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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

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24 Apr
Early Help Multi-Agency Training: Processes, Assessments and Plans
To develop an understanding of Warrington's Early Help processes and procedures and the current Early Help supporting functions for practitioners. Explore values, principles, attitudes and beliefs and how these affect practice. Establish the importance of obtaining informed and explicit consent and of when, how and why information needs to be shared during multi agency working to create a team around a family. Consider when and how to offer individuals/families an Early Help Assessment. Discuss ways in which to involve, children, young people and families in the assessment and planning processes. Establish how to set SMART and effective targets which are based on clear assessment of strengths and needs. To understand the role of a Lead Practitioner.
24
24 Apr
Moving and handling in the Early Years
Moving and handling in the Early Years Objectives: • Be able to list Health and Safety Legislation • Be able to demonstrate good spinal awareness • To identify potential injuries through poor practice • To investigate the importance of conducting manual handling risk assessments and what they include • Be able to demonstrate the use of safe moving and handling techniques
24
24 Apr
Paediatric First Aid (CM Ind)
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.
25
25 Apr
Introduction to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Course content: 1. The Social and cultural context of FGM 2. The health consequences of FGM 3. FGM legislation 4. The mandatory duty to report FGM to the police 5. Overcoming cultural barriers 6. Safeguarding
25
25 Apr
Introduction to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
Course content: 1. The Social and cultural context of FGM 2. The health consequences of FGM 3. FGM legislation 4. The mandatory duty to report FGM to the police 5. Overcoming cultural barriers 6. Safeguarding