CPD opportunities

Our training service aims to support childcare settings in Leicester City with raising quality through workforce development by offering continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities.

We provide the following CPD courses which support the requirements within the Early Years Foundation Stage, the regulatory framework inspected by Ofsted.  Practitioners from outside of Leicester City can now access our CPD training.  

View the pricing structure for training costs and discounts.  

Spring CPD courses

The spring term training will focus on developing understanding to support practice within the new Ofsted inspection framework

Quality of education 

  • Intent, Implementation and Impact
    This session gives opportunity for providers to reflect on their educational programmes and how they intend to implement the EYFS in preparation for the new Ofsted Inspection Framework. It is important that all practitioners can articulate what, why and how they have planned play opportunities and the impact of the curriculum on children’s development. It must be evident from the practitioners’ interactions, that they have a firm and common understanding of the provider’s curriculum intent and what it means for their practice
    • Saturday 25 January 2020 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
      Adult Education College, 50-54 Belvoir Street, LE1 6QL

  • Pedagogy
    This session will support practitioners in identifying effective pedagogy as a whole setting issue, being able to articulate what they are doing and support each other in achieving the best outcomes for children. Child development knowledge, alongside thorough knowledge of the curriculum is essential. This training will support practitioners in becoming confident in developing teaching and learning opportunities that are differentiated and follow the child’s needs and interests.
    • Wednesday 26 February 2020 from 6pm to 9pm
      Beaumont Leys School, Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE4 0FL
  • Extending teaching and Learning- the role of the pedagogue
    This session will compliment and follow on from the Intention, Implementation and Impact session and the Pedagogy session. It will provide opportunities for individuals analyse a piece of work of their choosing, examining interactions during teaching and learning. The work will also include developing and extending learning opportunities and, through professional dialogue, reflective practice and close observation, seek out and practice valuable strategies to meet the learning needs of individual children.
    • Tuesday 10 March 2020 from 6pm to 9pm
      Beaumont Leys School, Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE4 0FL

Behaviour and attitudes

  • Cultural Capital in Context
    This session will explore what is meant by cultural capital and how the children are motivated, supported and encouraged to become positive and self- regulated learners. There will be opportunity to identify dispositions for learning and explore how effective planning and sound knowledge of individual children and their families, supports positive behaviour and attitudes to learning.
    • Tuesday 28 January 2020 from 6pm to 9pm 9.30am to 12.30pm
      Beaumont Leys School, Anstey Lane, Leicester, LE4 0FL

Personal development

  • Promoting Children’s Personal Development
    The session will explore the elements of “all round personal development”, and its implications for practice. Training will include ensuring settings are meeting the Statutory Requirements for safeguarding, welfare and learning and development. Equality and Diversity will be explored in the context of widening the experiences of children in the setting beyond their own experiences; this will also include practitioners’ knowledge of Prevent and British Values.
    • Saturday 8 February 2020 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
      Adult Education College, 50-54 Belvoir Street, LE1 6QL
  • Emotional literacy – providing a rich set of experiences in your settings
    This session is a follow on from the training where practitioners looked at the overall criteria for personal development in the new Early Years Inspection Framework. This session will focus upon providing a ‘rich set of experiences to support emotional literacy’.  Practitioners will look at their curriculum and how settings can plan and respond to the individual child and offer a broad range of opportunities suitable to age, stage and ability. There will be practical activities and resources to explore and adapt to the unique needs of children and families.
    • Saturday 28 March 2020 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
      Adult Education College, 50-54 Belvoir Street, LE1 6QL

Leadership and management

  • Reflecting on the new Ofsted inspection framework as a leader/manager
    This training will prepare leaders and managers for the new Inspection framework that is coming into force in September 2019. There will be opportunity to examine how changes will impact on management and practitioners. Areas covered will link directly to Ofsted inspection criteria, including personal development of staff, shared values and visions and how to make the curriculum visible, not only to families but also to ensure staff can deliver the curriculum in a consistent and coherent way. 
    • Thursday 27 February 2020 from 9.30am to 12.30pm
      Fosse Neighbourhood Centre, Mantle Road, Leicester, LE3 5HG

In-house training and support

Quality Forum

Find out more information about the latest Quality Forum sessions and how to book on.

Statutory Training

For information about the Safeguarding Competency framework visit the Leicestershire and Rutland Safeguarding Board

How to book

To reserve a place on an CPD course, read the booking terms and conditions, then complete the booking form attached.