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The Early Years Alliance West Midlands Service Hub supports more than 2000 Alliance members in Birmingham, the Black Country, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, including pre-schools, day nurseries, toddler groups, nursery schools, children’s centres and individuals.
We have been providing high quality support and advice to providers of early years education and childcare in the region for more than 50 years.
The type of support we offer ranges from regular member forums to share good practice and discuss topical issues to payroll service to training on how to prepare for Ofsted inspections.
We also create and deliver bespoke workshops to individual settings that need more help on more complicated issues.
We hold an annual conference locally for our members and this usually includes a training element as well as up-to-date information on sector issues.
|Code||Date||Workshop||Venue||Time||Member Cost||Non Member Cost||Delivered By|
|WMSH17||Tuesday 21st January||Promoting Communication and Language in the Early Years||Worcester Early Years Centre, Worcestershire||9.30pm - 12.30pm||£35||£50||Kay Mee|
|WMSH18||Wednesday 29th January||Managing Your OFSTED Inspection||Families First at Faraday Road, Staffordshire||9.00am - 12.00pm||£35||£50||Lisa Seymour|
|WMSH19||Wednesday 5th February||Promoting Communication and Language in the Early Years||Burbury Park Childminder Centre, Birmingham||6.00pm - 9.00pm||£35||£50||Kay Mee|
|WMSH20||Wednesday 12th February||Exploring the Education Inspection Framework||The Roy Fletcher Centre, Shropshire||9.30am - 12.30pm||£35||£50||Lisa Seymour|
|WMSH21||Wednesday 12th February||Cultural Capital||The Roy Fletcher Centre, Shropshire||1.30pm - 4.30pm||£35||£50||Lisa Seymour|
|WMSH22||Wednesday 4th March||Promoting Communication and Language in the Early Years||Hereford Group Training Association, Herefordshire||9.30am - 12.30pm||£35||£50||Lisa Seymour|
|WMSH23||Tuesday 10th March||Promoting Communication and Languge in the Early Years||Ladybird's nursery, Cheshire||9.30am - 12.30pm||£35||£50||Denise Wilson|
|WMSH24||Wednesday 18th March||Managing Your OFTED Inspection||Citizens Advice Bureau, Coventry||9.30am - 12.30pm||£35||£50||Kay Mee|
|Code||Date||Title||Venue||Time||Cost Exc. VAT|
|WMSH27-PFA||Thursday 6th & Friday 7th February 2020||Paediatric First Aid - Level 3||Hereford Group Training Association, Herefordshire||9.30am - 3.30pm both days||
|WMSH26-PFA||Thursday 27th & Friday 28th February 2020||Paediatric First Aid - Level 3||Ladybird's Nursery, Runcorn||9.30am - 3.30pm both days||
|WMSH25-PFA||Thursday 12th & Friday13th March 2020||Paediatric First Aid - Level 3||Hatherton Pre-School, Walsall||9.30am - 3.30pm both days||
|WMSH28-PFA||Thursday 26th & Friday 27th March 2020||Paediatric First Aid - Level 3||Worcester Group Training Association, Worcestershire||90.30 am - 3.30pm both days||
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Enhance your training experience!
We all know the huge benefits that high-quality training can bring…
What if you and your whole team could now learn together as part of tailored CPD professional package of support – created especially for your setting?
Workshop plus brings together early years teams and training specialists to create an enhanced experience for everyone involved.
If you already enjoy participating in our extensive range of local workshops, Workshop Plus will take your learning a step higher.
Workshop plus gives you and your whole team an enhanced training experience. It brings together expertise and experience to raise overall knowledge and practice, so any learning is more effectively shared across the whole team.
Workshop plus offers:
…all for as little as £70.00.
To enquire please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01922 407 668.
We're here for you.
The Alliance's new, tailored Education Inspection Framework (EIF) package supports you to meet the new requirements. Delivered on-site directly to you and your whole team.
The package includes two specialist workshops Exploring the EIF and Cultural Capital PLUS our new publication, Exploring the Education Inspection Framework due out early September.
This workshop supports managers and leaders to better understand the requirements of the EIF. Participants will explore terms such as ‘intent, implementation and impact’. It will consider how the curriculum should look and offers support on ways to deliver successfully in their own provision.
Integral to Ofsted’s new inspection framework, the term Cultural Capital is described by Ofsted as being ‘the essential knowledge children need to be effective citizens’. This workshop considers the origins of the term and supports practitioners to recognise how the EYFS already supports Cultural Capital.
We also offer you six hours of face to face, on-site consultancy from a qualified and experienced early years advisor.
We will work closely with you to support you to implement your workshop learning to ensure it is embedded into your daily practice. You can choose how to receive this support to best suit your needs including phone, face to face or email.
If you now feel confident about the EIF and would prefer to focus on related business support, you can choose from these areas:
The consultancy is delivered within a 12 week period to ensure your team meets the requirements as quickly and efficiently as possible.
So what does this cost?
You can buy this package with either one or both of the workshops. The package includes our new Exploring the Education Inspection Framework publication, due out in late August.
One workshop, delivered in-house for up to seven staff members, one publication and six hours in-house face to face/email/phone support
£445 Members and £515 non members*
Two workshops, delivered in-house for up to seven staff members, one Education Inspection Framework publication and six hours in-house face to face/email/phone support
£655 Members and £795 non members*
*up to seven staff per workshop – additional places can be purchased at a cost of £20 for members and £30 for non-members
Interested in finding out more?
