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Early Years CPD

Are you looking to develop your early years knowledge and practice?
Would you like to share your experiences with your colleagues and peers?

Join us at one of our free Early Years CPD eventsGirl with tongue out

Our specialist tutors would like to share their knowledge and expertise of key aspects of early years education and offer you an opportunity to network with other early years practitioners.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance

Wednesday 8 June 6pm-8pm
Saturday 11 June 10am-12noon

Westwood Teaching Block,

Westwood Campus, The University of Warwick


Wednesday 8 June   Saturday 11 June
Refreshments and networking 9.30-10am

Welcome session 10-10.15am

Workshop - you can choose from:
  • Safeguarding - childhood and domestic abuse
  • Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disability

Refreshments and networking 11-11.20am
Ofsted Early Years Inspection presentation 11.20-11.50am
Evaluations and close 11.50-12noon

  • Safeguarding - Childhood and Domestic Abuse - Speaker Dr Christine Harrison
    Understanding the impact of domestic violence on children is important for any professional working with children, including those in early years. This workshop will review the range of impacts that domestic violence has on children within a developmental context, and incorporate the perspectives of mothers and children. It will consider diversity and the impact of additional factors such as poverty or racism, as well as highlighting sources of resilience. It draw will draw on the experiences of participants to explore the professional implications and the requirements of safeguarding.
  • Inclusion and Special Educational Needs and Disability - Speaker Dr Caroline Jones
    This workshop will explore the understandings of the term 'special' educational needs and the impact of official labels on values, attitudes and practices. Case study and AV material will be used to investigate the notion of inclusion and inclusive practices within a variety of professional contexts. The role of early years practitioners in implementing the principles of the new Code of Practice on Special Educational Needs and Disability SEND) (DoH/DfE 2015) will also be discussed.
  • Ofsted Early Years Inspections - Speaker Dr Sarah Cousins
    An Early Years Inspector will talk about…
    · What evidence inspectors look for
    · How providers can prepare for inspections
    · The Common Inspection Framework
    · Features of ‘Outstanding’ providers
    The inspector will draw on recent examples from inspections of early years and childminder settings including an insight from Debbie Castle, Manager of the University of Warwick's nursery, recently graded as outstanding by Ofsted

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