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COVID-19 PATA Training Update: 19th March 2021

EYFS training – if dates are full, please join the waiting list so we can let you know if places become available and we can gauge if there is enough interest to run the course on additional dates.

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.

All training for the foreseeable future will be online.  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.


    • 14 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 28 Jun 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • On-line
    • 0
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    SEND - The Building Blocks of Behaviour - seeking connection not control

    Due to unforeseen circumstances this training has been postponed to the Autumn Term.  New dates will be advertised soon.  Please join the waiting list to be notified of the new dates.

    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: to be confirmed (2 part course)

    Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Venue: on-line webinar

    Cost:  £45 Members/£65 non members

    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 11th JUNE  THE SAME NAMED PERSON MUST ATTEND ANY BOTH SESSIONS

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


    • 16 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • on-line
    • 6
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    Birth to Five Matters

    Birth to Five Matters is an alternative to Development Matters and has been developed ‘by the sector, for the sector’.  As both Development Matters and Birth to Five Matters are non statutory settings can chose to use either (or neither!) of these to help with shaping their curriculum.

    (We have a 'Development Matters' session with Dr Julian Grenier on 5th July)

    We are delighted that Caroline Eaton who was on the working party for Birth to Five Matters will be delivering a talk about Birth to Five Matters.

    During the session, Caroline will provide:-

    a general overview of Birth to Five Matters including:-

    • The shape of the document
    • How Birth to Five Matters came about and the process involved
    • What the website has to offer
    • The role Caroline herself played on the working party
    • Support for 'Planning in the Moment' from the document
    • Comparison between this document and the new development matters

    This session will give you an overview of what Birth to Five Matters is about and how it could work within your setting. There will be a Q&A session at the end to give you the opportunity to ask questions. For those of you who have already undertaken Planning in the Moment with Anna Ephgrave you might be interested to know that Anna is firmly in favour of Birth to Five Matters and was herself involved in shaping it!

    Delivered by: Caroline Eaton, a member of the working party for Birth to Five Matters

    Date: Wednesday 16th June  Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Venue: on-line (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 DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY FRIDAY 11th JUNE
    • (Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts.  We are unable to send out zoom invitations until payment has been received. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date and 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).  If this is going to be an issue for you please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment date)

    Members:  £20 for the 1st person, then £15 per person thereafter (if all booked together). 

    One attendee £20

    Two attendees £35

    Three attendees £50

    Four attendees £65

    Five attendees £80

    Six attendees £95

    Seven attendees  £110

    Eight attendees £125

    Nine attendees £140

    Ten attendees £155

    If you require more than 10 places please book 10 places and email training@pataglos.org.uk to advise them of the number of places you require before settling your invoice.

    Non Members  £30 per person

    • 22 Jun 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • on-line
    • 0
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    Identifying and Supporting SEND in the Context of the EYFS Reforms with Kerry Payne

    PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE IS NOT FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE REGISTER YOUR INTEREST BY JOINING THE WAITING LIST SO WE CAN GAUGE IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST TO RUN ANOTHER DATE.

    PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING PAYMENT WHICH IS REQUIRED WITHIN 7 DAYS TO SECURE YOUR PLACE - THANKYOU.

    Identifying and supporting children with SEND is crucial, but we can often become too focused on identifying delays or concerns rather than embracing the different ways children learn. This course explores how we can simultaneously support the areas of need while developing a deeper understanding of the child and their learning characteristics. In this course, you will consider:

    • How to build relationships with children throughout SEN support and beyond
    • How to plan for children’s independence and managing self.
    • different observational techniques for children with developmental differences
    • how to use alternative developmental documents to celebrate and build upon learning
    • the interlink between observation, planning & assessment, and the Graduated approach

    Delivered by: Kerry Payne, who is an Early Years SEND Specialist and has a background working 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. 

    Whilst it is not mandatory to attend all, we strongly advise you to also attend 'EYFS Changes with Dr Julian Grenier' on Tuesday 4th May, 6:00pm - 7:00pm which will provide a briefing on the EYFS changes and 'Understanding the EYFS reforms and their impact on the PVI (private, voluntary and independent) sector with Pennie Akehurst' which will delve deeper into the changes and will be an interactive session on either May 18th or May 25th.

