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Network and Development Opportunities for Childminders: Physical Development | 20th September 2021 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

20-09-2021

Childminders - Join our monthly sessions in the comfort of your own home. We will network and look at a range of topics and discuss them together so you can learn and share with other childminders.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 21st September 2021 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

21-09-2021

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

SENCo Briefing | Autumn 2021

01-10-2021

This hour long recorded briefing will be made available for you to view in your own time. Booking is essential. The briefing will update all Early Years SENCo Leads on all national and local developments around SEND and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), to support their professional development and leadership of the EYFS.

New to EYFS for Teaching Assistants | 6th October 2021 | 9:00am - 4:00pm

06-10-2021

Build a sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) through practical activities and discussion with experienced practitioners.

EYFS Briefing for EY Leads in Schools | 7th October 2021 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

07-10-2021

These hour long briefings will update early years leads and managers in schools on national and local developments in the EYFS. This session will be held online.

EYFS Briefing for EY Leads in Schools | 8th October 2021 | 9:30am - 10:30am

08-10-2021

These hour long briefings will update early years leads and managers in schools on national and local developments in the EYFS. This session will be held online.

EYFS Briefing for EY Leads in Daycare Settings | 12th October 2021 | 9:30am - 11:00am

12-10-2021

This briefings will update early years leaders and managers on national and local developments in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). This briefing will be held online.

Out of School Settings (OOSS) Network Briefing | 13th October 2021 | 10:00am - 11:30am

13-10-2021

An opportunity for managers and owners of Out of School Settings to network and discuss the latest developments in Bolton and nationally. This session will be held online.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 13th October 2021 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

13-10-2021

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

New to teaching the Early Years Foundation Stage | 3 Day Course

14-10-2021

Learn more about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) through practical activities and discussion with experienced practitioners. Suitable for recently qualified teacher or an experienced teacher new to teaching the EYFS.

Supporting Language Development in Year One - how WellComm can help | 14th October 2021 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

14-10-2021

The WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit has been funded for all schools. As part of a COVID-19 recovery plan, we want to support schools to maximise the usage of this valuable resource as it can also be used with Year One children. The WellComm screening tool and intervention activities can be incorporated into Year One practice and also be used in schools who use the Nuffield (Neli) programme in Reception.

Network and Development Opportunities for Childminders: Progress Check at 2 Year Old | 18th October 2021 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

18-10-2021

Childminders - Join our monthly sessions in the comfort of your own home. We will network and look at a range of topics and discuss them together so you can learn and share with other childminders.

EYFS Briefing for Communication Champions | 19th October 2021 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

19-10-2021

These hour long briefings will update Communication Champions on all national and local developments in the EYFS. This session will be held online.

Safeguarding Policy into Practice | 2nd November 2021 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

02-11-2021

This interactive online session will provide the opportunity to look at the recent changes to the Bolton Safeguarding Guidance document. We will focus on how policy is put into practice in your EYFS setting and reflect on safeguarding in general, through discussion and activities.

Safeguarding Policy into Practice | 3rd November 2021 | 9:30am - 11:00am

03-11-2021

This interactive online session will provide the opportunity to look at the recent changes to the Bolton Safeguarding Guidance document. We will focus on how policy is put into practice in your EYFS setting and reflect on safeguarding in general, through discussion and activities.

EYFS Briefing for Childminders | 8th November 2021 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

08-11-2021

Keeping you up to date on all the latest developments in the Early Years Foundation Stage to support your professional development. This session will be held online.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 11th November 2021 | 3:30pm - 4:30pm

11-11-2021

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Childminders - Are you ready for your Ofsted inspection? | 16th November 2021 | 6:15pm - 8:45pm

16-11-2021

Childminders - time to explore the Ofsted inspection handbook in preparation for your next inspection. This session will be held online.

EYFS Leadership Course | 5 Day Course

17-11-2021

A bespoke course, designed for EYFS professionals looking to advance their knowledge, understanding and best practice.

Daycare - Are you ready for your Ofsted inspection? | 19th November 2021 | 9:30am - 12noon

19-11-2021

Daycare providers - time to explore the Early Years Inspection Handbook in preparation for your next inspection. This session will be held online.

Network and Development Opportunities for Childminders: Expressive Arts and Design | 22nd November 2021 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm

22-11-2021

Childminders - Join our monthly sessions in the comfort of your own home. We will network and look at a range of topics and discuss them together so you can learn and share with other childminders.

Early Years Communication and Language Development Surgery | 8th December 2021 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm

08-12-2021

This virtual surgery is open to all professionals working with children and their families in the early years sector and is an opportunity to discuss any element of communication and language practice or concerns and any questions following communication and language training.

Introduction to the Role of the Communication Champion

31-12-2021

Learn more about the role of the Communication Champion and ways to embed communication and language in your setting.

WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit for Public Health Nurses | E-learning

31-12-2021

This interactive E-learning course will help Public Health Nurses to learn how to identify young children at risk of speech, language or communication difficulties and support them to improve their language skills.

Phase 1 Phonics Pre-Recorded Training

31-12-2021

This 1 hour pre-recorded session is available to view any time during the term, booking is essential. A session focused on developing phonological awareness, the building blocks for reading and writing.

Mark Making to Writing Journey | E-learning

31-12-2021

This interactive E-learning course is designed to help practitioners to support children in early years education to develop the physical skills needed to become confident writers. Please allow up to 2½ hours to complete the full course, although you can stop and restart at any point.

Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

31-12-2021

Explore essential knowledge and tools to support families and children for whom English is an additional language.

The Number Journey Pre-recorded Training

31-12-2021

This 1 hour pre-recorded session is available to view any time during the term, booking is essential. The session is designed to help practitioners to support children to develop a firm foundation in early mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding.

WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit

31-12-2021

Learn how to identify young children at risk of speech, language or communication difficulties and support them to improve their language skills.

The Early Communication and Language Journey Pre-recorded Training

31-12-2021

This pre-recorded session is available to view any time during the term, booking is essential. The session is designed to help practitioners understand typical communication and language development of children aged 0-7 years. Once completed, please attend a Communication and Language Surgery if you require any follow up training support.