - 12:00pm 

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £28 for members / £38 for non members

    • 29 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 16
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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: Wednesday 29th April             Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre

    Cost: £53.00 for Members / £63.00 for Non-Members

    • 04 May 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 14
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    Taking A Risk With Resilience

    Course Aim:  To support practitioners in building resilience in young children and helping them to face future obstacles. 

    Course Information: This workshop looks at how our brain and body respond to stress and will discuss strategies which strengthen our children’s abilities to survive a lifetime of challenges. Resilient children are braver, more curious and more adaptable; they know their limits and are able to push themselves outside their comfort zone.  Resilience is something which can be nurtured in all children.

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

    • What is resilience and how does it impact on our daily lives?
    • What does a resilient person look like and what does a person lacking resilience look like?
    • What factors may impact on a child’s wellbeing?
    • The importance of risk taking and the impact of helicopter parenting.
    • Strategies and activities to build self-reliance in young children
    • Reflect on our own practice and make changes.

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

    Date: Monday 4th May

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre

    Cost: £28.00 for members / £38.00 for non members

    • 11 May 2020
    • 18 May 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • TBC - Gloucester Venue
    • 0
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    Makaton - Level 1 and 2

    We are running a taster session on Tuesday 25th February. For further information and to book please click on this link  https://www.pataglos.org.uk/event-3658623

    At the current time we are asking people to register their interest by joining the wait list so we can gauge whether there is enough demand to run this course.

    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 two days. 

    The Level 1 and Level 2 training in Makaton covers Stages 1-4 of the Core Vocabulary over two sessions. (Please note attendance at both sessions is required.

    Suitable For: Anyone wishing to learn more about Makaton

    Date:  Monday 11th and 18th May Time: Daytime

    Venue: TBC

    Delivered by: Dawn McMullan-Cooper is a Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who graduated in 1990 and is a Makaton Tutor who runs regular Makaton sign language courses within Gloucestershire.

    Cost: PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY WEDNESDAY 4TH MAY

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  

    Members:  £110

    Non Members  £135

    • 11 May 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gloucester - to be confirmed
    • 15
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    An 'Adventure Island' Masterclass with Greg Bottrill

    Course Aim: This course will help you develop your outdoor play and unlock the magic of your children’s imaginations whilst developing your role as a co-player.

    Course Information:  Adventure Island, the creation of Greg Bottrill, is an exciting and immersive approach to play and childhood that is based around the idea of 'The Collective Imagination', a concept that offers huge potential to develop your children's language skills, social play and early mark making. Join Greg on the adventure and discover its magic for yourself - perfect for Early Years of all ages.

    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: Monday 11th May

    Time:  6.30pm - 8.30pm

    Venue: Gloucester - to be confirmed.

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

    • 19 May 2020
    • 02 Jun 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 15
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    Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (Accredited course)

    This course is run in conjunction with Envesca

    Course Aim: The aim of the course is to provide anyone who handles, prepares or cooks food to understand the key aspects of food hygiene including how to identify and minimise food safety hazards. The course will ensure your employees understand their individual legal responsibilities and what they need to do to ensure they comply with the law. 

    Course Information:  During the course we will cover:-

    • Understanding food safety law and regulations. 
    •  The role of enforcement officers and local authority powers. 
    • Possible consequences of non-compliance with food safety. 
    • Why food safety is vital. 
    • The consequences of poor standards of food hygiene. 
    • The benefits of good food safety practices. 
    • The use of a documented food safety management system. 
    •  How to maintain high levels of personal hygiene. 
    • The risk food handlers impose on food safety. 
    • The different food safety hazards and how to prevent them. 
    • Understanding, taking and recording of temperatures. 
    • Refrigeration, chilling and cold holding of foods. 
    • Cooking, hot holding and re-heating of foods. 
    • Principles of safe food storage and how to apply them. 
    • Stock control procedures. 
    • The importance of cleaning in food premises and cleaning schedules. 
    • Effective cleaning methods to ensure premises and equipment are always kept in clean working order. 
    • Acceptable methods of storing and disposing of waste. 
    • How to identify, prevent and control pests. 
    • Essential first aid equipment requirements for food premises.
    •  Equipment standards required in food safety

    Candidates will be assessed by a multiple choice examination, where they must answer at least 12 out of 20 questions correctly.   The examination will take 45 minutes to complete (at the end of the second session and successful completion will result in Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering certificate. 

    Delivered by:  Envesca

    Suitable For: Anyone who handles, prepares or cooks food within a setting

    Date: Tuesday 19th May and Tuesday 2nd June

    Time:  6.00pm - 9.00pm

    Venue: Chequers Bridge Centre, Painswick Road, Gloucester. GL4 6PR

    Cost: £75 for members / £95 for non members

    (This is a special rate for PATA as the cost of this course is normally £108 (including VAT))

    PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY WEDNESDAY 13TH MAY.

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  



    • 22 May 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TBC - Gloucester Venue
    • 0
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    Anna Ephgrave's Planning In The Moment 

    We have a provisional date of Friday May 22nd with Anna herself to run another ‘Planning in the Moment’ training day for us (9am - 3pm).  

    At the current time we are asking people to register their interest for this course by joining the waiting list on our booking system to see if there is enough interest in running another course.           

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

    Date:  Friday 22nd May 2020 Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

    Venue: TBC

    Delivered by: Anna Epghrave

    Cost: PLEASE NOTE PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THIS BOOKING.  WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS OR CREDITS ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE.  WE CAN, HOWEVER, CHANGE THE NAME OF DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY WEDNESDAY 14TH MAY

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE BY BACS, CASH (AT THE PATA OFFICES) OR CHEQUE.  

    Members:  £95

    Non Members  £120

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