    Date: Tuesday 22nd June  Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Venue: on-line (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 DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY MONDAY 7TH JUNE
    • (Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts.  We are unable to send out zoom invitations until payment has been received. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date and 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).  If this is going to be an issue for you please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment date)

    Members:  £25 per person

    Non Members  £35 per person

    • 29 Jun 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • On-line
    • 13
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    NETWORK MEETING 6 (via Zoom)  - Covid Closure and New Starts

    This will be our last network meeting where the pandemic takes priority. Over time, and as things have changed, settings have settled into covid secure ways of working and there is less need to share and support with regards to it – but the network meetings remain a place to share anything current and topical and so you will always be able to share any successes and challenges in this space.

    A hot topic right now are the EYFS reforms and so this network meeting will also be open to discussion around them. Bring your issues, concerns or just your interest and join us for the last network meeting of a strange year!

    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 29th June

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

    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


    • 01 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • On-line
    • 22
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    Alistair Bryce-Clegg "Building a Rich and Nurturing Learning Environment"

    Course aim The aim of this course is to provide Early Years practitioners with the opportunity to reflect on the learning environments that they create and consider how those spaces promote wellbeing, engagement, progress and attainment. Alistair will be particularly focussing on what makes a language rich environment and how to capitalise on the opportunities that it offers.

    Course information Alistair will be drawing on his 30 years of experience in the Early Years along with examples from current research and practice to discuss the significant impact that the environment can have on children’s wellbeing and progress. He will be looking at how environments are created, how the resources that we choose invite emotional and cognitive responses from children and how language and literacy development can be successfully promoted for active engagement.

    Delivered by: Alistair Bryce-Clegg, a former headteacher and now runs a consultancy company that delivers training promoting the importance and power of play-based learning. Alistair has also appeared on the television in such programmes as the BAFTA nominated ‘Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds’

    Suitable For: Any Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers

    Date: Thursday 1st July

    Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Venue: on-line

    Cost: £18 for members / £20 for non members 

    • Zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts.  We are unable to send out zoom invitations until payment has been received. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date and 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).  If this is going to be an issue for you please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment date. 
    • 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 TUESDAY 29TH JUNE

    • 05 Jul 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • on-line
    • 91
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    Development Matters with Dr Julian Grenier

    Development Matters is an alternative to Birth to Five Matters.  As both Development Matters and Birth to Five Matters are non statutory, settings can chose to use either (or neither!) of these to help with shaping their curriculum.

    Further details about this session to follow


    (We have a 'Birth to Five Matters' session on 16th June)


    Delivered by: Dr Julian Grenier, who led on the revision of Development Matters for the Department for Education.

    Date: Monday 5th July  Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm (last 30 minutes will be Q and A)

    Venue: on-line (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 DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY THURSDAY 1ST JULY
    • (Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts.  We are unable to send out zoom invitations until payment has been received. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date and 24 working hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).  If this is going to be an issue for you please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment date)

    Members:  £25 for the 1st person, then £20 per person thereafter (if all booked together). 

    One attendee £25

    Two attendees £45

    Three attendees £65

    Four attendees £85

    Five attendees £105

    Six attendees £125

    Seven attendees  £145

    Eight attendees £165

    Nine attendees £185

    Ten attendees £205

    If you require more than 10 places please book 10 places and email training@pataglos.org.uk to advise them of the number of places you require before settling your invoice.

    Non Members  £37.50 per person

    • 06 Jul 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • on-line
    • 0
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    Understanding the EYFS reforms and their impact on the PVI (private, voluntary and independent) sector with Pennie Akehurst

    ALL PENNIE AKEHURST 'EYFS' COURSES IN MAY, JUNE AND 6TH JULY ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED.  WE HAVE SPACES ON 8TH JULY AND 21ST SEPTEMBER SESSIONS.

    PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING PAYMENT WHICH IS REQUIRED WITHIN 7 DAYS TO SECURE YOUR PLACE - THANKYOU.

    Significant changes have been made to the EYFS over the last few months, some of which have been tried and tested whilst others reflect the need to change outdated and unrealistic practices. This two-hour session will cover the headline changes that have been made to all parts of the statutory framework including potential changes to the welfare requirements (if these haven't been published by the time we meet).

    During our time together we will:

    ·  Consider the implications of the changes that have been made to the educational programmes in the EYFS.

