Training programme April 2017 to March 2018

Starting Life Well training programme April 2017 to March 2018

Before completing the course booking form, please read our cancellation policy.

Charges in addition to the cancellation policy

Courses are charged per person per course, please see details below for costs

If you do not attend the course, you will be charged for the course per person plus the cancellation charge if you fail to notify us in accordance with the cancellation policy.

Invoices will be raised at the end of each month and payment will be required immediately once in receipt of the invoice. If payment is not received, Starting Life Well reserve the right to refuse to allocate places to you or your organisation on future courses until payment is received.

E-learning courses

Starting Life Well now provide e-learning courses which can be accessed 24 hours a day. Please find below the courses which are available:

  • leadership through supervision - £10 per person
  • practical safeguarding - £10 per person
  • childminders count - £10 per person
  • Food Hygiene - £12.60 per person
  • Health and Safety - £12.60 per person
  • SEND e-learning - £25 per person

To apply for an e-learning course please complete the online booking form for the course below, each person must have their own individual email address.

Bespoke training

The Starting Life Well service is available to delivery bespoke training to settings. The training will be discussed and tailored to meet the individual needs of the customer. Training will be delivered as a whole day or a twilight session dependent on the subject to be covered. Prices will range from £200 to £450, dependent upon type of training being requested, length of time, number of officers delivering, group size of setting, this will be discussed at the time of request.

Training programme

Click a course name for further information and how to book. 

Please note if you are an individual who does not work in a childcare setting (i.e. school, nursery, playgroup, childminder) or you are not yet a registered childminder, please contact 0161 778 0384 (Option 1) before you book any of the training below.

Safeguarding Training

Details of safeguarding training courses
Date Training Times Venue Cost
Ongoing Practical Safeguarding E-Learning N/A Online £10
20 October 2017 Child Protection Training 9.30am to 12.30pm Innovation Forum £25
2 November 2017 Safeguarding for Managers 6.30pm to 9pm Broughton Hub - Room 3 £25
28 November 2017 Child Protection Training 6.30pm to 9.30pm Eccles Gateway - Room 1 £25
16 January 2018 Safeguarding for Managers 10am to 12.30pm Innovation Forum £25
19 January 2018 Child Protection Training 9.30am to 12.30pm Swinton Gateway - Room 1 & 2 £25
21 March 2018 Child Protection Training 6.30pm to 9.30pm Walkden Gateway - Room 3 £25
26 March 2018 Safeguarding for Managers 10am to 12.30pm Innovation Forum £25

Leadership and Management Training

Details of leadership and management training courses
Date Training Times Venue Cost
Ongoing Leadership Through Supervision E-Learning N/A Online £10
Ongoing  Childminders Count E-Learning N/A Online  £10
18 January 2018 Tracking Essentials for Managers 10am to 12pm Eccles Gateway - Room 3 £25
25 January 2018 Measuring Impact 9.30am to 12.30pm Walkden Gateway - Room 3 £25
29 January 2018 Leadership and Management 9.30am to 4pm Innovation Forum £35
1 February 2018 Self evaluation workshop 10am to 11.30am Eccles Gateway - Room 3 Free
15 February 2018 Developing Outstanding Practice 9.30am to 4.30pm Broughton Hub - Room 3 £35

