Speech and Language Therapy Training Courses and Workshops
The 2014-15 brochure for Speech and Language Therapy training courses and workshops is now available.
The courses offered are suitable for parents, carers, SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants and professionals working with young people of all ages.
NDNA – free online training
As a special offer nurseries can access three online training courses for free on the NDNA Early Years Development Zone.
Each course is available to each nursery to complete once.
The courses are:
· Beginners’ Guide to Nursery Finance
· Marketing and Sales
· Managing performance through Effective Appraisal
Special Educational Needs and Disability Reforms (SEND reforms)
Following the recent Blackburn with Darwen briefings on the SEND Code of Practice some Frequently Asked Questions have been produced.
4Children have produced a guide for the SEND reforms for those working in Early Years. This is available on the Foundation Years website.
Revised Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage - to be implemented September 2014
The DfE have published the revised version of the Early Years Statutory Framework which is effective from September 2014
Childcare sufficiency assessment
The Council has undertaken it's third Childcare Sufficiency Assessment which looks at the childcare market in the borough. In order to help us gain an overall picture, we gathered the views of (1) parents and carers who access childcare (2) employers in the borough and (3) current active childcare providers.
Child Accident Prevention Trust (updates at Feb 2014)
CAPT have launched a new campaign to help increase awareness and reduce the number of injuries to children from hair straighteners. They have also provided advice and guidance for the safe use of baby slings.