    ·  Consider the implications of the changes that have been made to the ELGs.

    ·  Reflect on the proposed changes to the welfare requirements (if these haven't yet been published in the statutory framework)

    ·  Reflect on what all of this may mean for curriculum delivery and general practice.

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

    Whilst it is not mandatory to attend both, we strongly advise you attend 'EYFS Changes with Dr Julian Grenier' on Tuesday 4th May, 6:00pm - 7:00pm which will provide a briefing on the EYFS changes.

    We are also running SEND training session in relation to the EYFS changes 'Identifying and Supporting SEND in the Context of the EYFS Reforms with Kerry Payne' on Wednesday 9th June

    Date: Tuesday 6th July  Time: 7pm - 9pm

    Venue: on-line (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 DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY FRIDAY 2nd JULY
    • (Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts.  We are unable to send out zoom invitations until payment has been received. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date and 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).  If this is going to be an issue for you please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment date)

    Members:  £25 per person

    Non Members  £35 per person

    • 08 Jul 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • on-line
    • 1
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    Understanding the EYFS reforms and their impact on the PVI (private, voluntary and independent) sector with Pennie Akehurst

    ALL PENNIE AKEHURST 'EYFS' COURSES IN MAY AND JUNE  ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED.  WE HAVE SPACES ON THIS DATE AND OUR 21ST SEPTEMBER SESSION.

    PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING PAYMENT WHICH IS REQUIRED WITHIN 7 DAYS TO SECURE YOUR PLACE - THANKYOU.

    Significant changes have been made to the EYFS over the last few months, some of which have been tried and tested whilst others reflect the need to change outdated and unrealistic practices. This two-hour session will cover the headline changes that have been made to all parts of the statutory framework including potential changes to the welfare requirements (if these haven't been published by the time we meet).

    During our time together we will:

    ·  Consider the implications of the changes that have been made to the educational programmes in the EYFS.

    ·  Consider the implications of the changes that have been made to the ELGs.

    ·  Reflect on the proposed changes to the welfare requirements (if these haven't yet been published in the statutory framework)

    ·  Reflect on what all of this may mean for curriculum delivery and general practice.

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


    We are also running SEND training session in relation to the EYFS changes 'Identifying and Supporting SEND in the Context of the EYFS Reforms with Kerry Payne' on Wednesday 9th June

    Date: Thursday 8th July  Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Venue: on-line (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 DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY TUESDAY 6TH JULY
    • (Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts.  We are unable to send out zoom invitations until payment has been received. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date and 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).  If this is going to be an issue for you please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment date)

    Members:  £25 per person

    Non Members  £35 per person

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • on-line
    • 15
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    Understanding the EYFS reforms and their impact on the PVI (private, voluntary and independent) sector with Pennie Akehurst

    PLEASE SEE INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING PAYMENT WHICH IS REQUIRED WITHIN 7 DAYS TO SECURE YOUR PLACE - THANKYOU.

    Significant changes have been made to the EYFS over the last few months, some of which have been tried and tested whilst others reflect the need to change outdated and unrealistic practices. This two-hour session will cover the headline changes that have been made to all parts of the statutory framework including potential changes to the welfare requirements (if these haven't been published by the time we meet).

    During our time together we will:

    ·  Consider the implications of the changes that have been made to the educational programmes in the EYFS.

    ·  Consider the implications of the changes that have been made to the ELGs.

    ·  Reflect on the proposed changes to the welfare requirements (if these haven't yet been published in the statutory framework)

    ·  Reflect on what all of this may mean for curriculum delivery and general practice.

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

    Whilst it is not mandatory to attend both, we strongly advise you attend 'EYFS Changes with Dr Julian Grenier' on Tuesday 4th May, 6:00pm - 7:00pm which will provide a briefing on the EYFS changes.

