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Code: EYFS 21/0099 A Guide to Observation, Assessment and Planning in the Early Years for Leaders and Managers (EVENT FULL)

Observation, assessment and planning are key aspects of Early Years provision.
The Statutory Framework for the EYFS (2021) states that:
·         “Ongoing assessment…is an integral part of the learning and development process. It involves practitioners knowing children’s level of achievement and interests, and then shaping teaching and learning experiences for each child reflecting that knowledge. In their interactions with children, practitioners should respond to their own day-to-day observations about children’s progress and observations that parents and carers share.”

·         “Assessment plays an important part in helping parents, carers and practitioners to recognise children’s progress, understand their needs, and to plan activities and support.”

·         “Practitioners must consider the individual needs, interest, and development of each child in their care, and must use this information to plan a challenging and enjoyable experience for each child in all of the areas of learning and development.”

This course supports leaders and managers working in the Early Years to understand the importance of the observation, assessment and planning cycle. Each component will be reviewed and discussed with time set aside to consider how the cycle could work in your setting.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 September 2021 09:30 - 12:30 The Gateway Conference Centre Map

Code: EYFS 21/00111 Identifying Speech, Language, Occupational Therapy Needs and Developing Targets

This is jointly delivered by a qualified speech and language therapist (SLT) and occupational therapist (OC) who will provide case histories of typical children who need support. The course will give ideas about how to identify and help these children including developing appropriate targets to incorporate into SEN support plans. It will also help you understand when to refer and how to access the CYP Integrated Therapies Service.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 21 September 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams (Online Webinar) Map
2 28 September 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Microsoft Teams (Online Webinar) Map

Code: EYFS 21/00113 Introduction to Childminding Autumn 2021

Introduction to Childminding (ICC) is a course approved by the Local Authority and adheres to registration requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the Childcare register.  ICC covers every aspect of being a registered childminder from meeting children’s learning needs to working in partnership with parents and other professionals.

The course supports you to complete a registration process over four training sessions.

Delegates must have attended or accessed an Information Session prior to booking onto the course, accessed via the Early Years website. This is a pre-registration briefing for anyone interested in becoming a registered childminder in Buckinghamshire. This 45 minute e-learning course will provide information about the requirements and registration process for both the Early Years and Childcare Registers.In addition they must attend ‘Practitioners new to the EYFS’ and Safeguarding Training via Buckinghamshire as a part of this course.
A Safeguarding course is included and will take place on Saturday 16th October 2021, Venue to be confirmed.

An information pack for those wishing to become childminders explaining more about training requirements is available to download on the Early Years website.

You should attend each session and complete all tasks which supports good practice when registered and to receive an attendance certificate. Considerable support is offered throughout the course to enable you to gain maximum benefit.

Please use the below links to access information and complete essential reading before attending this course:

Requirements of the Childcare Register

EYFS Statutory framework 

Guidance documents

DfE ‘Know How guide’  

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 14 September 2021 19:00 - 21:00 Southcourt Baptist Church Map
2 21 September 2021 19:00 - 21:00 Southcourt Baptist Church Map
3 28 September 2021 19:00 - 21:00 Southcourt Baptist Church Map
4 05 October 2021 19:00 - 21:00 Southcourt Baptist Church Map
5 16 October 2021 09:30 - 15:30 Southcourt Baptist Church Map

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