Welcome to Trafford - Early Years

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We offer Early Years and Childcare training courses to Early Years Foundation stage, Childcare and Play Practitioners.

These courses have been designed to give clear information to practitioners working with children and young people from birth to the age of 19.

The primary aim is to enable practitioners to meet required standards expected by law and to prepare settings for registration and inspection by Ofsted. It is also designed to enhance career and professional development opportunities to improve outcomes for children.

Latest News

Blended Learning - Paediatric First Aid Training
19 May
Paediatric First Aid Training We are pleased to announce we are now able to deliver Paediatric First Aid training for the early years sector in Trafford, however, due to the current climate we have made changes to the way we deliver the course. Paediatric First Aid will now be delivered as a ‘blended learning’ courses – this means delegates will complete 6 hours of e-Learning at home and 6 hours of face to face training at a venue in Trafford. The e-Learning section of the course MUST be completed before you attend the face to face training. You will have sufficient time to complete the e-Learning section so please ensure the modules are fully completed. There is a choice of two dates for you to complete the face to face training. Option 1 – Tuesday 16 June 2020, 9.15am – 4.30pm, (including breaks) Ref (SU20/PFABL01) Option 2 – Thursday 18 June 2020, 9.15am – 4.30pm, (including breaks) Ref (SU20/PFABL02) Venue: Partington Children's Centre and Early Help Hub, 106 Central Road, Partington, M31 4FL Free parking is available onsite plus free parking across the road at the shopping area The cost of the course is £57 per person We realise the cost is higher than what is usually charged, this is because only 6 delegates can attend the course at a time therefore the overall cost per person has increased. Once we are able to increase the number of delegates on the course the cost will reduce to reflect this. Until further notice, the following criteria is applicable to ensure the safety of our delegates and the trainer: • Each course will have a maximum of 6 delegates in total (one delegate per setting) • Every delegate will be provided with a mannequin to practice CPR – there will not be any sharing of equipment. • Places will be allocated on a priority basis – practitioners whose certificates have/are about to expire and those who have already entered the 3 month extension period will be prioritised. • To apply for a place on a course please email earlyyearscpd@trafford.gov.uk Your email must include the following: A photo of your PFA certificate (expiry date must be visible) Delegates full name Place of work Telephone Number Email address (e-Learning module will be sent to this email) Course Reference you wish to attend. Please note: We are unable to provide refreshments or lunch on this course so please make alternative arrangements. We look forward to hearing from you
Postponed Courses
18 Mar
NOTICE - All Early Years face to face training has been postponed until further notice.
Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Partnership (TSSP)
17 Oct
A key priority for Trafford's Strategic Safeguarding Partnership (TSSP) is the development of staff who are working with children, adults and families. TSSP supports the view that a combination of single and multi-agency training underpins best practice in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and that it can help achieve better outcomes for children, adults and families. For more details and booking information, please visit https://secure2.sla-online.co.uk/Training/mTrainingDetails.aspx?id=52414
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Training & Events

09 Jun
POSTPONED - Challenging Continuous Provision
This course will support practitioners in developing their continuous provision to offer a broad and balanced curriculum together with challenging experiences for children. It will look why it is important that the environments children are in have the right ingredients to support their holistic development and allow them to thrive.
09 Jun
POSTPONED - Paediatric First Aid
This paediatric first aid course focuses on emergency scenarios that face those looking after young children and infants, including day nurseries, private nursery schools, pre-schools, before and after school clubs for children in the early years age group, childminders and carers of children at home. The course meets the Ofsted Early Years and Childcare Register requirement and is based on group work with a lot of practical activity, enhancing the learning of the skills required in a fun but formal way On successful completion a certificate is awarded which is valid for 3 years
10 Jun
POSTPONED: Understanding and Supporting Children through Trauma
Building a safe relationship is the first part of any trauma- informed support therefore the course will look at how practitioners can develop safe and trusting working relationships with infants, children and their families in their setting to: support regulation and de-escalation techniques and introduce practical, trauma-informed parenting strategies to support positive, nurturing relationships and safe, supportive parenting responses within the family. We shall also be considering how recent Neuro-Science research guides us to safely support Trauma in a non-triggering way with physical and practical interventions that support a child’s ‘Bottom Up Brain’ development (B. Perry) which you can use and teach to your families to use to support healthy brain development. Finally, we will review the potential impact of working with trauma on staff, outlining early signs and symptoms to be aware of in yourself and your colleagues and ways to support yourself and each other with self-awareness, self-care and seeking support. The training day aims to introduce Trauma-informed theory and approaches in an engaging, fun and accessible way to equip staff with simple and practical strategies that support children and parents/carers in their families on a daily basis.