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Training

Training is incredibly important to us. We provide training to enhance our service, care and education we provide to our children and families. We understand that every child is unique and that we provide inspiration and influence them to develop and grow. We hold in-house training for our members of staff regularly to ensure we keep up-to-date with the latest changes in childcare legislation, styles and trends that may directly affect our nursery environment.

We have our in-house training coordinator Georgia Gibson.

Compulsory Training Courses

  • Paediatric first aid
  • Safeguarding and prevent
  • Manual handling
  • Food hygiene
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS checks)
  • Forest School level 1

Continuous Programme of In-House Training

As a nursery we deliver an extensive range of additional in-house training courses which further develop our practice and knowledge such as:

  • Positive behaviour management
  • Effective teaching and learning
  • Special educational needs
  • Let’s create in a world of play
  • Working in partnership with parents
  • Prevent duty and British values

Personal Development Plans (PDPs)

We tailor our training to suit the needs and interests of our staff, which enhances knowledge and in turn benefits our children.

For example:

  • Leadership and management
  • Working with Autism course
  • Makaton/baby sign
  • Speech and language
  • Understanding children’s emotions
  • Understanding babies

Forest School Training

We have Rachael Emery our Qualified Forest School Leader. Forest School is a stimulating learning experience. It allows all children to test themselves, build self-esteem and pride, develop new skills and learn the art of reflection. All staff are qualified to level 1 training in order to ensure that all children experience Forest School learning.

Baby Room Project Training

Here, at the Old Forge, our practitioners receive regular ‘Baby Project’ training and apply the methods and theories in their everyday practice. The Baby Room Project is a fun, sustainable and an exciting project that enlightens practitioners and parents about their baby’s brain development in order to raise the quality of babies experiences.  We are also currently piloting a ‘Baby Project Group’ aimed at parents with babies, so that we can share our in-depth knowledge and experiences. Please contact us for more information.