What training do we offer?

Throughout the academic year we run training for parents and carers, and training for staff working in Early Years settings with children with additional needs.

We have also created a series of Workshop Training Videos for Parents.

At times our team is invited to contribute to Barnet events such as the SEND Conference.

Makaton Signing for Babies
Our qualified Makaton trainers deliver this free course. This course is designed for parents and family members who would like to learn to sign and have no previous experience of Makaton.  It runs for 8 hours , over 4 weeks.

If you would like to be invited please let your child’s Pre-school Teacher know and you will be invited when the next space is available. 

There is a small free crèche available.

Downs Syndrome Training for Schools
For schools receiving reception aged children with Downs Syndrome, we offer training in the summer term before the children are due to start with them. The training covers information about Downs Syndrome, the learning profile and advice on strategies and interventions which are effective in supporting the children’s development. Attendance is considered an essential part of our transition offer. Following attendance at this your Pre-school Teacher will offer a visit to the school in the Autumn term.

Parent and Carer Workshops
We offer workshops to parents and carers on variety of topics, and we welcome parental suggestions as to the topics they would like information about.

The Pre School Teaching Team offer a menu of training to support settings

  • Bespoke individual sessions tailored to setting needs
  • This can be in response to individual setting needs.

Meeting Emerging Speech, Language and Social Communication Needs 
(1 full day) £120 per delegate (3 for 2 offer available)

This is a 1 day training that looks at meeting emerging needs within the Early Years Setting. The training reflects on links with the EYFS, the importance of working with parents and carers, and how to use observations to develop next steps. The 2nd part of the day looks at practical strategies that the Pre School teacher will suggest in their reports and allows you to plan how to develop and implement in your setting. You will leave the training with a set of resources to use in your setting.

Transitions Training
1.5hr session for receiving schools and settings (Free) Successful Next Steps

This is an opportunity to explore Quality First Teaching Strategies that will support children when they transfer into a new setting. It is offered to all schools who receive children who have had support from the Pre School Teaching Team. 

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Understanding Autism
1.5 hr session / £30 per delegate (3 for 2 offer available) [no cost to parent/carer]

This is a short course that explores the key areas of difference in children who have a diagnosis of Autism. These are run as twilight sessions and are also open to parents and carers. The course is part of the BEAM parenting programme.