    We are also running SEND training session in relation to the EYFS changes 'Identifying and Supporting SEND in the Context of the EYFS Reforms with Kerry Payne' on Wednesday 9th June

    Date: Tuesday 21st September  Time: 7pm - 9pm

    Venue: on-line (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 DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY FRIDAY 17th SEPTEMBER
    • (Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts.  We are unable to send out zoom invitations until payment has been received. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date and 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).  If this is going to be an issue for you please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment date)

    Members:  £25 per person

    Non Members  £35 per person

    • 29 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 20 Oct 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • On-line
    • 7
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    Makaton - Level 3 and 4 (on-line)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The course fee includes a Makaton workbook which normally retails at £35

    Suitable For: Anyone wishing to learn more about Makaton

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

    Date: Wednesday 29th September, 6th, 13th and 20th October

    Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm (all sessions)

    Venue: on-line

    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 2 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST SESSION BEGINS

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

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

    Members:  £125 (includes a Makaton workbook for each level)

    Non Members  £140 (includes a Makaton workbook for each level)

    • 29 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • on-line
    • 23
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    The Education Inspection Framework (EIF) Refresher with Pennie Akehurst

    We were only two terms into a brand-new inspection framework and barely had time to get to understand the changes and the potential implications for practice when Ofsted inspections stopped due to the pandemic.  

    14 months on, inspections have recommenced, but now with a COVID lens. 

    This session has been designed to provide an overview of the changes that were made to the inspection framework back in September 2019 and then to ensure that you understand the changes that have been made in relation to the COVID crisis.

    The session covers:

    ·       Changes that have been made to the judgements and some of the headline implications for practice

    ·       The learning walk

    ·       Cultural capital

    ·       The additional considerations for inspectors due to COVID-19

    ·       Monitoring & self-evaluation

    ·       Performance management

    ·       And our analysis of the inspection reports that were published under the EIF prior to the COVID crisis.

    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: Tuesday 29th September  Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Venue: on-line (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 DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY TUESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER
    • (Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts.  We are unable to send out zoom invitations until payment has been received. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date and 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).  If this is going to be an issue for you please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment date)

    Members:  £25 per person

    Non Members  £37.50 per person

    • 05 Oct 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • on-line
    • 20
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    Curriculum and Curriculum Intent: How do you know that you have an effective Early Years Curriculum?  with Pennie Akehurst

    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.

    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: Tuesday 5th October Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

    Venue: on-line (Zoom)

    Cost: 

    PLEASE NOTE:

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

    Members:  £28 per person

    Non Members  £42 per person

    • 06 Oct 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 20 Oct 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 3 sessions
    • On-line
    • 18
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    Liz Pemberton, The Black Nursery Manager, presents 'Working towards Anti-racist Practice in the Early Years Setting’

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

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

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

    Session 1 (6th October) Exploring key terminology in anti-racist practice including: white supremacy, white fragility, gaslighting and anti blackness. Defining racism and examining how it can show up in your practice and building confidence to ensure that practice always works towards being inclusive and culturally sensitive.

    Session 2 (13th October) Understanding allyship, how to effectively challenge racism as a white person whilst creating safe spaces for Black and non-Black people of colour and also exploring unconscious bias.

    Session 3 (20th October) How your resources should be audited to ensure anti-racist practice in the setting , engaging parents, carers and extended family in anti-racist practice  and whole team approaches to continuously work towards an anti-racist environment.

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

    Dates: Wednesday 6th, 13th and 20th October (3 sessions)

    Time:  7:00pm - 8.30pm

    Venue: on-line webinar

    Cost: Special offer price.  Book by 30th April and the cost is £25 for members/£30 for non-members (for all three sessions).  After 30th April the cost will be £30 for members / £35 for non members (for all three sessions) (It is not compulsory to attend all three sessions, however, the same person named on the booking must attend the session(s))

    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 6TH OCTOBER.  THE SAME NAMED PERSON MUST ATTEND ANY OR ALL OF THE THREE SESSIONS

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

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


    • 15 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • On-line
    • 10
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    Anna Ephgrave's Planning In The Moment (via Zoom) 

    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:  15th October 2021 - to be confirmed  Time: 9:15am - 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: On-line

    Delivered by: Anna Ephgrave

    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 13TH OCTOBER

    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

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

    If you have multiple members of staff wishing to attend then we may be able to offer you a discount.  Please email training@pataglos.org.uk with the number of people you would like to book onto the course.

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • On-line
    • 0
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    THE WORLD IS STILL A SAFE PLACE: SUPPORTING CHILDREN'S WELLBEING DURING THE PANDEMIC

    Please ignore the advertised date - date is not yet confirmed - we are currently asking you to register interest by joining the waitlist for this course so we can gauge interest and then we will contact you with the advertised date.

