EARLY YEARS

Early Years Courses

Starting the Learning Journey

Children start their learning journey in the womb, starting to recognise sounds and words around them. Once born a child will not stop learning, a process that will last a lifetime. In order for a child to meet their full potential along with proper care and stimulation, learning is the key.

The first 1000 days

The Early Years are the most important of a child’s life, in fact the first 1000 days are the most important. The first 1000 days takes the child from birth to the age of three. Their brains during this time absorb more information than in the rest of their lives. In fact, by the age of 5 a child’s brain is 90% developed.

Helping you, help the children meet their potential

Our Early Years Course Den has been designed to assist practitioners to enable the children in their care to meet their full potential.

We believe in our FIRST principles, and therefore we are keen to work with you should you have a course in mind that will help you to meet your regulatory requirements or help you to improve your practice and help the children in your care reach their full potential. If you can’t see it detailed on our website, please contact Steve to discuss your requirements. We will endeavour to assist you in your needs.

Early Years

All our courses are taught using our FIRST principles.

Our philosophy revolves around ensuring that you have a fun experience on your course, research has shown that if you learn in a light-hearted way, regardless of subject, the more information that is retained.

No more will you be sat in a training course watching the clock tick round wishing it was home time.

Our Early Years Courses

Introduction to Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Course Aim

Our course aim is enable learners to identify how to support a child with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, ensuring the right support package is sought and used.

Description

The Introduction to Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities course is certificated by The Training Fox and is designed for those who want to increase their awareness of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and how to support these in the workplace.

Learners will develop strategies to support children in their care, and introduce them to the Code of Practice allowing learners to support their SENDCo in their everyday practice.

It is important to note that this course is NOT designed to train staff to take on the role of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-Ordinator in settings.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anybody who comes into contact with children in their care who have Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. It has been designed as introduction to this area of children’s development.

Course Content Teaching Hours

4 hours

What’s covered?

  • SEND statistics,
    • Introduction to the Code of Practice:
    • 4 broad areas of need,
  • The Planning Cycle,
  • Support available for staff supporting children with SEND,
  • Partnership working;
    • With parents,
    • With colleagues,
    • With SendCo,
  • Devise a personal toolkit in order to support children with SEND,
    • Plan,
    • Implement,
    • Evaluate,
  • How to support parents throughout the process of supporting children,
  • Support SEND children with transitions.

Assessment

There are no formal assessments during this session, although learners are fully observed in their interactions throughout the session.

The ethos of this session is about information and providing employees with the knowledge and competence to be aware of the needs of the children in their care and how best to support them.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful candidates will receive a The Training Fox certificate valid for 3 years.

It is advised that you renew this course prior to the expiry date on your certificate.

The Training Fox Certificated Course

Qualification Cost

Individual cost:
Up to 6 Learners

£43

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£290


Group cost:
Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£380

Managing Children's Challenging Behaviour

Course Aim

Our aim is to enable learners to identify why challenging behaviour may occur and to recognise the benefits of Positive Behaviour Management and how this can be applied in their future practice.

Description

The Managing Children’s Challenging Behaviour course is designed for learners who work with children to have a better understanding of strategies and procedures that they can implement in order to manage  children’s challenging behaviour.

Learners will learn about the theory behind why challenging behaviour occurs, how this can  be managed in a way that supports both the children and staff that work with them.

Whilst this course cannot provide hands-on implementation of the strategies taught, it does provide the learners with opportunities to practise what they are taught in a scenario provided, as well as to discuss the ideas provided within the classroom.

Who is this course for?

This course is for all employees who work with children and are looking to develop their bank of strategies of dealing with children’s challenging behaviour, as well as an interest in the theories behind these strategies.

Course Content Teaching Hours

6 hours

What’s covered?

  • What is challenging behaviour?
  • Behaviour theorists,
  • Causes of challenging behaviour,
  • Memories of childhood,
  • What do children need?
  • Behaviour policy and procedures,
  • Observation of children,
  • The ABC approach of managing behaviour,
  • Golden strategies that may be applied.

Assessment

There are no formal assessments during this session, although learners are fully observed in their interactions throughout the session.

The ethos of this session is about supporting learners with strategies to manage challenging behaviour, and provide them with information to meet current best practice.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful candidates will receive a The Training Fox certificate valid for 3 years.

It is advised that you renew this course prior to the expiry date on your certificate.

The Training Fox Certificated Course

Qualification Cost

Individual cost:
Up to 6 Learners

£65

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£420


Group cost:
Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£555

Observing Children in an Early Years Setting

Course Aim

Our course aim is to provide learners with a better understanding of why, what to and how to observe, assess children’s progress and plan next steps in development and learning and  be able to explain the importance of observation to inform practice.

Description

Our Observing Children in a Childcare Setting course is specifically designed to introduce learners to the planning cycle and the importance that observation holds in this.

Keypersons in early years settings are required to conduct observations on the children in their care and this course will empower them and provide them with the skills to meet this requirement.

By observing children, key staff can ensure that the learning programme around the children can benefit the ever-changing needs of a child, enabling the children in their care to reach their full potential.

Who is this course for?

This course is for staff who work with children and will prepare them for taking on the role of a keyperson or for those who have an interest in observing children in their care.

Course Content Teaching Hours

6 hours

What’s covered?

  • What is an observation?
  • Why are observations of children important?
  • The planning cycle,
  • Legislation that covers observing children,
  • Planning an observation,
  • Methods of observation,
  • The learning journal/journey,
  • Benefit of observations,
  • Planning for next steps,
  • Policies and procedures of observations.

Assessment

There are no formal assessments during this session, although learners are fully observed in their interactions throughout the session.

The ethos of this session is about information and current best practice of observing children and the importance and benefits of doing so in a way that benefits the setting, staff and children.

Course Certification & Renewal

Successful candidates will receive a The Training Fox certificate valid for 3 years.

It is advised that you renew this course prior to the expiry date on your certificate.

The Training Fox Certificated Course

Qualification Cost

Individual cost:
Up to 6 Learners

£65

Each


Group cost:
Group size: 7 to 12 learners

£420


Group cost:
Group size: 13 to 16 learners

£555

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