Continuous improvement

Activity type:
  • Training course

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High quality learning for two year olds, enabling you to meet the needs of two year olds and engage, motivate and inspire them to learn through play.

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Strategic improvement visit

This three or six hour bespoke visit with an Early Years and Childcare Adviser will enable you to consider how to enhance specific elements of your provision identified from your self-evaluation process. This may include the development of a new provision or enrichment of a particular element of your current provision. Prior to the visit you will have the opportunity to engage in a professional dialogue to discuss the focus of the visit and to identify the intended outcomes.

The visit can include, but is not limited to:
• observations of staff, how to support and manage staff to reach their full potential and the development of a staff training plan
• observations and evaluation of learning environments
• audits such as Shared Sustained Emotional Wellbeing (SSTEW) and School Age Care Environment Rating Scales (SACERS)
• review of the planning and assessment cycle
• implementing a yearly plan to support the management team with their duties, including monitoring systems
• preparing for an Ofsted visit, which follows the same format as an inspection, therefore allowing the manager to identify improvements needed
• policy writing
• review of the Safeguarding and Welfare requirements
• attendance at staff meetings.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Recruitment and retention visit

This early years visit will support you to develop an effective recruitment procedure to attract, appoint and retain a high-quality workforce. The visit will support with the development of recruitment tools, strategies to grow and develop your current workforce to ensure you have an effective high-quality team who have a passion for improving education and care of young children.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Self-evaluation visit

This early years visit will enable you to consider your organisational structures for self-evaluation and will explore practice inwards, outwards and forwards to make sustained improvement. Prior to the visit you will have the opportunity to complete a range of audits and engage in a professional dialogue to discuss the focus of the visit and to allow the adviser to plan the tools to support the visit to achieve the intended outcomes.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Safeguarding and promoting children's welfare visit

This early years visit will support you to consider how well leaders and managers have created a culture of vigilance where children’s welfare is promoted and where timely and appropriate safeguarding action is taken for all children. It will support you to use the grade descriptors from the Ofsted evaluation schedule and evaluate the broader aspects of care and education in relation to safeguarding.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Quality assurance visit

This early years visit will enable you to consider your organisational structures for self-evaluation and the effectiveness of moderation and external verification. The visit will explore practice
inwards, outwards and forwards to make sustained improvement.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Enhancing family involvement in children's learning (EFICL)

This early years visit will support you in the evaluation and implementation of your processes for enhancing family involvement in children’s learning. You should have attended the Enhancing Family Involvement in Children’s Learning one day training prior to this visit and should have a copy of, or access to, an EFICL toolkit and be conversant with the EFICL Principles.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Forest school visit

This early years visit will support you to either introduce, further develop or enhance Forest School provision. Carried out with you by a qualified Forest School Adviser, the visit will enable you to explore the Forest School principles and identify key areas for development.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Outdoor provision visit

This early years visit is to create and maintain an effective outdoor learning environment that offers a welcoming and stimulating space whilst supporting all seven areas of learning and development.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Enhancing the quality of teaching and learning visit

This early years visit will support you to consider how to enhance the quality of teaching and learning across the breadth of the Early Years Foundation Stage Learning and Development Requirements. It will support you to use the grade descriptors from the Ofsted evaluation schedule to consider how well teaching supports children to acquire the skills and capacity to develop and learn effectively, and to be ready for the next stages in their learning, including school readiness.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Equality and diversity in the early years visit

This early years visit from an Equality and Inclusion Adviser will support you to consider how to meet the needs of the entire range of children and families in your care. Prior to the visit you will have the opportunity to discuss exactly what you would like the focus of the visit to be and to identify the intended outcomes.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Tracking and monitoring visit

This early years visit will support the effective use of assessment and tracking systems to identify gaps in provision and progress, to improve outcomes for children. It will explore the use of data to identify which children are at risk of delay and what can be done to support their progress. Prior to the visit you will have the opportunity to discuss exactly what you would like the
focus of the visit to be and to identify the intended outcomes.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Communication and language visit

This early years visit will ensure that the prime area of communication and language is given high priority in your setting. It will allow you to explore your practice and provision, the quality of the learning environment and staff interactions within this crucial area of learning. Prior to the visit you will have the opportunity to discuss exactly what you would like the focus of the visit to be and to identify the intended outcomes.

Pricing:

Within Kent: 3hr visit, £135+VAT: 6hr Visit, £270+VAT
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

SEND equality and inclusion advisor support visit

This early years visit will support you to review your universal, inclusive practice in order to meet the needs of all your children. It helps you to target additional strategies and consider if further interventions and specialist advice is necessary including referral to your Early Years Local Inclusion Forum Team (EYLIFT).

Pricing:

Within Kent: KCC funded.
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Business review visit

This bespoke early years visit focusses on your business as a whole including statutory and legal requirements, business planning, financial management, sustainability and marketing. It will provide an opportunity to explore a range of business tools that will help you feel confident about the overall effectiveness of your business.

Pricing:

Within Kent: KCC funded.
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

Knowing your market visit

This early years visit focusses on your current marketing activity, measures its effectiveness and suggests tactical ways of marketing your setting to support its long-term sustainability.

Pricing:

Within Kent: KCC funded.
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

A successful trustee visit

This bespoke early years visit will help to support new trustees who have just been appointed at a recent AGM. The visit will enable the committee to explore elements of their responsibilities and highlight which of those must be completed to meet statutory legislation.

Pricing:

Within Kent: KCC funded.
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT: 6hr visit, £530 +VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)

The annual conversation visit

The purpose of this early years visit is to explore and understand your setting’s approach to the monitoring of the quality of provision, the safeguarding and welfare requirements and its place within the self-evaluation and setting improvement planning processes. This is with the aim of reducing the risk of falling below a ‘good’ Ofsted judgement.

Pricing:

Within Kent: KCC funded.
Outside Kent: 3hr visit, £250+VAT (Please note: there is £0.45p +VAT per mile charge on travel outside Kent)