SMARTpd webinars

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A webinar is an online seminar that focuses on a specific topic that is both relevant and current for early years providers.

Here you can get free access to monthly SMARTpd webinars hosted by our own early years experts.

Participants are able to view a ‘live’ presentation and have the opportunity to submit questions and contribute to discussion. Each webinar then remains available via our You Tube channel.

Lastest webinar: Welcome Back: Supporting children with additional needs back into early years provision

Wednesday 22 July 18:00 – 19:00

Many recent news reports have highlighted the particular challenges that lockdown has set for children with special educational need and/or disabilities and their families. Early years practitioners will be keen to ensure that the welcome these children receive on their return to settings is as supportive as possible. Please join Nicola Gibson (Inclusion Manager) Melanie Pilcher (Quality and Standards Manager) and Michael Freeston (Director of Quality Improvement) to consider how best to create the positive environment each child needs. The session will be an opportunity for participants to raise questions and comments and share their experiences of welcoming back children with additional needs into their provision.

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Previous webinar:

Welcome Back series: Keeping up to date

Aired: 7 July 2020

This webinar highlights the latest updates from the government and how the recent changes will impact early years providers. 

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Welcome Back series: Looking Forward

Aired: Thursday 25 June  18:00-19:00

This latest in the Welcome Back webinar series is an opportunity to reflect and share experiences as the sector emerges from lockdown.

Each provider's journey through the pandemic period will be unique to them; many never closed, some have reopened, while others plan to remain shut until the autumn.

Melanie Pilcher (Quality and Standards Manager) and Michael Freeston (Director of Quality Improvement) will update participants on the latest guidance from DfE, Ofsted and others and invite those who have remained open or have already reopened to share their experiences as advice to those still planning their return.

Watch it now!

Our previous webinars are available on our YouTube channel.

Resource packs

Each SMARTpd webinar is accompanied by a resource pack that contains the webinar slides, facilitator notes and other resources that can be used in your team meetings or training days to provide support and improve practice.

SMARTpd resource packs are available electronically for just £15 for members and £20 for non-members. 

To order a resource pack email or call 0300 330 0996


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