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.
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Training & Events

30 Jan
EY SENCO Forum - An Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)/Social Communication
The course will cover the following areas through a range of activities including information giving, case studies and group discussions: • How to identify children who present with social communication needs and ASC • What to do if you have concerns about a child’s social communication skills • Exploring your own experiences of children with social communication needs within your setting • Sharing good practice and discussing ways to support children with social communication needs/ASC and their families Session 1 Focus: - The diagnostic process for ASC and the role of early years practitioners in identifying needs linked to Trafford’s Graduated Response Social v medical model of ASC - Individual difference (including positive role models and discussion about girls) - Supporting families Session 2 Focus: - Personalising support plans linked to communication and interaction (using Hanen ideas) Session 3 Focus: - Personalised support plans linked to sensory needs, engagement and participation (using STAR) - Case study - Overview of how this all sits within Assess, Plan, Do, Review and Diagnostic Pathway • Reflecting on how to embed this training in your setting using the Assess Plan Do Review (APDR) framework and develop your own professional practice.
30 Jan
Marvellous Maths (Under Twos)
This practical maths course will develop practitioners’ confidence, skills, knowledge and understanding to provide opportunities to support babies and toddlers early mathematical development in their early years setting. Both sessions must be attended
30 Jan
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