Early years training courses

You will need a training identification number to book onto our training courses

Local authority managed courses and network meetings

Select a course below to find the course and booking information:

Current courses are fully booked, please revisit this page as further courses will be added when they become available.

Who is it for?

Early years practitioners

Course description

This session aims to clarify the term ‘British Values’ as set out in the Prevent Strategy:

  • To understand where the recent requirement for teaching ‘British Values’ originates
  • To consider British Values and what this means to them as individuals
  • Discuss the ways in which British Values are included within EYFS 2014
  • Identify current good practice with regards to moral and ethical development within their organisations
  • Discuss ways to interpret and enhance the teaching of universal values and principles in early years in order to meet the requirements of the prevention strategy


What is the length of course?

Half a day

 

Who is it for?

SENCos and/or Inclusion Coordinators within PVI settings

Course description

  • To discuss the current national agenda with regard to SEND and Inclusion.
  • To share good practice and network with colleagues from other settings within the local area
  • An opportunity for updates regarding new initiatives and the national agenda with regards to inclusion and SEND.
  • A forum for colleagues from settings in the local area to network, to discuss best practice and support each other.

Is there funding available?

There is one fully subsidised place per setting for either the Inclusion Manager or SENCo. In response to requests, one additional place can be purchased for £20. Settings will need to pay for an additional place if they choose to attend two different network meetings.

What is the length of course?

2 hours

How do I book onto the course?

Course date

Course time

Course location

How to book
​​21 June​1:15pm 3:15pm​Northampton Saints
NN5 6BG
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​23 June​1:15pm to 3:15pm​Towcestrians RFCs, Towcester NN12 8AWBook now
​28 June​1:15pm to 3:15pm​Wellingborough Museum Centre NN8 1XBBook now
​30 June​1:15pm to 3:15pm​Kettering Conference Centre NN15 6PB Book now

Who is it for?

Designated safeguarding leads but would be of great interest and value to all EY practitioners.

Course description

Understand what makes up the language of safety and using this in order to communicate in a way that enhances relationships and empowers all involved.

Outcomes: 

  • Explain some of the possible effects of unwritten rules
  • Describe the relationship between feelings, thoughts and behaviour and use this model to problem solve events. 
  • Clarify rights and responsibilities 
  • Define a personal concept of safety
  • Describe the function of early warning signs in the protective behaviours process
  • Describe how a person might use the idea of personal networks of support 
  • Describe how someone could use the seven protective behaviours strategies as an integral part of the protective behaviours process

What is the length of course?

2 days

How do I book onto the course?

Course date

Course Time

Course location

How to book

​21 June
27 June

​9:30am to 4:30pm​Nene Whitewater Centre NN4 7AABook now

Current courses are fully booked, please revisit this page as further courses will be added when they become available.

Who is it for?

New early years practitioners who have not attended an initial safeguarding course 

Course description

Outcomes

  • State the categories of abuse
  • Describe signs and indicators of abuse or neglect
  • Examine current relevant legislation and its implications
  • State what actions to take if concerned about a child
  • Identify what actions to take if concerned about the behaviour of other members of staff or if an allegation is made against them
  • Recognise the importance of information sharing and interagency working
  • Consider the implications of serious case reviews
  • Describe the impact of abuse on children, why children don’t tell and how we can encourage children to keep themselves safe

Is there funding available?

This course is fully funded by the local authority.
Cancellation and non-attendance charges apply.

What is the length of course?

1 day

Who is it for?

Early years practitioners who need to refresh their safeguarding training. Maximum 1 delegate per course. 

Course description

Learning outcomes - learners will be able to:

  • State the categories of abuse
  • Describe signs and indicators of abuse or neglect
  • Examine current relevant legislation and its implications
  • Identify and state what actions to take if you concerned about other members of staff

 Is there funding available?

This course is fully funded by the local authority.
Cancellation and non-attendance charges apply.

What is the length of course?

Half a day 

How do I book onto the course?

Course date

Course time

Course location

How to book
​25 June​9:30am to 12:30pm​Nene Whitewater Centre NN4 7AABook now
​28 June​9:30am to 12:30pm​Kettering Conference Centre NN15 6PBBook now
​12 July​9:30am to 12:30pm​Towcestrians RFCs, Towcester NN12 8AW​Book now

 

Current courses are fully booked, please revisit this page as further courses will be added when they become available.

Who is it for?

Early years practitioners who are the Designated Safeguarding Lead. Maximum 2 learners per setting per year.

Course description

This course explores roles, responsibilities and knowledge needed to fulfil the role as a lead practitioner.

Learning outcomes - learners will be able to:

  • Enable their staff to embed the child protection processes and consider how to create a culture of confidence in the process.
  • Identify current legislation relating to safeguarding children including categories of abuse and signs and indicators of abuse or neglect
  • Define their role and the role of others, including what actions to take if they are concerned about a child or the behaviours of another adult
  • Identify essential resources to support their role.

Is there funding available?

This course is fully funded by the local authority.
Cancellation and non-attendance charges apply.

What is the length of course?

1 day 

 Current courses are fully booked, please revisit this page as  further courses will be added when they become available.

Who is it for?

Setting managers or a preschool committee member who has responsibility for recruiting staff.  Maximum 2 learners per setting per year.

Course description

This covers key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people and policies and practices to make workplaces safer
Objectives

  • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
  • Begin to review their own and their organisations’ policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer


Is there funding available?

This course is fully funded by the local authority.
Cancellation and non-attendance charges apply.

What is the length of course?

1 day 

How can I get a training identification number?

Childcare providers must have a training identification number in order attend our training early years and childcare workforce development team courses. To obtain a training identification number please complete the online form below:

Apply for a training identification number

Externally funded early years and childcare courses

The course(s) listed below are not provided by the local authority.

​Course (name)Who is the course for?Course description Grant funding (terms and conditions may apply)Training providers
​Early years teacher status (EYTS)*​Early Years Foundation Stage Graduate Leaders​Early Years Teachers are specialists in early childhood development, trained to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage for children from birth to the age of five. They are graduate leaders responsible for organising and leading high-quality teaching practice in early years settings.
The graduate entry employment-based (part-time) route is for graduates working in an early years setting who require training and further experience to demonstrate the Teachers’ Standards (Early Years).
​Funding is accessed through the training provider

How can I check my qualification?

If you are delivering the early years foundation stage, you can check if your qualification is full and relevant on the Department for Education qualifications list.

Training and Career Guidance

High quality early years and childcare provision can have a significant impact on children’s development, performance at school and their future life chances. Staff with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding are essential and early years practitioners need to be able to continually develop to have a positive impact on quality provision.

Our training and career guidance adviser can offer information, advice and guidance to help you identify training opportunities, to develop your skills and qualifications and enable you to make informed choices to suit your individual needs. Support is also available to develop whole setting training plans.

Contact the early years team to access this support:

Email eycc@northamptonshire.gov.uk

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