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COVID-19 PATA Training Update: 21st September 2020

We have now successfully run a number of training courses and Network events virtually since the start of lockdown.  Later this month we will be reviewing whether we can run ‘face to face’ courses again after October Half Term, however, all courses up to October Half Term will be held via Zoom.

We will be sending out regular updates about training opportunities so please keep checking our website, our Facebook page and our emails.

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • n/a - Zoom
    • 2
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    PLANNING IN THE MOMENT WITH ANNA EPHGRAVE: A TASTER SESSION

    LAST FEW SPACES REMAINING - ONCE ALL SPACES HAVE GONE PLEASE JOIN THE WAITING LIST SO WE CAN LET YOU KNOW IF SPACES BECOME AVAILABLE AND WE CAN GAUGE WHETHER TO RUN THE COURSE AGAIN ON AN ADDITIONAL DATE.

    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.

    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: Wednesday 30th September

    Time:  6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Venue: Zoom

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

    (*SPECIAL OFFER - Anyone who books onto this session and then the same named person subsequently books onto the full day's training on Monday 19th October will receive £10 off the cost of the full days training if they book by 12th October. The full day training will be held via Zoom.

    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 THE PERSON ATTENDING IF YOU NOTIFY US BY MIDDAY FRIDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE OR 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE (WHICH EVER IS SOONER) BY BACS OR CHEQUE.  


    • 05 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • On-line
    • 7
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    CHILD BEHAVIOUR - UNDERSTANDING THEIR WORLD

    Course Aim: To provide an insight into why children may be behaving differently following the Coronavirus lockdown and thinking about how best to support those children.

    Course Information: -

    During this workshop, we will:

    • Think about the child’s world and their understanding of what has been happening during lockdown;
    • Look in detail at functional behaviour and understand it as a way of communicating;.
    • Consider how emotions, experiences and processing plays a part in new behaviours;
    • Start to think about useful behaviour management strategies when behaviour has become functional.

    Additional information: – whilst we are focusing on the current situation (i.e. Covid-19), the information on this workshop is applicable irrespective of more challenging times.

    If all places are taken, please join the waiting list. If you can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer out your place.

    Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person taking part) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address.

    Suitable for: Anyone who is wanting to explore the more challenging aspects of behaviour in children.

    Delivered by: Colette Etheridge, Counsellor and Child Behaviour Specialist

    Date: Monday 5th October

    Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm

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

    Cost: £15 Members 

    £25 Non members

    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Virtual (Zoom)
    • 2
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    Roles and Responsibilities: Key facts for your Committee (via Zoom)

    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.  

    Please add the attendee name and attendee email address to the booking.

    Date: Thursday 8th October

    Time:  6:00pm - 8:30pm (exact times to be confirmed)

    Venue: not applicable - via Zoom

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

    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • On-line
    • 0
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    PLANNING IN A PANDEMIC: WINTER OUTDOOR PRACTICE

    PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE JOIN THE WAITING LIST WHILST WE ASK THE TUTOR IF ADDITIONAL PEOPLE CAN ATTEND THE SESSION OR IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST WE WILL RUN THE COURSE ON A SECOND DATE.

    COURSE AIM: to look at how we can work in an open outdoors environment, which is proven as most effective to minimise risk of COVID-19, during winter weather conditions.

    COURSE INFORMATION: During the session we will discuss:

    • What activities we can do
    • How we can continue to build and maintain safety whilst keeping warm
    • How can we continue to make our indoor areas safe and warm whilst keeping fresh airflow.

    All ideas and discussion will be welcome as we continue to navigate the pandemic over the changing seasons.


    Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person taking part) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address.

    Suitable for: All Practitioners 

    Date: Thursday 15th October

    Time:  6:00pm- 8:00pm

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

    Cost: £15 for PATA Members / £25 for Non-Members

    • 19 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • TBC - Gloucester Venue
    • 5
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    Anna Ephgrave's Planning In The Moment 

    Update 10 September 2020.  After discussions with Anna and due to current Government guidance relating to Coronavirus we have decided that Anna will deliver her training virtually via Zoom (in three sessions throughout the day).

    Please note we are running a 'Planning in the Moment Taster Session' with Anna Ephgrave for anyone interested in finding out more before committing to this full day course.  More information (and details on how to save £10 on the cost of this course can be found by clicking on this link https://www.pataglos.org.uk/event-3905372)

    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.

