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Early Learning and Childcare Training Programme
Early Learning
and Childcare
Training
Programme
For all early years
and out of school
care practitioners
Issue 16 September 2015 – June 2016
Welcome to the Early
Learning and Childcare
Training Programme 2015-16
The annual training programme has been compiled to address the training needs
of the early learning and childcare workforce and is based on the information
provided by Training Needs Analysis completed on behalf of the Nurtured
Outcome Group. It also aims to take account of our ambitions to support all
providers to continually improve services for children and families.
The aim of this programme is to provide training opportunities for staff working
at all levels in early learning, pre-school and childcare settings.
The aims of all the sessions are to enable staff to:
• reflect on their practice;
• gain new knowledge and skills;
• put these into practice; and
• support them to identify areas for further learning and improvement.
The course outcomes take account of national and local policies and priorities.
They all take account of the National Daycare Standards, Pre-Birth to Three and
Curriculum for Excellence and the new practice guidance on Early Learning and
Childcare: Building the Ambition.
The principles, values and guidance set out in Getting It Right For Every Child
that children should be: safe, healthy, achieving, nurtured, active, respected,
responsible and included will also be the expected benchmark for all services
provided to children in the city.
There are 4 components to the training programme: common induction, core
training, continuing professional development and accredited qualifications.
The Common Induction
Programme
For new entrants who have been in the sector
for less than 1 year and prior to applying for
Workforce Development and Expansion Funding.
It is mandatory that all staff, new and experienced,
complete this prior to applying for funding for
accredited qualifications.
The Core Training
Programme
Mandatory Training for all staff.
The CPD Training
Programme
Programme for all staff, to promote excellent
practice, develop skills and increase knowledge.
Accredited
Qualifications
Routes to a Qualification: SVQs and other
associated qualifications up to degree level
meeting SSSC Registration requirements.
The programme is organised over 3 school terms and runs from September
2015 until June 2016. It offers learning opportunities for all staff in the roles of
Manager/Lead Practitioner (Tier 1), Practitioner (Tier 2) and Support Worker
(Tier 3). Courses are delivered in a range of venues and at various times: morning,
twilight and evening sessions. Courses can also be delivered in settings to staff
teams if required. Please discuss this directly with the relevant training provider.
Sheila Sansbury, Service Manager, Early Years
Guide to the Programme
Section 1
Training Diary
Section 2
Common Induction Programme
Section 3
Core Training Programme
Section 4
Childminder Training Programme
Section 5
Getting It Right For Every Child
Training Programme
Section 6
Early Years Collaborative Improvement
Methodology
Section 7
Quality Improvement
Section 8
All Staff CPD Training Programme
(Thematic programme in alphabetical order)
04
19
20
34
45
46
47
50
Section 9
Workforce Development & Expansion
Funding for Qualifications;
Job Role and SSSC Requirements
109
Section 10
How to Book Training
and Booking Forms
112
Section 11
Training Providers and Development
Officer Support Team Details
116
Section 12
Where to Find us
Venues For Training
118
Term 1 / Sept 15 – Dec 15 / Diary Listing
4
Term 1 / Sept 15 – Dec 15 / Diary Listing
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
18 & 25
September
Common
Induction
Programme
Common Induction
Tier 1, 2, 3
19
2&9
November
Common
Induction
Programme
Common Induction
Tier 1, 2, 3
19
17 September
Core Training
Child Development
Tier 2, 3
22
8 October
Core Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
21
15 October
Core Training
Tier 2, 3
25
27 October
Core Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
24
27 October
Core Training
1 Day Emergency
First Aid
Child Protection:
Basic Awareness
Child Protection:
Basic Awareness
REHIS Certified
Elementary Food
Hygiene
Tier 1, 2, 3
32
29 October
Core Training
Child Development
and an Overview of
Attachment Theory
Tier 2, 3
23
10 November
Core Training
33
11 November
Core Training
19 November
Core Training
Risk - Benefit
Tier 1, 2, 3
Assessment
1 Day Emergency
Tier 1, 2, 3
First Aid
Moving and Handling Tier 1, 2, 3
26 November
Core Training
Food Hygiene
Refresher
Nutritional Guidance
Tier 1, 2, 3
28
Tier 1, 2, 3
31
Child Protection:
Full Day
1 Day Emergency
First Aid
1 Day Emergency
First Aid
Induction Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
27
Tier 1, 2, 3
21
Childminders
only
Childminders
only
Childminders
only
Childminders
only
34
A Joint ‘Bookbug’
Childminders
and Grow Well
only
Choices – Early Years
Network Meeting
35
30 November & Core Training
7 December
2 December
Core Training
8 December
Core Training
5 September
Childminder
18 & 26
September
5 October
Childminder
28 October
Childminder
4 November
Childminder
Childminder
Safe and Secure:
Child Protection
Introduction to
GIRFEC (Getting it
Right for Every Child)
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Page
21
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
Page
17 November
Childminder
GIRFEC
Childminders
only
Tier 1, 2, 3
41
TBC
Preparation for
Inspection
Introduction to
Getting It Right For
Every Child (GIRFEC)
TBC
Early Years
Collaborative
Improvement
Methodology
Quality
Improvement
The Early Years
Collaborative (EYC)
and Attachment
Tier 1, 2, 3
46
Introduction to
the Model for
Improvement
Tier 1, 2, 3
47
TBC
Quality
Improvement
Model for
Improvement: Data
and Measurement
Tier 1, 2, 3
48
TBC
Quality
Improvement
Model for
Improvement:
Implementation
Tier 1, 2, 3
49
3 September
CPD
Leadership and
Management
Early Learning &
Childcare Funding
Tier 1
66
5 September
CPD Seminar
81
7 September
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
Seminar: Out of
Tier 1, 2, 3
School Care Seminars
Speech and
Tier 1, 2, 3
Language
Development
8 September
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
The Nature of the
Seasons: Autumn
and Winter
Tier 1, 2, 3
62
8 September
CPD Seminar
Tier 1, 2, 3
82
Tier 1, 2, 3
96
Tier 1, 2, 3
102
TBC
30
37
11 September
14 September
16 September
43
38
17 & 24
September
17 & 24
September
Seminar: Under 5
Staff Seminars
CPD The
An Introduction to
Planning Cycle
Floorbooks
CPD Working
Bookbug Primary 1
with Families
Family Bags & the
Scottish Children’s
Book Awards
CPD
Skills Workshop:
Skills Workshop Working with 0 - 3’s
Treasure Baskets and
Heuristic Play
CPD Play and
Facilitating Outdoor
Outdoor Learning Free Play with
Children Aged 2 - 5
Years
CPD Play and
Loose Parts Outdoors
Outdoor Learning
45
56
Tier 2, 3
89
Tier 1, 2, 3
70
Tier 1, 2, 3
72
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
5
Term 1 / Sept 15 – Dec 15 / Diary Listing
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
18 September
CPD Play and
Outdoor Learning
CPD Promoting
Children’s Health
and Emotional
Wellbeing
CPD Working
with Families
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD The
Planning Cycle
CPD Play and
Outdoor Learning
Outdoor Play Every
Day from Scratch
Grow Well Choices Early Years
Tier 1, 2, 3
73
Tier 1, 2, 3
78
24 September
28 September
30 September
October TBC
1 October
3 October
6 October
6
Term 1 / Sept 15 – Dec 15 / Diary Listing
7 October
7 October
7 October
8 October
8 October
22 October
29 October
29 October
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
Page
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
November TBC
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
Sensory Processing
Differences
Tier 1, 2, 3
91
Starcatchers Early
Years Creative
Skills: The Creative
Environment
CPD Play and
Loose Parts for Small
Outdoor Learning Spaces (Outdoors)
CPD The
Observation and
Planning Cycle
Assessment Skills
CPD Promoting
Introduction to Infant
Children’s Health Mental Health
and Emotional
Wellbeing
CPD Play and
Facilitating Outdoor
Outdoor Learning Free Play with
Children Aged 2 - 5
Years
CPD Working
Introduction to
with Families
Benefits for Families
CPD Play and
Understanding and
Outdoor Learning Supporting Behaviour
in Outdoors Settings
for Early Years
Practitioners
CPD The
Observation for
Planning Cycle
Practitioners
CPD Curriculum Schemas and the
for Excellence
Characteristics of
Effective Learning
Tier 1, 2, 3
59
Tier 1, 2, 3
71
Tier 2, 3
98
Tier 1, 2, 3
80
Tier 1, 2, 3
70
Tier 1, 2, 3
107
Tier 1, 2, 3
74
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
2 & 16
November
Introduction to
Benefits for Families
Weather
Tier 1, 2, 3
107
Tier 1, 2, 3
65
5 November
Autism Friendly
Practice
Tier 1, 2, 3
91
11 November
12 November
Individual Education
Plans (IEP)
Understanding and
Supporting Behaviour
in Outdoor Settings
for Early Years
Practitioners
Total Communication
Playroom
All About Inside Me
Tier 1, 2
97
Tier 1, 2, 3
74
12 & 19
November
Tier 1, 2, 3
64
13 & 20
November
14 November
Tier 1, 2, 3
50
Creativity Counts
Tier 1, 2, 3
52
Introduction to
Autistic Spectrum
Conditions
Tier 1, 2, 3
95
An Introduction to
the Curriculum
for Excellence and
Planning Cycle
CPD Promoting
Getting Started with
Children’s Health Emotion Works:
and Emotional
Early Years
Wellbeing
CPD Working
Budgeting for
with Families
Families
CPD Pre-Birth to An Introduction to
Three
Pre-Birth to Three:
Positive Outcomes for
Scotland’s Children
and Families
CPD Working
Children’s Rights:
with Families
Consultation and
Participation
16 November
16 November
Tier 2, 3
51
Tier 1, 2, 3
77
18 November
19 November CPD Working
with Families
19 November
Tier 1, 2, 3
Tier 2, 3
103
75
23 & 30
November
Tier 1, 2, 3
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
104
24 November
CPD Promoting
Children’s Health
and Emotional
Wellbeing
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
CPD
Skills Workshop
Page
7
Tier 1, 2, 3
99
Tier 1, 2, 3
55
Leading Early Years
Investigations CPD
Session
Tier 1, 2, 3
53
Family Learning
Services - Engaging
with Parents
Tier 1, 2, 3
105
Getting Started with
Emotion Works:
Early Years
Tier 1, 2, 3
77
Starcatchers Early
Years Creative Skills:
Digital Photography
with Under 5’s
Skills Workshop:
Working with 0 - 3’s
Messy Play
Tier 1, 2, 3
57
Tier 2, 3
88
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Term 1 / Sept 15 – Dec 15 / Diary Listing
Page
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
Tier 1, 2, 3
81
TBC
Music &
Movement
Pirate Bag Gifting
Tier 2, 3
Tier 1, 2, 3
108
Seminar: Under 5
Tier 1, 2, 3
Staff Seminars
Pre-Birth to Three:
Tier 1, 2, 3
Positive Outcomes for
Scotland’s Children
and Families
Planet Earth
Tier 1, 2, 3
82
Practical ASN
Strategies
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
Regulation &
Relaxation
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
Employer’s and
Managers’ Forum
Tier 1
67
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Working
with Families
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
Skills for School
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Working
with Families
Anxiety & Anger
Management
Tier 1, 2, 3
Banners & Bunting
(5 - 12 years)
Bookbug for the
Home: Assertive
Outreach
Tier 2, 3
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
25 November
CPD Seminar
Seminar: Out of
School Care
Seminars
25 November
CPD Seminar
3 & 10
December
CPD Pre-Birth to
Three
9 December
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
CPD
Leadership and
Management
11 December
TBC
TBC
TBC
8
Term 1 / Sept 15 – Dec 15 / Diary Listing
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
76
TBC
54
TBC
93
TBC
84
TBC
Tier 1, 2, 3
101
TBC
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Working
with Families
Games for Children
Tier 2, 3
(5 - 12 years)
How Aberdeen City
Tier 1, 2, 3
Libraries Can Support
You
84
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
How to Create a
Mind Map
How to Maintain a
CPD Folder
How to Set Up
Themed Role Play
Areas
How to Set Up a
House Corner
Ideas for Activities/
Resources to Use for
Pre-Birth to Three
and Curriculum for
Excellence
Ideas for a Treasure
Basket
Move n’ Learn
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
TBC
TBC
106
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 2, 3
84
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Page
83
Skills Workshop: Play Tier 2, 3
Games Think Fit!
