We believe continued professional development to be crucial in ensuring practitioners have an up to date knowledge and understanding of how children learn and use this knowledge for self reflection and improved practice throughout the setting.
We use staff supervision and peer to peer observation to highlight areas of development and training and set aside funding to enable this.
We understand that self reflection is critical in the development of our setting and continually adapt our environment to support children's interests and needs.
We use an E learning package as part of our on going CPD to update our knowledge in areas such as the EYFS, Understanding and Addressing Behaviour and Self Reflection.
Staff Training 2021
At our last staff training day in June, we had Nicki White, an occupational therapist deliver a session on self-regulation. This was a fascinating topic and we all came out of the session with lots of new ideas and strategies to support children self-regulate.
Vicki has just started a diploma in ’ Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years and Leadership and Effective Management’ at Truro College.
Lexi is studying with the Open University in Psychology, focusing on child development and psychology.
All staff are undertaking Safeguarding refresher courses.
Our room leads are also completing another course on self regulation and we have one staff member from each room completing a Makaton refresher.
We are also very excited about the planning in the moment course that Vicki, Lexi and Gemma are on in October. This course will implement our future planning cycle and practice. More details to follow.