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0-5 Community Offer training for Parent and Toddler Leaders Summer 2021

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0-5 Community Offer training for Parent and Toddler Leaders Summer 2021

Welcome to our Summer online training programme for Parent and Toddler group leaders. We hope that you will find something of interest.  To book your place please email [email protected]

All courses will be delivered online subject to demand. In this brochure you will find a range of training that will support you on your journey of running a parent and toddler group. It will take you from your initial idea, right though to making the group a great place to support children and families in your community. You do not need to do every course in the brochure but can choose courses linked to where you are on your journey. We would recommend that those who are responsible for the running of the group should attend training in Safeguarding Children and Paediatric First Aid if they have not already. For those who receive funding from the Early Childhood Community Fund, we would expect group leaders to have attended these two courses as a minimum.

Setting up a Parent and Toddler group

We have reviewed this course and now offer this as 3 sessions, with parts 1 and 2 lasting 1.5 hours each and being two weeks apart on the same day of the week and at the same time of day. Although you are advised to attend both sessions it is not compulsory. The sessions are for people who are setting up a new group. It is similar in content to our “How to guide” but with opportunities to ask questions and meet others in the same position.

  • Part 1- Getting Started
    This session helps you to progress your ideas towards reality. It covers aspects including choosing a venue, selecting resources, budget planning and identifying how much funding you are likely to need to get started and keep your group running.
  • Part 2 - Running your group
    This session will help you think about how your group is going to operate on a formal basis. This includes helping to decide which structure you will need for groups run by a committee as well as those by a business/sole trader. It will support you with your constitution or group rules, what policies and procedures you will need, as well as identifying where you might need additional support and/or training. This session may also be of benefit to existing groups applying for Early Childhood Community funding to ensure they can demonstrate how their group operates.
  • Part 3 - Writing a good application for ECCF funding to set up or expand a Parent and Toddler group
    If you already know what you want to apply for, but just want a little bit of support with completing the form, you can attend this session which lasts an hour. Additional support is also available from our team on a 1:1 basis as part of support to develop your project. To register your interest email us at :-[email protected] 
Code   Venue Session Date Time
PT017 Teams Online Getting started
Running your group
Writing a good application for ECCF Funding
Tuesday 15th June
Tuesday 29th June
On request
6.00pm -7.30pm
6.00pm -7.30pm
 
PT018 Teams Online Getting started
Running your group
Writing a good application for ECCF Funding
Wednesday 14th July
Wednesday 28th July
On request
10.00am -11.30am
10.00am -11.30am
 
PT019 Teams Online Getting started
Running your group
Writing a good application for ECCF Funding
Tuesday 10th August
Tuesday 24th August
On request
2.00pm - 3.30pm
2.00pm - 3.30pm
 

 

Getting back to Parent and Toddler group

This session focuses on all the things you need to know and put in place to make sure your provision is Covid secure. These are taking place on the following dates: -

Code Venue Date Time
PT020 Teams Online Thursday 10th June 2.00pm - 4.00pm
PT021 Teams Online Tuesday 6th July 6.00pm - 8.00pm
PT022 Teams Online Tuesday 3rd August 10.00am-12.00pm

 

Further dates will be arranged subject to demand.

Taking the fun and learning outdoors

This workshop is designed for leaders to think about how families attending their group can also benefit from playing and learning outdoors. The session will provide practical ideas for fun activities that can be done outside, as well as looking at what children are learning from those experiences including ideas for families to use at home.  Dates will be arranged subject to demand

Taking the fun and learning home

There is lot of recognition of the importance of home learning for very young children. This workshop is designed for leaders to think about how families attending their group can also extend the activities into their home. The session will provide practical ideas for fun activities for the group as well as looking at what children are learning from those experiences including ideas for families to use at home.

Code Venue Date Time
PT024 Teams Online Monday 19th July 2.00pm - 4.00pm

 

Further dates will be arranged subject to demand

Taking the fun and learning online

The session will support you to think about how you can keep in touch with your families online until you are able to open your group again. As well as fun ideas that you can use with families, advice and guidance about how to keep families safe will also be provided. To register your interest email us at :-[email protected]

All Welcome

This workshop will look at how the group can be promoted to all and how to make everyone feel welcome irrespective of their background or individual needs. The session will look at accessibility and inclusivity, including positive image promotion, as well as the range of quality resources including toys and display materials.