Story Lines
Tier 2, 3
86
Story Telling and Role Tier 2, 3
Play
Talking Tubs
Tier 2, 3
83
Visual
Communication
94
Tier 1, 2, 3
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
83
83
9
Term 2 / Jan 16 – Mar 16 / Diary Listing
Term 2 / Jan 16 – Mar 16 / Diary Listing
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
18 & 25
January
Common
Induction
Programme
Common Induction
Tier 1, 2, 3
19
24 & 31 March Common
Induction
Programme
Common Induction
Tier 1, 2, 3
19
19 January
1 Day Emergency
First Aid
Tier 1, 2, 3
21
REHIS Certified
Elementary Food
Hygiene
Tier 1, 2, 3
26 January
10
Core Training
Core Training
Page
Core Training
Moving and Handling Tier 1, 2, 3
30
18 February
Core Training
Infection Control
Tier 1, 2, 3
29
22 February
Core Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
21
23 February
Core Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
28
25 February
Core Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
24
3 March
Core Training
1 Day Emergency
First Aid
Food Hygiene
Refresher
Child Protection:
Basic Awareness
Child Development
Tier 2, 3
22
10 March
Core Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
21
15 March
Core Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
33
16 March
Core Training
1 Day Emergency
First Aid
Risk - Benefit
Assessment
REHIS Certified
Elementary Food
Hygiene
Tier 1, 2, 3
32
Child Protection:
Basic Awareness
Food Hygiene
Refresher
Induction Training
Tier 2, 3
25
Tier 1, 2, 3
28
Childminders
only
Childminders
only
Childminders
only
37
Childminders
only
Childminders
only
37
Childminder
only
40
Core Training
29 March
Core Training
14 January
Childminder
27 January
Childminder
8 February
Childminder
Elementary Food
Hygiene Refresher
Working with ADHA
and the Autism
Spectrum
11, 18 & 25
Childminder
February
16, 23 February Childminder
& 1 March
Induction Training
20 & 27
February
Paediatric First Aid
Childminder
REHIS Certificated
Elementary Food
Hygiene
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
Page
8 March
Childminder
Childminder
Childminders
only
Childminders
only
43
24 March
Safe and Secure:
Child Protection
Introduction to
GIRFEC (Getting it
Right for Every Child)
29 March
Childminder
Induction Training
37
TBC
GIRFEC
Introduction to
Getting It Right For
Every Child (GIRFEC)
Childminders
only
Tier 1, 2, 3
TBC
Early Years
Collaborative
Improvement
Methodology
Quality
Improvement
The Early Years
Collaborative (EYC)
and Attachment
Tier 1, 2, 3
46
Introduction to
the Model for
Improvement
Tier 1, 2, 3
47
TBC
Quality
Improvement
Model for
Improvement: Data
and Measurement
Tier 1, 2, 3
48
TBC
Quality
Improvement
Model for
Improvement:
Implementation
Tier 1, 2, 3
49
12 January
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
An Introduction
to Looked After
Children
Tier 1, 2, 3
90
Weather
Tier 1, 2, 3
65
Starcatchers Early
Years Creative
Skills: Visual Art and
Movement
Family Learning
Services - Engaging
with Parents
Tier 1, 2, 3
61
Tier 1, 2, 3
105
Sensory Room
Design & Use
Tier 1, 2, 3
91
Introduction to
Autistic Spectrum
Conditions
Tier 1, 2, 3
95
32
8 February
17 March
Date
36
TBC
13 January
15 January &
1 February
20 January
CPD Working
with Families
February TBC
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD
Skills Workshop
44
3 February
42
4 February
Skills Workshop:
Tier 2, 3
Working with 0 - 3’s
Treasure Baskets and
Heuristic Play
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
38
45
89
11
Term 2 / Jan 16 – Mar 16 / Diary Listing
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
71
11 March
CPD
Leadership and
Management
Staff Appraisal and
Supervision Skills
Tier 1
69
Tier 1, 2, 3
50
14 & 21 March CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
Tier 1, 2, 3
60
Creativity Counts
Tier 1, 2, 3
52
Starcatchers Early
Years Creative Skills:
Under 3’s
16 March
100
Leading Early Years
Investigations CPD
Session
53
Tier 1, 2, 3
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
Tier 1, 2, 3
Report Writing
Skills Workshop:
Parachute Play
Introduction to
Benefits for Families
Infant Mental Health
Tier 2, 3
87
16 March
98
17 March
Observation and
Assessment Skills
Children’s Rights:
Consultation and
Participation
Tier 2, 3
107
CPD The
Planning Cycle
CPD Working
with Families
Report Writing
Tier 1, 2, 3
100
Seminar: Out of
School Care Seminars
Seminar: Under 5
Staff Seminars
An Introduction
to the Curriculum
for Excellence and
Planning Cycle
Positive Behaviour
Management Mainstream
Tier 1, 2, 3
81
Tier 1, 2, 3
82
Tier 2, 3
51
Tier 1, 2, 3
92
Outdoor Play Every
Day from Scratch
Tier 1, 2, 3
73
Recycled Arts and
Crafts
The Nature of the
Seasons: Spring and
Summer
Tier 2, 3
85
Tier 1, 2, 3
63
An Introduction to
Tier 2, 3
Pre-Birth to Three:
Positive Outcomes for
Scotland’s Children
and Families
CPD Promoting
Getting Started with Tier 1, 2, 3
Children’s Health Emotion Works: Early
and Emotional
Years
Wellbeing
75
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
9 February
CPD Play
and Outdoor
Learning
Loose Parts for Small
Spaces (Outdoors)
Tier 1, 2, 3
10 February
All About Inside Me
24 February
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
CPD The
Planning cycle
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Working
with Families
CPD Promoting
Children’s Health
& Emotional
Wellbeing
CPD The
Planning Cycle
CPD Seminar
24 February
CPD Seminar
25 February
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
March TBC
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Play
and Outdoor
Learning
10 February
11 February
12 February
17 February
24 February,
2, 9 & 30
March
24 February
12
Term 2 / Jan 16 – Mar 16 / Diary Listing
8 March
8 March
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
8 March
10 March
10 March
Tier 1, 2, 3
Tier 1, 2
CPD
Pre-Birth to
Three
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Page
79
17 & 24 March CPD Play and
Facilitating Outdoor
Outdoor Learning Free Play with
Children Aged 2 - 5
Years
26 March
CPD Play and
Understanding and
Outdoor Learning Supporting Behaviour
in Outdoors Settings
for Early Years
Practitioners
TBC
CPD Supporting Anxiety & Anger
Children with
Management
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Skills
Banners & Bunting
TBC
Workshop
TBC
CPD Working
Bookbug for the
with Families
Home: Assertive
Outreach
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
77
TBC
TBC
Page
Tier 1, 2, 3
104
Tier 1, 2, 3
70
Tier 1, 2, 3
74
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
Tier 2, 3
84
Tier 1, 2, 3
101
CPD Skills
Workshop
CPD working
with Families
Games for Children
Tier 2, 3
(5 - 12 years)
How Aberdeen City
Tier 1, 2, 3
Libraries Can Support
You
84
CPD Skills
Workshop
CPD Skills
Workshop
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Skills
Workshop
CPD Working
with Families
How to Maintain a
CPD Folder
How to Create a
Mind Map
Move n’ Learn
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
Music & Movement
Tier 2, 3
83
Pirate Bag Gifting
Tier 1, 2, 3
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
106
108
13
Term 3 / Apr 16 – June 16 / Diary Listing
Term 2 / Jan 16 – Mar 16 / Diary Listing
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
TBC
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Skills
Workshop
CPD Skills
Workshop
Practical ASN
Strategies
Tier 1, 2, 3
How to Set Up a
House Corner
How to Set Up
Themed Role Play
Areas
Tier 2, 3
CPD Skills
Workshop
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
14
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
CPD Skills
Workshop
CPD Skills
Workshop
CPD Skills
Workshop
CPD Skills
Workshop
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
Page
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
93
19 April
Core Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
21
17 April &
5 May
4 May
Core Training
1 Day Emergency
First Aid
Child Protection for
Managers
REHIS Certified
Elementary Food
Hygiene
Tier 1
26
Tier 1, 2, 3
32
10 & 17 May
Core Training
Nutritional Guidance
Tier 1, 2, 3
31
12 May
Core Training
Child Development
and an Overview of
Attachment Theory
Tier 2, 3
23
83
13 May
Core Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
24
Tier 2, 3
32
19 May
Core Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
21
Ideas for Activities/
Resources to Use for
Pre-Birth to Three
and Curriculum for
Excellence
Ideas for a Treasure
Basket
Story Telling and Role
Play
Story Lines
Tier 2, 3
84
24 May
Core Training
Tier 1, 2, 3
28
2 June
Core Training
Tier 2, 3
25
2 June
Core Training
Child Protection:
Basic Awareness
1 Day Emergency
First Aid
Food Hygiene
Refresher
Child Protection:
Basic Awareness
Infection Control
Tier 1, 2, 3
29
9 June
Core Training
Child Development
Tier 2, 3
22
27 April &
25 May
Childminder
Childminders
Network Meeting Outdoor Play
Childminders
only
39
9, 16 & 23 May Childminder
Induction Training
37
TBC
GIRFEC
Introduction to
Getting It Right For
Every Child (GIRFEC)
Childminders
only
Tier 1, 2, 3
TBC
Early Years
Collaborative
Improvement
Methodology
Quality
Improvement
The Early Years
Collaborative (EYC)
and Attachment
Tier 1, 2, 3
46
Introduction to
the Model for
Improvement
Tier 1, 2, 3
47
TBC
Quality
Improvement
Model for
Improvement: Data
and Measurement
Tier 1, 2, 3
48
TBC
Quality
Improvement
Model for
Improvement:
Implementation
Tier 1, 2, 3
49
17 April
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
Planet Earth
Tier 1, 2, 3
54
Regulation &
Relaxation
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
Skills for School
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 2, 3
83
Talking Tubs
Tier 2, 3
83
Visual
Communication
Tier 1, 2, 3
94
TBC
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Core Training
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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45
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Term 3 / Apr 16 – June 16 / Diary Listing
Term 3 / Apr 16 – June 16 / Diary Listing
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
20 April
CPD Working
with Families
Family Learning
Services - Engaging
with Parents
Tier 1, 2, 3
21 April
CPD
Skills Workshop
Skills Workshop:
Working with 0 - 3’s
Messy Play
An Introduction to
Floorbooks
An Introduction
to Looked After
Children
Tier 2, 3
When Behaviour
Ideas Don’t Work
with ASN!
Tier 1, 2, 3
An Introduction
to the Curriculum
for Excellence and
Planning Cycle
Seminar: Out of
School Care Seminars
Seminar: Under 5
Staff Seminars
Loose Parts Outdoors
Tier 2, 3
26 April
CPD The
Planning Cycle
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD
Curriculum for
Excellence
28 April
May TBC
5 May
16
10 May
CPD Seminar
10 May
CPD Seminar
17 & 24 May
CPD Play and
Outdoor Learning
CPD Promoting
Children’s Health
and Emotional
Wellbeing
CPD Working
with Families
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Pre-Birth to
Three
19 May
23 & 30 May
25 May
26 May
26 May &
2 June
CPD Pre-Birth to
Three
6 & 13 June
CPD Curriculum
for Excellence
Page
105
Date
Course Type
9 & 16 June
CPD Play and
Facilitating Outdoor
Outdoor Learning Free Play with
Children Aged 2 - 5
Years
CPD Working
Introduction to
with Families
Benefits for Families
CPD
Employer’s and
Leadership and
Managers’ Forum
Management
88
10 June
Tier 1, 2, 3
96
Tier 1, 2, 3
90
17 June
18 June
92
22 June
30 June
51
TBC
Tier 1, 2, 3
81
Tier 1, 2, 3
82
TBC
Tier 1, 2, 3
72
TBC
Getting Started with Tier 1, 2, 3
Emotion Works: Early
Years
77
TBC
TBC
Introduction to
Benefits for Families
Introduction to
Autistic Spectrum
Conditions
Tier 1, 2, 3
107
Tier 1, 2, 3
95
An Introduction to
Tier 2, 3
Pre-Birth to Three:
Positive Outcomes for
Scotland’s Children
and Families
Pre-Birth to Three:
Tier 1, 2, 3
Positive Outcomes for
Scotland’s Children
and Families
Starcatchers Early
Tier 1, 2, 3
Years Creative Skills:
Music with Dr. Rachel
Drury
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
TBC
TBC
75
TBC
TBC
76
TBC
Suitable For
Page
Tier 1, 2, 3
70
Tier 1, 2, 3
107
Tier 1
CPD Play and
Understanding and
Tier 1, 2, 3
Outdoor Learning Supporting Behaviour
in Outdoors Settings
for Early Years
CPD Working
Budgeting for
Tier 1, 2, 3
with Families
Families
CPD
Leadership at all
Tier 1
Leadership and
Levels: So What
Management
Exactly is a Leader?
67
74
103
68
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Working
with Families
Anxiety & Anger
Management
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
Banners & Bunting
(5 - 12 years)
Bookbug for the
Home: Assertive
Outreach
Tier 2, 3
84
Tier 1, 2, 3
101
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Working
with Families
Games for Children
Tier 2, 3
(5 - 12 years)
How Aberdeen City
Tier 1, 2, 3
Libraries Can Support
You
84
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
How to Create a
Mind Map
How to Maintain a
CPD Folder
How to Set Up
Themed Role Play
Areas
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 2, 3
83
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Skills
Workshop
How to Set Up a
House Corner
Ideas for Activities/
Resources to use for
Pre-Birth to Three
and Curriculum for
Excellence
Ideas for a Treasure
Basket
Tier 2, 3
83
Tier 2, 3
84
Tier 2, 3
83
58
TBC
Course Name
CPD
Skills Workshop
106
17
Term 3 / Apr 16 – June 16 / Diary Listing
Date
Course Type
Course Name
Suitable For
TBC
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Working
with Families
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD
Skills Workshop
CPD Supporting
Children with
Additional
Support Needs
Move n’ Learn
Tier 1, 2, 3
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
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Common Induction Programme
TBC
TBC
TBC
Page
93
Common Induction
Duration
Music & Movement
Tier 2, 3
83
Pirate Bag Gifting
Tier 1, 2, 3
108
Practical ASN
Strategies
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
Regulation &
Relaxation
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
Skills for School
Tier 1, 2, 3
93
Skills Workshop: Play Tier 2, 3
Games Think Fit!
Story Lines
Tier 2, 3
86
Story Telling and Role Tier 2, 3
Play
Talking Tubs
Tier 2, 3
83
Visual
Communication
94
Tier 1, 2, 3
83
83
2 sessions at 3.5 hours a session (See below)
The overall objective of the course is to support new staff entering the
sector in order to strengthen the processes of workplace induction.
Course attendance is also required in order to meet the eligibility criteria
for Workforce Development and Expansion Funding.
Support Workers/Practitioners (Attend Sessions 1 and 2)
• Support Workers/Practitioners applying for Workforce
Development and Expansion Funding for SVQs Level 2 and 3
Managers and those in a leadership role (Attend Session 2 only)
•
Managers and those in a leadership role applying for Workforce
Development and Expansion Funding for SVQs Level 4; PDA
Childhood Practice SCQF level 9; BA modules
Course Content
Session 1: Essential skills for working with children and young
people; SSSC Codes of Practice; your role as a childcare
practitioner.
Session 2: Principles and Values for working with Children and
Young People; Children’s Rights, Equality and Diversity.
Expected Outcomes
A shared understanding of the essential qualities for working with
children and young people.
Provider
Tutor
Aberlour Futures
Aberlour Futures Tutors
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
18 & 25 September
9.30am – 1pm
2 & 9 November
6.30 – 9.30pm
Venue
Cost
Term 3
18 & 25 January
24 & 31 March
9.30am – 1pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Session 1 and 2 - £30.00 per person
Session 2 - £20.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures, see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Core Training Programme
Core Training Programme
Core Training Programme
Introduction
1 Day Emergency First Aid
The Core Training Programme is designed to ensure that all staff within
organisations have a common core of skills and knowledge appropriate
to their workforce category and degree of contact with children and
young people.
Course Content
• List the role of a first aider
• Discuss reporting, contents of the first aid box, RIDDOR and
COSHH
• Discuss appropriate action at an emergency
• Demonstrate the treatment of an unconscious casualty
• Recognise and treat various breathing problems (choking, asthma,
cardiac problems)
• Recognise and treat blood loss and shock (including foreign
bodies)
• Discuss the treatment for minor injuries (cuts, grazes, bruises,
splinters, eye injuries)
• Recognise and treat burns
• Recognise and treat broken bones (arm sling/ elevation sling)
• Recognise and treatment of major illnesses (diabetes, epilepsy,
stroke)
The Core Programme consists of the training courses listed below. We
have provided guidance on the requirements for their frequency and
timescales for renewal, as follows:
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Duration
6 hours
Suitable For Tier 1, 2, 3
Programme
Frequency & Renewal
Suitable For?
Child Development
Once and thereafter on an
individual CPD need
Tier 1, 2, 3
Child Protection for
Managers
Once and thereafter on an
individual CPD need
Tier 1
Child Protection: Full
Day
Once and thereafter on an
individual CPD need
Tier 1, 2, 3
Child Protection: Basic
Awareness
Every 3 years form date of full
day course
Tier 1, 2, 3
Emergency First Aid
Every 3 years
Tier 1, 2, 3
REHIS Elementary
Food Hygiene
Once and thereafter on CPD
need
Tier 1, 2, 3
Provider
Tutor
Food Hygiene
Refresher Course
Every 3 years from date of
Elementary Food Hygiene
Course certification
Tier 1, 2, 3
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Infection Control
Once and thereafter on an
individual CPD need
Tier 1, 2, 3
Once and thereafter on an
individual CPD need
Tier 1, 2, 3
19 January
22 February
10 March
9am – 4pm
19 April
19 May
9am – 4pm
Moving and Handling
8 October
11 November
8 December
9am – 4pm
National Guidance
Once and thereafter on
individual CPD need
Tier 1, 2, 3
Venue
Expected Outcomes
Participants will learn how to deal with accidents and emergencies
involving service users and colleagues.
Cost
Aberlour Futures
Aberdeen Training and Facilitation
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free for Partner Provider staff working with pre-school
aged children and to Local Authority staff working in
early years.
All other staff £35.00 per person.
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Core Training Programme
Core Training Programme
Child Development
Child Development and an Overview of Attachment
Theory
Duration
Suitable For
2.5 hours
Tier 2, 3
Course Content
A very interactive course aimed at looking at 4 areas of development;
•Physical
•Intellectual
• Communication and
• Social, emotional and behavioural
Holistic development is also considered. Candidates look at ways in
which development can be recognised and extended throughout our
everyday routines. We also look at the influences on development and
will put our new knowledge to the test with some case studies.
