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    • 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


Past events

16 Nov 2017 Everyday Maths for Early Years
14 Nov 2017 Autism in Children - Managing Behaviour
08 Nov 2017 Using Signs to Support Communication
07 Nov 2017 Introduction to Autism in Children
06 Nov 2017 Performance Management - Supervision and Appraisals
20 Oct 2017 Promoting Positive Behaviour
17 Oct 2017 Roles and Responsibilities: Key facts for your Committee
13 Oct 2017 Planning for OFSTED
21 Jul 2017 Promoting Positive Behaviour
11 Jul 2017 Principles of Play (for Early Years and Primary aged children)
27 Jun 2017 Introduction to Characteristics of Effective Learning
23 Jun 2017 Promoting Positive Behaviour
14 Jun 2017 Using Signs to Support Communication
12 Jun 2017 Functional Skills Level 2 English
05 Jun 2017 Introduction to Children's Play
25 May 2017 Letters and Sounds for Early Years
22 May 2017 Everyday Maths for Early Years
10 May 2017 Introduction to Children's Play (Short course)
30 Mar 2017 Autism in Children for Teaching Assistants
24 Mar 2017 SEND 5: areas of SEN and inclusion in practice
17 Mar 2017 Leading and Managing a Reflective Setting
02 Mar 2017 Autism in Children for Early Years
24 Feb 2017 Letters and Sounds for Teaching Assistants
20 Feb 2017 Introduction to Children's Play
09 Feb 2017 CIEH level 2 award in food safety in catering
02 Feb 2017 SEND 4: BESD, Global Delay, Cerebral Palsy
24 Jan 2017 Roles and Responsibilities: Key facts for your Committee
20 Jan 2017 Letters and Sounds for Early Years
02 Dec 2016 My Profile, My Plan, My Plan (+) and EHC
26 Nov 2016 ITC Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (QCF) Course
11 Nov 2016 Introduction to Children's Play
04 Nov 2016 Promoting Positive Behaviour
01 Nov 2016 Roles and Responsibilities: Key facts for your Committee
13 Oct 2016 SEND 3 Partnership Working: Child, Parent, Others
07 Oct 2016 Leading and Managing a Reflective Setting
23 Sep 2016 Planning for OFSTED - CIF 2015
22 Sep 2016 SEND 1: Principles of inclusion
26 Jul 2016 Introduction to Children's Play
21 Jul 2016 Observations and Assessment
06 Jul 2016 Letters and Sounds for Early Years
24 Jun 2016 Leading and Managing a Reflective Setting
23 Jun 2016 SEN 5: areas of SEN and inclusion in practice
15 Jun 2016 CIEH level 2 award in food safety in catering
09 Jun 2016 Letters and Sounds for Early Years
26 May 2016 Introduction to Safeguarding (Level 2)
26 May 2016 CIEH level 2 award in food safety in catering
11 May 2016 Letters and Sounds for Teaching Assistants
10 May 2016 Promoting Positive Behaviour - Part 1&2
05 May 2016 SEN 2: Identification, Intervention, and the My Plan Process
28 Apr 2016 Roles and Responsibilities: Key facts for Committees
28 Apr 2016 Planning for OFSTED - CIF 2015
17 Mar 2016 SEN 4: ASD, BESD, Global Delay, Cerebral Palsy
09 Mar 2016 Promoting Positive Behaviour - Part 1&2
24 Feb 2016 Observations and Assessment
23 Feb 2016 Experiments and Numbers
11 Feb 2016 SEN 3 Partnership Working: Child, Parent, Others
10 Feb 2016 My Profile, My Plan, My Plan (+) and EHC
28 Jan 2016 Letters and Sounds for Early Years
25 Jan 2016 Introduction to Children's Play
10 Dec 2015 Planning for OFSTED - CIF 2015
24 Nov 2015 CIEH level 2 award in food safety in catering
16 Nov 2015 SEN 1: Principles of inclusion
16 Nov 2015 Christmas Crafts workshop
12 Nov 2015 Planning for OFSTED - CIF 2015
11 Nov 2015 Experiments and Numbers workshop
09 Nov 2015 Assessment workshop
03 Nov 2015 Marketing your setting
02 Nov 2015 Observations workshop
19 Oct 2015 My Plan + & EHC
13 Oct 2015 SEN 6: Inclusion in practice: techniques and policy
12 Oct 2015 My Profile & My Plan
07 Oct 2015 Managing children's behaviour - part 2
30 Sep 2015 Managing children's behaviour - part 1
28 Sep 2015 Introduction to children's play
08 Sep 2015 SEN 5: areas of SEN and inclusion in practice
02 Jul 2015 Managing children's behaviour - part 2
01 Jul 2015 Makaton taster
30 Jun 2015 All change on your committee
30 Jun 2015 SEN 2: Identification, intervention and IEPs
25 Jun 2015 Managing children's behaviour - part 1
22 Jun 2015 Introduction to children's oral health
10 Jun 2015 Moving and handling
08 Jun 2015 Introduction to children's play
08 Jun 2015 All change on your committee
02 Jun 2015 SEN 1: Principles of inclusion
21 May 2015 EYFS for committees
14 May 2015 Planning in the early years, part 2
14 May 2015 My Plan & My Plan+
14 May 2015 Planning for OFSTED
07 May 2015 Displays workshop
30 Apr 2015 Planning in the early years, part 1
29 Apr 2015 SEN: ASD, BESD, Global Delay, Cerebral Palsy
28 Apr 2015 Working with children (8 weeks)
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