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Enhanced Childminders SEN training
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Hill End Residential and Field Studies Centre, Eynsham Road, Farmoor, Oxford, Oxon, OX2 9NJ
Course Facilitators
Jessica Dawson
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Target Audience
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Course aim
* To develop and enhance the skills of childminders in order for them to be able to offer good provision for children with SEN.
* To increase access to good, appropriate provision for young children with the greatest need.

Session 1 - The Nuts and Bolts of identification of need and assessing support
Session 2 - Introduction to Autism
Session 3 - Identifying communication needs and the benefits of signing
Session 4 - Understanding and supporting social and emotional needs
Session 5 - Supporting physical and health needs
Session 6 - Supporting learning needs.

Target group - the course is primarily available to all childminders in Oxfordshire registered with Ofsted and either registered to take funded children or who will be registered within 3 months.
Cost:The training will be fully funded for participants attending all six sessions. The charge for any session missed will be £15
Pre-course Information
Sessions will cover early identification. Supporting the needs in the key areas of the Code of Practice 2015 and how to access additional support, advice and resources.

Childminders participating will receive free on line access to two e-learning courses, working with parents and supporting children with SEND in your setting

Childminders completing the whole programme will have access to revenue grants to help implement their learning and provide resources.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day but please bring your own lunch.

By the end of the training:

  • childminders with enhanced skills will be able to access additional funding where appropriate which could allow them to reduce their places in order to provide the additional support required

  • children with SEN will make good progress and thrive in childminder provision

  • childminders will have developed a peer network to support each other

Start Date
Saturday 29 February 2020
End Date
Saturday 25 April 2020
Closing Date
Wednesday 26 February 2020
09:30 - 15:30
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EY offer no longer valid cost
Early Years cross channel charging band cost
Maximum Places
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