    Course Information:  The course will cover:-          

    • Rationale and Complexities of Child-Initiated Play 
    • Planning and Teaching in the Moment    
    • Role of the Adult
    • Paperwork required

    It will also touch on:-         

    • Literacy and Numeracy in Early Years 

    • Developing the Outdoor Classroom         


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

    Date:  Monday 19th October 2020 Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm

    The training will be delivered in 3 sessions:-

    • Session 1: 9.30am - 10.45am

    • Session 2: 11.30am - 12.45pm

    • Session 3: 1.30pm - 3.00pm

    Venue: Zoom

    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 SEPTEMBER

    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

    • 19 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • n/a - Zoom
    • 18
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    Planning In The Moment Follow Up Course facilitated by Anna Ephgrave 

    A decision will be made in September as to whether Anna’s full day training and this course will be held face to face or virtually via zoom - exact time to be confirmed but approximately 4pm – 6pm.

    Please note this course is available to anyone who is using, or planning to use, Planning In The Moment and has previously attended the full day training course.

    Over the past two years PATA has been excited to run several sessions on Planning in the Moment with Anna Ephgrave. Following feedback, and to help further embed your learning, we are holding a refresher session facilitated by Anna.

    This provides a great opportunity to share all your experiences – the highs and the lows - and to refresh your knowledge. Anna will be on hand to clarify any uncertainties and discuss any barriers you have faced. The event is a sharing experience for all involved, therefore full participation is welcome and encouraged.

    Suitable For: Anyone working in Early Years (including Reception) who is implementing, or is intending to implement, Planning in the Moment (who has attended Anna's full day training)

    Date: MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER

    Time:  4pm - 6pm (exact times to be confirmed)

    Venue: Venue to be confirmed

    Cost: £30 for members / £40 for non members

    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 OCTOBER

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE OR 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE (WHICH EVER IS SOONER) BY BACS OR CHEQUE.  


    • 04 Nov 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • On-line
    • 10
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    STAFF WELLBEING: IT'S OK NOT TO BE OK

    Please note at the current time the expectation is that this course will be run virtually rather than face to face (at the PATA offices).  However, a decision will be made in September.

    Resident tutor, Colette Etheridge is best placed to offer outstanding topical training around the issues that this challenging time may raise for our youngest learners.

    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:
    o  the impact of the Pandemic on us as a Society.


    o 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.

    If all places are taken, please join the waiting list. If you can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer out your place.

    Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person taking part) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address.

    Suitable for: All Practitioners 

    Delivered by: Colette Etheridge, Counsellor and Child Behaviour Specialist

    Date: Wednesday 4th November

    Time:  6:00pm- 8:00pm

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

    Cost: £15 for PATA Members / £25 for Non-Members

    • 10 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • On-line
    • 7
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    NETWORK MEETING 2 (via Zoom)  - 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. 

    Date: Tuesday 10th November

    Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm

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

    Cost: £7.50 for PATA Members (book onto 5 meetings during the 2020/21 academic year and receive your 6th meeting free)

    Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person taking part) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address.

     If all places are taken, please join the waiting list. If you can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer out your place to those on the waiting list


    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • n/a - Zoom
    • 18
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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

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

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

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

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

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

    Date: Wednesday 11th Novemeber

    Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Venue: Zoom

    Cost: £30 for members / £40 for non members

    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 FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER

    FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE INVOICE DATE OR 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE COURSE (WHICH EVER IS SOONER) BY BACS OR CHEQUE.  


    • 23 Nov 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Gloucester - to be confirmed
    • 5
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    An 'Adventure Island' Masterclass with Greg Bottrill

    Limited places remaining.  

    New date of Monday 23rd November (rescheduled from Monday 11th May)

    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 23rd November

    Time:  6.30pm - 8.30pm

    Venue: Gloucester - to be confirmed.

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

    • 01 Jan 2021
    • 12:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • On-line
    • 97
    Register

    ARTEMIS COURSES (ON-LINE)

    Please ignore the start date of 1st January 2021 - these courses can be started immediately or at any time of the year.

    We are able to offer numerous Artemis courses (on-line training which can be taken by individuals at their own pace and at a time convenient to them).

    Once an individual is enrolled on the Artemis programme they can take as many courses as they wish within a 11 month period (at discounted prices):

    COST:

    £25 for two courses (additional fee of £8 will be applied if one of the courses is 'The Children's Workforce Induction Programme'). 

    Subsequent courses are then £10 each (additional fee of £8 will be applied if the subsequent course is 'The Children's Workforce Induction Programme') within a 11 month period.