Please contact us on email@example.com or call us on 01922 407 668.
We run various workshops including Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid Training.
We are also currently developing a bespoke training programme to offer a wide range of training opportunities to members and non-members alike.
To keep up to date about our upcoming training and workshops please subscribe to our e-newsletter.
We are currently offering a
FOR THE EARLY YEARS WORKFORCE
To find out more contact: Early Years Alliance Training Centre, First Floor, Bridge House, 97-101 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1DR
Tel: 01732 363070 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Community Stay and Play Network offers support to stay and play groups across Birmingham in partnership with Thrive Together Birmingham, funded by Birmingham Forward Steps.
We are building a community network of stay and play groups within the Birmingham area, encouraging and supporting good practice and offering practical advice and support to those running an unregistered group and to those who are interested in setting up a new group to meet the needs of parents / carers and early years children (children age 0-5 years) in the community.
· Already running a group?
· needing a group to be running in your local community?
We will work in partnership with you to enhance the service you provide to families. We provide fun and exciting activities through the delivery of workshops with regard to the Early Years Foundation Stage, family learning opportunities to support with Behaviour, Healthy Lifestyles & Next Steps for their children.
or DO YOU...
· Have a desire to help?
· Have some spare time?
· Have a passion for your community?
· Want to set up a group for parents and children?
· Want to volunteer in a stay and play group?
Our Community Network Officers have a variety of workshops to offer and can deliver these to your group.
They can also offer advice on membership of the Alliance and how this can benefit your group.
Family Matters is a three-year project to help people across the Black Country build the skills and confidence to get into work and is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.
The Building Better Opportunities programme is funded by the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund who are co-investing in local projects tackling the root causes of worklessness, promoting social inclusion and driving local jobs and growth.
Family Matters is one of four projects within this programme across the Black Country and will help people across Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Sandwell move into or closer to employment by developing their skills and confidence.
Family Matters is managed by the Black Country Together CIC in pertnership with 19 local organisations across the Black Country.
The Alliance is one of those partners. We will be working alongside the following partners to deliver the project;
Aspiring Futures CIC, Barnardo's, Bloxwich Community Partnership, CHADD, Changing Lives, Community Footprints, Family Action, Gazebo Theatre in Education, Gloucester Street Community Centre, Groundwork West Midlands, Lunch on the Run, Manor Farm Community Association, Phase Trust, Sandwell Consortium, Trident Reach, Walsall Citizens Advice Bureau, University of Wolverhampton, Black Country YMCA.
Family Matters will work with people one-to-one to understand their goals and their challenges, and then offer all the support that’s needed to help them meet those goals. If you are aged 16 or over, and are out of work then Family Matters could help you.
Our aim is to engage families who are in poverty and or disadvantaged who have children under 5. We will offer a range of family learning workshops to begin to engage with prospective participants. These workshops are informal and will assist our participants to recognise their existing skills and experience and also to build on them. Our project also aims to support parents who have children with SEN/disabilities to access appropriate childcare places to enable their parents to access learning workshops. We will be offering employment readiness workshops and accredited courses. Volunteering opportunities will be actively encouraged and training will be offered to fulfil specific roles, either within our own organisation or in partner agencies.
The Alliance has worked extensively and successfully with families across Birmingham for a number of years and have developed strategies to engage families who may be initially reluctant. We work with building confidence, esteem and ensure that they are ready to engage in formal learning before beginning that journey.
For more information about the Family Matters Programme please contact:
Family Matters Project Officer
07854 132897 (mobile)
For more information about Family Matters in the Black Country please email
The Alliance directly manages 75 childcare services across England.
Visit the Find Childcare page on the Alliance website to find the nearest nurseries to you.
TheWest Midlands Service Hub directly manages three settings.
Please contact them directly.
Alliance Connect meetings offer an opportunity to meet other childcare practitioners and to explore the particular issues facing those involved in managing a childcare setting.
There will be opportunities to share good practice and to obtain mutual support.
Alliance Connect meetings are also your chance to get your thoughts and concerns shared right up to government level and to help shape national policies.
We can pass on your feedback to Alliance managers and to Neil Leitch, our Chief Executive, who regularly meets with government ministers to help shape early years policy.
Please bring ideas or questions you have, or email the topics you would like us to cover and they will be put on the agenda.
Our vision is a society where every child enjoys the opportunity to learn through play. We believe families should be at the centre of policy-making and empowered and supported to become fully involved with their child's learning, development, health and well-being.
We champion childhood and children’s right to play and want to ensure that all children, regardless of background, are given the best possible start in life and an opportunity to thrive and develop to their maximum potential.
We work to support families and early years providers to enhance children’s life chances, by raising standards and quality of childcare, encouraging safeguard-led practice and providing high quality training, support and advice.
Please browse this website to see the programmes and services we provide.
For further details about any of these, or to explore how we might work together with you in your area, please contact Stuart Neilson, Service Manager for the Alliance in West Midlands email@example.com or phone our main office 01922 404434.
The Early Years Alliance is dedicated to giving every child, parent and practioner the best experience in the early years.
Our membership packages combine the best support, training and information for member settings to help you in turn support the children and families you work with.
West Midlands Service Hub Manager — Stuart Neilson - 01922 404434
01922 407 668 (Birmingham office)
01743 365 484 (Shropshire office)