Autumn Training & Events

AIM Information Session

This information session will be on the AIM initiative with Catherine Healy, AIM Coordinator with Better Start.

Catherine will give a breakdown of how the model works and how supports can be accessed for your child.

Date:      22nd November 2018

Time:     7.00pm – 9.00pm

Venue:   Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Fee:       Free     

You can book your place on Eventbrite   

Leadership and Supervision programme

The Early Years Services Regulations (2016) and DES Education Focused Inspections require mangers to provide Leadership and Support and Supervision for staff teams.

This Early Childhood Ireland programme is delivered over three workshops and uses interactive teaching methods to explore the role of Support and Supervision in quality early years provision. 

During the programme you will explore your role as supervisor,

along with a range of models and strategies for effective supervision. You will also be provided with resources and tools to support the process.

Throughout the workshops, links will be made to your practice

incorporating Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, Síolta: The National Quality Framework, DES and TUSLA inspections.

 

Date:               Tuesdays 9th, 16th & 23rd October

Time:              6.30pm – 9.00pm

Venue:           Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Fee:                 €30        

Making Learning Visible – Documenting the Early Childhood Curriculum

Documenting the Early Childhood Curriculum and making learning visible is a key requirement of the DES Education Focused Inspections. This Early Childhood Ireland programme is delivered over three workshops and will support educators document children’s learning and use this documentation to plan relevant and meaningful learning experiences for children.

The programme is suitable for those who have completed the ‘Preparing for your Department of Education and Skills Education Focused Inspection’ and for all educators who want to explore the process of documenting children’s learning.

 

Date:               7th, 14th & 21st November

Time:              6.30pm – 9.00pm

Venue:           Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Fee:                 €30        

Policy and Procedures in Early Years

This programme will support early years providers in fostering the key skills to developing policies relating to the practice in their early years setting. Underpinned by the Early Years Services Regulations (2016), and best practice guidelines, this set of three workshops will provide relevant examples from practice. And will demonstrate the relationship between policies, practice and procedures in early years settings.  This Early Childhood Ireland programme is delivered over three workshops.

 

Date:               Thursdays 4th, 11th & 18th October

Time:              6.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue:           Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Fee:                 €30

Preparing for your DES Inspection

This Early Childhood Ireland programme supports managers & educators in planning and preparing effectively for the Education Focused Inspection. 

This programme is delivered over three workshops and uses

interactive teaching methods to look at the inspection process and

explore the four areas of the DES Quality Framework. 

Throughout the workshops, links will be made to your own practice providing you with the knowledge, skills, resources and strategies to work with confidence towards your DES inspection.

 

Date:               Wednesdays 3rd, 10th & 17th October

Time:              6.30pm – 9.00pm

Venue:           Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan

Fee:                       €30        

Recreate Art and Craft Workshop, One

The workshop will explore ideas, methods and processes relating to creativity and the arts that can be introduced to early years settings. Their workshop will demonstrate a selection of activities that promote creative reuse of materials and compliment the themes and principles of Aistear.

The facilitator will demonstrate a variety of processes and techniques. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage with materials, discuss ideas and explore possibilities of how creative practices can be introduced to early childcare settings.

Date:               Thursday 27th September 2018   

Time:              7.00pm – 9.00pm                              

Venue:           Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan   

Fee:                 €15                                                                                                                                              

Recreate Art & Craft Workshop, Two

The workshop will explore ideas, methods and processes relating to creativity and the arts that can be introduced to early years settings. Their workshop will demonstrate a selection of activities that promote creative reuse of materials and compliment the themes and principles of Aistear.

The facilitator will demonstrate a variety of processes and techniques. Participants will be encouraged to actively engage with materials, discuss ideas and explore possibilities of how creative practices can be introduced to early childcare settings.

Date:               Tuesday 6th November 2018   

Time:              7.00pm – 9.00pm                              

Venue:           Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan   

Fee:                 €15                 

Tusla Children First

In line with recent legislation and policy, all staff must be made aware of their responsibility to protect children and keep them safe.  This course will provide staff with information on recognising abuse, responding to concerns and safeguarding children.  All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. 

Allocation of Training Places:  Please note that there is a strict allocation of places on this training and demand will outstrip places available.  If you have not attended this training in since 2014 you will need to attend this full day training.

Course Schedule Autumn 2018:  We have 3 Foundation Level Courses Scheduled for Autumn.  Please note, payment and booking form is required to confirm booking. 

We cannot take bookings over the phone.

 

Code: CP1

Date:                Saturday 22nd September 

Time:                9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue:             Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin (old Stillorgan Park)

Cost:                 €20.00 (includes light lunch)

Code: CP2

Date:                Saturday 13th October

Time:                9.30am-4.30pm

Venue:             Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin (old Stillorgan Park)

Cost:                 €20.00 (includes light lunch)

Code: CP3

Date:                Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th November

Time:                6.00-9.30pm both evenings.

Venue:             Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan Road, Co. Dublin (old Stillorgan Park)                       

Cost:                 €15.00

 

 

Refresher Training:

At present the updated Refresher module is in development and will not be available until 2019. 

Until then; if you wish to refresh your training please note the following:

  • You can complete the Tusla online course – Introduction to Children First
  • You are welcome to attend the 6-hour Always Children First course if you would prefer to attend training now.  However, we will be prioritising services who have had no training.
  • The Refresher Training is to allow practitioners to refresh their knowledge after 3 years but anyone who attended Always Children First Training 4 years ago (or more) is required to attend the full course

 

Please be advised that managers, mandated board members and those with a role in reporting child protection should attend Child Protection training.

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