Expected Outcomes
Participants should have an improved understanding of how children
develop and learn. Participants will also feel more confident in being able
to provide suitable activities to meet the needs of individual children in
their care.
Provider
Tutor
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Expected Outcomes
Participants will gain a better understanding of the development
of children and young people and develop confidence in providing
appropriate activities to meet individual child development needs.
Provider
Tutor
29 October
10am – 1pm
Term 2
Term 3
17 September
6 – 8.30pm
3 March
6 – 8.30pm
9 June
6 – 8.30pm
Cairn Training Office, 1 Raeburn Place, Aberdeen,
AB25 1PP
£15.00 per person
3 hours
Tier 2, 3
Course Content
An overview of ages, stages and sequences of development of children
and young people from birth to 16 years. The course includes the
positive promotion of physical, emotional, social and intellectual
development. An overview of Attachment Theory is incorporated to
support children’s wellbeing.
Date and Time
Term 1
Cairn Training Ltd
Kirsty MacBeath or Nicola Horne
Date and Time
Term 1
Venue
Cost
Duration
Suitable For
Venue
Cost
Aberlour Futures
Emma Kidd
Term 2
Term 3
12 May
4.30 – 7.30pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Cairn Training Ltd. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Core Training Programme
Core Training Programme
Child Protection: Basic Awareness
Child Protection: Basic Awareness Duration
Suitable For
3 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
In line with Child Protection Partnership guidelines, participants will gain
an understanding of the social and legal context of child protection
practice. Participants will understand the role and responsibilities of child
protection authorities and how your personal attitudes can influence
child protection. Participants will also look at and understand the
categories of abuse and how to spot the potential signs of abuse and
neglect.
Expected Outcomes
Participants will gain knowledge and understanding in responding to
concerns over a child’s welfare or disclosure of abuse or neglect.
Provider
Tutor
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Aberlour Futures
Aberlour Futures Tutors
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
27 October
6.30 – 9.30pm
25 February
6.30 – 9.30pm
13 May
10am – 1pm
Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free for Partner Provider staff working with pre-school
aged children and to Local Authority staff working in
early years.
All other staff £15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
3 hours
Tier 2, 3
Course Content
In line with the Child Protection Partnership Guidelines, candidates
attending this course will gain an understanding of the categories of
abuse and common signs and symptoms associated with each category.
Candidates will consider how to handle and report concerns and how
to do this appropriately. The definitions and legislation involved in child
protection will also be discussed. A section on the principles of Getting It
Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) will be included in the course. Candidates
will also be aware of the role of child protection authorities.
Expected Outcomes
• Candidates will gain knowledge in the categories of abuse and
their signs and symptoms
• Awareness of child protection legislation
• How to report and handle concerns
• Awareness of GIRFEC principles
Provider
Tutor
Cairn Training Ltd
Kirsty MacBeath
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Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
15 October
6 – 9pm
17 March
6 – 9pm
2 June
6 – 9pm
Venue
Cost
Cairn Training Office, 1 Raeburn Place, Aberdeen,
AB25 1PP
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Cairn Training Ltd. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Core Training Programme
Core Training Programme
Child Protection for Managers
Child Protection: Full Day
Duration
Suitable For
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1 session of 6 hours & 1 session of 3 hours
Tier 1
Duration
Suitable For
6 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Inexperienced staff or anyone who wants to spend
more time exploring their role and responsibility for
child protection)
Course Content
This programme is designed to give new managers, or those in a
leadership role who are looking for a refresher, the opportunity to
examine important child protection legislation relevant to Scotland. For
example;
• Eligibility criteria
• Policies and procedures within the Integrated Assessment
Framework
• Safe recruitment practices
Course Content
Through discussion and group work and in line with the Child Protection
Partnership Guidelines, participants will have an opportunity to explore
various child protection scenarios. Participants will be made aware of
the signs, symptoms and vulnerability factors which may lead to children
becoming abused.
This programme will also allow participants to explore and discuss the
Framework for Standards and demonstrate how to carry out an audit of
your setting using this tool.
Expected Outcomes
Participants will become more confident and fully understand their role
and responsibility for protecting children and young people.
Expected Outcomes
To ensure managers and senior staff are aware of their duties and
responsibilities with regards to child protection.
Provider
Tutor
Provider
Tutor
Aberlour Futures
Elaine Crawford & Muriel Milne, Early Years & Childcare
Development Officers
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
27 April (Part 1)
10am – 4pm
5 May (Part 2)
10am - 1pm
Date and Time
Term 1
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£30.00 per person
Term 2
Term 3
2 December
10am – 4pm
Venue
Cost
Venue
Aberlour Futures
Elaine Crawford & Nicola Creighton, Early Years &
Childcare Development Officers
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free for Partner Provider staff working with pre-school
aged children and to Local Authority staff working in
early years.
All other staff £20.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking for to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Core Training Programme
Core Training Programme
Food Hygiene Refresher
Infection Control
Duration
Suitable For
2.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
REHIS recommend refresher training is undertaken to ensure competency
and to keep up to date with changes in food hygiene practice.
Expected Outcomes
By the end of this session participants will have learned up to date
information, advice and guidance on current food handling practice and
refreshed their knowledge across the broad principles contained in the
full day course.
Provider
Aberlour Futures
Tutor
Qualified REHIS Food Hygiene Trainer, Darvelstar Ltd
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
26 November
10am – 12.30pm
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Venue
Cost
23 February
4 – 6.30pm
29 March
10am – 12.30pm
Course Content
This session is interactive and will take the form of discussion groups
and small group activities. The session will be supported by handouts
which will supply useful information. A certificate of attendance will be
awarded to all those attending the session.
Expected Outcomes
Up to date information in order to meet Care Inspectorate requirements
and safe practices in the workplace.
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
24 May
4 – 6.30pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free for Partner Provider staff working with pre-school
aged children and to Local Authority staff working in
early years.
All other staff £23.00 per person
3 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Venue
Cost
Aberlour Futures
NHS Public Health Staff Tutor
Term 2
Term 3
18 February
9.30am – 12.30pm
2 June
9.30am – 12.30pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£20.00 per person (Minimum number of 30 people)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Core Training Programme
Core Training Programme
Moving and Handling
Nutritional Guidance
Duration
Suitable For
Duration Suitable For
3 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
This interactive and practice based course is intended to introduce the
participants to a holistic approach to Moving and Handling (M&H),
which is uniquely applicable to all M&H activities, whether at work,
at home or at leisure. Participants will be given the opportunity to
experience, compare and evaluate efficient and inefficient movements,
with the aim of recognising when they could be potentially at risk of
injury. The focus of this training course is on the application of the
principles of efficient movement to M&H in general and to activities
specific to nursery settings.
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Expected Outcomes
By the end of this course, the participant will have had the opportunity
to;
• Review their own pattern of movement and experience and
practice moving in a more efficient way
• Practice to recognise Top Heavy Movement within themselves and
others
• Practice to apply the principles of efficient movement to people
(specifically children) and object handling practice to apply TILE (O)
risk assessment to people and object handling activities
Participants will also learn problem solving skills to identify more
efficient solutions to moving and handling activities and be given basic
information regarding legislation, guidance and policies relevant to
M&H.
Provider
Tutor
Aberlour Futures
Angelika Scheu, Aberlour Childcare Trust
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
19 November
3.45 – 7pm
8 February
3.45 – 7pm
Venue
Cost
2 sessions of 2 hours per sessions
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
These sessions are interactive with a range of tutor input, group activities
and discussions.
Expected Outcomes
• To promote staff confidence in using the Nutritional Guidance for
the Early Years document
• To support the implementation of the guidance
• To have awareness of the policy content
• To ensure healthy snacks are provided within all day care provision
• To support staff to evidence good practice for the Care
Inspectorate
Provider
Tutor Date and Time
Term 1
30 November &
7 December
6 – 8pm
Aberlour Futures
NHS Public Health Staff Tutor
Term 2
Term 3
10 & 17 May
4 – 6pm
Venue Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
CostFree
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Term 3
Primrosehill Family Centre, 8 Sunnybank Road,
Aberdeen, AB24 3NG
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Core Training Programme
Core Training Programme
REHIS Certificated Elementary Food Hygiene
Risk – Benefit Assessment
Duration
Suitable For
6.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
• Food handling and food hygiene
• Bacteria and their characteristics
• The incidence of food poisoning and its prevention
• Personal hygiene
• The working environment
• Cleaning practices
• Common food pests and their control
• Food safety legislation and ‘hazard analysis’
• Implementation of food safety systems based on HACCP principles
There will be presentations, group work, individual quizzes, handouts,
video, discussion and reference to handbook.
A multiple choice test completes the course and on successful
completion of this test a certificate from REHIS is issued. Candidates
must complete the 6 hours of training to be able to sit the test.
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Expected Outcomes
By the end of this session participants will have a nationally recognised
first level qualification in food hygiene.
Provider
Aberlour Futures
Tutor
Qualified REHIS Food Hygiene Trainer, Darvelstar Ltd
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
27 October
9.15am – 4.45pm
Venue
Cost
26 January
16 March
9.15am – 4.45pm
4 May
9.15am – 4.45pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free for Partner Provider staff working with pre-school
aged children and to Local Authority staff working in
early years.
All other staff £50.00 per person
3 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
In line with the document Managing Risk in Play Provision, we will look
at the importance of recording the benefits of challenging play, before
considering the possible risks.
Expected Outcomes
The workshop will include both tutor input and group discussions with
interactive activities in order to;
• Promote confidence in staff to encourage children to take some
responsibility for their own safety and that of others
• Promote an understanding of health and safety in childcare
settings, while out on trips or during outdoor play
• Provide information on risk assessments and how to perform them
• Explore some of the common risks and hazards and how a worker
would deal with them
Provider
Tutor
Aberlour Futures
Elaine Crawford, Early Years & Childcare Development
Officer
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Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
10 November
10am – 1pm
15 March
6.30 – 9.30pm
Venue
Cost
Term 3
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Childminder Training Programme
Childminder Training Programme
1 Day Emergency First Aid
A Joint Bookbug and Grow Well Choices Early
Years Network Meeting
Duration
7 hours
Suitable ForChildminders
Course Content
This course focuses on emergency scenarios that are faced by
childminders in their early learning and childcare setting, including;
• Health and safety (first aid regulations)
• Managing an incident
• The priorities of first aid
• Sprains, strains and fractures
• Spotting childhood conditions
• Dealing with choking in children and resuscitation
Expected Outcomes
Participants will learn how to deal with accidents and emergencies
involving service users.
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
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North East Services & Training
George Lamb
Term 2
Term 3
5 September
9am
– 4pm
Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£45.00 per person (To be paid direct to North East
Services & Training)
Booking Arrangements
Only 10 places are available on this course so book early to secure your
place. Please bring a packed lunch. Please send a cheque and provide
your name and contact details 3 weeks in advance of the course date to
North East Services & Training. Please see page 116 for contact details.
Duration
2.5 hours
Suitable ForChildminders
Event Content
• Awareness raising of Bookbug programme
• Awareness raising of Aberdeen City Libraries support
• Assertive Outreach Programme – working with more vulnerable
families
• Through Grow Well Choices Early Years (GWC EY) children will
learn about the importance of being healthy and making healthy
choices. GWC EY has been developed by NHS Grampian and
education partners
Expected Outcomes
Participants will gain awareness of;
• The resources that are available to them from local libraries. This
will help make better use of the Bookbug programme to support
the development of children’s language and literacy skills
• The GWC EY aims - to develop children’s understanding of healthy
lifestyle choices through education, interactive play and games
that promote healthy eating and physical activity. In an easy to
follow, specially designed storybook and fun games to reinforce
key nutritional and lifestyle messages
• The opportunity to sign up for GWC EY training
Provider
Tutors
Date and Time
Term 1
Scottish Childminding Association
Margaret Hill, Early Years Librarian & Lauren Catto,
Health Improvement Officer (Neighbourhoods)
Term 2
Term 3
4 November
7 – 9.30pm
Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free for childminders but places must be booked.
Booking Arrangements
Please contact Learn with SCMA on 01786 445377, option 2. SCMA
members can also book online via the My Membership Dashboard at
www.childminding.org
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Childminder Training Programme
Childminder Training Programme
Elementary Food Hygiene Refresher
Induction Training
Duration
Suitable For
Duration
Suitable For
2.5 hours
Childminders
Course Content
This course is intended as a ‘refresher’ for any childminder who attended
REHIS food safety training more than 3 years ago. The syllabus covers
the current key messages related to food hygiene.
Expected Outcomes
Candidates will gain knowledge of all aspects of food safety and an
appreciation of the importance of adhering to workplace procedures.
Courses are tailored to encourage childminders to discuss and relate
information to their own work environments, where possible.
Provider
Tutor
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Darvelstar Ltd
Janette Gascoine
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
27 January
7 – 9.30pm
Venue
Cost
Term 3
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£20.00 per person (To be paid direct to Darvelstar Ltd)
Booking Arrangements
Please send a cheque and provide your name and contact details
3 weeks in advance of the course date to Darvelstar Ltd. Alternatively
contact by email to make payment by credit/debit card. Please see page
116 for contact details.
3 sessions of 2.5 hours per session
Those interested in registering as a childminder
Course Content
This three session course aims to cover everything you need to know to
set up your own childminding service and will explore;
• Your understanding of what childminding is
• The law relating to childminding
• How to progress your registration
• How to best meet the needs of children in your care
• The business side of childminding – everything from contracts to
cashbooks
Sessions:
1. Laying Your Strong Foundations
2. Meeting the Needs of Children
3. A Safe, Healthy and Professional Approach
There is also an information session to be held prior to the induction
training programme which may help you decide if childminding is
right for you. There is no charge to attend the information session but
booking is required. The sessions are interactive and adopt a group
discussion format.
Expected Outcomes
Participants will have gained knowledge in setting up and managing
their childminding business and they will have gained skills to support
them in delivering a quality childminding service. You will also receive
support materials worth £35.00 and a discount of £35.00 off your first
year’s SCMA membership.
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
Scottish Childminding Association
Scottish Childminding Association
Term 2
Term 3
18 September
14 January 7 – 9pm
9, 16 & 23 May
10am – 12.30pm
(Information session)
7 – 9.30pm
26 September
11, 18 & 25 February
10am
– 12.30pm &
7 – 9.30pm
1.30 – 4pm
29 March 7 - 9pm
(Information Session)
Venue
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Cost
Information session – no charge. Induction training
£25.00 per person payable at time of booking by credit/
debit card.
Booking Arrangements
Please contact Learn with SCMA on 01786 445377, option 2. SCMA
members can also book online via the My Membership Dashboard at
www.childminding.org
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Childminder Training Programme
Childminder Training Programme
Introduction to GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every
Child)
Childminders Network Meeting - Outdoor Play
Duration
2.5 hours
Suitable ForChildminders
Course Content
This workshop aims to introduce practice guidance to enable
childminders to adopt the child-centred approach of Getting it Right for
Every Child (GIRFEC).
The objectives of this workshop are;
• To provide an overview of the GIRFEC approach
• To identify the Wellbeing Wheel
• To look at the National Practice Model
• To identify the roles of Named Person and the Lead Professional
• To provide an overview of the Child’s Plan
• To identify the childminders role and how to put this into practice
Expected Outcomes
Participants will gain knowledge of the GIRFEC agenda and how it fits
into the service they provide.
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Provider
Tutor
Scottish Childminding Association
Scottish Childminding Association
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
28 October
7
– 9.30pm
24 March
7 – 9.30pm
Venue
Cost
Duration
2 sessions of 2.5 hours per session
Suitable ForChildminders
Event Content:
What do children learn through play?
