TRAINING - covered whilst trading

Emotional well-being and mental health in children -

How to promote the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children. To define mental health, resilience and self-esteem, looking at strategies to promote and nurture these. Review accessibility of specialist information and support.

Autism – supporting practice
Develops awareness of children with autism. Identifies indicators and behaviours, shows understanding about what it means to be on the autistic spectrum, and strategies to support children and their families.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Gives information and guidance on how to recognise differences and early recognition of concerns and how to support children and their families. Looks at how agencies and various other sources might be effective.

Child Development
This is a broad title but an overview can give basic knowledge of child development and/or can look at any specific area’s of development where training is required.
Working with 2yr old children
Covers how to provide an enabling and stimulating environment to be able to support 2-year-old children effectively in line with their needs.
Promoting and supporting positive behaviour
Looks at how to support and manage children’s behaviour in line with their development. Exploring strategies and the importance of the adult role.

Listening to children

Explores the values and importance of making sure children are listened to, their thoughts and ideas respected, to support self-esteem and resilience.


Parents as partners

Identifying teamwork and partnership to support children’s development and learning which reflect Ofsted and EYFS guidance and requirement.


Exploring equality and diversity

Develops an understanding of equality and diversity in practice.


EAL - English as an Additional Language

Looks at developing strategies, experiences and activities to support children and families with English as an Additional Language.  


EYFS in practice – How children learn

EYFS – 1-Observation

EYFS – 2-Assessment

EYFS – 3-Next steps and individual planning

EYFS – 4-Curriculum planning


Characteristics of Effective Learning

Gives more understanding of the Characteristics of Effective Learning within EYFS. Recognises effective teaching and learning, and offers strategies to develop practice.


Ofsted – Are you outstanding?

Looks at developing awareness and confidence about Ofsted expectations and the inspection process. Recognises what makes a provision outstanding and what is needed to maintain and develop a high standard.


Supervision in practice

Explores how to review procedures for supervision and develops supervision skills.


Health and safety

Aims to increase awareness of health and safety issues that occur in early years settings and the response needed.



The Prevent DutyActively Promoting British Values

Recognises how the Prevent Duty reflects legislation and policies, linking to equality and British values. Explores activities and experiences to promote British values to reflect the Prevent Duty.


Safeguarding Annual update and refresher

Supports EYFS guidance in line with Ofsted for annual update requirements covering legislation amendments and additions and any relevant issues relating to child protection and safeguarding. All attendees should have already completed safeguarding awareness training in line with guidance and requirements.


Safeguarding - Awareness

Supports practitioners to gain confidence in identifying and responding to concerns about a child and how to keep themselves safe through good practice. The session is in line with EYFS and Ofsted guidance and current legislation.


SafeguardingOnline safety

Reviews the dangers of the online environment and looks at how to keep children, practitioners and information safe from online threat.


Safeguarding for committees

Reviews the legal responsibilities of committee members in line with current legislation and EYFS and Ofsted requirements.

Other training offered...


Leadership and Management - This has now been newly developed to support training both in a class session and then offering individual one to one training support in-house.

The 3 sessions include...

  • Ofsted - Are you outstanding? - Class session - delivered annually Looks at Ofsted expectations and best practice. Identifies current legal responsibilities and what makes a provision outstanding. 

  • One-to-one in-house training session - Reflects on skills and qualities that make a leader or manager inspirational. Consider ways to communicate effectively. Reviews personal strengths and set SMART targets to link with the vision of the workplace.  

  • One-to-one in-house training session - Clarifying and implementing procedures to ensure quality is at the heart of practice. Review procedures and undertake joint observations to support supervision, appraisal, disciplinary and partnership working.


The course is best covered in its entirety and is suitable for deputies, practitioners new to a lead role, room supervisors, and anyone who leads and manages a childcare provision.

This is a revised 3 session course with the main class session covering Ofsted guidance and recognition of legal requirements. This can be attended as a 'stand-alone session'. The other two sessions which complete the full course are developed to suit the individual student and setting's needs. 


1st Aid - We are in partnership with a company who deliver 12hr and 6hr paediatric 1st Aid, accredited training, nationally recognised, in line with Ofsted national guidelines.  

We also offer parent awareness 1st Aid workshops and are currently looking to deliver 1st Aid awareness for children in the near future (2019) 


Consultancy Service – We offer this to assist early year childcare providers in maintaining and improving quality in their provision. It includes our very popular SEF advice and support, including peer-on-peer observation, supervisory and appraisal guidance. We can also offer our consultancy services to assist with recruitment and any other specialist subject consultants have indicated within their personal statements. Linda Walls, Carol Haydon, Angela Pugh