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PATA Training Update: March 2024

The Summer Training Schedule is now live.

PATA Training Emergency Number (monitored outside of office hours 9:30am to 3:30pm) on the day/evening of a course. Please do not text this number.  Please ring 07949 930465 and if unanswered leave a message and someone will get back to you.

If you are interested in a particular course but are unable to make the advertised dates and times then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to let us know.  If you are interested in bespoke training exclusive to your school or setting, please email training@pataglos.org.uk

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    • 18 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Online
    • 9
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    PATA Pocket-Sized: Mark Making Matters

    This fast paced hour-long session will demonstrate the importance of mark making from a young age to develop muscles ready to be able to write further ahead. The session will give you lots of practical ideas to implement in your setting that will support children to be curious about literacy.

    Please be aware that PATA Pocket Sized sessions are an insight to the subject topic and given the short time, inevitably, we won't be able to cover everything.  If more in-depth training is required then we may be able to offer this if there is enough interest or as a bespoke course for you.  Also, please be mindful that these sessions can be fast paced with lots of information contained within them to ensure you get the most out of the hour session.

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

    Delivered by: Lucy Stevens, former owner of several early years settings who now runs her own consultancy business.

    Date: Tuesday 18th June Time:  6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Venue: Online

    Cost: (one person per booking) Members £20 / Non Member £35

    Important additional Information:

    • Before booking a place, please read our information sheet which can be found here
    • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Teams Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number' for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them in an emergency.
    • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
    • If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    • 5
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    Self-Regulation, Executive Function and Play in Early Years

    Course Aim: to provide practitioners with a better understanding of what self-regulation and executive function looks like in their setting. And how this fits within the revised EYFS and Development Matters.

    Course Information: What does a self-regulation look like in a child? We are not born with self-regulatory skills but we are born with the ability to learn. Self-regulation matures in the presence of supportive, nurturing relationships and environments. Play is an important way in which we can support the development of children’s self-regulatory skills particularly through pretend and physical play. This course will consider how we can support the development of self-regulation and executive function using a variety of strategies.

    Suitable ForAny Early Years Practitioners     

    Delivered by: Kate Beevers who is a qualified teacher with over 25 years experience of working with children and their families; in Schools and Early Years settings.

    Date: Wednesday 19th June

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Venue: Online

    Cost: £35 for members / £65 for non members

    Important additional Information:

    • Before booking a place, please read our information sheet which can be found here
    • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Teams Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number' for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them in an emergency.
    • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
    • If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
    • 25 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    • 5
    Register

    NETWORK MEETING - Summer Term (2) - Speech and Language

    Please note the timings of this session have changed since first advertised and will now run from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

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

    Our focus during this session will be guest speakers, Rebecca and Rebecca from Thriving Language talking about speech and language.

    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 25th June    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm 

    Venue: Online

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

    Cost: FREE (for PATA members only - 1 person from each member setting) (Failure to notify us of any non attendance may result in you not being able to attend future free network meetings).

    Important additional Information:

    • Before booking a place, please read our information sheet which can be found here
    • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Teams Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number' for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them in an emergency.
    • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. 
    • 01 Jul 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online

    Makaton - Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 and Taster Sessions 

    Please ignore the advertised date of 1st July. For the next set of dates please email training@pataglos.org.uk or see below.

    We are currently able to offer the following Makaton training:-

    • Level 1
    • Level 2
    • Level 1 and 2 (combined)
    • Level 3
    • Level 4
    • Level 3 and 4 (combined)
    • Taster Sessions

    Upcoming dates for each Level are detailed below.

    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 and a certificate of attendance. 

    Level 1 training provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme. Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work. You will also learn the signs and symbols from Stages 1 and 2, and some of the Additional stage, of the Core Vocabulary.

    Level 2 training in Makaton builds on what you learnt in Level 1. You will learn the signs and symbols from Stages 3 and 4, and the rest of the Additional stage, of the Core Vocabulary.

    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. 