“Play is the universal language of childhood. It is through play that
children understand each other and make sense of the world around
them. Children learn so much from play. It teaches them social skills such
as sharing, taking turns, self-discipline and tolerance of others”; (Play
Scotland);
• Defining play and what we learn from it
• To improve the quality and provision of outdoor play
Expected Outcomes
• To identify the benefits of outdoor play
• To identify strategies for managing risky play
• To consider suitable resources for play
Provider
Tutor
Scottish Childminding Association
Loraine Duncan - SCMA Childminding Development
Officer
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 3
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£10.00 per person payable at time of booking by credit/
debit card
Booking Arrangements
Please contact Learn with SCMA on 01786 445377, option 2. SCMA
members can also book online via the My Membership Dashboard at
www.childminding.org
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Venue
Cost
Term 2
Term 3
Session 1 - 27 April
7 – 9.30pm
Session 2 – 25 May
7 – 8pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free but places must be booked
Booking Arrangements
Please contact Learn with SCMA on 01786 445377, option 2. SCMA
members can also book online via the My Membership Dashboard at
www.childminding.org
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Childminder Training Programme
Childminder Training Programme
Paediatric First Aid
Preparing for Inspection
Duration
2 sessions of 6 hours per session
Suitable ForChildminders
Duration
2.5 hours
Suitable ForChildminders
Course Content
Correct first aid procedures when treating babies and children with
various injuries and conditions;
• Assessment of danger
• Anatomical difference between children and adults
• Basic life support including CPR, recovery position and choking
• Head injuries, meningitis, asthma, febrile convulsions
• Diabetes, epilepsy
• Burns and scalds
• Eye injuries
•Shock
• Bleeding and bandaging
•Fractures
• Electric shock, anaphylactic shock and Epipen
• Drowning, hanging
• Requirements of a first aid box
• Parental administration of medicines
Course Content
The Care Inspectorate has introduced a method of inspecting
childminders using the eight wellbeing indicators within the Getting It
Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) Framework. The focus of the inspection is
more on outcomes for children and less on policies and procedures.
Expected Outcomes
The knowledge and skills developed from attending the first aid training
will assist you in the self-assessment and grading process. It can also be
related to the following National Care Standards;
Standard 2 – A safe environment
Standard 3 – Health and wellbeing
Standard 12 – Confidence in staff Standard 13 – Improving the service
Expected Outcomes
The aim of this workshop is to familiarise childminders with the process
of self-assessment, the inspection methodology and the types of
evidence required.
Provider
Tutor
Scottish Childminding Association
Glasgow Clyde College
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
20 & 27 February
9.30am – 4.30 pm
Venue
Cost
Term 3
Bridge of Don Academy, Braehead Way, Bridge of Don,
Aberdeen, AB22 8RR
Open to SCMA members only £120 ILA or self-pay.
Lunch will not be provided, please bring a packed lunch
Booking Arrangements
Book directly with Glasgow Clyde College on 0141 272 3218, quoting
SCMA membership number. All details, including times and venues will
be confirmed by the college.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
This programme is designed to help you understand the importance
of the self-assessment process and how to keep yourself prepared for
inspection by continually updating the information you provide.
The objectives are;
• To highlight the importance of the Care Inspectorate selfassessment process
• To introduce the current inspection methodology based on the
eight wellbeing indicators within GIRFEC
• To identify required outcomes and how they can be achieved in a
childminding setting
Provider
Tutor
Scottish Childminding Association
Scottish Childminding Association
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
17 November
7
– 9.30pm
Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£10.00 per person payable at time of booking by credit/
debit card
Booking Arrangements
Please contact Learn with SCMA on 01786 445377, option 2. SCMA
members can also book online via the My Membership Dashboard at
www.childminding.org
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Childminder Training Programme
Childminder Training Programme
REHIS Certificated Elementary Food Hygiene
Safe and Secure: Child Protection
Duration
Suitable For
3 sessions of 2.5 hour per session
Childminders
Course Content
The syllabus includes;
• An introduction to food hygiene
• Bacteria and their characteristics
• The incidence of food poisoning and it’s prevention
• Personal hygiene and working habits of the food handler
• The working environment
• Cleaning practices
• Common food pests and their control
• Current food legislation including HACCP requirements
Expected Outcomes
Candidates will gain knowledge of all aspects of food safety and an
appreciation of the importance of adhering to workplace procedures.
Provider
Tutor
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Date and Time
Term 1
Darvelstar Ltd
Janette Gascoine
Term 2
Term 3
16, 23 February
& 1 March
7 – 9.30pm
Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£50.00 per person (To be paid direct to Darvelstar Ltd)
Booking Arrangements
Please send a cheque and provide your name and contact details
3 weeks in advance of the course date to Darvelstar Ltd. Alternatively
contact by email to make payment by credit/debit card. Please see page
116 for contact details.
Duration
2.5 hours
Suitable ForChildminders
Course Content
The Scottish Government has a current policy on child protection Keeping Children Safe - and has produced standards and a training
framework which SCMA has used to develop this workshop in-line with
the national programme.
It is important to recognise that child abuse is a reality in our society.
Childminders have a vital frontline role in protecting children and
obtaining support for children and families under stress. It is essential
that childminders are equipped to play their role in this task and can
recognise abuse and have knowledge of child protection procedures.
This job-specific workshop will emphasise a pro-active approach to equip
childminders with the knowledge and skills to minimise the risk of abuse.
The workshop explores;
• The vulnerability of the childminder as a lone worker
• Roles and responsibilities of the childminder and of key
professionals
• Development of a child protection statement
• Reporting procedures
Expected Outcomes
Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of how to respond
to concerns over a child’s welfare or disclosure of abuse or neglect.
Provider
Tutor
Scottish Childminding Association
Scottish Childminding Association
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
5 October
7 – 9.30pm
8 March
7 – 9.30pm
Venue
Cost
Term 3
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£10.00 per person payable at time of booking by credit/
debit card
Booking Arrangements
Please contact Learn with SCMA on 01786 445377, option 2. SCMA
members can also book online via the My Membership Dashboard at
www.childminding.org
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Childminder Training Programme
Getting It Right For Every Child Training Programme
Working with ADHD and the Autism Spectrum
Duration
2.5 hours
Suitable ForChildminders
Course Content
Identify key characteristics of ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder
(ASD) and discuss appropriate responses to symptoms and behaviours in
a professional childminding setting.
Expected Outcomes
• Examine and explain the concepts of ADHD and ASD
• Define the diagnostic process
• Identify some of the key symptoms or characteristics of ADHD and
ASD
• Discuss appropriate behaviour management responses for
childminders
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
Scottish Childminding Association
Scottish Childminding Association
Term 2
Term 3
8 February
7 – 9.30pm
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Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£10.00 per person payable at time of booking by credit/
debit card
Booking Arrangements
Please contact Learn with SCMA on 01786 445377, option 2. SCMA
members can also book online via the My Membership Dashboard at
www.childminding.org
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Introduction to Getting It Right For Every Child
(GIRFEC)
Duration
Suitable For
2.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
As Getting It Right For Every Child applies to every child in Scotland, this
course provides a broad overview of the key principles and outcomes
associated with GIRFEC; and the implications for practice for all early
learning practitioners.
The session is interactive and will take the form of discussion groups and
small group activities.
Expected Outcomes
Understanding of the key principles and outcomes of Getting It Right For
Every Child.
Provider
Tutor
Aberlour Futures
GIRFEC Training Staff
Date and Time
Please refer to the GIRFEC Training Programme, published separately at
www.aberdeengettingitright.org.uk
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
CostFree
Venue
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking forms to Aberlour Futures, using the GIRFEC
Training Booking system. If you wish your name to be added to the
GIRFEC electronic mailing list please contact [email protected]
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Early Years Collaborative Improvement Methodology
Quality Improvement
The Early Years Collaborative (EYC) and
Attachment
Introduction to the Model for Improvement
The EYC was formed in January 2013. It is a national initiative which
aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Scotland’s children. It is
doing this by pulling together individuals who work with and for children
from across different agencies at local level, to work towards this goal.
The EYC focuses on key changes; these highlight the interventions that
evidence shows will make the biggest impact and achieve the aim ‘To
make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up in’.
Attachment and child development is recognised as one of these
key changes and it is for this reason that Aberdeen has invested in
developing an understanding of the need for every child to have a secure
attachment. It is intended that this understanding will be embedded in
all our working practices across all sectors.
To achieve this aim a key theme group for attachment and nurture is
auditing the training and working on a coherent package of training
to address the needs of all sectors and improve working practices. The
training programme will cover the following themes. Details of dates
and venues will be confirmed in the autumn. For up to date information
contact the Family Information Service. See page 116 for contact details.
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Introduction to Attachment
Working with parents and support for families
Session 1 What does it mean to have an internal teddy bear?
What does a secure attachment look like?
Session 2 How do we support children with insecure attachments?
•
Developing Nurturing Environments
How to create safe, secure and supportive environments and share
approaches with parents
Positive behaviour approaches - providing clear boundaries,
promoting tolerance and caring attitudes
•
Developing an Understanding of Attachment
Understanding how attachment styles affect our relationships
How to feel valued in relationships
How to Implement Changes to Improve Outcomes
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
This session will provide an introduction to the Model for Improvement.
This includes an introduction to;
• Setting aims for improvement
• Developing a driver diagram
• Introduction and practical experience of the Plan, Do, Study, Act
cycle (PDSA)
Expected Outcomes
Participants will be able to develop an aim for their improvement project
and make use of tools such as the PDSA cycle and driver diagram to
make progress.
Provider
Tutor Early Years Quality Improvement Unit, Scottish
Government
Sacha Will
Date and Time
Term 1
To
be confirmed
Term 2
Term 3
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Venue
To be confirmed
Cost Free
Booking Arrangements
Please email: [email protected]
•
Developing a Key Person Approach
The importance of attachments for child development
The building of good relationships and the transition into nursery
Developing a key person approach
•
The Importance of Play for Health and Wellbeing
Developing positive relationships through play
To develop the child’s social skills through collaborative play and
learning
To stimulate creativity and imagination, supporting intellectual
curiosity and self–directed learning
•
Outdoor Nurture
Using the outdoors to support staff and parents to understand
the developmental needs of the child and plan using children’s
interests as a vehicle for learning
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Quality Improvement
Quality Improvement
Model for Improvement: Data and Measurement
Model for Improvement: Implementation
How to Implement Changes to Improve Outcomes
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
This session will build on understanding of the Model for Improvement
and will focus on data and measurement to support improvement
projects.
This includes;
• Developing a data measurement plan
• Operational definitions
• Using run charts to display and analyse data
Expected Outcomes
Participants will be able to develop a data measurement plan for
their improvement project. They will understand the importance of
operational definitions and run charts as part of data collection and
analysis.
Provider
Tutor
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How to Implement Changes to Improve Outcomes
Early Years Quality Improvement Unit, Scottish
Government
Sacha Will
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
This session builds on understanding of the Model for Improvement and
will focus on implementation of changes.
This includes;
• How to make decisions about implementation
• Analysing data from run charts
• Developing an implementation plan
Expected Outcomes
Participants will be able to develop an implementation plan for their
improvement project. They will understand how learning from small
tests of change informs implementation plans. They will revisit the
Lens of Profound Knowledge to implement changes which have led to
improvement.
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Quality Improvement Unit, Scottish Government
Sacha Will
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Venue Cost
To be confirmed
Free
Booking Arrangements
Please email: [email protected]
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Venue To be confirmed
CostFree
Booking Arrangements
Please email: [email protected]
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
All About Inside Me
An Introduction to the Curriculum for Excellence
and Planning Cycle
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff working with children aged 3 - 5 years)
Course Content
The course will cover methods for carrying out science investigations
in Early Years related to the body and how it works. Attendees will be
given ideas for practical activities and experiments to try with children.
Expected Outcomes
• Attendees will be introduced to a variety of methods for
conducting science investigations with young children related to
the body and how it works
• Attendees will be introduced to hands-on experiments pertaining
to the body and how it works
• Attendees will share activity ideas for this curriculum area
• Attendees will be introduced to a variety of resources available
• Attendees will receive a handout with activity ideas and CfE links
• Children will become more aware how their body works and how
complex and fascinating it is
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Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Staff from Satrosphere
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
7 October
4.15 – 6.15pm
10 February
4.15 – 6.15pm
Venue Cost Term 3
Satrosphere Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street,
Aberdeen AB24 5TU
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
2.5 hours
Tier 2, 3
Course Content
Introduction to the Curriculum for Excellence – with a focus on the
4 capacities and 8 learning areas. Discussions will include – why do we
have the curriculum, what are the levels and areas and how do I work
with the experiences and outcomes? We will look at learning through
play, taking informed observations, planning next steps and meeting
learner’s needs. Participants will also look at child-led learning and the
use of self-reflection.
Expected Outcomes
• Increased knowledge of the Curriculum and its content
• Awareness of how to plan to meet learners needs and how this
links to the curriculum
• Increased confidence in being involved in the planning process
Provider
Tutor
Cairn Training Ltd
Kirsty MacBeath
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Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
8 October
6 – 8.30pm
25 February
6 – 8.30pm
5 May
6 – 8.30pm
Venue
Cost
Cairn Training Office, 1 Raeburn Place, Aberdeen,
AB25 1PP
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Cairn Training Ltd. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Creativity Counts
Leading Early Years Investigations CPD Session
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff working with children aged 3 - 5 years)
Course Content
It is widely recognised that by encouraging creativity and imagination,
we are promoting children’s ability to explore and comprehend their
world and increasing their opportunities to make new connections and
reach new understandings. This is identified as critical in the early years
for the development of healthy brains and well-rounded personalities
than at any other time during the rest of childhood and adulthood.
In these lively sessions you will;
• Explore definitions of creativity
• Discover examples of creative practice in early learning settings
• Determine how your own creative nature informs your practice
• Develop your own creative practice toolkit
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Expected Outcomes • Increased understanding of creativity and its benefits
• Development of your working practice with increased creativity
and its practical application in your work setting
• To have learned something new
• To have had a jolly good time
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Fiona Milligan Rennie (Magic Windmill)
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
7 October
4.15 – 6.15pm
10 February
4.15 – 6.15pm
Term 3
Venue
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Cost
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(All early level staff)
Course Content
The course will cover methods for carrying out science investigations in
early years and ideas for practical activities and experiments to try with
children.
Expected Outcomes
• Attendees will be introduced to a variety of methods for
conducting science investigations with young children
• Attendees will be introduced to hands-on experiments from a
variety of curriculum areas
• Attendees will share activity ideas for challenging curriculum areas
• Attendees will be introduced to a variety of resources available
• Attendees will receive a handout with activity ideas and CfE links
Children will become more aware of the science of everyday life and
more confident in investigating the things around them.
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Staff from Satrosphere Science Centre
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
18 November
4.15 – 6.15pm
16 March
4.15 – 6.15pm
Venue
Cost
Satrosphere Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street,
Aberdeen AB24 5TU
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Planet Earth
Schemas and the Characteristic of Effective
Learning
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff working with children aged 3 – 5 years)
Course Content
The course will cover methods for carrying out science investigations
in Early Years related to planet earth. Topics such as how the sun and
moon move around one another in space. Seasons, plants, animals and
recycling will be covered. Attendees will be given ideas for practical
activities and experiments to try with children.
