Alliance Virtual Classroom

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5 per cent offWelcome to our Virtual Classroom

Our Virtual Classroom offers a flexible approach to learning and has been designed for people working in the early years to ensure providers, staff and volunteers have access to training.

The Virtual Classroom sessions can be accessed via, smartphone, tablet, laptop and desktop.

How long are the courses?

Courses comprise either 2 x 90 minutes or 3 x 90 minutes depending on the topic.

How do I book onto a course?

To book, click the Book now link below your desired session.

All pricing options are outlined below and on the online booking form.

Virtual Classroom packages and pricing options
Virtual Classroom

Attendance only at a Virtual Classroom of your choice.

Cost:  Alliance members £35     Non-members: £50

Virtual Classroom Plus

Our Virtual Classroom Plus package takes learning one step further with dedicated follow-up consultancy support.

A consultant will work with you and your team on what you have learned in the Virtual Classroom session and show you how to embed it into your learning and practices. The consultant will work closely with you, listening to your exact needs and requirements and tailor-make working practices and documents specifically for your setting.

You can choose to have up to 6 hours of follow-up support. You will also receive the training slides, an audit tool and related e-publication.

The package includes:

  • Attendance at a Virtual Classroom of your choice
  • Follow-up consultancy support from 1-5 hours depending on your settings' individual needs
  • Related e-publication (where applicable).

 

Virtual classroom pricing plan

     

Virtual Classroom - In House (sessions delivered exclusively for your whole team)

All Virtual Classrooms can be delivered exclusively to your whole staff team.

Providers can contact their local Hub to discuss their individual requirements.

Prices start from:

Virtual Classroom (2 x 90mins)

Members: £215 members (up to 7 staff, then £25 pp)

Non-members £280 (up to 7 staff, then £35 pp)

Virtual Classroom (3 x 90mins)

Members £320 members (up to 7 then £37.50 pp)

Non-members £420 (up to 7 people then £52.50 pp)


Session dates

Let’s Talk the Learning Walk

Who is ready for the conversation with Ofsted? Want to find out more about ways you can showcase your provision?  

Join us for the interactive virtual classroom where we will:  

  • Explore the focus of the Education Inspection Framework  
  • Define the learning walk, and talk through what needs to be included 
  • Look at ways to be ready for professional discussions as a team   
  • Break down how we can support colleagues to be able to talk with confidence about the children and provision they know well 

Suitable for:  

  • Managers  
  • Early Years Practitioners  
  • Childminders  
  • Apprentices and trainees  

28 Jan 10.30am-12pm and 1pm - 2.30pm

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Inspirational Leadership & Management

Motivate your colleagues and inspire your staff to be outstanding? 

To find out more join us on this virtual classroom where we will: 

  • Discuss inspirational leadership of your early years team 
  • Consider the difference between managers and leaders, taking a closer look at the characteristics of an effective leader 
  •  Discuss and be aware of the Leadership and Management requirements in the latest Education Inspection Framework (EIF) to support you in leading and inspiring an outstanding early years’ setting.

Suitable for: 

  • Leaders 
  • Managers 
  • Room leaders 

25 Jan and 26 Jan 10am - 11.30am

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Exploring the Education Inspection Framework 

Are you worried about when Ofsted are due? Do you want to know how Ofsted will inspect registered early years settings? 
Inspectors will be looking at what the EYFS curriculum is like and how it is taught in your setting, they will be spending more time in the room “having those professional conversations with leaders and practitioners" and looking for an increased emphasis on vocabulary and books.

This interactive virtual classroom will:

Explore Ofsted's Education Inspection Framework  Examine the key changes 

  • Voluntary management committee members / trustees 
  • Owners 

Suitable for: 

Managers 

26 Jan and 27 Jan 10am - 11.30am

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February sessions

Cultural Capital

What is Cultural Capital, and why do you need to know about it?   

Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework requires you to develop children’s Cultural Capital but what does this mean?  

You will:

  • Learn what ‘Cultural Capital’ is and what it looks like in an Early Years setting
  • Develop ways to use your practice to recognise and enhance children’s Cultural Capital
  • Discuss how parent partnership is vital when extending Cultural Capital
  • Look at where Cultural Capital already sits in good quality Early Years provision and in the EYFS curriculum.

Suitable for:  

Managers, room leaders, early years practitioners and childminders.

2 Feb and 3 Feb 2pm - 3.30pm

Book now 
Exploring the Education Inspection Framework

Exploring the Education Inspection Framework

Are you worried about when Ofsted are due? Do you want to know how Ofsted will inspect registered early years settings? 
Inspectors will be looking at what the EYFS curriculum is like and how it is taught in your setting, they will be spending more time in the room “having those professional conversations with leaders and practitioners" and looking for an increased emphasis on vocabulary and books.

