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Latest Training Programme: Spring 2017 here 

Booking form: short courses

Artemis Children's Workforce Induction Programme: details here

Upcoming training courses

    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Funky Warehouse, Unit 5, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, Glos, GL51 9NB
    • 11
    Register

    Introduction to Children's Play

    Course Aim: To raise students’ awareness of the value of learning through play for young children and to gain skills to provide appropriate play activities.

    Course Information: A very hands on practical course looking at play from the child’s perspective, exploring why children need to play and how they learn from it. Learners will develop a folder of ideas, information, resources and recipes and be involved with other students in practical activities and discussions, sharing experiences and exchanging ideas. The course includes:

    · Child development

    · The role of the adult

    · Health and safety

    · Equal opportunities

    · Practical play activities; using paint, natural and recycled materials, food and snacks, stories and music, playdough, developing imaginative play

    Suitable For:  Anyone currently working with, or wanting to work with children. It is a recommended pre-course activity for anyone aiming to start a qualification, run a toddler group or volunteer in any early years profession.

    Date: Tuesday 7 November to Tuesday 5 December (5 weeks)

    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

    Venue: Funky Warehouse, Unit 5, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, Glos, Gl51 9NB

    Cost: £65 for members / £110 for non members 

    Childcare Provision: Please note than Funky Warehouse have very kindly offered the use of their soft play provision for any children of family attending the course for a fee of £5 per session (to include squash for the children). This will need to be paid directly to Funky Warehouse on the day.

    Your children will be supervised by Funky Warehouse staff on the play equipment and we will be in a room to the side but with netted walls so, if needed, you will be able to see you child – from a distance! They will be joining us for some of the activities.

     

    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 08 Jan 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Tewkesbury CofE Community Centre, GL20 5RQ
    • 5
    Register

    Introduction to Children's Play

    Course Aim: To raise students’ awareness of the value of learning through play for young children and to gain skills to provide appropriate play activities.

    Course Information: A very hands on practical course looking at play from the child’s perspective, exploring why children need to play and how they learn from it. Learners will develop a folder of ideas, information, resources and recipes and be involved with other students in practical activities and discussions, sharing experiences and exchanging ideas. The course includes:

    · Child development

    · The role of the adult

    · Health and safety

    · Equal opportunities

    · Practical play activities; using paint, natural and recycled materials, food and snacks, stories and music, playdough, developing imaginative play

    Suitable For:  Anyone currently working with, or wanting to work with children. It is a recommended pre-course activity for anyone aiming to start a qualification, run a toddler group or volunteer in any early years profession.

    Date: Monday 13th November to Monday 8 January (6 sessions)

    Venue: Tewkesbury CofE Community Centre, Chance Street, Tewkesbury GL20 5RQ

    Cost: £80 for members / £130 for non members 

     

    • 04 Jan 2018
    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Beacon Children's Centre, Valley Gardens, Kingsway, Gloucester, GL2 2AR
    • 16
    Register

    Introduction to Children's Play

    Course Aim: To raise students’ awareness of the value of learning through play for young children and to gain skills to provide appropriate play activities.

    Course Information: A very hands on practical course looking at play from the child’s perspective, exploring why children need to play and how they learn from it. Learners will develop a folder of ideas, information, resources and recipes and be involved with other students in practical activities and discussions, sharing experiences and exchanging ideas. The course includes:

    · Child development

    · The role of the adult

    · Health and safety

    · Equal opportunities

    · Practical play activities; using paint, natural and recycled materials, food and snacks, stories and music, playdough, developing imaginative play

    Suitable For:  Anyone currently working with, or wanting to work with children. It is a recommended pre-course activity for anyone aiming to start a qualification, run a toddler group or volunteer in any early years profession.

    Date: Thursday 4th January to Thursday 8th February (6 sessions)

    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

    Venue: Beacon Children's Centre, Valley Gardens, Kingsway, Gloucester, GL2 2AR

    Cost: £80 for members / £130 for non members 

     

    • 15 Jan 2018
    • 05 Feb 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Chequers Bridge Centre, GL4 6PR
    • 14
    Register

    Working with Children

    SUITABLE FOR: 

    Anyone currently working or wanting to work with children. PATA recommend this course for anyone aiming to start a qualification in childcare, those working or volunteering in toddler groups/playgroups or in any early years settings. Access to a PC is essential.  

    COURSE INFORMATION:

    This four week course is a perfect follows on from our well established and successful Introduction to Children’s Play course. Full of discussions, small group activities and time for personal reflection the course gives learners an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of:

    • The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

    • Up to date legislation and health a& safety within early years childcare settings

    • How to observe children and their interests

    • Planning for play and the needs of the child

    • Types of provision and career opportunities

    • Their personal development and career planning

     

    Also included in the cost is the ARTEMIS e learning course (recommended price £25). This programme has been developed by, and for, members of the children's workforce.  It is a high quality e-learning package based on the seven induction standards developed by the Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC). ARTEMIS will be completed in your own time. Access to a computer is essential.

    COURSE AIM: To give students’ excellent underpinning knowledge on working with children, and the options and opportunities to explore further training and career paths.

    DATES: Monday 15th, 22nd, 29th January and 5 February

    VENUE: Chequers Bridge Centre

    COST: £65.00 for members / £85.00 for non members


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