25 July 2019
By Heidi Foster

Threads of Success training update July 2019

Please find below an update of courses taking place over the next two months that still have available places. To read more, or book your place please click on the links below.

Briefing session for potential childminders

A Briefing Session to provide information to those interested in becoming a registered childminder.

Pre-course information:
Please bring equipment to enable you to take notes.

A copy of the PowerPoint will be emailed out following the session to those who have attended.

Please Note: Parking is on local streets.

  • Date: Monday 16 September 2019
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Venue: Ray Allen Children's Centre, Stanhope Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5RN
  • Price: Free to potential childminders (not Ofsted registered) living in Kent.
  • Date: Wednesday 16 October 2019
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Venue: Little Hands Children's Centre (Wincheap), Wincheap Primary School, Hollowmede, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3SD
  • Price: Free to potential childminders (not Ofsted registered) living in Kent.

Kent pre-registration course - childminder (East)

This is a bespoke course written specifically for individuals wishing to become an Ofsted registered childminder in Kent. This is a comprehensive package that, together with separate paediatric first aid training, covers all aspects of setting up and running a successful childminding business.

It is a blended course meaning students benefit from both eLearning and face-to-face tutor facilitated learning. You must be able to complete the eLearning within the stated times, (or additional costs may apply), and attend both face-to-face dates to complete the full course and obtain your certificate needed for your Ofsted registration visit.

  • Date: Saturday 7 September and Saturday 21 September 2019
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:30
  • Venue: Thanington Neighbourhood Resource Centre, Thanington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3XE
  • Price: £162 +VAT
  • Date: Saturday 12 October and Saturday 26 October 2019
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:30
  • Venue: Holiday Inn - Ashford North A20, Maidstone Road, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent, TN26 1AP
  • Price: £162 +VAT

Ofsted Education Framework (EIF) briefings

This two hour briefing is to introduce the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework for Registered Early Years provision from 1 September 2019.
Objectives:
• Clarify the purpose and focus of the new framework
• Understand the expectations of inspectors and for providers
• Review the new key judgements
• Be familiar with the criteria that inspectors will use to make judgements

ONLY 2 DELEGATES PER SETTING MAY ATTEND ACROSS ALL EIF EVENTS

Please can all delegates bring copies of:
• Early Years Inspection handbook for Ofsted registered provision 2019
• Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings 2019
• The education inspection framework 2019

Delegates will receive an electronic copy of the slides following attendance.

  • Date: Wednesday 18 September 2019
  • Time: 19:30 - 21:30
  • Venue: Swanley Banqueting - Clock Tower Pavilion, St Marys Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7BU
  • Price: Free for Early Years Settings within the Kent boundary.

Are you ready for your new inspection?

This course supports Early Years managers in understanding the current Ofsted inspection framework. Using the Ofsted documentation it explores the main elements of the inspection process and provides you with the opportunity to reflect on your current practice and provision in preparation for inspection.

This course supports Early Years managers in understanding the current Ofsted inspection framework. Using the Ofsted documentation it explores the main elements of the inspection process and provides you with the opportunity to reflect on your current practice and provision in preparation for inspection.

  • Date: Monday 23 September 2019
  • Time: 09:30 - 16:30
  • Venue: Eastgate, 141 Springhead Parkway, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 8AD
  • Individual Price: within Kent: £80 +VAT; outside Kent: £118 +VAT
  • Group price: within Kent: £420 +VAT; outside Kent: £665 +VAT
  • Date: Friday 27 September 2019
  • Time: 9:30 - 16:30
  • Venue: St Augustine's College LTD (Thanet), 125 Canterbury Road, Westgate-On-Sea, Kent, CT8 8NL
  • Individual Price: within Kent: £80 +VAT; outside Kent: £118 +VAT
  • Group price: within Kent: £420 +VAT; outside Kent: £665 +VAT

Babies are amazing!

Have you ever watched in awe and wonder at the intensity of communication between a baby and its primary care giver? Early experiences shape babies' development and the importance of attachment cannot be underestimated.
This full day workshop will provide you with opportunities to explore and understand the importance of brain development, how to support physical, communication and language development as well as how to create an appropriate environment for babies and under two's.

  • Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019
  • Time: 9:30 - 16:30
  • Venue: Ashford Business Hub, Ray Allen Centre, Stanhope Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5RN
  • Individual Price: within Kent: £80 +VAT; outside Kent: £118 +VAT
  • Group price: within Kent: £420 +VAT; outside Kent: £665 +VAT

Supervision and performance management in the early years

Do you understand and value the importance of supervision and performance management? Is it an area that you need to develop and further enhance? This full day practical training will support you to develop strategies and procedures to best support your team development.

  • Date: Thursday 26 September 2019
  • Time: 09:30 - 16:30
  • Venue: Sevenoaks Indoor Bowls, Hollybush Close, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3UX
  • Individual Price: within Kent: £80 +VAT; outside Kent: £118 +VAT
  • Group price: within Kent: £420 +VAT; outside Kent: £665 +VAT

Leadership and management development programme

This programme has been specifically designed to meet the needs of Leaders and Managers working in Early Years. The 3 day programme will focus on:

  • understanding ourselves as leaders and managers
  • the personal and emotional competencies needed to be a good leader
  • the core business of leading high quality learning and the skills required for leading and managing change.
  • Date: Monday 30 September, Tuesday 1 October and Thursday 7 November 2019
  • Time: 09:30 - 16:30
  • Venue: Holiday Inn - Ashford North A20, Maidstone Road, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent, TN26 1AP
  • Individual Price: within Kent: £240 +VAT; outside Kent: £350 +VAT
  • Group price: within Kent: £840 +VAT; outside Kent: £1995 +VAT

The Kent County Council funded offer

The Kent County Council (KCC) funded offer via The Education People is available to providers of early education and/or childcare within KCC’s geographical boundaries, registered with Ofsted or the Department for Education and/or with KCC to deliver Free Entitlement places; this includes:

  • Private, voluntary and independent group providers
  • Out of school childcare providers
  • Eligible childminders
  • Schools and academies admitting children under four.

*Please note that non-eligible childminders can access some elements of the offer only.