This interactive virtual classroom will:

Explore Ofsted's Education Inspection Framework  Examine the key changes 

  • Voluntary management committee members / trustees 
  • Owners 

Suitable for: 

Managers 

8 Feb and 9 Feb 10am - 11.30am

Book now 
Supporting Staff's Wellbeing

Supporting Staff's Wellbeing

Do you want to be able to effectively support your staffs wellbeing?

By accessing this interactive virtual classroom, you will:

  • Understand what is meant by mental health and wellbeing
  • Understand the factors that impact negatively on staff’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Understand the requirements of the Education Inspection Framework to promote wellbeing and nurture staff
  • Develop and implement effective actions and approaches to support staff both individually and as part of a wider team
  • Understand how to identify problems staff may be experiencing
  • Understand how to create a Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy.

Suitable for 

Leaders, Managers, owners, committee members and all staff with an interest in supporting colleague’s wellbeing.

10 Feb and 12 Feb 10am - 11.30am

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Looking towards your Ofsted Inspection

Looking towards your Ofsted Inspection

This thought-provoking course will consider the implications for early years providers as they prepare for the resumption of Ofsted’s routine inspection schedule in the coming months. 

Join us for the interactive virtual classroom where we will:  

  • Discuss the latest news from Ofsted
  • Explore the early years inspection handbook
  • Reflect on your setting’s likely grade.

Suitable for: Managers, Leaders, Committee members and Childminders.

22 Feb and 25 Feb 2.30pm - 4pm

Book now 
Let’s Talk the Learning Walk

Let’s Talk the Learning Walk

Who is ready for the conversation with Ofsted? Want to find out more about ways you can showcase your provision?  

Join us for the interactive virtual classroom where we will:  

  • Explore the focus of the Education Inspection Framework
  • Define the learning walk, and talk through what needs to be included
  • Look at ways to be ready for professional discussions as a team
  • Break down how we can support colleagues to be able to talk with confidence about the children and provision they know well.

Suitable for:  

Managers, Early Years Practitioners, Childminders, Apprentices and trainees.

22 Feb 10am -11.30am and 2pm -3.30pm

Book now 

March sessions

Supporting Staff's Wellbeing

Supporting Staff's Wellbeing

Do you want to be able to effectively support your staff's wellbeing?

By accessing this interactive virtual classroom, you will:

  • Understand what is meant by mental health and wellbeing
  • Understand the factors that impact negatively on staff’s mental health and wellbeing
  • Understand the requirements of the Education Inspection Framework to promote wellbeing and nurture staff
  • Develop and implement effective actions and approaches to support staff both individually and as part of a wider team
  • Understand how to identify problems staff may be experiencing Understand how to create a Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy.

Suitable for 

Leaders, Managers, owners, committee members and all staff with an interest in supporting colleague’s wellbeing.

1 Mar and 5 Mar 2pm - 3.30pm

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Domestic Abuse and Violence Awareness

Domestic Abuse and Violence Awareness

Gain a greater understanding of how to identify and support those who may be at risk of, and those who may witness domestic violence.

After attending this interactive virtual classroom, you will:

Understand the scope and meaning of the terms ‘Domestic Abuse and Violence’  Be aware of the prevalence of domestic abuse   Understand the legislative framework for Domestic Abuse  Understand the impact it has on both adults and children 

Suitable for:

All early years practitioners

  • Recognise signs and indicators of Domestic Abuse 
  • Develop awareness of support available and how to access it 
  • Be able to respond more effectively to concerns relating to Domestic Abuse

1 Mar and 8 Mar 10am - 11.30am

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Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital

What is Cultural Capital, and why do you need to know about it?   

Ofsted’s Education Inspection Framework requires you to develop children’s Cultural Capital – but what does this mean?  

You will:

  • Learn what ‘Cultural Capital’ is and what it looks like in an Early Years setting.
  • Develop ways to use your practice to recognise and enhance children’s Cultural Capital.
  • Discuss how parent partnership is vital when extending Cultural Capital.
  • Look at where Cultural Capital already sits in good quality Early Years provision and in the EYFS curriculum.

Suitable for:  

Managers, room leaders, early years practitioners and childminders.

2 Mar and 3 Mar 10am - 11.30am

Book now
Exploring the Education Inspection Framework

Exploring the Education Inspection Framework

Are you worried about when Ofsted are due? Do you want to know how Ofsted will inspect registered early years settings? Inspectors will be looking at what the EYFS curriculum is like and how it is taught in your setting, they will be spending more time in the room “having those professional conversations with leaders and practitioners" and looking for an increased emphasis on vocabulary and books.

This interactive virtual classroom will:

  • Explore Ofsted's Education Inspection Framework
  • Examine the key changes.

