Early Years Offer

The offer:

Early Years providers in the Opportunity Area can access a wide range of support suitable for all types of practitioner. The OA is funding a targeted offer for 19 providers. This offer is bespoke to each setting and responds to their priorities and needs.

The OA is also funding a universal offer for all settings and childminders in the OA. This offer includes:

Five to Thrive Training

  • Delivered by Kate Cairns
  • 90 minute webinars and e-learning modules running April – May on:
    • Toxic Stress and Community Resilience
    • Five to Thrive
  • 1 – 2 hour follow-up online sessions/networks and peer support running May – July
  • Option to become a Five to Thrive Champion

REAL (Raising Early Achievement in Literacy) Training

  • Delivered by National Children’s Bureau
  • Full 2 day training (4 x 3 hour online sessions) running March – May
  • Light touch 1 day training (2 x 3 hour online sessions) running May – June
  • 1 – 2 hour follow-up online sessions/networks and peer support running May – July
  • A bursary is available for families linked to the providers taking part in the 2 term programme

Cambridgeshire CLL Modular Pathway

  • Delivered by Ben Kingston-Hughes
  • A pathway with courses for newly qualified to graduate level practitioners
  • Opportunity to achieve a Level 3 Award in Speech, Language and Communication

Business and Governance Training

  • Delivered by Jacqui Burke, Flourishing People
  • A suite of 1-hour webinars on business planning, finance and governance running April – July
  • Specific training for committees or governors of early years provision, managers, leaders and childminders
  • Group surgeries

SEMH Support for Staff:

  • 24 hour staff mental wellbeing support and 6 free counselling sessions

Please note that some online sessions will be recorded and accessible at any time after the live session. Settings can get a bursary of up to £1,000 and childminders up to £500 to support engagement or purchase resources for the provision.

We have put together an Early Years Training Booklet which summarises all the dates and key information about the training courses.

More information and contact:

If you are interested in the offer, please email Quality.AssuranceTeam@cambridgeshire.gov.uk to request an OA Early Years Offer Request Form and return it by Friday 12 February 2021.