Early years

Early Years

Arranging training in your setting

School and settings  have  very schedules and closing for the day in order to attend training is not always an option. For this reason training is often requested outside of normal hours. We are used to organizing training on inset days, in the evenings or at weekends.
Please contact us for details.

General information for settings booking Safeguarding training
Times and breaks
One day courses generally start at 9-9.30 and finish by 3.30- 4.00 but times can be arranged the times to suit. Normally we would suggest a half hour lunch break to accommodate an earlier finish. Depending on the location we suggest staff are encouraged to bring lunch. There will be breaks both morning and afternoon so access to tea/ coffee facilities is required.

We need access to a lap top and projector plus a flip chart stand.  We can provide a lap top and a projector but need to charge for insurance cover. We will bring flip chart paper and felt pens. Additionally we need either a screen or a bare wall onto which to project the power point. Please let us know if an extension lead is required.

We normally deliver the programme below unless alternative topics are negotiated. Allegations training is a specialist topic for lead staff and a detailed understanding of the procedures is not necessary for the majority of staff.
The overall aim of safeguarding for nursery staff would be to provide an overview of child protection issues –specifically participants will be helped to;
•Identify the signs and symptoms of child abuse
•Examine their value base and importance of professional judgement in child protection work, with particular reference to anti –oppressive/ discriminatory practice.
•Consider respective roles in Child Protection work
•Reflect on the implications of working in partnership
•Explore the process of referral
•Consider issues of consent and confidentiality
•Identify areas for further training

The basic programme would include;
•What is abuse? – historical and cultural issues
•Signs and symptoms of abuse
•What to do if a child makes a disclosure
•What happens when you make a referral
•Nursery staff involvement in the Safeguarding continuum
•Safer working practices / legislative framework-
•Promoting Resilience
•Summary/ questions and evaluation

Although much of the content is mandatory there is scope to tailor the programme to your settings needs