Suitable for: 

Managers, Voluntary management committee members / trustees, Owners.

4 Mar 9.30am - 11.15am 12.15pm -1.30pm

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Understanding 2 year olds

Understanding 2 year olds

Are you new to working with 2 year olds? Want to learn more about how they learn and develop?

By attending this interactive virtual classroom, you will:

  • Understand how 2 year olds develop and what you should do to meet their needs
  • Understand how you support children to participate fully in their own learning choices
  • Understand how the use of observations can be an effective tool to inform planning and support planning procedures and record keeping
  • Learn to be confident in the content of the 2 year old progress check.

Suitable for: any practitioner new to working with 2 year olds.

8 Mar 9 Mar 1.30pm - 3.00pm

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Safeguarding - Designated Person Level 3

Safeguarding - Designated Person Level 3

As the designated person you need to be confident to deal with potential safeguarding incidences as they arise. 

Aimed at those with the designated role this interactive virtual classroom will enable practitioners to: 

  • Recognise the role and responsibilities of the designated person 
  • Understand the legislative framework and relevant guidance
  • Consider policies related to safeguarding and ensure procedures are followed 
  • Apply procedures for recruiting, inducting and managing staff and volunteers
  • Identify inappropriate behaviour and procedures to prevent and manage allegations against staff
  • Create a curriculum to support children’s resilience  Understand how to support staff involved in safeguarding concerns.

9 March 10.30am - 12pm and 1pm - 2.30pm

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Promoting Positive Behaviour

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Are you confident you do all you can to support children’s positive behaviour? Need more information on supporting children who display more challenging behaviour? 

This interactive virtual classroom is designed to enable you to

  • Define behaviour 
  • Identify influences on children’s behaviour
  • Reflect on adult’s own behaviour
  • Explore supportive approaches to addressing behaviour
  • Examine practical solutions to challenging behaviour 
  • Understand the term Trauma Informed Behaviour.

Suitable for 

All practitioners working with young children.

10 Mar and 11 Mar and 12 Mar 9.30am - 11pm

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Looking towards your Ofsted inspection (Childminders)

Looking towards your Ofsted inspection (Childminders)

This thought-provoking course will consider the implications for childminders as they prepare for the resumption of Ofsted’s routine inspection schedule in the coming months. 

Join us for the interactive virtual classroom where we will:  

  • Discuss the latest news from Ofsted
  • Explore the early years inspection handbook
  • Reflect on your provision’s likely grade.

Suitable for: Childminders

15 Mar and 22 Mar 6pm - 7.30pm

Book now 
Quality of teaching and learning

Quality of teaching and learning

Do you take time to self-reflect? Are you confident your teaching meets all Ofsted requirements?  

Join us for the interactive virtual classroom where we will:  

  • Discuss your role in supporting children’s learning
  • Consider what exactly are Ofsted looking for
  • Look at how effectively you are evaluating the quality of your practice
  • Explore what does best practice look like.

Suitable for: 

 Early years practitioners 

16 Mar and 17 Mar 10am - 11.30pm

Book now 
Looking towards your Ofsted inspection (Group providers)

Looking towards your Ofsted inspection (Group providers)

This thought-provoking course will consider the implications for early years providers as they prepare for the resumption of Ofsted’s routine inspection schedule in the coming months. 

Join us for the interactive virtual classroom where we will:  

  • Discuss the latest news from Ofsted
  • Explore the early years inspection handbook 
  • Reflect on your setting’s likely grade.

Suitable for: Managers, Leaders, Committee members and Childminders.

22 Mar and 23 Mar 10am - 11.30pm

Book now
Promoting Language and Communication

Promoting Language and Communication

Do you want to learn how to support all children in your setting to develop their speech and language skills?

This virtual classroom will support your setting to promote good communication and language development in young children.   

Join us for the interactive virtual classroom where we will:  

  • Discuss the importance of language 
  • Identify influences on children’s language
  • Consider expected patterns of development
  • Explore supportive approaches to promote language development.

Suitable for:

Early years practitioners

22 Mar and 24 Mar 2pm - 3.30pm

Book now

Let’s talk the learning walk

Let’s talk the learning walk

Who is ready for the conversation with Ofsted? Want to find out more about ways you can showcase your provision?  

Join us for the interactive virtual classroom where we will:  

  • Explore the focus of the Education Inspection Framework 
  • Define the learning walk, and talk through what needs to be included
  • Look at ways to be ready for professional discussions as a team
  • Break down how we can support colleagues to be able to talk with confidence about the children and provision they know well.

Suitable for:  

Managers, Early Years Practitioners, Childminders, Apprentices and trainees  

24 Mar and 25 Mar 5pm - 6.30pm

Book now 

 


 

 

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