Expected Outcomes
• Attendees will be introduced to a variety of methods for
conducting science investigations with young children related to
planet earth
• Attendees will be introduced to hands-on experiments and
activities related to the planet earth topics
• Attendees will share activity ideas for this curriculum area
• Attendees will be introduced to a variety of resources available
• Attendees will receive a handout with activity ideas and CfE links
• Children will become more aware of the wider world and their
place in it
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Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
9 December
4.15
– 6.16pm
Venue
Cost Early Years Team
Satrosphere Science Centre
Term 2
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
3 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff who work with children 3 - 5 years)
Course Content
Schemas link directly to how the young brain develops and grows and
are a vitally important element of your children’s development and
learning. They are a way of describing common behaviour patterns in
seemingly unrelated activities. Schemas help us to describe in more detail
the way in which a child is approaching and following through a selfinitiated task. Schemas operate at different levels and are most likely to
be observed during spontaneous play. A knowledge of schemas gives
us a language for describing the complexities and connectivity within
children’s play.
Expected Outcomes
• To understand how schemas and stages of schemas link to the
characteristics of effective learning
• To understand how to identify schemas in children’s thinking
• To understand how best to respond to children’s motivation and
lines of thinking in order to plan appropriate next steps
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Stella Louis
Term 3
Date and Time
Term 1
17 April
4.15 – 6.15pm
16 November
9am
– 12pm
Satrosphere Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street,
Aberdeen, AB24 5TU
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Venue Cost Term 2
Term 3
Mile End School, Midstocket Road, Aberdeen,
AB15 5PD
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with preschool aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking forms to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Speech and Language Development
Starcatchers Early Years Creative Skills: Digital
Photography with Under 5’s
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(All staff working with 3 - 5 years)
Course Content
• Expected speech and language development
• What can go wrong
• Checklists to identify child’s strengths and weaknesses and to help
make decisions about when to refer
• Introduction of the a new referral forms
Expected Outcomes Clearer understanding of development norms, areas of difficulty that
might occur, clear checklists, guidelines with regards to referrals so the
right children are referred at the right time.
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
SLT staff
Date and Time
Term 1
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Term 2
Term 3
7 September
4.15
– 6.15pm
Venue Cost Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
2 sessions of 2 hours per session
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff who work with children aged 0 - 5 years)
Course Content
This session explores ways we can use the digital cameras all around
when working with the under 5’s, both in terms of documenting activity
and creative ways and using photography in its own right as a way for
children to share the way they view their world. Participants should
bring their own digital camera, ipad/tablet or smart phone with
camera.
This training is designed to be practical, accessible and inspirational.
It goes beyond giving participants a list of instructions to follow, and
instead increases the creative practice of the participants by;
• Sharing a toolkit of photography activities that are open-ended
and adaptable to different ages, settings and themes
• Enabling practitioners to explore their own creative and artistic
capabilities in a supportive environment
• Setting take home challenges where participants are asked to
devise and deliver their own photography activity based on what
they’ve learned
• Reflective practice where participants share their experiences
from their take home challenges at the second session. This has
the advantage of encouraging participants to incorporating the
training into their practice straight away
Expected Outcomes
• Increased understanding of importance of arts and creativity
• Increased confidence in their ability to use digital photography in
daily practice as an activity and for documentation
• A toolkit of flexible photography activities they can utilise in their
daily practice
• Increased expectations regarding their own creative abilities
• The chance to connect with peers from other settings or sectors
and share information, understanding and practice
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Starcatchers Creative Skills Team
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
23
& 30 November
4.15
– 6.15pm
Venue
Cost
Ashgrove Children’s Centre, Gillespie Place, Aberdeen,
AB25 3BE
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Starcatchers Early Years Creative Skills: Music
with Dr. Rachel Drury
Starcatchers Early Years Creative Skills: The
Creative Environment
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
2 sessions of 2 hours per session
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff who work with children aged 0 - 5 years)
Course Content
This training is designed to be practical, accessible and inspirational.
It goes beyond giving participants a list of instructions to follow, and
instead increases the creative practice of the participants by;
• Sharing a toolkit of music activities that are open-ended and
adaptable to different ages, settings and themes
• Enabling practitioners to explore their own creative and artistic
capabilities in a supportive environment
• Setting take home challenges where participants are asked to
devise and deliver their own music activity based on what they’ve
learned
• Reflective practice where participants share their experiences from
their take home challenges at the second session. This has the
advantage of encouraging participants to incorporate the training
into their practice straight away
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Expected Outcomes
• Increased understanding of importance of arts and creativity
• Increased confidence in their ability to use music in daily practice
• A toolkit of flexible music activities they can utilise in their daily
practice
• Increased expectations regarding their own creative abilities
• The chance to connect with peers from other settings or sectors
and share information, understanding and practice
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Dr. Rachel Drury, Starcatchers Creative Skills Team
Date and Time
Term 1
Venue
Cost
Term 2
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
2 sessions of 2 hours per session
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff who work with children aged 0 - 5 years, manager/practitioner teams are encouraged to attend)
Course Content
Two sessions looking at the policy and practice of embedding creativity
at the heart of nursery/early year’s experience. Participants are supported
to come up with specific proposals/plans for their area of responsibility
and try them out in a supported, resourced environment.
This training is designed to be practical, accessible and inspirational. It
supports participants to think about how creativity can be a part of their
daily practice by;
• Enabling practitioners to explore their own creative and artistic
ideas in a supportive environment
• Setting take home challenges where participants are asked to
make small changes within their practice to support more creative
working
• Reflective practice where participants share their experiences from
their take home challenges at the second session
Expected Outcomes
• Increased understanding the of importance of arts and creativity
• Increased confidence in their ability to use creativity in daily
practice
• Increased expectations regarding their own creative abilities
• The chance to connect with peers from other settings or sectors
and share information, understanding and practice
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Starcatchers Creative Skills Team
Term 3
Date and Time
Term 1
6 & 13 June
4.15 – 6.15pm
2
& 16 November
4.15 – 6.15pm
Ashgrove Children’s Centre, Gillespie Place, Aberdeen,
AB25 3BE
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Venue
Cost
Term 2
Term 3
Ashgrove Children’s Centre, Gillespie Place, Aberdeen,
AB25 3BE
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Starcatchers Early Years Creative Skills: Under 3’s
Starcatchers Early Years Creative Skills: Visual Art
and Movement
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
2 sessions of 2 hours per session
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff who work with children aged 0 - 3 years)
Course Content
This training is designed to be practical, accessible and inspirational.
It goes beyond giving participants a list of instructions to follow, and
instead increases the creative practice of the participants by;
• Exploring the challenges and benefits of expressive arts activity for
the very young
• Sharing a toolkit of multi artform activities that are open-ended,
child-led and tailored to under threes
• Enabling practitioners to explore their own creative and artistic
capabilities in a supportive environment
• Setting take home challenges where participants are asked to
devise and deliver their own arts activity based on what they’ve
learned
• Reflective practice where participants share their experiences from
their take home challenges at the second session. This has the
advantage of encouraging participants to incorporate the training
into their practice straight away
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Expected Outcomes
• Increased understanding the of importance of arts and creativity
for under threes
• Increased confidence in their ability to use arts activities in daily
practice
• A toolkit of flexible activities they can utilise in their daily practice
• Increased expectations regarding their own creative abilities
• The chance to connect with peers from other settings or sectors
and share information, understanding and practice
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Starcatchers Creative Skills Team
Date and Time
Term 1
Venue
Cost
Term 2
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
This session explores the links between how we move our bodies and
the kind of visual arts experiences we can create when we think beyond
sitting down with a piece of paper. This training is designed to be
practical, accessible and inspirational. It goes beyond giving participants
a list of instructions to follow, and instead increases the creative practice
of the participants by;
• Sharing a toolkit of movement and visual art activities that are
open-ended and adaptable to different ages, settings and themes
• Enabling practitioners to explore their own creative and artistic
capabilities in a supportive environment
• Setting take home challenges where participants are asked to
devise and deliver their own visual art and movement activities
based on what they’ve learned
• Reflective practice where participants share their experiences from
their take home challenges at the second session. This has the
advantage of encouraging participants to incorporate the training
into their practice straight away
Expected Outcomes
• Increased understanding the of importance of arts and creativity
• Increased confidence in their ability to use movement and visual
arts in daily practice
• A toolkit of flexible movement and visual art activities they can
utilise in their daily practice
• Increased expectations regarding their own creative abilities
• The chance to connect with peers from other settings or sectors
and share information, understanding and practice
Provider
Tutor
Term 3
Date and Time
Term 1
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Early Years Team
Brian Hartley, Starcatchers Creative Skills Team
Term 2
Term 3
15 January &
1 February
4.15 – 6.15pm
14 & 21 March
4.15 – 6.15pm
Ashgrove Children’s Centre, Gillespie Place, Aberdeen,
AB25 3BE
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
2 sessions of 2 hours per session
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff who work with children aged 0 - 5 years)
Venue
Cost
Ashgrove Children’s Centre, Gillespie Place, Aberdeen,
AB25 3BE
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Curriculum for Excellence
Curriculum for Excellence
The Nature of the Seasons: Autumn and
Winter The Nature of the Seasons: Spring and
Summer Duration
Suitable For
Duration
Suitable For
1.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
Using the resources provided by Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre, staff
will learn how to recognise the signs of autumn and winter. Staff will
participate in a range of different activities based on resources that they
can borrow to engage early years children in their own setting.
Course Content
Using the resources provided by Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre, staff
will learn how to recognise the signs of spring and summer. Staff will
participate in a range of different activities based on resources that can
be borrowed to engage early years children in their own setting.
Expected Outcomes
• This session will develop staff awareness of seasonality and
increase their confidence about the natural world
• Staff will learn how to help local biodiversity over the autumn and
winter months
• Following completion of the CPD, staff will be able to access loan
boxes, and will feel confident using the hands-on resources and
linked activities
Expected Outcomes
• Develop awareness of seasonality and increase confidence about
the natural world
• Learn how to find and identify some of the minibeasts in your
garden or playground
• Discover new ways to record the plants around you
• Access to loan boxes and feel confident using the hands-on
resources and linked activities
• Feel confident in using the resources with children in your own
setting
Provider
Tutor
62
1.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Date and Time
Term 1
Early Years Team
Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre Staff
Provider Tutor
Term 2
Term 3
8 September
4.15 – 5.45pm
Date and Time
Term 1
Venue Cost Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre, Zoology Building,
Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Venue Cost Early Years Team
Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre Staff, Zoology Building
Term 2
Term 3
8 March
4.15 – 5.45pm
Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre, Zoology Building,
Tillydrone Avenue, Aberdeen, AB24 2TZ
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Total Communication Playroom
Weather
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Curriculum for Excellence
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
Use of signing, symbols and objects of reference within the playroom.
Expected Outcomes
Course participants will gain an understanding of how to effectively
support language development and understanding within the playroom.
Early Years Team
Sheila MacGregor & Heather Liebenberg
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
6
October
4.15 – 6.15pm
Venue
Cost
64
Term 3
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff working with pre-school aged children and Local
Authority staff working in early years)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Any staff involved in the teaching of early years
children)
Course Content
The course will cover methods for carrying out science investigations
in early years related to the weather and how it works. Topics such as
the water cycle (why does it rain?), snow, extreme weather as well as
recording and predicting the weather will be covered. Attendees will be
given ideas for practical activities and experiments to try with children.
Expected Outcomes
• Attendees will be introduced to a variety of methods for
conducting science investigations with young children related to
the weather and how it works
• Attendees will be introduced to hands-on experiments and
activities related to the weather and how it works
• Attendees will share activity ideas for this curriculum area
• Attendees will be introduced to a variety of resources available
• Attendees will receive a handout with activity ideas and CfE links
Children will become more aware of how the weather they encounter
in everyday life works and how fascinating it is. They will also be
introduced to the basics of recording scientific data in a way that they
can relate to.
Provider Tutor
Early Years Team
Satrosphere Science Centre
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
30 September
4.15 – 6.15pm
13 January
4.15 – 6.15pm
Venue Cost Term 3
Satrosphere Science Centre, 179 Constitution Street,
Aberdeen, AB24 5TU
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Leadership and Management
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Leadership and Management
Early Learning & Childcare Funding
Duration
Suitable For
1.75 hours
Tier 1
(Administrators and managers of Partner Provider
Centres)
Course Content
Information and advice on the application processes for Early Learning
and Childcare funding including the completion of documents. This will
be followed by a question and answer session.
Expected Outcomes
• A better understanding of the application process and funding
arrangements
• Improvements in the completion of documents
Provider Early Years Team
Tutor Roy Flett, Early Years Administrator
Date and Time
Term 1
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Term 2
Term 3
3 September
9.30 – 11.15am OR
4.15
– 6pm
Venue Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free to staff at Partner Provider Centres
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking forms to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Nurtured Outcome Group
Workforce Development & Training Standing Action Group
Supporting Your Services; Your Workforce
EMPLOYERS’ AND MANAGERS’ FORUM
Two events in the training calendar are devoted to managers and
employers as an opportunity to meet, discuss and debate emerging
and existing issues and topics associated with early years and childcare
learning, staff training and development.
Facilitated by
Members of the Workforce Development & Training Standing Action
Group
Date and Time
Term 1
11 December
10am – 1pm
Venue
Cost
Term 2
Term 3
17 June
10am – 1pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£5.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Leadership and Management
Leadership and Management
Leadership at all Levels: So What Exactly is a
Leader?
Staff Appraisal and Supervision Skills
Duration
Suitable For
3 hours
Tier 1
Course Content
The course will include;
• The difference between leadership and management
• Good leadership behaviours
• Distributive leadership style
• Identifying your next steps in leadership development
Expected Outcomes
Greater knowledge and awareness of leadership qualities and the
essential characteristics of effective leadership allied with self awareness
of own leadership development.
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 3
30 June
10am – 1pm
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Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£15.00 per person (Minimum number of 15 people)
3 hours
Tier 1
Course Content
This course will provide basic knowledge on performance management
through supervision and appraisal and includes purpose and planning,
confidentiality, how appraisal affects people, self reflection and a culture
of continuous improvement.
Expected Outcomes
Participants will gain knowledge and understanding in key areas of
supervision and appraisal practice. Understand the key challenges in
providing supervision which will support staff to manage change in
attitude or practice and create a culture to accept constructive criticism
and feedback.
Provider
Tutor
Aberlour Futures
Aberlour Futures Tutor
Term 2
Duration
Suitable For
Aberlour Futures
Aberlour Futures Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
11 March
10am – 1pm
Venue
Cost
Term 3
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£15.00 per person (Minimum number of 15 people)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Facilitating Outdoor Free Play with Children
Aged 2 - 5 Years
Loose Parts for Small Spaces (Outdoors)
Play and Outdoor Learning
Duration
Suitable For
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(For staff working with children aged 3 - 12 years)
Course Content
Exploring the concepts of free play and the role of the practitioner in
outdoor settings. Gaining an understanding of the benefits of free play.
Using risk benefit analysis to inform practice and to provide children with
the opportunities they need to grow and develop. Understanding how
practitioners can plan for free play. This course comprises two twilight
sessions of 2.5 hours. It is important that participants attend both
sessions to complete the course.
Course Content
This course will explore the concepts of loose parts play in small outdoor
spaces. Practitioners will gain an understanding of the theory and
benefits of loose parts play. We will explore the role of the practitioner
in outdoor play. We will touch on the concept of free play, the play cycle
and play themes and how this play can link into the curriculum. We will
look at how practitioners can implement loose parts play outdoors in
settings with small outdoor play spaces.
Expected Outcomes
Participants will gain an understanding of how they can effectively
facilitate free play for young children. Participants will be clear on how to
keep children safe outdoors whilst providing them with opportunities for
appropriately challenging and risky play.
