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Code: EYC/22/0844 Challenging Our Expectations of Behaviour (Woodland Nursery staff only)

This course provides an overview of how to support behaviour in relation to young children

This is for Woodland Nursery Staff only

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1 22 August 2022 10:00 - 13:00 To be confirmed Map

Code: HSM123 Health & Safety Monitoring

Staff are aware of procedures and able to perform routine health and safety monitoring

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1 24 August 2022 09:45 - 12:30 Wandsworth Town Hall, Room 122 Map

Code: LNW123 Lone Working

To make yourself aware of how to safely carry out lone working, adhering to procedures

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1 25 August 2022 09:45 - 12:30 Wandsworth Town Hall, Room 122 Map

Code: FM123 Fire Marshal

The course will give you the knowledge and confidence to successful marshal a fire successfully.

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1 07 September 2022 09:45 - 12:30 Wandsworth Town Hall, Room 122 Map

Code: HSA123 Health and Safety Awareness

Make yourself aware of how best to make your work environment safe and how you should conduct yourself.

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1 08 September 2022 09:45 - 12:30 Wandsworth Town Hall, Room 122 Map

Code: EYC/22/0824 Understanding your Early Years funding (for PVI’s, Childminders, Schools and Academies)

This training is provided by the Wandsworth EECP and finance team and is intended to enhance understanding of funding system in Wandsworth. 

This training is open to all institutions with an Early Years provision offer that attracts government funding via the LA. It is particularly aimed at new Nurseries, new Childminders, Schools, Academies and new managers.

This training is not suitable for people who fully understand their EY funding.

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1 12 September 2022 16:00 - 18:00 Virtual Learning Map

Code: SC/22/0320 Motivational Interviewing (MI) training - Multi-Agency partners (EVENT FULL)

-5 places remaining

What is Motivational Interviewing?

‘You lot don’t care! You haven’t a clue what we’re going through!”
We’re entitled to more than this, and we’re going to get it.
Who’s your manager?
‘What do you know? Do you have kids of your own?’

Are these kinds of ‘heart-sink’ phrases familiar? Do you or your staff frequently find themselves on the defensive as practitioners or as managers? In an environment of diminishing resources and increasing demand on services, we need a fresh and imaginative approach. Motivational Interviewing is a strengths-based approach that helps conversations become more productive, drawing out the motivation or energy within the individual, however little that might be.

The key principles are:

• Engagement with the client, rather than doing something to them – i.e. change cannot be forced or pushed on to someone. It has to be internal for the client to be meaningful and long term.
• Rolling with resistance (NB this is not rolling over or being passive)
• Express empathy
• Avoid conflict
• Developing discrepancy in client’s thinking
• Support self-responsibility
Clients are often stuck or ambivalent about making changes for themselves. Practitioners can easily collude with this ‘stuckness’, or out of frustration try to push people to action, which only increases resistance. Motivational Interviewing helps to make the practitioner aware of these tendencies and give them options to work more powerfully in ways that create more possibility of change for their clients.


Motivational Interviewing is a framework of intervention, brought together in the 1990s by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick. It is an approach that is designed to work with those most resistant to change or stuck in entrenched behaviours. The premise of Motivational Interviewing is that motivation is not a ‘fixed state’ that a person does or does not have. Rather, motivation ebbs and flows depending on many factors such as circumstances, mood and so forth. The skilled practitioner (or manager) will harness whatever very little motivation there might be, and help it move in the right direction. The Motivational Interviewing approach borrows in from other sources such as Carl Rogers’ person-centred counselling; Socratic thinking and Prochaska & DiClemente’s Cycle of Behaviour change. MI is the chosen approach for the Family Safeguarding Model to underpin all interactions with families, individuals, colleagues, for supervision, case conferences and management. It builds on strengths-based work and works with ‘what’s strong, not what’s wrong’.

This highly interactive course will equip you with key tools, skills and experience to make an immediate difference to clients. Using a blend of teaching styles, film and live MI demonstrations and plenty of group work, it will enhance and develop your own strength-based skills. The course has three Practice Development Sessions to further embed the learning with live cases. There is also a unique Motivational Skills App with a wealth of materials to support you in your MI practice.

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1 13 September 2022 13:30 - 16:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: RA123 Risk Assessment

Acquire the knowledge to establish principles and standards in your work environment to reduce accidents.

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1 14 September 2022 09:45 - 12:30 Wandsworth Town Hall, Room 122 Map

Code: SCB/22/0400 Child protection awareness, recognition and raising a concern - Virtual Training

This is a multi-agency introductory and core safeguarding and child protection course. Safeguarding children is everybody’s responsibility and it is essential that professionals who have contact with children are clear about their duties and responsibilities. This course provides an overview of the current safeguarding procedures and explores the difference between safeguarding children and child protection. It provides up to date, practical information to enable you to create and sustain safer environments for children and your workforce.

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1 14 September 2022 10:00 - 13:30 Virtual Learning Map
2 16 September 2022 10:00 - 13:30 Virtual Learning Map

Code: EYC/22/0686 Home Base Care course: Understanding how to set up a home based childcare service

Portfolio building in preparation of becoming a childminder.

Applicants will be required to pay in advance by debit / credit card before a place is offered subject to the course going ahead.

Participants are required to attend the full duration of the course including completion of portfolio building. Failure to do so will result in not receiving a completion certificate, which is required by Ofsted.

This training is required by Ofsted as part of the registration process.

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1 15 September 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Wandsworth Professional Development Centre Map
2 22 September 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Wandsworth Professional Development Centre Map
3 29 September 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Wandsworth Professional Development Centre Map
4 06 October 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Wandsworth Professional Development Centre Map
5 13 October 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Wandsworth Professional Development Centre Map
6 20 October 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Wandsworth Professional Development Centre Map
7 03 November 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Wandsworth Professional Development Centre Map
8 10 November 2022 10:00 - 13:00 Wandsworth Professional Development Centre Map

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