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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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*FREE* 30 Hour Support for Schools
07 Jun
The DFE are funding further support to help schools and settings deliver the 30 hour early education entitlement. There is a 1 day session for schools on Tuesday 26th June at St Werburghs aimed at business support staff, administrators, head teachers or nursery teachers. The workshop aims to support schools who have already been delivering 30-hours to: Reflect on national and local progress to date Consider their delivery so far against their original business plan Explore tools and resources which will enable them to: Health check funding matters Calculating profit, loss, occupancy levels and breakeven points. Review marketing strategies Explore the importance of clear and transparent admissions information to support parents to make informed decisions about their choice of provider. Review existing delivery models to ensure they work for the school and the families that use it. Create a one-page action plan setting out the next steps and actions that need to be taken. We will also look at ways in which schools can begin to charge parents for any additional sessions that they wish to take. Please note, this a full day session and lunch will be provided.
FREE Sensory Integration Training
05 Jun
Sensory integration is the process by which we receive information through our senses, organize this information, and use it to participate in everyday activities. Lisa Hamer a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist and Advanced Practitioner in Sensory Integration will be delivering this one day course. The aim of the course is to provide important information around Sensory Integration, for practitioners who are supporting children with SEND. Description The aim of the course is to provide attendees with an introduction to Sensory Integration and how difficulties can affect a child's ability to successfully access learning, play and social situations. Outcomes The course will explore practical intervention strategies for helping support children in early year’s settings. Audience SENCO’s and practitioners working in an early years setting/School nursery, that offer or who intend to offer 30 hours extended entitlement.
Spring Term Learn Explore Debate Presentation
22 Mar
Spring Term Childcare Works Learn Explore Debate Presentation from Manchester.
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Training & Events

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21 Jun
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.
23
23 Jun
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.
25
25 Jun
Childminder induction course June 2018 evening
The course covers preparing for registration, meeting the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage, providing a safe and healthy environment for children, keeping children safe, providing play and observation, assessment and planning, managing children's behaviour, working with parents, equal opportunities and inclusion, setting up a childminding business. We will be working from the following documents which are included in the attachments on this page: EYFS Statutory Framework 2017, Development Matters and Early Years Outcomes. Please bring a copy of these documents along with you to the induction sessions.
26
26 Jun
Business Support Session for 30 hours in Schools
The workshops aim to support schools who have already been delivering 30-hours to: Reflect on national and local progress to date Consider their delivery so far against their original business plan Explore tools and resources which will enable them to: Health check funding matters Calculating profit, loss, occupancy levels and breakeven points. Review marketing strategies Explore the importance of clear and transparent admissions information to support parents to make informed decisions about their choice of provider. Review existing delivery models to ensure they work for the school and the families that use it. Create a one-page action plan setting out the next steps and actions that need to be taken.
26
26 Jun
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.