Expected Outcomes
Practitioners will gain;
• Knowledge and understanding of play, and the benefits of play
• An introduction to the play themes and play diet
• How outdoor play links to children’s learning and the curriculum
• How to implement loose parts play outdoors, in your setting (small
space)
Provider
Tutor
70
2 sessions of 2.5 hours per session
Tier 1, 2, 3
Play and Outdoor Learning
Nature Nurture
Terri Harrison
Date and Time
Term 1
17 & 24 September
12 & 19 November
4.30 – 7pm
Venue Cost Provider
Tutor
Term 2
Term 3
17 & 24 March
4.30 – 7pm
9 & 16 June
4.30 – 7pm
Camphill School Aberdeen, Murtle Estate, Bieldside,
Aberdeen, AB15 9EU
£30.00 per person (Minimum 10 participants)
Booking Arrangements
Please contact Terri Harrison on [email protected]
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Aberlour Futures
Claire Paterson, Play Development Worker
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
5 November
10am – 12pm
9 February
10am – 12pm
Venue
Cost
Term 3
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Loose Parts Outdoors
Outdoor Play Every Day from Scratch
Play and Outdoor Learning
Duration
Suitable For
2.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(For staff working with children aged 3 - 12 years)
Course Content
This course is delivered in 2 parts.
Part 1
This course will develop practitioners understanding of play outdoors
and why it is so important. It will look at the theory of play, the role
of staff and where to start with implementing loose parts play in your
setting.
Part 2
This part of the course will be spent outdoors. Please arrive suitably
prepared for all weather conditions, with warm, wind and waterproof
clothing, including wellies. We will explore how practitioners can
facilitate loose parts play outdoors in their setting – with hands on loose
parts play activities linking to play themes.
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Expected Outcomes
Practitioners will gain;
• Understanding of play theory
• Knowledge and understanding of the benefits of play
• Knowledge of how to facilitate play outdoors
• The ability to articulate children’s experiences of play and the
contribution play makes to learning, health and well being
• How to implement loose parts play in your setting
Provider
Tutor
Aberlour Futures
Play Development Worker
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
17 & 24 September
10am – 12.30pm
Venue Cost Term 3
17 & 24 May
10am – 12.30pm
(Part one) Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street,
Aberdeen, AB24 5HY
(Part Two) Satrosphere Science Centre,
179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen AB24 5TU
(In the Outdoors fenced off area by the car park)
£20.00 per person
Play and Outdoor Learning
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff who work with children aged 3 – 6 years)
Course Content
Are you working in a setting where you cannot leave anything outside?
Perhaps you share an outdoor space with other groups. This course
explores practical ways of setting up an enabling outdoor environment
every day for children that gives a breadth of opportunities for
engaging play. We look at resources, ways of involving the children and
developing routines around outdoor play. Part of the session will be
spent outdoors, whatever the weather. Please come suitably prepared
with warm, wind and waterproof clothing, appropriate footwear and
sunscreen!
Expected Outcomes
After completing this course you will have;
• Learned about a variety of practical approaches to setting up an
outdoor space
• Deepened your understanding of what a quality outdoor
environment should be
• Made a plan of action to improve your outdoor play provision
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Juliet Robertson, Creative STAR Learning Company
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
18 September
9.30 - 11.30am OR
4.15 - 6.15pm
8 March
9.30 - 11.30am OR
4.15 - 6.15pm Venue
Cost
Term 3
Ashgrove Children’s Centre, Gillespie Place, Aberdeen,
AB25 3BE
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Understanding and Supporting Behaviour in
Outdoor Settings for Early Years Practitioners
An Introduction to Pre-Birth to Three: Positive
Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families
Play and Outdoor Learning
Duration
Suitable For
5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
Understanding emotional development and supporting emotional
literacy in children. Understanding behaviour and observing the
behaviours we can see to understand the triggers, contributing factors,
motivators and level of stress so we can respond effectively. Using
outdoor settings to promote social and emotional development and to
support positive behaviours in young children.
Expected Outcomes
Participants will;
• Develop skills to assess behaviour efficiently
• Gain tools and knowledge to create strategies to support
challenging behaviours in outdoor settings
• Have skills and knowledge to support development of emotional
literacy in early years settings
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Provider
Tutor
Nature Nurture
Terri Harrison & Daniel Harrison
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
3 October
14 November
9.30am – 4pm
26 March
9.30am – 4pm
Venue
Cost
Pre-Birth to Three
2.5 hours
Tier 2, 3
Course Content
This course will focus on the following;
• Early brain development
• Importance of attachment
• Developing emotional wellbeing and resilience and the importance
of this
• The four key principles of the curriculum
• The eight key features of the curriculum
Expected Outcomes
This course is aimed at understanding the importance of early brain
development and having secure attachments and the impact this
can have in the first 3 years of a child’s life. It is also to give you an
introduction to the Pre-Birth to Three Guidance and how you can
implement this guidance in practice.
Provider
Tutor
Cairn Training Ltd
Nicola Horne
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Term 3
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
18 June
9.30am – 4pm
29 October
6 – 8.30pm
10 March
6 – 8.30pm
26 May
6 – 8.30pm
Camphill School Aberdeen, Murtle Estate, Bieldside,
Aberdeen, AB15 9EU
£50.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please contact Terri Harrison, [email protected]
Venue
Cost
Cairn Training Office, 1 Raeburn Place, Aberdeen,
AB25 1PP
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Cairn Training Ltd. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for
Scotland’s Children and Families
Getting Started with Emotion Works: Early Years
Pre-Birth to Three
Duration
Suitable For
2 sessions of 3 hours per session
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
The course is delivered in two parts. The first session concentrates on
ensuring understanding of the 4 R’s – Rights of the Child, Responsive
Care, Relationships and Respect and how these are underpinned by the
nine key features. Staff are encouraged to reflect on their practice and
supported to make necessary changes through using the self-evaluation
tool Learning into Practice. Session two reflects on any changes made,
discusses planning and gives practical ideas to build confidence and
improve the experiences offered to the children.
Expected Outcomes
This interactive course is intended to provide an overview of Pre-Birth to
Three Guidance which will encourage reflection and action to support
implementation and change in practice for those working with our
youngest children.
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Provider
Tutor
Aberlour Futures
Wendy Fleming, Assistant Service Manager Aberlour
Futures & Muriel Milne, Early Years & Childcare
Development Officer
Date and Time
Term 1
3 & 10 December
10am
– 1pm
Venue
Cost
Term 2
Term 3
26 May & 2 June
4.15 – 7.15pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£30.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking forms to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Promoting Children’s Health & Emotional Wellbeing
Duration
Suitable For
2.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
This training session will demonstrate how you can use Emotion Works
to deliver emotional learning and literacy experiences in early years
settings. For this age group there is a particular emphasis on using the
opportunities that exist within a nursery context to help children talk and
learn about the topic of emotion.
To promote the right conditions for emotional wellbeing and learning
we will explore and highlight the importance of;
• Establishing positive relationships
• Knowing likes and dislikes
• Supporting communication
• Making learning experiences relevant
• Emotion regulation
We will then provide examples of emotional learning and literacy arising
from;
• Everyday events and experiences
•Stories
•Songs
• Small world/role play
• Other early years activities
• Common early years themes and topics
Emotion Works has been developed and trialled in a wide variety of
educational settings in Scotland over the past 8 years. It is practitioner
approved, academically endorsed and fully aligned to Curriculum for
Excellence and GIRFEC outcomes.
Expected Outcomes
Practitioners will become confident in planning and delivering emotional
learning and literacy experiences for children in early years settings.
Provider
Tutor
Nature Nurture & Emotion Works
Claire Murray & Terri Harrison
Date and Time
Term 1
8 October
19 November
4.30 – 7pm
Venue
Cost
Term 2
Term 3
10 March
4.30 – 7pm
19 May
4.30 – 7pm
Camphill School Aberdeen, Murtle Estate, Bieldside,
Aberdeen, AB15 9EU
£60.00 per person (Includes resource pack)
Booking Arrangements
Please download and complete the Getting Started EYs booking form at
www.emotionworks.org.uk and email to
[email protected]
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Grow Well Choices – Early Years
Infant Mental Health
Promoting Children’s Health & Emotional Wellbeing
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
• To provide an overview of Grow Well Choices Early Years
• Provide an opportunity to become familiar with the session plans
and supporting resources
• View examples of activities, themes and work to assist delivery of
Grow Well Choices
Grow Well Choices Early Years is a toolkit to support staff in early years
establishments (nursery – primary 1) deliver learning around healthy
lifestyles. Included is an easy to follow, specially designed storybook and
fun games to reinforce key nutritional and lifestyle messages.
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Expected Outcomes
• To have an increased understanding of the links between Grow
Well Choices Early Years, food and health and physical activity and
the key messages linked to curriculum for excellence
• To have an enhanced understanding of Grow Well Choices Early
Years toolkit
• Be familiar with examples of session delivery, activities and key
messages
• Be provided with the Grow Well Choices Early Years story book to
support delivery
Provider
Tutor
Promoting Children’s Health & Emotional Wellbeing
Early Years Team
Aberdeen City Public Health Team NHS Grampian
Course Content
Outline the early development of emotional life by studying early brain
development within the context of attachment, relationships and life
experiences and how this determines future emotional wellbeing.
Expected Outcomes
Develop an understanding of how the earliest relationships shape
a baby’s development and impact on future emotional and social
relationships.
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Venue
Term 3
24 September
4.15
– 6.15pm
Early Years Team
Primary Mental Health Work Team, Child and Family
Mental Health Services, Royal Aberdeen Children’s
Hospital
Term 2
Term 3
24 February, 2, 9 &
30 March
10am – 12pm
Cost
Date and Time
Term 1
4 sessions of 2 hours per session
(Participants must attend all sessions)
Tier 1, 2
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and Local
Authority staff working in early years)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
CostFree
Venue
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Introduction to Infant Mental Health
Seminar: Out of School Care Seminars
Promoting Children’s Health & Emotional Wellbeing
Duration
Suitable For
1.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Duration
Suitable For
2.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
A brief outline of early brain development within the context of
attachments, experiences and relationships and the subsequent impact
on later years.
Course Content
The sessions will enable all out of school club practitioners to meet and
discuss current issues affecting out of school clubs. The programme will
be developed in response to workforce needs.
Expected Outcomes
To enhance knowledge on social and emotional development in the
early years, an opportunity to reflect on practice and to consider
appropriate interventions and supports available.
Expected Outcomes
Participants will gain confidence and support with current issues and
benefit from this networking opportunity.
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Primary Mental Health Work Team, Child and Family
Mental Health Services, Royal Aberdeen Children’s
Hospital
Date and Time
Term 1
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Seminar
Term 2
Term 3
12 November
4.15
– 5.45pm
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
5 September
10am – 2pm
25 November
9.45am
– 12.15pm
Venue
Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and Local
Authority staff working in early years)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Aberlour Futures
Aberlour Futures Development Team
Cost
Term 2
Term 3
24 February
10am – 12.30pm
10 May
10am – 12.30pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
(Please note the venue for term 2 dates has still to be
confirmed)
Free
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Seminar
Skills Workshop
Seminar: Under 5 Staff Seminars
Duration
Suitable For
Mini Practical Skills Workshops:
Suitable for Tier 2, 3
2.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
The sessions will enable all under 5 practitioners to meet and discuss
current issues affecting all staff working with our youngest children. The
programme will be developed in response to workforce needs.
Expected Outcomes
Participants will gain confidence and support with current issues and
benefit from this networking opportunity.
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
8 September
25 November
1.30 – 4pm
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Venue
Cost
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Aberlour Futures
Aberlour Futures Development Officers
Term 2
Term 3
24 February
1.30 – 4pm
10 May
1.30 – 4pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
(Please note the venue for term 2 dates has still to be
confirmed)
Free
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
These ‘How To’ Skills Workshops are aimed at
Support Workers and Practitioners. They are bite
sized sessions providing practical skills over 1 hour and may be
delivered to staff teams in the workplace or at Frederick Street
Training Centre.
The courses are complimentary to those found in the general
training guide.
Course Title
Course Descriptor
How to Maintain a
CPD Folder
Learn how to create and maintain an
excellent CPD folder in accordance with
good practice and SSSC requirements.
Story Telling and Role
Play
A fun course designed to improve the
practice around engaging with children
through story telling and role play.
Music & Movement
An introduction to the creative use of music
and movement in a playful environment,
which will help increase staff confidence to
support the development of children.
Talking Tubs
How to create talking tubs and boxes
for communication, problem solving,
imagination, interests and P.L.O.D.S with
children from toddlers to school age.
How to Create a Mind
Map
Create a visual and pictorial mind map with
children using their ideas, views, opinions
and thoughts for use in planning and
observation and so much more.
Story Lines
How to use a story line as a valuable practical
resource for sequencing, display, sorting and
matching, counting ……… and so much
more with children of all ages.
How to Set Up
Themed Role Play
Areas
Practical ideas on how to set up themed role
play areas within your setting.
How to Set Up a
House Corner
Learn how to create and set up your house
corner using real life resources. How to
use this area to extend children’s learning
experiences.
Ideas for a Treasure
Basket
How to build an effective treasure basket
and items for heuristic play.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Course Title
Course Descriptor
Recycled Arts and Crafts
Ideas for Activities/
Resources to Use for
Pre-Birth to Three
and Curriculum for
Excellence
Ideas to engage children in exploring and
investigating through discussion and play
which can be adapted for different ages.
Duration
Suitable For
Games for Children
(5 – 12 years)
A practical fun workshop with ideas for
physical games, both traditional and new.
Banners & Bunting
(5 – 12 years)
Ideas for making banners, bunting and
drapes, to improve a range of skills and
enhance your environment.
Skills Workshop
Provider
Tutor
Aberlour Futures
Aberlour Futures’ Tutors
Date and Time
Term 1
To be confirmed
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Term 2
Term 3
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Skills Workshop
3 hours
Tier 2, 3
(For those working with 5 – 12 year olds)
Course Content
A fun, practical workshop which will focus on a variety of art media and
recycled materials. Prepare to get messy and remember to bring a bag or
container to carry your wet items home. Some recycled materials will be
provided, but it would be helpful if you could bring along your own;
• Plastic bottle lids
• Large plastic bottles
• Old C.Ds
Expected Outcomes
• Experience a range of different art materials
• Build confidence on how to deliver a workshop in your setting
• Raise awareness of the importance of forward planning, riskbenefit assessment and evaluation
• To help you encourage children and adults in your setting to value
the creative process
Aberlour Futures
Elaine Crawford, Early Years & Childcare Development
Officer
Venue
To be confirmed
Cost
£10.00 per person per course
Provider
Tutor
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
8 March
10am – 1pm
Venue Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Cost £15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Skills Workshop: Play Games Think Fit!
Skills Workshop: Parachute Play
Skills Workshop
Duration
Suitable For
2.5 hours
Tier 2, 3
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
This is a basic course for support workers and practitioners to develop
their practice in supporting children’s physical skills through play and
fun!
The course includes;
• Fun ideas and activities for physical activity through play
• Ideas for using different everyday resources to adapt for all age
groups to help observe areas of development
• Help to give children confidence and meet the capacities within
both Pre-Birth to Three and Curriculum for Excellence Frameworks
Expected Outcomes
Improved practice in providing play and fun activities that will positively
impact on children’s physical development, movement, and wellbeing.
Provider
Tutor
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Aberlour Futures
Claire Alexander, BSc Sports Science and Education
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
To be confirmed
Skills Workshop
Term 3
To be confirmed
Course Content
This session will be hands on and practical with participants trying out
games for themselves. The course will be beneficial for staff who have
little experience in this area or for those who would like to build on their
existing knowledge and ideas. This type of play can be used with very
young children through to young adults.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for this practical session.
