Early Years

Time to Talk

Duration: This course is 6 weeks long.

Content: This course aims to give parents of young children awareness of how to extend and support children’s communication and language development. Learners will  

  • explore the role you play in developing your child’s speaking and listening skills.
  • develop strategies and produce simple inexpensive resources to support speech and language development

Learning through Play

Duration: This course is 6 weeks long.

Content: This course aims to raise awareness of how play is used to promote children’s learning and development. Learners will explore 

  • STEM learning
  • working without instructions
  • creating story sacks
  • supporting their child in developing creative skills

Is My Child School-ready?

Duration: This course is 6 weeks long.

Content: This course aims to explore the everyday life skills children need to have developed when starting school. Learners will learn

  • strategies to support their child’s emotional wellbeing
  • techniques that develop self-help skills, encourage independence and build positive routines
  • how to support their child with numbers, reading and writing

Empowering Children - Parts 1 & 2

Duration: Each part course is 6 weeks long.

Content: This course gives learners opportunities to have one to one time with their child whilst developing emotional and social skills.

The course enhances parenting skills and gives space to discuss strategies and approaches that can lead to happier parenting. Learners will 

  • learn a range of techniques to strengthen the relationship between parent and child.
  • improve their ability to support their child’s behaviour, social and life skills.
  • improve communication between parent and child.
  • explore children’s development and needs.
  • explore legislation around Child Protection and Safeguarding

Storytelling

Duration: This course is 6 weeks long.

Content: This course aims to help parents and children in their journey of improving English skills and exploring the importance of children’s stories. Learners will 

  • improve motivation and ability to read to their children
  • explore different storytelling techniques.
  • develop an understanding of the importance of reading and exploring stories together
  • improve English verbal skills and confidence

Boundaries and Rewards

Duration: 6 weeks or 2 hour workshop

Content: This course enables learners to explore their child’s behaviour and provides practical support to parents so they can overcome daily challenges. Learners will explore:

  • how to manage children’s challenging behaviour through role plays and real life scenarios
  • mutual house rules and mutual respect
  • innovative ways to use boundaries and rewards to promote positive behaviour

Phonics Play - Part 1 & 2

Duration: 6 weeks long or 2 hour workshop

Content: These courses aim to explore the phonics learning-to-read method by guiding parents to support their children to link sounds to letters to enable them to read words and sentences. Learners will explore:

  • practical techniques to build confidence in reading skills
  • key terminology
  • blending sounds by modelling
  • decoding and encoding clusters, digraphs and trigraphs
  • spelling rules, tricky words and high frequency words

Introduction to Childcare

Duration: 6 weeks or 2 hour workshop

Content: Introduction to Childcare aims to support learners to make an informed decision whether they want to work in a childcare setting. Learner will learn how to:

  • identify health and safety requirements within a childcare setting
  • recognise activities that will support children’s development
  • understand the importance of being professional when working with children

Course requirements

Learners will need access to a tablet/laptop/smartphone or PC. They will also need an email address and access to the internet.

What could these courses lead to?

On completion of these courses all learners will receive a certificate of achievement and it could lead to further accredited qualifications from Entry 3 to Level 3 Childcare and Supported Teaching and Learning courses.

At the end of the course, we will provide information about other learning opportunities and courses for adults to join in the local area.

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