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E-learning for Those Involved with Early Years and Childcare

The Early Years & Childcare Service has developed an initial suite of E-learning to compliment our extensive range of face to face training, all of which aims to develop your early years and childcare knowledge and skills.

All of our E-learning has been developed by our experienced and knowledgeable advisers who are uniquely placed to understand the principles of good early years and childcare practice, have a clear insight into Ofsted’s areas of focus and have extensive experience of delivering a range of high quality training and support.

We are continually developing more E-learning courses, all of which have been quality assured and trialled by practicing early years professionals.

This training can be used to provide part of an induction or as ongoing training for early years and childcare professionals at all levels and in any type of provision.

Basic awareness training and outline of professional responsibilities to safeguard children and promote their welfare. To include an understanding of the Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) Threshold Criteria and how to make a referral to Specialist Children’s Services and an Early Help Notification. This course is only for registered/eligible childminders.

Priced at £25 +VAT per person.

Please click on this link to take this E-learning course: Safeguarding Basic Awareness for Childminders

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page.

This E-learning will support new and existing practitioners to develop their knowledge and skills in building essential meaningful relationships with families, leading to enhancing family involvement in children’s learning.

Price:

£27.00 +VAT per person per course.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Enhancing Family Involvement in Children’s Learning (EFICL)

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page.

This course is designed to give new entrants into the early years and childcare workforce an introduction to the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It would also be a valuable course to be included within an early years and childcare setting induction programme and for a refresher for those practitioners re-entering the workforce.

Price:

£27.00 +VAT per person per course.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Introduction to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for Practitioners

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This KCC funded easy to follow course is designed to support registered settings to understand what the term ‘Local Offer’ means, where it comes from and their legal obligations around their responsibility to publish their own Local Offer.
This course will support providers to reflect on their current offer for children and families with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and enable them to write a ‘family friendly’ account of that, using the 12 questions template on the Kent Children And Families Information Service (CFIS) website.

This course is KCC funded.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Introduction to The Local Offer for Early Years Providers

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page.

This course aims to support early years practitioners, children centres, schools and parents/carers in their understanding of School Readiness and how they can support children with the transition into school.

Price:

£27.00 +VAT per person per course.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: School Readiness

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This E-learning course is KCC funded, and is a simple informative overview of the Best Practice Guidance, its contents and how it can be used, along with links to corresponding BPG audits. It is aimed at everyone in the early years and childcare workforce.

This course is KCC funded.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Getting to Know Your Early Years Best Practice Guidance

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This module has been created to strengthen practitioners' understanding of the importance of the characteristics of effective teaching and how they underpin and support children’s learning and development. It is aimed at all practitioners, including those in early years settings and children centres, as well as childminders and teachers.

The expected learning outcomes include:

  • analyse and explore the characteristics of effective learning
  • reflect on the role you play and how the environment inspires children to learn
  • recognise the potential of open-ended and real-life experiences and how these can motivate and engage children.

Price:

£27.00 +VAT per person per course.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning.

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This module provides an overview of how social learning and behaviour develops in children during their early years and the important role adults have in supporting children in an early years setting.

  • The module will enable adults to understand how children communicate through their behaviour and why the adult role is crucial during this important developmental phase.
  • You will explore why the physical and emotional environment can impact on a child’s behaviour.
  • You will develop an appreciation for understanding what you see and the causes of behaviour in young children.

Price:

£27.00 +VAT per person per course.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: A Guide to Understanding Behaviour Management in the Early Years

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This E-learning course will assist you to:

  • identify the skills, knowledge and attributes required of an early years practitioner
  • understand the options available to help practitioners update their knowledge on the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Price:

£27.00 +VAT per person per course.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Returning to Work in the Early Years and Childcare Sector

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This E-learning module will provide guidance and advice for writing an effective job application for employment in the early years and childcare sector.

On completing this module you will:

  • understand what employers are looking for in a job application
  • know how to integrate the job description and person specification to support an effective job application
  • know how to structure and write an effective job application.

Price:

£27.00 +VAT per person per course.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Writing an Effective Job Application

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It will provide an overview of the current EYFS and clarify the context for children’s free entitlement It will provide the following: clarification on inspecting safeguarding and the grade descriptor judgements the rationale for the Free for Two (FF2) offer and the importance of this in relation to children in care an overview of the seven areas of learning within the EYFS exploration of the key person role, its impact and importance on child development and well-being.

Pricing:

£27.00 +VAT per person per course.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: The Early Years Foundation Stage for the wider professional workforce.

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This E-learning module explains how to calculate breakeven and looks at ways of monitoring and managing bad debt and their importance in running a successful childcare business.
The module will also help you with techniques in which to improve the settings breakeven position and tips for monitoring and managing potential and actual bad-debt.
You will be introduced to different ways to carry out breakeven calculations and have an opportunity to undertake practical examples.
Pricing:
KCC Funded (£27+VAT per person for those outside of Kent)

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: How to Break Even and Avoid Bad Debt E-learning

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This E-learning course has been developed by the Education Safeguarding Service as an interim measure to enable experienced Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL) and Deputy DSLs in early years settings in Kent to refresh their knowledge and skills and meet the welfare requirement as outlined in ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ and the ‘Early Years and Foundation Stage’. 

This course explores specific procedures and support available in Kent, including Integrated Children’s Services and the ‘Front Door’.  DSLs working in early years settings outside of Kent can access this course, however, they will need to undertake independent research to ensure they understand their own local guidance and processes. 

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Early Years Designated Safeguarding Lead Refresher

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Online safety forms part of early years setting’s wider safeguarding responsibilities; it is vitally important that early years managers and DSLs are aware of their strategic safeguarding responsibilities to ensure they can safeguard children in their care online.

This course will explore the current statutory guidance to help early years managers and DSLs reflect on their existing practice. The course will explore a range of practical approaches and highlight resources which can be used to support the development of a whole setting approach towards online safety, in line with national guidance.

Please click on this link to book this E-learning course: Strategic Online Safeguarding for Early Years Designated Safeguarding Leads and Managers’

If you are new to our E-learning please read our E-learning FAQ page.