26th February

‘What can a parent do’ parenting course

22nd October

‘From pram to pushchair’ parenting course

26th November

‘Managing Difficult Behaviour’ workshop

10th December

First steps to nursery – 6 weeks of fun





11th March   

‘Being Assertive’ parenting course

10th & 17th March

Bullying workshop


Family S.E.A.L. (Social, Emotional, Aspects of Learning) workshops:


·       New beginnings

·       Getting on and Falling out

·       Going for goals

·       Good to be me

·       Relationships

·       Changes





30th January

12 hours First Aid training

10th March

‘Fives to Fifteen’ Parenting Programme

30th March

Introduction to Childcare Practice – DHC Unit 1 Pass

14th April

Let’s Talk with Under 5’s – Level 1

8th May

Introduction to Safeguarding of Children (Child Protection)

15th May

SEAD (Social and Emotional Aspects of Development) Training for Childminders

21st July

First Steps to Nursery

14th September

Speech and Language Support for Under 5’s – Level 3

23rd September

Voice of the Child

6th November

Self Evaluation Form Workshop

17th November

Environmental Health requirements





20th January

The childcare practitioner in the home-based setting

20th January

Working in partnership with parents in the home-based setting

23rd March

Voice of the Child

15th April

Planning to meet children’s individual learning needs in the home-based setting

25th May

Let’s get healthy with HENRY (Health, Exercise, Nutrition for the Really Young)

25th June

Learning journeys

28th June

Childcare and child development (0-16) in the home-based setting

15th July

2-4 MEND Healthy eating programme

15th October

Advanced Safeguarding for Childminders

1st November

ECAT (Every Child A Talker)

15th November

Bullying Workshop

19th November

Equality & Diversity





28th January

Meeting the Needs of babies and Toddlers in the first 24 months of their life

20th February

2 year old funding/SENCO

3rd March

Planning through Observation

10th March

Jabadao – Movement Games

25th March

Listen, Talk and Smile Conference (Communication)

31st March

Providing an Environment that encourages problem solving from 18 to 42 months

4th June

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering

30th June

Revised EYFS 2012

22nd September

Let’s get Physical Conference

6th October

Babies and toddlers’ speech, language and communication development training

6th October

Working with Parents and Families to support young children’s Speech, Language and Communication Development

6th October

Early Language Development Programme: Working with under 3’s: Positive approaches to supporting communication development

17th November

PSED Conference





26th January

SEF Workshop for Childminders

30th January

12 Hour Paediatric First Aid Training

6th February

Asthma/Allergy training session

28th February

More Great Childcare - Information for Registered Childminders

23rd March

Marvellous Maths in the EYFS

3rd June

Early Years Code of Practice for Food and Drink

15th July

Eat Better Start Better

16th July

Keeping up with the Ofsted changes – Childminders

1st October

Forest Childcare

5th October

Exploring Literacy in the EYFS

5th December

Ofsted Information Evening for childminders

7th December

EYFS Understanding the World Conference





18th January

Early Years Autism Awareness Training course

8th February

Making meaningful connections with parents - Safeguarding Level 4

15th February 

EYFS Expressive Arts and Design Conference 

4th April

Early Years Celebration

14th April

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services – Children and Young People’s Advanced Practice

10th May

English as an Additional Language

5th July

Equality & Diversity for Early Years

20th September

How a child’s early experiences shape the rest of their life/why early years settings matter more than they know

25th September

Marvellous Minders information evening including Local Offer

29th November

Supporting 2 year olds conference

29th December

Food allergy





7th March

Overview of the EYFS for Childminders

26th March

Providers Information Evening

25th April

Network Support meeting - Assertiveness Communication Programme

3rd June

Network Support meeting - E-safety

6th June

Five to Thrive

26th August

Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing FGM V1.3

26th August

Awareness of Forced Marriage

26th Sept

Early Years Ofsted Conference – Safeguarding in the Early Years and Common Inspection Framework

14th November

Paediatric First Aid – Level 3



28th January

Network Support meeting – Preventing and Treating Childhood Obesity

27th March


14th May

Developmental Delay: Identifying needs through observation and assessment

15th June

Providers Information Evening – Providers Portal training

7th July

Network Support meeting – how to support children re: drug and alcohol abuse in the home

29th September

Raising Developmental Concerns with Parents

29th September

Supporting children’s emotional well-being

29th September

Expectations of Behaviour

29th September

Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

1st October

Early Years British Values

17th October

Channel General Awareness module

30th November

Network Support meeting - Epilepsy training and Safeguarding refresher





16th January

Providers information evening - EY Funding; EY Census; Safeguarding; Southend Learning Network

11th March

Early Years Conference - IT Social Media

6th May

Safeguarding Children

17th June

Positive Behaviour Management training

21st June

Early Years Providers Evening regarding the 30 hours funding

13th September

How sensory needs affect a child’s learning, behaviour and social participation

29th November

Early Years Providers Evening 30 hours progress review





17th January

Network Support meeting - Fire Safety Awareness

1st March

Effective Partnership Working with Fathers

8th March

Network Support meeting – General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

24th April

Sensory Play and Learning webinar

2nd May

Childminders Working Together

12th November

Southend Childminder Network Support Meeting





16th January

Network Support meeting – 30 hours funding

6th March

Cache Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

11th April

A Better Start Southend – ‘Who’s the Expert?’ Conference – Innovation in Co-Production and Service Design

11th May


2nd July

Child Psychology – Level 3 Diploma