24 June 2019
By Heidi Foster

Threads of Success training update June 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.

Ofsted Education Inspection Framework (EIF) briefings

This two hour briefing is to introduce the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework for Registered Early Years provision from 1st 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: Thursday 4th July 2019
  • Time: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Venue: Eastgate, 141 Springhead Parkway, Northfleet, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 8AD
  • Price: within Kent: KCC funded; outside Kent: £55 +VAT
  • Date: Tuesday 9th July 2019
  • Time: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Venue:The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence, Kent County Cricket Club, Old Dover Road Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NZ
  • Price: within Kent: KCC funded; outside Kent: £55 +VAT
  • Date: Tuesday 9th July 2019
  • Time: 16:00 - 18:00
  • Venue:The Spitfire Ground St Lawrence, Kent County Cricket Club, Old Dover Road Canterbury, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NZ
  • Price: within Kent: KCC funded; outside Kent: £55 +VAT
  • Date: Wednesday 10th July 2019 
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00
  • Venue:Holiday Inn - Ashford Central, Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8QQ
  • Price: within Kent: KCC funded; outside Kent: £55 +VAT
  • Date: Thursday 11th July 2019
  • Time: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Venue:St Augustine's College LTD (Thanet), 125 Canterbury Road, Westgate-On-Sea, Kent, CT8 8NL
  • Price: within Kent: KCC funded; outside Kent: £55 +VAT

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 15 July 2019
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Venue:Greenfields Children's Centre, Rutland Way, Shepway, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8DR
  • 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

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.