    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 practitioners/parents in early years settings with an understanding of how the Coronavirus pandemic may be impacting on a child and how best to support them.

    Course Information: 

    During this workshop, we will:

    • Think about the child’s understanding and perspective of the pandemic;
    • Consider the potential impact on a child’s emotional wellbeing;
    • Consider how the current situation may impact on a child’s behaviour;
    • Start to think about how to support a child.

    Coronavirus has changed our way of life and we are all having to adapt and respond to this fast-moving situation with unrivalled levels of uncertainty. Understanding how the virus may impact on children will be crucial in any response we offer as both practitioners and parents. 

    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.

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

    Suitable for: Practitioners and Parents.

    Delivered by: Colette Etheridge, Counsellor and Child Behaviour Specialist

    Date: To be confirmed

    Time:  to be confirmed

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

    Cost: £15 (for PATA Members - this includes anyone linked to your setting, so parents, volunteers etc can book but will need to do so via your setting's membership account.)

    £25 for Non-Members

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • on-line
    • 0
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    Understanding and Supporting the Anxious Child 

    Please ignore the advertised date - date is not yet confirmed - we are currently asking you to register interest by joining the waitlist for this course so we can gauge interest and then we will contact you with the advertised date.

    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.

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

    Date: to be confirmed

    Time:  to be confirmed

    Venue: on-line

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

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • On-line
    • 0
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    ENABLING ENVIRONMENTS WITH ANNA EPHGRAVE (PLANNING IN THE MOMENT)

    Please ignore the advertised date - date is not yet confirmed - we are currently asking you to register interest by joining the waitlist for this course so we can gauge interest and then we will contact you with the advertised date.

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

    Course Information: During the session we will cover:-

    • the principles of an enabling environment

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

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

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

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

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

    Date: To be confirmed

    Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Venue: On-line

    Cost: £30 for members / £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 ?

    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.  

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


    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • on-line
    • 0
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    'Playful Brains - The Neuroscience and Evolution of Play' with Ben Kingston-Hughes

    Please ignore the advertised date - date is not yet confirmed - we are currently asking you to register interest by joining the waitlist for this course so we can gauge interest and then we will contact you with the advertised date.

    Course Aim: This course will take a fascinating look at the child's brain.  

    Course Information:  "Step aboard the miniature submarine as we prepare to journey deep into the child's brain.  This course takes a practical look at the brain development of children and showcases a series of activities designed to help children build brains.  It takes delegates on a neurological journey into the child's brain through the latest research on neuroscience and a whole range of practical activities.  This workshop is fun, thought-provoking and might just help us build the brains of the future.

    This course also looks at play in children as an evolutionary imperative that we restrict at our peril.  We look back to a time where there was no health and safety, no "Inside voice" and almost every aspect of learning was active rather than passive.  We will look into the catastrophic damage that 21st century restrictions are doing to the emotional, cognitive and neurological development of the child.

    With all this in mind the role of the children's setting as an advocate for play is more important than at any time in history.  What can we do to help children reach their play potential."

    Delivered by: Ben Kingston-Hughes. 

    Ben Kingston-Hughes is a national award-winning trainer and Managing Director of Inspired Children. He has worked with children for over 30 years and has appeared on television.  His transformative training has been mentioned by Ofsted as an example of outstanding staff development and his distinctive blend of humour, neuroscience and real-life practical experiences make his training invaluable for anyone working with children. 

    Suitable For: Anyone who works with children (Early Years, Reception, KS1, KS2, OOSC)

    Date: Date to be confirmed

    Time:  6.00pm - 9:00pm to be confirmed

    Venue: on-line

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

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

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • On-line
    • 0
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    STAFF WELLBEING: IT'S OK NOT TO BE OK

    Please ignore the advertised date - date is not yet confirmed - we are currently asking you to register interest for this course so we can gauge interest and then we will contact you with the advertised date.

    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 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:
    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.

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

    Suitable for: All Practitioners 

    Delivered by: Colette Etheridge, Counsellor and Child Behaviour Specialist

    Date: Date to be confirmed

    Time:  6:00pm- 8:00pm to be confirmed

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

    Cost: £15 for PATA Members / £35 for Non-Members

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • On-line
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    MANAGING STAFF WELLBEING - FROM A SOCIAL DISTANCE

    Please ignore the advertised date - date is not yet confirmed - we are currently asking you to register interest by joining the waitlist for this course so we can gauge interest and then we will contact you with the advertised date.

