Upcoming training for early years and childcare practitioners

Please find below some of the latest training opportunities available for early years and childcare practitioners in Devon. These can be booked via the DEL training website where you will find many more short courses and eLearning.

Please note; you will need a DEL training account to book onto the training. If you need a DEL account to be created please contact the Early Years Workforce Development team.


Provider Network Meeting (virtual)

These meetings are open to all Early Years and Childcare providers including Childminders. They are an opportunity to network and to receive updates on a variety of topics (including: safeguarding updates, funding updates, government guidance updates and much more). You will receive the Teams link upon booking.

Topics – to follow

You can attend any one of the dates listed below regardless of ‘location’. Each session will be delivered by an EYCA for that area.

Dates:

  • Tuesday 15th March 2022 (6.30pm – 8pm) – South and West Devon
  • Wednesday 16th March 2022 (6.30pm – 8pm) – North and Mid Devon
  • Wednesday 23rd March 2022 (6.30pm – 8pm) – Exeter and East Devon
  • Tuesday 21st June 2022 (6.30pm – 8pm) – South and West Devon
  • Wednesday 22nd June 2022 (6.30pm – 8pm) – Exeter and East Devon
  • Wednesday 29th June 2022 (6.30pm – 8pm) – North and Mid Devon

Book your place here

Fully funded.


Oral Health Improvement training (virtual)

A fully funded 2 hour virtual session for early years and childcare practitioners and out of school practitioners about the importance of oral health. You will receive the Teams link upon booking.

Dates:

  • Tuesday 25th January 2022 (6.30pm – 9pm) – childcare / out of school practitioners working with children aged 5-16 years
  • Tuesday 15th March 2022 (6.30pm – 9pm) –  childcare / out of school practitioners working with children aged 0-5 years

Book your place here

Fully funded.


Early Years Child Protection Refresher (Group 3) virtual training

This refresher course is for delegates who have already undertaken the DCFP Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection (Group 3 Core) training and need to update their knowledge.

The training is for people with child protection responsibilities e.g. Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy. Other practitioners should attend the Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection (Group 2 Core) eLearning.

The training will be delivered via eLearning, a digital quiz and a virtual session via Microsoft Teams (9.30am – 3.00pm with breaks).

Dates for virtual session:

  • Wednesday 19th January 2022 (9.30am – 3pm)
  • Tuesday 1st March 2022 (9.30am – 3pm)

Book your place here

Fully funded for  Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities FREE eLearning modules

The modules below are provided by Babcock LDP. To access each course follow the link below. You will then be redirected to the Babcock LDP website where you will need to register for an account on the Babcock Shop. Once you are registered, you can ‘purchase’ the course free of charge and continue to have access to the course when you need to via your Shop account. If you have already registered an account on the Babcock Shop, please do just log in and then go through the purchase process.

Fully funded.


Moving and Handling of Children with Physical Difficulties: Initial and Refresher training (early years)

A 2 hour introductory theory session provided by Babcock LDP on Moving and Handling (virtual training) plus practical in-school training session to be arranged. Suitable for any staff working with a child or young person who has Physical/Movement difficulties (not suitable for those working with children who have emotional or behavioural difficulties requiring physical interventions)

Dates:

  • Thursday 3rd February 2022 (9.30am – 11.30am)
  • Tuesday 15th March 2022 (9.30am – 11.30am)

Book here for the Moving and Handling of Children with Physical Difficulties: Initial training (£30)

Book here for the Moving and Handling of Children with Physical Difficulties: Refresher training (£20)

The initial training costs £30, and the refresher training costs £20.


eLearning

You will find a wide range of eLearning modules on the DEL training website.