Once you have joined the children’s workforce you will require mandatory training and further development in your role.
Continuing professional development (CPD) is vital in keeping your skills and knowledge up to date.
A full list of the courses available for the new training year is available in the attached summary. If you would like to know more about the content of a course this information can be found in the more detailed course lists.
Our courses are no longer grouped under the 5 Outcomes, we have now listed them under new headings to reflect 6 Themes of the Early Years Foundation Stage:
Learning and Development
Safeguarding and the Welfare Requirements
A list of the courses in alphabetical order is also attached to help you find your way around the new Themes.
As explained in the Service Level Agreements for this year, each course credit will provide you with a ½ day of training. However, we have applied a discount to a number of our sessional courses which we feel makes them excellent value for money.
Please take the time to look at the booking information and the cancellation policy as these have been updated this year.
Spring term courses
A full list of courses is available in the attachments section on this page. Information about the Developing Practice courses is available on the Shropshire Safeguarding Children Board website which can be accessed through the links on the Stay Safe page.
Individual courses are under each outcome in the menu on this page.
If you have responsibility for children with special education needs within your setting please access the SENCO webpage available under Professional Development on the navigation menu. This page contains information on training available to support you in this role.
Talk to your development officer or quality improvement and learning coordinator when planning training and development, taking into account the needs arising from your setting development plan and self-evaluation form (SEF).
As well as considering training courses, there are many other ways of developing people - see the attachment 'Meeting Development Needs' on this page.
We run a quality assurance process for our CPD training, so you may find a member of our team observing your session.
This scheme ensures that we keep the same high level of quality and consistency across our CPD.
We also ask participants to adhere to our training charter so that each session is successful and productive for everyone.
A guide to selecting training providers
This guide has been produced to help people in the Children and Young People’s Workforce such as nursery/pre-school practitioners, childminders and so on, to be more informed and confident when identifying training providers other than those commissioned by the local authority. The guide suggests questions which should be asked before, during and after dealing with the training provider. At the end of the document there is a checklist you can use to assist you with this.