Our summer online training webinars for early years and primary professionals have all finished and we are preparing our autumn offer in advance (very advance – the weather is sweltering and it is comforting to think of the chilly season ahead). Booking will go live for these sessions (and others, subject to tutor availability) soon, so please bookmark this page or subscribe to updates.
Pricing is per participant, invitations (Teams/Zoom) are sent to each participant for their sole use. All webinars include an additional 10-minute Q&A session at the end where the tutor can discuss specific queries relating to your setting or practice, relating to the topic covered.
We are also accepting suggestions for our online webinars, so please get in contact if you have any requests for us to consider – this is often the cheapest way for you to get bespoke training!
We are creating a series of profile interviews (conducted remotely via video/telephone), talking to professionals across the whole early years sector, to find out about the range of roles, career paths and day-to-day experiences they have, doing some of the most important jobs in the world!
We want to hear from everyone: early years teachers, childminders, nursery assistants, lecturers, playworkers, inspectors, managers, assessors, room leaders, family support workers, speech and language therapists, health visitors, educational psychologists, early years students and anyone else who works in the sector!
The ‘Newton Oakley Education: Food for Thought’ series aims to provide you with learning sparks and talking points to share in staff meetings, training or in your professional library.
Today I attended a webinar held by the Centre for Mental Health about ‘Maternal Mental Health During a Pandemic’ which covered the centre’s new rapid evidence review. While many practitioners working within early years education may not work directly with parents during the perinatal period, it is useful to have a broad understanding of the implications of poor maternal (and paternal!) mental health support during children’s early life. Conversations about service cuts are rife within the early years field but often those conversations don’t extend to discussions about the root cause: how political and local board decisions directly impact your work.
We already know that the perinatal period is a time of significant risk to women’s mental health, with up to two in ten women suffering some form of mental health difficulty, without factoring in the new stresses and significant life changes brought about by a global pandemic (exacerbation of inequality, social isolation, job losses and insecurity, health anxiety, caring responsibilities, etc.).
**FEEL FREE TO SHARE – LIST IN COMMENTS IS PUBLIC** And so the world has begun homeschooling/digitally educating children en masse. If you need assistance with understanding something that has been assigned for your child or if you need more resources, please let me know. I am a teacher and will be more than happy to help answer questions. We’ve already set up a high school study group for students in our family and I’ve got stacks of learning resources/activity ideas for children aged 0-8 – I’m sure we can find a way to make it digital! (I’m also a dab hand at turning Disney films and BBC documentaries into relevant learning 😉) #BetterTogether📚💛👩🏼🏫👩🏼💻
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2018 is certainly shaping up to be an interesting year for professional memberships. I’m delighted to become a member of the British Psychological Society through my studies with University of Derby and to join the Chartered College of Teaching (CCT) too! Both offer regular publications – I’ve already received the first of the BPS magazines which is hugely interesting. There are also conferences though I think I’ve already missed the CCT one. Do you subscribe to any professional bodies – if so which? Let me know in the comments and tell me what you think of them! Also if you managed to attend the CCT event, do share your thoughts.