Expected Outcomes
• Participants will be briefed on appropriate safety aspects
• Participants will gain confidence to run their own session
• Share ideas and learn new games
• Consider other ways of using a parachute and how this play links
to Curriculum for Excellence and Pre-Birth to Three documents
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
Venue
Cost To be confirmed
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
3 hours
Tier 2, 3
Venue
Cost
Aberlour Futures
Elaine Crawford, Early Years & Childcare Development
Officer
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Term 2
Term 3
12 February
10am – 1pm
To be confirmed
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Skills Workshop: Working with 0 - 3’s
Messy Play
Skills Workshop: Working with 0 - 3’s
Treasure Baskets and Heuristic Play
Skills Workshop
Duration
Suitable For
2.5 hours
Tier 2, 3
(Staff working with under 3’s)
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
Participants will benefit from exploring new and different ideas about
how to use messy play to engage young children and will include how
this type of play can support their development. You will be given the
opportunity to actively participate and share skills and ideas, so be
prepared to get messy!
Expected Outcomes
Participants will gain confidence with different activity ideas and have a
greater understanding of the learning opportunities that can be gained
from providing messy play activities.
Provider
Tutor
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Date and Time
Term 1
24 November
4 – 6.30pm
Venue
Cost
Aberlour Futures
Muriel Milne, Early Years & Childcare Development
Officer
Term 2
Skills Workshop
Term 3
21 April
6.30 – 9pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
2.5 hours
Tier 2, 3
(Staff working with under 3’s)
Course Content
An introduction to treasure baskets and the different ways they can be
used to engage babies at this stage of their development. Practitioners
will be provided with information about the benefits of treasure
baskets and how schemas can be supported through this type of play.
After exploring treasure baskets, the session will move on to develop
knowledge and understanding about heuristic play and how this can be
used to actively involve young children in their play.
Expected Outcomes
• Participants will gain a better understanding of the use of treasure
baskets and heuristic play to enhance practice
• Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the variety
of ways treasure baskets and heuristic play can be used to enhance
observations of child development and identify the next steps for
the child
Provider
Tutor
Aberlour Futures
Muriel Milne, Early Years & Childcare Development
Officer
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
16 September
4 – 6.30pm
4 February
6.30 – 9pm
Venue
Cost
Term 3
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs
An Introduction to Looked After Children
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
This course will provide an introduction to Looked After Children
including;
• Definition of Looked After Children
• National context
• Local context
Expected Outcomes
• Understand what a looked after child is
• Have an awareness of the roles and responsibilities of the Local
Authority and its partner agencies towards these children
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
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Venue
Cost
Aberdeen City Council
Jacinta Birchley, Teacher Looked After Children
Term 2
Term 3
12 January
4 – 6pm
28 April
4 – 6pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to the Family Information Service. Please see
page 116 for contact details.
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs
Supporting Children with Additional
Support Needs
The Courses can also be delivered in your workplace to
your staff team.
Course & Outcomes : Suitable for Tier 1, 2, 3
Date & Time
Autism Friendly Practice
Autism is more widely recognised in society and with
approximately 1 in 100 people with the condition, you
will likely be involved with children on the spectrum.
Benefit from our trainer’s decades of experience in this
field and find out how unique and intriguing autism
can be as there is always something new to learn.
Personal accounts, discussion of associated issues
and practical strategies that can help to promote a
spectrum wide, positive focus on autism into your
practice. This is a useful introduction prior to attending
our Autism Day workshop.
October 2015
Date: To be
confirmed
Sensory Processing Differences
Outlines how our sensory system develops; how
we make sense of our world through sensory
experiences; sensory processing disorders and
common impairments. Interactive workshop where
participants can explore diverse sensory processing
‘experiences’ and as a result, consider developing
appropriate accommodation measures within their own
workplaces. We recommend attending this workshop
prior to the one on Sensory Room Design.
November
2015
Date: To be
confirmed
Sensory Room Design & Use
Ever thought that your children would benefit from
a calming corner? Wondered why particular children
struggle to sit still for any length of time or seem
unable to cope with a mainstream classroom? Discover
how to use different forms of sensory stimulation
within a controlled and safe environment to affect your
child’s arousal level, ability to learn and their emotional
wellbeing (sensory diet).
Increase your sensory knowledge, enabling you to
create small, integrated sensory areas within your
environment at low cost.
February 2016
Date: To be
confirmed
Time:
6.30-8.30pm
Time:
6.30-8.30pm
Time:
6.30-8.30pm
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Course & Outcomes : Suitable for Tier 1, 2, 3
Date & Time
Positive Behaviour Management - Mainstream
Ever feel at a loss with how to deal with certain
behaviours such as, tantrums, aggression, anxiety,
avoidance/non-compliance, clinginess, fussy eaters or
reluctant toilet users?
Understanding the behaviour and how to manage
these situations will be discussed with positive
strategies outlined along with useful media links and
practical resources.
This is a good introduction to general behaviour issues
and the ASN behaviour related workshop When
Behaviour Ideas Don’t Work with ASN
March 2016
Date: To be
confirmed
Supporting Children with Additional
Support Needs
When Behaviour Ideas Don’t Work with ASN!
Super Nanny can teach us the basics about behaviour
management, but what do we do when that doesn’t
work? Dealing with children and young people with
additional support needs, often requires a more out of
the box way of thinking. This workshop will cover basic
behaviour analysis and also introduce the importance
of developing both PROactive & REactive strategies
for effective behavioural management in your working
environment.
May 2016
Date: To be
confirmed
Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs
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Time:
6.30-8.30pm
Time:
6.30-8.30pm
Provider Aberlour Futures in association with
Tutors
Susan Strachan & Adele Lindsay
Venue
SENSATIONALL charity,
Lawsondale Sports Pavilion, Westhill, AB32 6TY
Cost
£15.00 per person per course
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs
The following courses will be delivered on demand and can also
be delivered in your workplace to your staff team.
Anxiety & Anger Management
Emotional regulation is an essential part of children’s development and
can impact on their ability to cope with their educational placement as
well as forming the foundations for emotional wellbeing for adulthood.
This workshop will outline why it is more common in youngsters
with ASN to experience difficulties in this area, including links with
ASN presentations. We discuss good practice in promoting Proactive
Management of key emotions including anxiety, anger and creating
opportunities for self-regulation and confidence.
Move ‘n Learn
Outlines the importance of movement in a child’s overall development.
Focus on how child led movement based play promotes learning, health
and emotional wellbeing. Movement Zones will be discussed and ideas
about how to create them in different settings. Common issues for
young people with MSN will be considered, with the importance of
active learning and the integration of yoga and educational kinesiology
highlighted.
Practical ASN Strategies
Provides hands on opportunities to experiment and try out practical
strategies and approaches commonly used when dealing with children/
young people with ASN. Including visual supports, social/sensory
stories, timer use, behaviour contracts, rating scales, use of movement
and relaxation for regulation and other practical strategies. Discuss
particular challenges (and hopefully leave with ready to use strategies)
or we can use case studies to highlight common examples of ideas that
work.
Regulation & Relaxation
Many children today have very busy and frenetic lives. A constant
lifestyle full of stimulation, less boundaries and quiet times can result in
many children struggling to keep themselves regulated and in control
of their emotions. We focus on a comprehensive look at different forms
of communication; How to promote effective daily communication; The
impact on behaviour and independence skills; Incorporating the use of
various visual support and structured learning in different settings.
Skills for School
Struggling to teach children the necessary skills in readiness for starting
school? Come and learn more about promoting independence skills,
graded support and using ASN good practice to develop skills such as
toileting, dressing, organization, confidence, motor skills and play.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs
Visual Communication
Outline of why visual communication works, particularly with
people with additional or multiple support needs! We focus on a
comprehensive look at different forms of communication; How to
promote effective daily communication; The impact on behaviour and
independence skills; Incorporating the use of various visual support and
structured learning in different settings.
Provider Aberlour Futures in association with
Tutors
Susan Strachan & Adele Lindsay
Venue
SENSATIONALL charity,
Lawsondale Sports Pavilion, Westhill, AB32 6TY
Cost
£15.00 per person per course
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
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Other courses and bespoke packages are available, please see
http://www.sensationall.org.uk/what-we-do/training-topics/
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs
Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Conditions
Duration
Suitable For
2 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
• What is Autism?
• What is Asperger’s Syndrome?
• The Triad of Impairments
• Sensory anomalies
• Routines and special interests
• Working with people on the spectrum
Expected Outcomes
Those who attend would have a good basic understanding of autistic
spectrum conditions, be able to recognise the cause of challenging
behaviour in those on the spectrum, and help create an autism friendly
environment.
Those who attend will also gain knowledge of effective communication
techniques and increase their confidence in working with people who
have an autistic spectrum condition.
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Craig Henderson, Grampian Autistic Society
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Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
7 October
4.15 – 6.15pm
3 February
4.15 – 6.16pm
25 May
4.15 – 6.15pm
Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and Local
Authority staff working in early years)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Continuing Professional Development Programme
The Planning Cycle
The Planning Cycle
An Introduction to Floorbooks
Duration
Suitable For
Individual Education Plans (IEP)
3 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
This session will look at preparing to use floorbooks as a consultation
and planning method for the first time. It is suitable for those staff who
have not worked with this method previously or who are in need of
refreshing their basic knowledge and skills. It will look at the importance
of the right environment, the role of the staff member and address
issues raised such as where to begin.
Expected Outcomes
Participants will;
• Understand the purpose and aims of a floorbook
• Feel comfortable in starting and progressing a floorbook
• Link the learning to children’s progress
Provider Tutor
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Term 2
11 September
9.30am – 12.30pm
Venue Cost 2 hours
Tier 1, 2
Course Content
The course will cover who requires an IEP, developing an IEP and setting
SMART targets.
Expected Outcomes
After completing this course you will be able to;
• Identify those children that require an IEP
• Develop an IEP
• Set SMART targets within the IEP
Provider
Tutor
Early Years Team
Sheila MacGregor & Heather Liebenberg
Date and Time
Term 1
Aberlour Futures
Aberlour Futures Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Term 2
Term 3
1 October
4.15 – 6.15pm
Term 3
26 April
4 – 7pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and Local
Authority staff working in early years)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Observation and Assessment Skills
Observation for Practitioners
The Planning Cycle
Duration
Suitable For
2.5 hours
Tier 2, 3
Duration Suitable For
Course Content
This basic course will assist practitioners and support workers to improve
practice in observation, planning and assessment. Observation is key to
assessment and planning for children’s progress. The session will include
the importance of observation in identifying children’s next steps and
how the planning, observation and assessment cycle impacts on a child’s
wellbeing.
Expected Outcomes
Better understanding and good practice in the application of the
planning cycle.
The importance of using the information gathered from child
observations and planning records to meet individual children’s learning
needs in order to improve outcomes for every child.
Provider
Tutor
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Aberlour Futures
Wendy Fleming, Assistant Service Manager Aberlour
Futures
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
11 November
6 – 8.30pm
16 March
6 – 8.30pm
Venue Cost The Planning Cycle
Term 3
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
3 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff who work with children aged 3 - 5 years)
Course Content
This course will;
• Explore the reasons for observing children
• Draw on the pioneering work of Susan Isaacs
• Examine how to tune into children
Expected Outcomes
• To understand how Curriculum for Excellence relies on an
observational based assessment approach.
• To understand how children develop and learn best when their
learning environment is tailored to their individual needs.
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
Early Years Team
Stella Louis
Term 2
Term 3
16 November
1-4pm
Venue Cost 99
Mile End School, Midstocket Road, Aberdeen,
AB15 5PD
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with preschool aged children and to Local
Authority staff)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Report Writing
Bookbug for the Home: Assertive Outreach Duration
2 hours
Suitable For Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff members who have the responsibility for writing
reports)
Duration
Suitable For
Course Content
This course provides practical support to staff members who have
responsibility for writing reports. A variety of support materials will be
given which should enable staff to become familiar with the terminology
used in report writing. Staff will be given the opportunity to write
sample reports collaboratively in small groups.
Course Content
The Assertive Outreach programme is focused on training a range of
practitioners including family support workers, health visitors, speech
and language therapists and third sector volunteers to deliver Bookbug
for the Home with vulnerable families. Bookbug for the Home involves
introducing Bookbug activities (based on talking, singing, cuddling and
book sharing) to encourage quality interaction between parents or carers
and children. The programme encourages participating families to attend
public Bookbug sessions and access other local early years provision in
their communities.
The Planning Cycle
Expected Outcomes
Staff will be more confident in the completion of reports.
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
Early Years Team
Early Years Team
Term 2
Term 3
11 OR 24 February
4.15 – 6.15pm
100
Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
Free (Priority will be given to Partner Provider staff
working with pre-school aged children and Local
Authority staff working in early years)
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Early Years Team. Please see page 116
for contact details.
Working with Families
1 session of 3 hours & 1 session of 1.5 hour
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Practitioners working directly with children aged 0 - 7
and their families/carers on a 1-2-1 basis)
Expected Outcomes
Practitioners will have greater understanding and awareness of Bookbug
activities and how to use these to encourage improved interaction
between child and carer.
Provider
Tutor
Aberdeen City Libraries & Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Book Trust Trainer
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Venue
To be confirmed
CostFree
Booking Arrangements
Dates for Bookbug for the Home will be set up in Aberdeen over the
next year. To register your interest please contact Margaret Hill, Early
Years Librarian [email protected] or 01224 652557
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bags & the Scottish
Children’s Book Awards
Budgeting for Families
Working with Families
Duration
Suitable For
1.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Staff working with children in primary 1 who will gift
the Bookbug primary 1 family bag)
Course Content
To support the gifting and promotion of the free Bookbug primary 1 bag
given to every child in primary 1;
• Fun and practical gifting ideas and why these are important
• Information about 6 key literacy skills that lay the foundations of
reading and how to help children acquire these skills from a variety
of picture books
• Practical ideas to involve parents in pack gifting events to
strengthen home/school links
• Joined up approaches between schools and libraries
• Participating in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards, Book Week
Scotland and maximising the opportunities these initiatives offer to
promote literacy
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Expected Outcomes
• Increased awareness of the resources available through Aberdeen
City Libraries and Scottish Book Trust
• Providing an opportunity for children to engage and share in
reading for pleasure
• Increased parental involvement in encouraging children to read
• Improved literacy attainment in primary 1
• Improved home/school/community library partnership
• Provides an opportunity to encourage the development of critical
thinking skills
Provider
Tutor
Date and Time
Term 1
Working with Families
Duration
Suitable For
3 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Anyone supporting families)
Course Content • Raising the issue of money with families
• Why budget and how?
• What can go wrong with finances?
• Debt and what can be done to help (including where to
signpost)
Expected Outcomes
Increased awareness of how to help families with basic budgeting and
what can be done to help families with debt.
Provider
Tutor
Families Money Advice Project, Aberdeen City Council
Laura Ferns & Cathy Lewis
Date and Time
Term 1
22 October
9am – 12pm
Term 2
Term 3
22 June
4 – 7pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
CostFree
Venue
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to the Family Information Service. Please see
page 116 for contact details.
Aberdeen City Libraries & Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Book Trust Trainer
Term 2
Term 3
14 September
4.30 – 6pm
Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Room 5, Frederick Street,
Aberdeen, AB24 5HY
Free but booking is essential
Booking Arrangements
Please book your place through Eventbrite
https://bookbug14thsep.eventbrite.co.uk
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
Children’s Rights: Consultation and Participation
Family Learning Services – Engaging with Parents
Working with Families
Duration
Suitable For
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2.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Working with Families
Duration
Suitable For
1.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
Course Content
A culture of participation should demonstrate a commitment to the
involvement of children and young people and their families which is
shared and understood by managers, practitioners, children and young
people.
