Short Courses - Early Years 2 

Fulfilling the role of the key person

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the role of the key person and the importance of the relationship between the key person and the child's parent / carer. Learn how to promote personal, social, and emotional development and gain a better understanding of what this means in day-to-day practice. Look at factors that affect the ability to develop loving, secure relationships and study children's key emotional needs.

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Health and safety in the early years

This CACHE endorsed short course explores safe and secure environments for children and how to use risk assessments to raise everybody's awareness of potential dangers. Look at ways in which leaders maintain a healthy, safe, and secure environment for children and, in particular, look at hygiene practices. Learn how to supervise procedures for accidents, injuries, illnesses, and other emergencies.

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Inclusion

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the meaning of inclusion and gain a better understanding of its scope. You will study the barriers to inclusion and explore resources for inclusion. This course is generally intended for learners working in nursery settings.

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KEEP - The Key Elements of Effective Practice

This CACHE endorsed short course explores how this document was written and the research that underpins it. Identify and define the main points of the document and how it relates to the EYFS Statutory Framework. Look at how KEEP might relate to your practice and how practitioners may use it to reflect on the practice in their setting. This course is appropriate for childcare practitioners working in a range of settings.

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Keeping children safe on the internet

This short course explores some of the safety issues relating to the use of the internet, particularly by children. Internet usage has increased enormously, but so have reports of the safeguarding issues linked to abuses of internet communication. You will be introduced to some of the risks and dangers, and how to deal with them – including where to report online concerns and risks.

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Literacy and the EYFS

This CACHE endorsed short course explores how best to encourage early literacy. It looks at how literacy and communication skills are central to children’s intellectual, social, and emotional development, and how the world of literacy begins at a very early age. This course is suitable for early years practitioners or parents and carers of a young child.

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Managing behaviour

This CACHE endorsed short course explores definitions of good behaviour. Gain an understanding of how broad a spectrum this definition might be, and how dependent it is upon the age of the child, cultural situation, and tolerance levels of staff. Explore reasons for poor behaviour and strategies for improving behaviour. Evaluate the benefits of working with outside agencies and identify which agencies may be most appropriate.

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Managing people

This CACHE endorsed short course explores leadership styles and the role of a manager. Learn about Kolb's learning styles and how this research enables team members to develop their skills. Find out how to give and receive feedback assertively and how to define non-assertive and aggressive behaviour. This course is aimed at learners who are currently working in a managerial or supervisory role in a childcare setting.

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Managing safeguarding

This CACHE endorsed short course explores managing safeguarding at a childcare, playwork, or health and social care setting. Explore communication and information sharing, evaluating policies and practices, and complete practical exercises which enable you to support all areas of safeguarding through reflection and promotion of multi-agency working.

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Nutrition in the early years

This CACHE endorsed short course looks at giving young children a good start in life through nutritious food; enabling them to grow, develop, and have a healthy life. You will be introduced to the components of a healthy diet – including protein, vitamins, and minerals, and understand the importance of portion sizes that reflect the size of the child. The course also discusses food phobias, allergies, and intolerances.

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Observing children

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the observation cycle and the types of observations a childcare practitioner might choose to carry out. You will, by the end of the course, be able to define what makes an effective observation and how it might be used to decide the next developmental milestone. You will also cover rules relating to observation and confidentiality.

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Outdoor play

This CACHE endorsed short explores play and learning opportunities that can be facilitated outdoors. Discover the benefits of outdoor play to a child’s life, gain ideas for activities, and understand how to encourage children to expand and develop their imaginative play outdoors. Additionally, you will learn how to review current outdoor play provision, plan a new space, and help children to manage risk.

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Parenting

This CACHE endorsed short course, aimed at parents of any age and those considering becoming parents, looks at the essentials of parenting. It explains the responsibilities of the parent, discusses the importance of good health and nutrition, and considers the dangers of smoking, drinking alcohol, and taking drugs. It also offers an introduction to common childhood illnesses, child development, and child safety.

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Partnership with parents

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the importance of the partnership practitioners create with parents and carers in a childcare setting. You will learn how to make the partnership work effectively, how to engage with new parents and carers, and how to deal with conflict when it arises. This course is generally intended for learners working in nursery settings.

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Recognising and supporting children with SEN

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the topic of special educational needs within a childcare setting. Learn more about Down’s syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, and Asperger’s syndrome, as well as the key legislation governing practice in this area. Discuss the role of the setting SENCO and how practitioners can understand, support, and provide for individual children with SEN.

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Self-evaluation

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the self-evaluation model and considers how to evaluate objectively. You will look at setting targets for your personal development and sourcing learning opportunities. You will learn more about implementing change effectively and how to review your progress. Learning also touches on the Ofsted 'self evaluation form'.

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The Prevent Duty

This CACHE endorsed short course explores ‘The Prevent Duty’, and is suitable for those working in schools and childcare settings. Prevent is part of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, preventing people from becoming involved in, or supporting, terrorism. Consider what the Prevent duty means for practitioners, how to comply with the duty, and where to find advice and support about protecting children from radicalisation.

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Understanding leadership and management

This CACHE endorsed short course explores leadership and management in an early years setting. Consider a variety of leadership styles and the importance of communication. Learn how to deal with conflict in a way that leads to successful resolution and understand your role and responsibility as a manager. You do not need to be working in a managerial role to complete this course but should be working as a member of a childcare setting team.

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Understanding the revised EYFS

This CACHE endorsed short course is suitable for new early years practitioners, as well as those who are familiar with the original EYFS. The course provides a background to the EYFS before going on to look at revisions to the EYFS in more detail. Practitioners will be encouraged to explore the Statutory Framework and the accompanying guidance documentation. This course has been updated to include information about the most recent changes to the EYFS.

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Food safety

All food handlers must be supervised, instructed, or trained in food hygiene matters to a level appropriate to their job. Understand basic food hygiene practices and explore important areas, such as food poisoning, personal hygiene, and preparing and presenting food. Completing this course will stand you and your employer in good stead with the Environmental Health.

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