Courses

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

To support you to reflect on your CPD investment and ensure you gain maximum impact from the training we provide, you may wish to use our CPD toolkit resource which is available here.

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Supporting Early Years Transitions | 27th June 2024 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm

27-06-2024

Providing the opportunity to look at an example Early Years Transition document to help you review and write your own transition policy. We will focus on how policy is put into practice in your EYFS setting and reflect on transition in general, through discussion and activities. In addition, we will explore effective SEND transitions.

Communication Champion Workshop | 27th June 2024 | 4:15pm - 5:30pm

27-06-2024

Communication is everyone's responsibility! This termly face to face workshop is in addition to the termly Communication and Language updates at the Early Years and Childcare Briefing. The workshop is an opportunity for new and experienced Communication Champions to come together, share experiences, news and updates and engage in CPD topics chosen by the Communication Champions attending.

WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit | 11th July 2024 | 9:30am - 12:00pm

11-07-2024

A face-to-face training session. Learn how the WellComm Toolkit fits into the Bolton Communication and Language Pathway to help identify young children at risk of speech, language or communication difficulties and support them to improve their language skills.

Managers Group | 11th July 2024 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Prestolee Primary School

11-07-2024

This facilitated network event allows Managers and Room Leaders in Settings the opportunity to review key topics at opportune points throughout the academic year, with time in between for self-reflection.

Introduction to the Role of a Childminder | Online

01-08-2024

Interested in becoming a Childminder? Find out all you need to know to get started by completing this online course. You can register and complete this training at your own convenience. Please note, this Moodle course is being moved over to the Bolton Council 'Open Access Learning Platform' at the end of June 2024. Please complete your course on this platform before the end of June 2024.

Department for Education Early Years Child Development Training

01-08-2024

Free DfE online training covering child and brain development, PSED and Communication and Language. Training accessed via child-development-training.education.gov.uk

Embedding a Language Rich Environment | E-learning

10-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. Use your communication and language toolkit to develop sequenced, progressive communication and language provision. Enabling adults as the main resource.

The Role of the Early Years SENCO | E-learning

10-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. Meeting the needs of children with SEND in the Early Years.

Behaviour and self-regulation in the early years | E-learning

10-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. This course aims to support practitioners to learn ways to manage inappropriate behaviour and conflict in early years and understand how to prevent meltdowns and misunderstandings.

Introduction to the Role of a Communication Champion | E-learning

10-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. Learn more about the role of the Communication Champion and ways to embed communication and language in your setting.

Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) | E-learning

10-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. Explore essential knowledge and tools to support families and children for whom English is an additional language.

An Introduction to the WellComm Toolkit for Childminders | E-learning

11-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. E-learning for Childminders in Bolton which will focus on the WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit training and how to access the resources.

WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit | E-learning

11-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. This e-learning training is aimed at those who have already completed WellComm face to face training. Learn how to identify young children at risk of speech, language or communication difficulties and support them to improve their language skills.

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

11-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. The interactive 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.

Teaching Maths in the Early Years | E-Learning Package (Including The Number Journey)

12-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. Bolton Start Well in collaboration with The Turing North West Maths Hub have developed this interactive E-learning package. The package includes four modules: 1. Number Journey 2. Counting and Cardinality 3. Subitising 4. Spatial Awareness

Mark Making to Writing Journey | E-learning

12-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. The interactive 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.

The Early Communication and Language Journey | E-learning (including BLANK & ICW)

12-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. Designed to help practitioners understand typical communication and language development of early years children. This package includes three modules: 1. Communication and Language Journey 2. Information Carrying Words 3. BLANK Level Questions. This course was rewritten in June 2023 following the revised EYFS and updated Communication and Language Pathway.

Phase 1 Phonics | E-learning

12-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. A focus on developing phonological awareness, the building blocks for reading and writing.

Early Years Based Information Carrying (EYBIC) Work Pack | E-learning

13-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. Find out more about practical ideas, strategies and effective intervention that supports children at risk of speech and language delay.

Get Bolton Reading Golden Nuggets 3-4s | E-learning

14-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. This course creatively explores how every child communication resources and the Start Well Stories can be used to develop two crucial aspects of early reading development: Word recognition and language comprehension for children aged 3-4 years.

Get Bolton Reading Golden Nuggets 0-3s | E-learning

14-08-2024

This E-Learning package is available upon request to access any time. This course creatively explores how every child communication resources and the Start Well Stories can be used to develop two crucial aspects of early reading development: Word recognition and language comprehension for children under 3 years old.

Childminders: What to expect from your inspection | E-learning

31-08-2024

This hour long webinar is available to watch in your own time on the Bolton Start Well E-learning platform. Hear from Rachel Flesher HMI, Early Years Senior Officer and Layla Davies, Early Years Regulatory Inspector, about how inspectors conduct inspections. Gain an understanding of how to prepare for your inspection and what to expect! For registered Childminders in Bolton.

Daycare: What to expect from your inspection | E-learning

31-08-2024

This hour long webinar is available to watch in your own time on the Bolton Start Well E-learning platform. Hear from Rachel Flesher HMI, Early Years Senior Officer and Chris Scully, Early Years Regulatory Inspector, about how inspectors conduct inspections. Gain an understanding of how to prepare for your inspection and what to expect! For Leaders and Mangers in Daycare settings.

Out of School Clubs: What to expect from your inspection | E-learning

31-08-2024

This hour long webinar is available to watch in your own time on the Bolton Start Well E-learning platform. Hear from Rachel Flesher HMI, Early Years Senior Officer for Ofsted and Katie Sparrow, Early Years Regulatory Inspector, about how inspectors conduct inspections. Gain an understanding of how to prepare for your inspection and what to expect! For Leaders and Mangers in Out of School Clubs.