    The course fee includes a Makaton workbook per Level.

    Taster Session 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).  

    Suitable For: Anyone wishing to learn Makaton

    Dates: daytime, evening and weekends available . Please email training@pataglos.org.uk for our next set of dates.

    • Level 1 : 23rd 24th 30th September 2024 - 6.30pm to 9.00pm

    • Level 2 : 1st 7th 9th October 2024 - 6.30pm to 9.00pm

    • Level 3 : 14th 15th 21st October - 6.30pm to 9.00pm

    • Level 4 :  22nd Oct 4th & 5th November 6.30pm to 9.00pm
    • Taster session - to be confirmed

    Please email training@pataglos.org.uk to check current availability for the courses.

    Venue: Online

    Cost: (one person per booking)

    Individual Levels Members £80 each / Non Members £84 each (normal Makaton cost is £85)

    Levels 1 & 2 (combined) Members: £155 / Non Members: £165 (including a Makaton workbook for each level)  Normal cost through Makaton is £170. The same person must attend all training for the combined level 1 and 2.

    Levels 3 & 4 (combined) Members: £155 / Non Members: £165 (including a Makaton workbook for each level)  Normal cost through Makaton is £170. The same person must attend all training for the combined level 3 and 4.

    Taster Session Members £13 / Non Members £15

    Suitable For: Anyone wishing to learn Makaton or build on their current knowledge.

    Delivered by: Nina Hawkins who is a freelance Makaton tutor who specialises in SEN Early Years and Child Development. Nina has been an Early years communication lead responsible for embedding Makaton into daily practice, providing training for parents and carers and practitioners.


    Important additional Information:

    • Before booking a place, please read our information sheet which can be found here
    • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Teams Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number' for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them in an emergency.
    • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
    • If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
    • 17 Jul 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Online
    • 12
    Register

    Building Your Confidence with Ofsted

    This session was originally due to run on 5th June. Due to the election on 4th July, Wendy and Caroline (Ofsted), as civil servants, have entered a pre-election silence and are, therefore, unable to deliver the session scheduled for 5th June until after the election. Therefore, the new date for this session is 17th July.

    Join Wendy Ratcliff (Ofsted Principal Officer for Early Education and Early Years Inspector) and Caroline Hearn (Ofsted Specialist Adviser for Early Years Regulatory Policy and Practice) as they dispel some of the unhelpful misconceptions around Ofsted inspections.

    Wendy and Caroline will provide insight into how to prepare for an Ofsted inspection, giving your whole team greater confidence. They will discuss what to expect from an Ofsted Inspection, including how to look after your staff’s wellbeing as well as your own throughout the process. They will also touch on the EY2 form and processes.

    Join us for this hour-long discussion followed by a 30-minute Q&A.

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

    Delivered by: Wendy Ratcliff (Ofsted Principal Officer for Early Education and Early Years Inspector) and Caroline Hearn (Ofsted Specialist Adviser for Early Years Regulatory Policy and Practice).

    Date: Wednesday 17th July Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

    Venue: Online

    Cost: Members Free of charge / Non Members £20

    (Member places are subsidised by the Group Support & Development Fund)

    Important additional Information:

    • Before booking a place, please read our information sheet which can be found here
    • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Teams Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number' for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them in an emergency.
    • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
    • The number of places from each setting are not currently restricted but we reserve the right to introduce restrictions if the course is reaching it's limit. We will not be able to re-run the course. 
    • 03 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 AM
    • Online
    • 5
    Register

    NoodleNow (online)

    Please ignore the start date of August 2024 - these courses can be started at any time of the year.

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

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

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

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

    Cost (PATA Members only):

    We are able to offer access to our members for 

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

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

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

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

    • 17 Sep 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • On-line
    • 12
    Register

    Roles and Responsibilities: Key facts for your Committee 

    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. Using the PATA constitution as a framework, we will break down each section and use this to discuss the committee’s full responsibilities both regulatory (Ofsted and Charities Commission) and day to day in the running of the setting.

