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Staff Training

staff training 1Staff training and development: 

An important aspect of what we do is ensuring that we always stay upto date so our knowledge is fresh and relevant. We also like to try new training to bring new ideas to the Pre- School about how children learn and develop. There are also statutory courses that we need to undertake to ensure that we can deal with any safeguarding concerns (see safeguarding tab) and first aid etc. 

Below you will find a table of what our staff team have been working towards this year, if you have any questions or would like some more information on how the training has impacted the setting then please ask and we would be happy to share our learning with you. 


Staff member  Training 
Kelly Southern 

Threads of success achievement award.

Designated safeguarding for the DSL 

How to complete the sustained shared thinking audit tool

Child sexual explotation (CSE)

online safety risks to children

The Prevent Duty 

Providing a healhty food environment for early years settings 

Letters and sounds 

Rachel Ivory 

The Prevent Duty 

Peadiatric First aid

Food handling 

Letters and sounds

Sally Smiith 

The Prevent duty 

Sustained shared thinking - Why are clouds fluffy? 

Letters and sounds

Louise Crossley 

The Prevent Duty 

Peadiatric first aid 

Letters and sounds 

Kyra Hunter 

Achieving positive behaviour in the Early Years

Prevent Training 

Sustained shared thinking - Why are clouds fluffy?? 

Letters and sounds 

Language for learning 

Miranda Stratton

The Prevent Duty 

Foundation stage language for learning

Early Years SENCO refresher 

Letters and sounds

Achieving positive behaviour

Language for learning 

Claire Insell 

Peadiatric first aid

Basic safeguarding 

The prevent Duty

CACHE level 3 Diploma In Early years and Education 

Letters and sounds 


 Wednesday 27th March 2019 

Today we paid for an adviser from The Education People to come into the setting and train us all on letters and sounds. This was paid for from the EYPP money that the setting recieves. 

We looked at phase one letters and sounds and explored the 7 areas which are the building blocks to children learning to read through letter sounds and segmenting. 

The training was hands on and gave us lots of ideas that we can impliment in the setting with groups of children. Keep a look out for some parent packs that we will be creating to support the letters and sounds framework at home. 

If you have any questions then please do ask the staff they will be happy to share with you what we have been learning. 

Please find some photos below of the staff interacting in the training afternoon......

 Letters and Sounds 2

We went outside to explore the sounds that we could hear....we then played a game singing higher and lower when the person was near the hidden object. 

Letters and sounds

Kyra is playing the rhyming hat game, we have to sing a song then find to items in the hat that rhymed. 

Letters and sounds 3_1

We explored a song that looked at using musical instruments in different ways could we resond to instructions to shake the instruments loud, quiet , fast and slow this all incorpates early responses to music and sounds. 

All staff have also had in house Training on Epipen, and Online Safety. 


Staff Training