Level 2 Award: Safe Handling and Administration of Medications for Children, Including Ofsted Requirements | 17th September 2024 | 9:30am - 4:30pm

17-09-2024

The Learning and Development Service offer this face to face 1 day course that gives delegates the knowledge required to administer medicines safely and efficiently to children, in line with policies, legislation, safety practice and Ofsted standards. Please book directly with the Learning and Development Service.

ELKLAN 0-3s | 17th September 2024 for 10 Weeks | 1:30pm - 4:30pm

17-09-2024

An externally accredited 10 week speech and language course for early years practitioners working with children aged 0-3 years and their families. Discover ELKLAN teaching methods and activities designed to support and engage children. Part-funded for settings and schools.

What to expect from your Ofsted Inspection Part 1 and 2 - Daycare

18-09-2024

These sessions will provide you with a window into what inspection looks like and what you can do to ensure you can confidently contribute to your inspection.

What to expect from your Ofsted Inspection Part 1 and 2 - Childminders

18-09-2024

These sessions will provide you with a window into what inspection looks like and what you can do to ensure you can confidently contribute to your inspection.

Inspiring Early Years Practice: A Course For Teaching Assistants | 19th September 2024 | 9:30am - 3:30pm

19-09-2024

This face to face session will support participants to build a sound knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) through practical activities and discussion with experienced practitioners.

What to expect from your Ofsted Inspection Part 1 and 2 - OOSC's

19-09-2024

These sessions will provide you with a window into what inspection looks like and what you can do to ensure you can confidently contribute to your inspection.

WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit | 26th September 2024 | 9:30am - 12:00pm

26-09-2024

A face-to-face training session. Learn how the WellComm Toolkit fits into the Bolton Communication and Language Pathway to help identify young children at risk of speech, language or communication difficulties and support them to improve their language skills.

Supporting Children and Families with English as an Additional Language (EAL) | 1st October 2024 | 9:30am - 12:00noon

01-10-2024

A workshop jointly delivered by the Early Years Communication and Language Development Service (EYCLDS) and the Achievement, Cohesion and Integration Service (ACIS). For practitioners in schools and settings working with children aged 0-5 for whom English is an additional language. Discover resources, strategies and activities to support and engage children and hear about the services available in Bolton.

New to Teaching the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) | 3 Day Course

04-10-2024

Suitable for recently qualified teachers or experienced teachers new to teaching the EYFS. Understand how to observe children's development using the EYFS and develop your confidence in effective observations, assessment, and planning. A three-day course with lunch and refreshments.

EYFS Briefing for Schools and Daycare Providers (online) | 21st October 2024 | 1:15pm - 2:45pm

21-10-2024

This online briefing will include national and local news and updates from Quality and Outcomes, SEND, Communication and Language and partner services for practitioners in Schools and Daycare settings. Delivered live online and recorded for practitioners to access at a later date for team reflections and discussion.

Safeguarding Policy into Practice | 7th November 2024 | 9:30am - 12:00noon

07-11-2024

This training will provide the opportunity to look at 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 | 7th November 2024 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

07-11-2024

This training will provide the opportunity to look at 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.

Communication Champion Workshop | 14th November 2024 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

14-11-2024

Communication is everyone's responsibility! This termly face to face workshop is in addition to the termly Communication and Language updates at the Early Years and Childcare Briefing. The workshop is an opportunity for new and experienced Communication Champions to come together, share experiences, news and updates and engage in CPD topics chosen by the Communication Champions attending.

WellComm Speech and Language Toolkit | 20th November 2024 | 1:30pm - 4:00pm

20-11-2024

A face-to-face training session. Learn how the WellComm Toolkit fits into the Bolton Communication and Language Pathway to help identify young children at risk of speech, language or communication difficulties and support them to improve their language skills.

Level 2 Award: Safe Handling and Administration of Medications for Children, Including Ofsted Requirements | 4th December 2024 | 9:30am - 4:30pm

04-12-2024

The Learning and Development Service offer this face to face 1 day course that gives delegates the knowledge required to administer medicines safely and efficiently to children, in line with policies, legislation, safety practice and Ofsted standards. Please book directly with the Learning and Development Service.

Supporting Children and Families with English as an Additional Language (EAL) | 6th February 2025 | 1:30pm - 4:00pm

06-02-2025

A workshop jointly delivered by the Early Years Communication and Language Development Service (EYCLDS) and the Achievement, Cohesion and Integration Service (ACIS). For practitioners in schools and settings working with children aged 0-5 for whom English is an additional language. Discover resources, strategies and activities to support and engage children and hear about the services available in Bolton.

Communication Champion Workshop | 11th February 2025 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

11-02-2025

Communication is everyone's responsibility! This termly face to face workshop is in addition to the termly Communication and Language updates at the Early Years and Childcare Briefing. The workshop is an opportunity for new and experienced Communication Champions to come together, share experiences, news and updates and engage in CPD topics chosen by the Communication Champions attending.

Communication Champion Workshop | 1st July 2025 | 4:15pm - 5:45pm

01-07-2025

Communication is everyone's responsibility! This termly face to face workshop is in addition to the termly Communication and Language updates at the Early Years and Childcare Briefing. The workshop is an opportunity for new and experienced Communication Champions to come together, share experiences, news and updates and engage in CPD topics chosen by the Communication Champions attending.

Safeguarding Policy into Practice | 10th July 2025 | 9:30am - 12:00noon

10-07-2025

This training will provide the opportunity to look at 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 | 10th July 2025 | 6:30pm - 9:00pm

10-07-2025

This training will provide the opportunity to look at 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.