    PLEASE NOTE YOUR INVOICE MUST BE SETTLED BEFORE YOU CAN BE BOOKED ONTO ANY OF THESE COURSES. PATA'S NORMAL REFUND POLICY DOES NOT APPLY FOR THESE BOOKINGS. WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE REFUNDS, CREDITS OR CHANGE THE INDIVIDUALS NAME (WHO IS UNDERTAKING THE COURSE) ONCE A BOOKING IS MADE. 


    • The Children's Workforce Induction Programme (CWIP)  (estimated learning time: 7-10 hours)

    CWIP delivers a high quality e-learning package based on the seven children's workforce induction standards developed by the government and acts as a reminder of the 'Every Child Matters' concept. The information is current and up-to-date and will also act as an excellent refresher.


    • Working with Children and Young People with Disabilities (estimated learning time: 1.5 hours)

    This course is designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge to provide high quality support for children and young people with disabilities.


    • Information Sharing (estimated learning time: 45 minutes)

    Information Sharing is a high quality e-learning course based on the government's guidance for practitioners and managers on sharing information.The course has been mapped to the following government's induction standards. Standards:-3a, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d


    • Working with Parents (estimated  learning time: 50 minutes)

    We know that becoming a parent is the most important job parents will ever have and it comes with no training. Most parents have to rely on past experiences and their own instinct. Having services in place to support parents in times of need is essential. This introduction will help you understand the networks available, how to manage the initial engagement, positive parenting structures and strategies. This course will help inform practice and promote self-efficacy and positive outcomes for parents and the children and young people they care for.


    • Integrated Working (estimated learning time: 60 minutes)

    Integrated working is vital for agencies and organisations that are involved with children-s lives. This course aims to provide the children-s workforce the tools to support integrated working and to enable them to use common processes, language and systems to their best advantage for children, young people and their families.


    • Understanding Child Attachment (estimated learning time: 50 minutes)

    The Understanding Child Attachment course is designed to explain the attachment children have with their main carer. Understanding the basics of attachment in children and its various forms and stages through to adulthood can significantly improve outcomes for that person.


    • Child Protection - Level 1 (estimated learning time: 90 minutes)

    The Child Protection course is an introduction to the concept of providing protection to children in your care. The course will cover understanding the concept, the size of the challenge, how to spot issues of concern and what to do about them.


    • Child Sexual Exploitation (estimated learning time: 60 minutes)

    Sexual exploitation of children has been identified throughout the UK, with both victims and perpetrators coming from a range of social and ethnic backgrounds. It affects boys and girls. It is a form of sexual abuse and can have a serious impact on every aspect of the lives of children involved.


    • Promoting Participation - Supporting Young People's Learning Journey's (estimated learning time: 60 minutes)

    This course is to help the Children and Young People's Workforce to positively support children and young people in gaining an understanding of the world of work and to gain a greater ability to identify and pursue successful routes into education, training and employment, within the context of the new requirements for young people to continue in education or training until the age of 18.


    • Fire Safety Awareness (estimated learning time: 45 minutes)

    This is an introduction to fire safety. It gives advice on how to avoid fires and how to ensure people's safety if a fire does start.


    • Domestic Abuse (Violence, Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation) (estimated learning time: 60 minutes)

    This course will help practitioners understand more about Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA). It incorporates Forced Marriage (FM), Honour Based Violence (HBV) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is based on nationally available evidence and good practise and it will also increase understanding of what a Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is and what it does.


    • Emotional Wellbeing and Risky Behaviours (estimated learning time: 60 minutes)

    We all have a shared responsibility for the wellbeing and safety of young people. This course will help you understand why some children and young people (CYP) exhibit risky behaviours and what can be done to keep them safe. We aim to help practitioners learn more about children and young people-s emotional wellbeing and the factors that affect this such as substance use, risky sexual behaviours and anti social behaviour (ASB).


    • Equality and Diversity (estimated learning time: 60 minutes)

    This course is designed to provide employers and employees with the information they need to understand the best practice and responsibilities associated with equality and diversity


    • Safer Recruitment (estimated learning time: 60 minutes)
    This course has been developed to assist you in applying best practice to your recruitment and selection process, as well as safeguarding children and adults at risk. It is important that all organisations have a clear recruitment process, robust policies and procedures which are always followed during recruitment campaigns. To STOP unsuitable individuals being employed within organisations, we need to have appropriate barriers in place. A clear recruitment process is the first step towards safer recruitment, enhancement of equality and to ensure a return on investment.

    Safer Recruitment needs to be run in conjunction with a Safeguarding course relevant to your industry.

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