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

27 Feb
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.
27 Feb
Food, Fabulous Food!
The course will develop your understanding of the nutritional requirements for food and drink in early years and implement best practice.
27 Feb
Promoting Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Wellbeing in a Setting
This course offers the opportunity to develop knowledge of how quality interactions support all children’s learning and development and the importance of emotional wellbeing for learning. This practical course will introduce participants to the SSTEW (Sustained shared thinking and emotional wellbeing) scales.