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

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

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

    Date: Tuesday 17th September

    Time:  7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Venue: on-line 

    Cost:  Members £35  / Non Members £65

    Important additional Information:

    • Before booking a place, please read our information sheet which can be found here
    • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Zoom Invitation to the correct email address. A contact telephone number for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them.
    • Please note zoom/teams invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom/teams invitations until your invoice has been settled. 
    • Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner). If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
    Microsoft Teams Invitations will be emailed to resent to everyone (whose invoice is settled) on Monday 16th January.  Please check your junk and spam folders and if still not received by 9:30am Tuesday 17th, please telephone 01452 541244 (between 9:30am and 3:30pm) or 07949 930465 (outside of these hours).
    • 24 Sep 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • on-line
    • 7
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    PATA Pocket-Sized: Fostering Independence

    This hour-long session explores the importance of fostering independence in early years. This explores how we can ensure we provide the best opportunities to allow for children to become independent in themselves and how we can support and develop children to think independently. This course includes plenty of ideas for you to explore and to reflect on your current practice. An ideas sheet to support your environment and daily practice will also be included.

    Please be aware that PATA Pocket Sized sessions are an insight to the subject topic and given the short time, inevitably, we won't be able to cover everything.  If more in-depth training is required then we may be able offer this if there is enough interest or as a bespoke course for you.  Also, please be mindful that these sessions can be fast paced with lots of information contained within them to ensure you get the most out of the hour session.

    Suitable For: Any Early Years Practitioners

    Delivered by: Lucy Stevens, former owner of several early years settings who now runs her own consultancy business.

    Date: 24th September  Time:  6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Venue: on-line

    Cost: (one person per booking) Members £20  / Non Member £35

    Important additional Information:

    • Before booking a place, please read our information sheet which can be found here
    • Please ensure you complete the 'attendee name' and 'attendee email address' (of the person attending) to ensure we send the Teams Invitation to the correct email address. A 'contact telephone number' for the attendee is also required in case we need to contact them in an emergency.
    • Please note zoom invitations will be sent out 24 hours before the course/meeting starts. We are unable to send out zoom invitations until your invoice has been settled. Payment is required within 7 days of the invoice date or 24 hours before a course/meeting starts (whichever is sooner).
    • If payment cannot be made within this timeframe then please email training@pataglos.org.uk to agree an extension to your payment deadline, otherwise, your place on the course may be cancelled.
    • 12 Nov 2024
    • 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Online
    • 0
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    Anna Ephgrave's Planning In The Moment (via Zoom) 

    If you are interested in bespoke Planning in the Moment for your School or Setting, then please contact us on training@pataglos.org.uk

    Multiple bookings - please contact training@pataglos.org.uk for a group booking discount.

    We can also run a Planning in the Moment Taster Session (please note this does not replace the full day training) and an Enabling Environments course. Please email training@pataglos.org.uk for further information.

    We welcome bookings from all over the UK and internationally - we have noticed a number of bookings recently from Welsh Schools and settings - please note that this training session is generic and will not be specific to the Welsh Curriculum unless it is booked as a bespoke session. 

    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:  Tuesday 12th November 2023  Time: 9:15am - 3:00pm

    The training will be delivered in 3 sessions:-

    Session 1         9:15am until 10:45am  (Please be logged on by 9:10am ready to be admitted from the waiting room)

    Session 2         11am until 12:45pm

    Session 3         1:15pm until 2:30pm (please allow until 3pm).

    Following feedback from previous attendees, we have adjusted the timings of each session to give a shorter lunch break to enable the day to finish earlier. However, please note that timings of each session are approximate timings and are subject to change depending upon the amount of interaction between attendees and Anna.

    Venue: Online

    Delivered by: Anna Ephgrave

    Cost:  (one person per booking) Members:  £95Non Members  £130 

    If you have multiple people wishing to attend this session please contact training@pataglos.org.uk for a group booking price.

    Important additional Information:

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

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