Code Venue Date Time
PT025 Teams Online Monday 21st June 10.00am-12.00pm
PT026 Teams Online Wednesday 18th August 2.00pm -4.00pm

 

Introduction to Health and Safety in Parent and Toddler groups- Keeping families safe

This 2-hour workshop will support group leaders to gain an overview and awareness of the main health and safety responsibilities and requirements applicable to parent and toddler groups including risk assessments. Group leaders will learn about the main elements necessary to promote and maintain safety in their groups, and the various legal requirements, principles and guidance that underlie these to help avoid major incidents and injury. To register your interest email us at :-[email protected]

Safeguarding Introduction to Safeguarding Children

Our Aim: To enable all staff and volunteers to develop an awareness and understanding of safeguarding issues and processes, and how these relate to their organisation’s roles and responsibilities. Learning outcomes: At the end of the training, participants will have:  

  • An understanding of the different ways in which children and young people can be harmed and the possible indicators of abuse
  • An awareness of the legislation and guidance underpinning safeguarding
  • Identified personal attitudes and beliefs and their impact on the recognition and reporting of safeguarding concerns
  • An understanding of the appropriate processes to follow when a possible safeguarding concern is identified
Code Venue Date Time
Z469 Zoom Online Saturday 12 June* 9.30am-2pm
Z470 Zoom Online Tuesday 29 June* 9.30am-2pm
Z471 Zoom Online Tuesday 6 & Wednesday 7 July 7.30pm-9.30pm
Z472 Zoom Online Wednesday 14 July* 9.30am-2pm

*These sessions will include a half an hour lunch break and refreshment breaks.

The above courses are now primarily available for Parent and Toddler group leaders which should improve availability of courses but if you have a preferred date please book as soon as possible as places fill quickly.

E-Safety

The course introduces E-Safety and everyone’s role in safeguarding children and young people in their use of new technologies. By the end of the training, participants will:  

  • Know how children and young people use new technologies
  • Have an awareness of E-Safety as a safeguarding issue
  • Have an awareness of the different ways in which children and young people might be harmed when using new technologies
  • Be able to identify potential risk situations regarding E-Safety when working with children and young people.

Important information: Participants must have completed a valid Introduction to Child Protection/Safeguarding Children course, within the last three years, prior to attending this training.

Code Venue Date Time
Z396 Zoom Online Monday 28 June 9.30am-1pm

 

Writing a good safeguarding policy

A good safeguarding or child protection policy should set out what your Parent and Toddler group will do to keep children and families safe and describe what you will do when there are concerns about a child's safety or wellbeing. This session, delivered by Safer, will help you to write or review your policy to ensure that it is effective.

Code Venue Date Time
PT027 Zoom Online Monday 14th June 2.00pm -3.00pm
PT028 Zoom Online Tuesday 20th July 7.30pm -8.30pm
PT029 Zoom Online Friday 13th August 10.00am -11.00am

PTo request a place on any of the above courses please email [email protected]

Paediatric First Aid training

We do not currently offer First Aid training for Parent and Toddler group leaders as part of this programme, but appropriate First Aid training is widely available from a range of providers. Although it is good practice, there is no statutory requirement for Parent and Toddler group leaders to hold a first aid certificate but in order to comply with conditions of funding from the Early Childhood Community Fund, it is expected as a minimum this should be an “Emergency Paediatric First Aid course” for at least 6 hours including face to face contact for practical demonstration and practice of resuscitation techniques. This is in recognition of the fact that parents/carers always attend the group with their children, and they should be prepared to manage any existing medical conditions their child/children may have. If desired, Leaders can complete the 12 hour Paediatric First Aid course attended by practitioners from Early Years settings delivering the Early Years Foundation stage where children attend without their parents. Privacy notice: By applying for courses in the Parent and Toddler Leader training programme you give consent to Norfolk County Council (NCC) processing and holding the personal data within your application in accordance with the NCC privacy policy. You consent to the information being passed to the training provider that will be delivering the course that you have applied for. The training provider may be an individual or team within NCC or a private organisation that has been commissioned by NCC