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Information & Childcare Team
The Information & Childcare Team offer advice and support to practitioners, parents and carers on the many issues surrounding childcare and Early Years across Warrington. The team consists of;

Early Years Quality Support Officers and Early Help Team Leaders - They lead on the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) support to childcare providers and promote high quality provision across the borough by supporting providers with their quality, business and training needs.

Early Years Childcare Development Officers - Support childminders and out of school providers, as well as providing a comprehensive CPD programme.

Early Education Funding (EEF)

Early Education Funding funding is available to all 3 and 4 year olds and limited funding for some 2 year olds in the Warrington area. The funding enables children to access up to 15 hours per week of high quality early education, at a pre-school playgroup, private day nursery, maintained nursery class/school or childminder. For more detailed information contact the Early Education Funding Team

Contact any member of the Information & Childcare Team for more information at childcaretraining@warrington.gov.uk or view the courses through this website.
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Training & Events

20
20 Feb
Core Skills for Practitioners (Abridged)
The two day course will be tailored to meet the needs of the delegates but will include elements of: Relationship based, empathic practice. Effective communication skills; Eric Berne’s transactional analysis; working effectively with resistance; construct theory, tunnel vision and safe practice. The application of theory when undertaking assessments including assessing and managing change. A four stage approach to undertaking holistic assessments from gathering information; formulating a hypothesis, undertaking an analysis and developing an outcome focused /measurable support plan using SMART principles; evidencing and capturing the Voice of the child. Finkelhor model of sexual abuse; understanding the concept of significant harm, undertaking risk assessments and applying thresholds.
01
01 Mar
Paediatric First Aid
The course is focussed on first aid for children. It will update on relevant changes in procedure. Includes planning for, dealing with and the recording of emergencies involving babies and children. The course also includes basic AED awareness.
06
06 Mar
Paediatric First Aid
The course is focussed on first aid for children. It will update on relevant changes in procedure. Includes planning for, dealing with and the recording of emergencies involving babies and children. This course also includes basic AED awareness.
08
08 Mar
Paediatric First Aid
The course is focussed on first aid for children. It will update on relevant changes in procedure. Includes planning for, dealing with and the recording of emergencies involving babies and children. The course also includes basic AED awareness.
08
08 Mar
Early Education Funding (EEF) Induction session
You will be able to find out: How the scheme works What is required from you What funding is available to you Whether you can offer funded childcare for eligible 2 year olds An overview of Capita (the online data collection system)