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The following training courses are available for staff from a range of early years settings (day nurseries, pre-schools, playgroups and childminders) as either full day packages or as evening sessions for groups of workers.
The training has been most successful when divided into separate sessions. These sessions are planned to suit the timing of the group, with each person agreeing to take on small, manageable actions in between the sessions using an action planning approach.  This allows the early years setting or the individual childminder to develop in the area of training identified.

A free consultation on the design of the training is offered with each training package booked!
A full evaluation report can be completed on request.

Courses for staff working with all children Approximate duration
Understanding the Early Years Foundation Stage 1 day or 2 evenings
Observation, assessment and planning effectively in early years settings
 2 days or 3 evenings
Understanding and using the Key Person Approach in early years settings
 2 days or 3 evenings
 Understanding child development
 2 days or 3 evenings
Understanding the development of babies 1 day or 2 evenings
Understanding the development of toddlers/ 1-2 year olds
 1 day or 2 evenings
Understanding the development of pre-school children / 3-4 year olds
 1 day or 2 evenings
Working with parents effectively
 2 days or 3 evenings
Supporting children's play effectively
 1 day or 2 evenings
Supporting children's speech and language development in the early years 2 days or 3 twilights
Understanding and supporting children's Personal, social and emotional development in the early years 4 days or 7 twilights
Understanding children's behaviour in the early years 2 days or 3 twilights
Courses for staff working with children with additional needs 
Approximate duration
Working with children with SEN in the early years 1 day or 2 twlights
Using Early Support  1 day or 2 twlights
Understanding children with autism in the Early Years 1 day or 2 twlights
Supporting children with English as an Additional Language in the early years 2 days or 3 twlights
Courses for staff leading learning and supporting other staff such as Room leaders, Senior staff and managers
 Approximate duration
 The Early Years Consultant - supporting and guiding others effectively 2 days or 3 twilights
 Using theories of learning, pedagogy and evidence based practice to lead learning 2 days or 3 twilights

In addition, if you have a specific training need not outlined above, I am able to write and deliver training over a wide range of topics in the Early Years. Please contact me to discuss your specific needs.

Anita worked closely with our setting as a Mentor for the Every Child’s A Talker project and her help was invaluable. She attended staff meetings and workshops with parents to support our practice and her advice and guidance was always practical, achievable and valued.  Through using observations and video feedback, she promoted good practice, whilst building on the confidence and abilities of all the staff team.  She was always a popular addition to our meetings and training sessions and we miss her input and advice!
Georgia Satchwell
Manager and owner
Perryfields Day Nursery

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Anita has provided two training sessions for our staff this year around the EYFS and observations and planning and I have to say that both days were informative, suitable for all staff and above all enjoyable.

Anita captured the staff and involved them in the training; she made the training specific to our settings and allowed the staff to express their ideas.

The feedback forms that staff completed were very positive and staff commented on how useful they found the training to be. The training has had a big impact on our setting to the point that we have reviewed our long term planning, short term planning and learning journeys as a result of the training.

I would highly recommend Anita to any early years setting. Thank you Anita.

Tina Hart

Owner, Building Blocks Nursery Ltd


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