    Please note you can still undertake study whilst furloughed.

    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 practitioners in early years settings with an understanding of how the pandemic is affecting the wellbeing of your staff.

    Course Information: 

    During this workshop, we will:

    • Consider:

    o the impact on staff who have been furloughed during the pandemic;

    o the impact on staff who are working with children and their wellbeing during the pandemic;

    o how staff returning to work may be feeling;

    • Start to think about how to best support all members of staff, regardless of their current work status

    The course will give you the tools to support your staff.

    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.

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

    Suitable for: Anyone managing staff

    Delivered by: Colette Etheridge, Counsellor and Child Behaviour Specialist

    Date: Date to be confirmed

    Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm to be confirmed

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

    Cost: £15 (for PATA Members) 

    £25 Non members

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • on-line
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    Embedding Phonics in the EYFS

    Please ignore the advertised date - the date is not yet confirmed - we are currently asking you to register interest by joining the waitlist for this course so we can gauge interest and then we will contact you with the advertised date.

    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
    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.

    Delivered by: Laura Gallop, an EYFS Specialist.

    Suitable For: Any Early Years Foundation Practitioners and Managers      

    Date: date to be confirmed

    Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm tbc

    Venue: on-line

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

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • on-line
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    Embedding Maths in the EYFS

    Please ignore the advertised date - the date is not yet confirmed - we are currently asking you to register interest by joining the waitlist for this course so we can gauge interest and then we will contact you with the advertised date.

    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
    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.

    Delivered by: Laura Gallop, an EYFS Specialist.

    Suitable For:  Any Early Years Practitioners and Managers

    Date: to be confirmed

    Time: 6:00am - 8:00pm tbc

    Venue: on-line

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

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
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    Supporting the Wellbeing of Your Team 

    Please ignore the advertised date - the date for this two part course is not yet confirmed - we are currently asking you to register interest by joining the waitlist for this course so we can gauge interest and then we will contact you with the advertised dates.

    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 the 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 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: date to be confirmed (2 part course)

    Time:  to be confirmed

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

    Cost: £48 for members / £68 for non members

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • On-line
    • 0
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    Taking A Risk With Resilience

    Please ignore the advertised date - date is not yet confirmed - we are currently asking you to register interest by joining the waitlist for this course so we can gauge interest and then we will contact you with the advertised date.

    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.

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

    Date: to be confirmed

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

    Venue: On-line

    Cost: £25.00 for members / £35.00 for non members

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

    • 04 Nov 2021
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 25 Nov 2021
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 4 sessions
    • On-line
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    Makaton - Level 1 and 2 (on-line)

    Please ignore the advertised dates.  We are currently gauging interest to see if there is enough interest to run another cohort.  Please join the waiting list to register your interest.

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

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

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

    The course fee includes a Makaton workbook which normally retails at £35

    Suitable For: Anyone wishing to learn more about Makaton

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

    Dates: dates to be confirmed

    Time: time to be confirmed

    Venue: on-line

    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 2 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST SESSION BEGINS

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

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

    Members:  £125 (includes a Makaton workbook for each level)

    Non Members  £140 (includes a Makaton workbook for each level)

    • 09 Nov 2021
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 16 Nov 2021
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 2 sessions
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
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    Autism - An Introduction to Autism and Supporting Behaviour

    Provisional dates - please join the waiting list so we can gauge interest.

    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: Tuesday 9th and 16th November           Time: 6:15pm - 8:30pm

    Venue: On-line

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

    • 11 Nov 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • on-line
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    'Interacting or Interfering? The Role of the Adult' with Dr Julie Fisher

    During this three hour Webinar, Dr Julie Fisher will discuss:-

    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.

    Issues addressed:

    • 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 Year 2

    Date: Thursday 11th November  Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

    Venue: on-line (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 DELEGATES ATTENDING UP UNTIL MIDDAY TUESDAY 9TH NOVEMBER
    • (Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts.  We are unable to send out zoom invitations until payment has been received. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date and 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).  If this is going to be an issue for you please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to the payment date)

    Members:  £35

    Non Members  £50 per person

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