The session explores ideas on how;
• To gain a better understanding of children’s rights and the
UNCRC, linking to legislation and local policy
• Establish an effective culture and understanding for participation
within settings
• Practical ideas on how meaningful consultation and participation
can be achieved in your setting
Course Content
• Drop in event with information on the range of services we offer
families across Aberdeen
• To share knowledge and highlight good practice.
• To highlight useful resources that currently exist within Aberdeen
City Council
Expected Outcomes
A better knowledge, understanding and ideas for staff to engage
appropriately with children and young people in all childcare settings.
To enable all staff to be aware of the importance and benefits of
delivering consultation and participation within settings to meet the
wellbeing needs of all children.
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
19 November
4 – 6pm (Drop-in)
20 January
4 – 6pm (Drop-in)
20 April
4 – 6pm (Drop-in)
Expected Outcomes
• Increased awareness of the value of involving parents in their
children’s learning
• Increased awareness of Aberdeen City Council’s Family Learning
Services
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5HY
Cost Free
Venue
Provider
Tutor
Aberlour Futures
Wendy Fleming, Assistant Service Manager, Aberlour
Futures & Muriel Milne Early Years & Childcare
Development Officer
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
29 October
4 – 6.30pm
17 March
10am – 12.30pm
Term 3
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to the Family Information Service. Please see
page 116 for contact details.
Previous participants comments…
“Enhanced my knowledge about the services available”
“I now know where to go for help”
Venue
Cost
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
£15.00 per person
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to Aberlour Futures. Please see page 116 for
contact details.
“I am more aware of services available in the city”
“I am able to support families better”
“I am able to direct families to appropriate support”
“I now know what services are available and the referral scheme”
“Greater knowledge of services offered - able to better promote services
to families”
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Continuing Professional Development Programme
How Aberdeen City Libraries Can Support You
Introduction to Benefits for Families
Working with Families
Duration
Suitable For
1 hour
Tier 1, 2, 3 (Practitioners working in early years settings and
practitioners working directly with children aged 0 - 7
and their families/carers)
Course Content
Information on the services and support offered to those working in
the early years sector by Aberdeen City Libraries through the network
of community libraries and the Curriculum Resource and Information
Service (CRIS). This will include information on the Bookbug programme
and the opportunities it provides to support not only language and
literacy skills but bonding and attachment.
Expected Outcomes
Practitioners will have an increased understanding and knowledge of the
resources and support available to them from Aberdeen City Libraries.
Provider
Tutor
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Aberdeen City Libraries
Early Years Librarian & Early Years Gifting Programme
Coordinator
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Working with Families
Duration
Suitable For
1 session of 6 hours or 2 sessions of 3 hours per session
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Anyone supporting families)
Course Content • Introduction to benefits advice service
• Overview of the financial help available to all families – from
pregnancy to leaving school, and how to apply
• What can go wrong with benefits and how to ask for help
• The future of benefits – Universal Credit and what it will mean for
families in Aberdeen
Expected Outcomes
A better understanding of the benefits available to families, how to
apply and what can be done to help if things go wrong.
Provider
Tutor
Families Money Advice Project, Aberdeen City Council
Laura Ferns & Cathy Lewis
Date and Time
Term 1
28 September
10am – 4pm OR
13 & 20 November
4 – 7pm
Term 2
Term 3
17 February
10am – 4pm
23 & 30 May
4 – 7pm OR
10 June
10am – 4pm
Frederick Street Centre, Frederick Street, Aberdeen,
AB24 5HY
CostFree
Venue
Venue
To be confirmed
CostFree
Booking Arrangements
Dates will be set up in Aberdeen over the next year. To register your
interest please contact Margaret Hill, Early Years Librarian
[email protected] or 01224 652557.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Booking Arrangements
Please submit booking form to the Family Information Service. Please see
page 116 for contact details.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Continuing Professional Development Programme
Working with Families
Pirate Bag Gifting
Duration
Suitable For
1.5 hours
Tier 1, 2, 3
(Practitioners in nurseries and early years settings who
give out Bookbug Pirate Bags to 3 year olds)
Course Content
The Bookbug Pirate CPD offers nurseries ideas on how to make best use
of this resource including;
• How to integrate the bag into the nursery to enthuse children
about books, stories and reading
• Background on how the Pirate bag links to the Curriculum for
Excellence, including how the bag can be used to support different
curricular areas in the nursery
• Key messages to pass on to parents/carers
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Expected Outcomes
• Have a practical knowledge of themed activities to use when
gifting the Pirate Bags
• Understand how the elements of the Pirate Bag support the
Curriculum for Excellence and can be used to achieve different
Experiences and Outcomes
• Understand the importance of gifting the Pirate Bag with parents
present
• Have knowledge and understanding of key messages to pass on to
parents
Provider
Tutor
Aberdeen City Libraries & Scottish Book Trust
Scottish Book Trust
Date and Time
Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Venue
To be confirmed
CostFree
Workforce Development & Expansion Funding for
Qualifications; Job Role and SSSC Requirements
SSSC Registration: The Scottish Government introduced required
registration for all workers in Day Care of Children Services
• As of 30 November 2010 all Managers and Lead Practitioners in
Day Care of Children services were required to be registered
• As of 30 September 2011 all Practitioners in Day Care of Children
services were required to be registered
• As of 31st December 2013 all Support Workers in Day Care of
Children services were required to be registered
Your Job Role
The Qualification you may apply for
If you are a –
Support Worker
• SVQ Level 2 Social Services (Children
& Young People)
OR
• SVQ Level 2 Playwork
Support Worker
(Early Learning and Childcare)
Support Worker
(Out of School Care)
SSSC Definition of Support
Worker:
Support Workers are workers who
have delegated responsibility for
providing care and support to
children.
If you are a support worker you
are likely to always work under
the direction/supervision of a
more senior member of staff. This
includes, for example, not being
left alone when a more senior
member of staff has left for the
day.
Booking Arrangements
Dates for Pirate Bag CPD will be set up in Aberdeen over the next
year. To register your interest please contact Margaret Hill, Early Years
Librarian [email protected] or 01224 652557.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Your Job Role
The Qualification you may apply for
Your Job Role
If you are a Practitioner
(Early Learning and Childcare)
Practitioner
• SVQ Level 3 Social Services,
(Children & Young People)
OR
• SVQ Level 3 Playwork
The Standards for Childhood Practice: Degree Level Qualifications for
Managers and Leaders (SCQF Level 9)
There are two routes to qualification –
Practitioner
(Out of School Care)
SSSC Definition of a
Practitioner:
Practitioners are workers who
identify and meet the care,
support and learning needs
of children and contribute to
the development and quality
assurance of informal learning
activities and or curriculum. You
may also be responsible for the
supervision of other workers.
If you are a Supervisor or
Lead Practitioner
(Early Learning and Childcare)
Supervisor or Lead Practitioner
(Out of School Care)
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(There is no distinct SSSC
definition OR REGISTRATION
for this category)
You may be responsible for the
supervision of other workers and
have a distinct leadership role in
leading practice in a specific area
of work.
If you are a Lead Practitioner/
Manager
SSSC Definition of a
Lead Practitioner/Manager
Lead practitioners or managers
in day care of children services are
workers who hold responsibilities
for the overall development,
management and quality
assurance of service provision
including the supervision of
staff and the management of
resources.
The Qualification you may apply for
BA Childhood Practice:
Provided by Aberdeen
University
Duration: 2 - 5 years
completion depending on
amount of transferable credit
into programme.
Supervisor /Lead Practitioner
• SVQ Level 4 Social Services,
(Children & Young People)
OR
• SVQ Level 4 Playwork
SVQ Level 4 supports development
of practice in the crucial areas of
leadership and management and
bridges the academic and professional
gap between vocational SVQ awards
and the Degree level awards.
If you plan to study the PDA Childhood
Practice at SCQF Level 9, you must
complete SVQ Level 4 Awards which
provide SCQF Credit at Level 8.
Lead Practitioner/Manager
• BA Childhood Practice SCQF Level 9
OR
• PDA Childhood Practice SCQF
Level 9
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
PDA Childhood Practice SCQF
Level 9
Provided by NESCOL and Aberlour
Futures.
Duration: 2 years by attendance one
day per week at North East Scotland
College (City Campus)
Suitable for managers and
others wishing to enhance
pre-existing practitioner
qualifications to degree level.
Please note: prospective
students can and should
apply for entry to the degree
programme on the basis of preexisting relevant practitioner
qualifications, for example
SNNEB, HNC, SVQ3.
There is no requirement to
have accumulated 240 credit
points before entry and credit
can only be awarded for
recognised Group Awards, such
as those listed above.
Suitable for Managers and those
aspiring to be Managers/Leaders.
Further information is available
at www.abdn.ac.uk/bacp
Please submit application to
Programme Administrator
BACP [email protected]
Candidates will be working towards
the PDA Childhood Practice SCQF Level
9 whilst completing the additional
units for credit entry.
Candidates may enter the programme
based on recognition of prior learning
with achievement of 240 credits at
SCQF levels 7 and 8:
120 Credits at SCQF Level 7
(SVQ Level 3) and
120 Credits at SCQF level 8
(SVQ Level 4).
Candidates should undertake
individual SVQ units taken from the
Social Services (Children & Young
People) and Playwork Group Awards
at SCQF levels 7 & 8 to meet the
required entry requirements.
Candidates are also highly
recommended to complete the
Essential Academic Skills Course
delivered by NESCOL prior to starting
the PDA.
Further information is available from
Aberlour Futures.
Contact: [email protected]
Continuing Professional Development:
Don’t stop learning once you have completed your qualification for
SSSC Registration! Discuss studying additional Units from Group
Awards and achieve additional SCQF credits that will support your
continuing professional development.
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Old Aberdeen
Froghall / Sunnybank / Powis
City Centre
Woodside
Stockethill
Middlefield
Cummings Park
Northfield
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Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
George Street
Heathryfold
Mastrick
Childminder
Garthdee
Private Sector
Tillydrone
Public / Statutory
Seaton
Voluntary
None
Please tick if your workplace is located in any of the following areas - Email
Telephone No
Telephone
01224 764803
[email protected]
Postcode
We hope you and your staff find the programme helpful. If you have
any comments on the layout and design to help us prepare for the next
booklet, please contact the Family Information Service on:
Address
Feedback
Workplace
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Sector (please tick)
Please note: due to the costs involved in providing training,
where payment is applicable, all candidates will be charged for
non-attendance. No refunds will be given. If you are unable to
attend a training course you should inform the training provider
at least 72 hours prior to the course. A colleague may attend in
your place.
Section One : Workplace Details
To book on to any of the training courses listed in this programme:
• Photocopy the booking form overleaf
• Complete all sections fully
• Post it back to the appropriate training centre with fee payable in
advance
OR
• Email the training centre for an electronic booking form
Early Years and Childcare Training Programme Booking Form
How to Book Training –
Booking Forms
Torry
Booking Forms
Town
Booking Forms
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
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Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Staff member 2
Staff member 3
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Signature
Date
The information being held about you is recorded both on computer and manually, stored securely and processed for the purposes of analysing
the qualification training needs of the children’s workforce in Aberdeen. The information held about you will be processed in accordance with the
principles set out in the Data Protection Act 1998. We will not give out your contact details to any marketing companies.
Age group working with
• Pupil Support Assistant
• Teacher
• Childminder
• Manager
• Lead Practitioner
• Practitioner
• Support Worker
Age
Contact Telephone No
Name
Staff member 1
Section Three : Participants’ information
Please enter the details of all staff applying for the course
(Some of this information is used for providing statistical data to the Scottish Government)
Early Years and Childcare Training Programme Booking Form
Please note: due to the costs involved in providing training, where payments is applicable, all candidates
will be charged for non-attendance. No refunds will be given. If you are unable to attend a training
course you should inform the training provider at least 72 hours prior to the course. A colleague may
attend in your place.
Cheques should be made payable to the training provider delivering the course. Address details can be found on
page 116.
Payment enclosed
(if applicable)
Venue
Time
Date (s)
Name of course
Please complete a booking form for each course
Section Two : Which Course do you wish to attend?
Booking Forms
Booking Forms
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Training Provider
Contact Details
Aberlour Futures
Frederick Street Centre, Ground Floor
Frederick Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5HY
Tel: 01224764500
Email: [email protected]
Development Officer Support Team
Contact Details
North East Services & Training
29 Ashley Gardens
Aberdeen
AB10 6SH
Tel: 01224 212211
Cairn Training Ltd
1 Raeburn Place
Aberdeen
AB25 1PP
Tel: 01224 646144
Email: [email protected]
Darvelstar Ltd
Garioch Community Kitchen
Wyness Hall
Jackson Street
Inverurie
AB51 3QB
Email: [email protected]
Early Years Collaborative
Email: [email protected]
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Early Years Team
Frederick Street Centre, Ground Floor
Frederick Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5HY
Tel: 01224 764654 or 01224 764827
Email: [email protected]
Family Information Service
Frederick Street Centre, Ground Floor
Frederick Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5HY
Tel: 01224 764803
Email: [email protected]
Nature Nurture and North East
Outdoor Learning Group (NESOLG)
Terri Harrison
Camphill School Aberdeen
Murtle Estate
Bieldside
Aberdeen
AB15 9EU
Email: [email protected]
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Aberlour Futures
Elaine Crawford, Muriel Milne and
Nicola Creighton
Early Years and Childcare
Development Officers
Frederick Street Centre, Ground Floor
Frederick Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5HY
01224 764516, 01224 764766 or
01224 764719
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Early Years Scotland
Vicky Carter
Project Manager
Frederick Street Centre, Ground Floor
Frederick Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5HY
Tel: 01224 764622
Email: [email protected]
earlyyearsscotland.org.uk
Early Years Team
Fiona Thomson
Education Support Officer
Tel: 01224 764791
Email: [email protected]
Fiona Lawrie, Carol Main &
Claire Reith
Early Learning & Childcare
Development Officers
Tel: 01224 764798, 764711, 764824
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Frederick Street Centre, Ground Floor
Frederick Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5HY
Tel: 01224 764654 or 01224 764827
Email: [email protected]
Nurtured Outcome Group
Grace Brown
Co-ordinator
Frederick Street Centre, Ground Floor
Frederick Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5HY
Tel: 01224 764501
Email: [email protected]
Scottish Childminding
Association (SCMA)
Frederick Street Centre, Ground Floor
Frederick Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5HY
Tel: 01224 764739
Voluntary Service Aberdeen
(VSA)
Elaine Michael
Daycare Officer for Children with
Additional Support Needs
38 Castle Street
Aberdeen
AB11 5YU
Tel: 01224 358571
Email: [email protected]
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Where to Find us
Venues For Training
Notes
Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre
Zoology Building
Tillydrone Avenue
Aberdeen
AB24 2TZ
Bridge of Don Academy
Braehead Way
Aberdeen
AB22 8RR
Ashgrove Children’s Centre
Gillespie Place
Aberdeen
AB25 3BE
Cairn Training Office
1 Raeburn Place
Aberdeen
AB25 1PP
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Camphill School Aberdeen
Murtle Estate
Bieldside
Aberdeen
AB15 9EU
119
Frederick Street Centre
Frederick Street Centre, Ground Floor
Frederick Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5HY
Mile End School
Midstcoket Road
Aberdeen
AB15 5PD
Primrosehill Family Centre
8 Sunnybank Road
Aberdeen
AB24 3NG
Satrosphere
179 Constitution Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5TU
Sensationall Charity
Lawsondale Sports Pavillion
Westhill
AB32 6TY
Tier 1 = Manager. Tier 2 = Practitioner. Tier 3 = Support Worker.
Childminders can book on any course at any tier.
Information on services for
children and young people?
01224 764803
telephone
email [email protected]
text
07825 053136
www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/fis
(All enquiries are confidential)
01224 764803