Learning and Development Training

Details of learning and development training courses
Date Training Times Venue Cost
18 October 2017 Tell Me a Story 6.30pm to 9pm Innovation Forum £25
31 October 2017 A Beginners Guide to the EYFS 10am to 12pm Walkden Gateway £25
15 November 2017 Child Development and the Role of the Adult 9.30am to 3.30pm Eccles Gateway - Room 1 £35
21 November 2017 Supporting Boy's Early Literacy Skills 9.30am to 3.30pm Pendleton Gateway - Room 3 £35
22 November 2017 Talking Together 9.30am to 4pm Innovation Forum £35
04 December 2017 Developing Maths Language 6.30pm to 8.30pm Walkden Gateway - Room 3 £25
10 January 2018 Moving on from Treasure Baskets: Heuristic Play 9.30am to 11.30am Pendleton Gateway - Room 3 £25
16 January 2018 Unique and Amazing Babies part one (you will need to be able to attend part two on 23 January) 6.30pm to 9pm Broughton Hub - Room 3 £35
23 January 2018 Unique and Amazing Babies part two (you must have already attended part one on 16 January) 6.30pm to 9pm Broughton Hub - Room 3 included in part one
24 January 2018 Observation, Assessment and Planning 9.30am to 12.30pm Eccles Gateway - Room 3 £25
5 February 2018 Hooked on Books part one (you will need to be able to attend part two on 12 February) 6.30pm to 9.30pm Innovation Forum £35
6 February 2018 Promoting High Quality Practice for two year olds 9.30am to 3.30pm Walkden Gateway - Room 1 £35
8 February 2018 Promoting British Values 6.30pm to 9pm Pendleton Gateway - Room 3 £25
12 February 2018 Hooked on Books part two (you must have attended part one on 5 February) 6.30pm to 9.30pm Innovation Forum included in part one
14 February 2018 Tell Me a Story 9.30am to 12pm Broughton Hub - Room 3 £25
1 March 2018 Firm Foundations in Phonics part one (you will need to be able to attend part two on 8 March) 6.30pm to 9.30pm Innovation Forum £35
8 March 2018 Firm Foundations in Phonics part two (you must have attended part one on 1 March) 6.30pm to 9.30pm Innovation Forum included in part one
13 March 2018 Fun with Maths in Early Years 6.30pm to 9.30pm Walkden Gateway - Room 1 £25
14 March 2018 Talking Together 9.30am to 4pm Pendleton Gateway - Room 3 £35
15 March 2018 Quality Teaching in Early Years 9.30am to 4.30pm Eccles Gateway - Room 3 £35
22 March 2018 A Beginners Guide to the EYFS 10am to 12pm Innovation Forum £25

Inclusion Training

Details of inclusion training courses
Date Training Times Venue Cost
Ongoing Supporting Children with SEND E-learning N/A Online £25
6 November 2017 Best Practice for EAL Children in the EYFS 6.30pm to 9.30pm Walkden Gateway - Room 3 £25
8 November 2017 SENCO Cluster 10am to 12pm Eccles Gateway - Room 3 Free
14 November 2017 New to the Role of the SENCO part one (you need to be able to attend part two on 21 November) 6.30pm to 9.30pm Innovation Forum £35
21 November 2017 New to the Role of the SENCO part two (you must have attended part two on 14 November) 6.30pm - 9.30pm Innovation Forum included in part one
17 January 2018 Effective Strategies to Support Positive Behaviour 9.30am to 3.30pm Pendleton Gateway - Room 3 £35
7 February 2018 Positive Approaches Using Portage Model 9.30am to 12pm Walkden Gateway - Room 1 £25
26 February 2018 ASD Awareness 10am to 11.30am Broughton Hub - Room 3 £25
12 March 2018 Best Practice for EAL Children in the EYFS  9.30am to 12.30pm Walkden Gateway - Room 3 £25
28 March 2018 Signalong 9.30am to 12.30pm Eccles Gateway - Room 3 £25

Starting Life Well Clusters

Details of Starting Life Well Clusters
Date Training Times Venue Cost
16 October 2017 Cluster Event 10am to 12pm Civic Centre Free
16 October 2017 Cluster Event 2pm to 4pm Civic Centre Free
16 October 2017 Cluster Event 7pm to 9pm Civic Centre Free
20 November 2017 EYFS Schools Co-Ordinators Cluster 1.30pm to 3.30pm Buile Hill £25
5 March 2018 Cluster Event 10am to 12pm Civic Centre Free
5 March 2018 Cluster Event 2pm to 4pm Civic Centre Free
5 March 2018 Cluster Event 7pm to 9pm Civic Centre Free

Universal Training

Details of universal training courses
Date Training Times Venue Cost
Ongoing Food Hygiene Level 2 E-Learning N/A Online £12.60
Ongoing Health and Safety for Settings Level 2 E-Learning N/A Online £12.60
17 and 18 October 2017 (full) Paediatric First Aid 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum £40
28 October 2017 Paediatric First Aid part one (you must be able to attend part two on 4 November) 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum £40
4 November Paediatric First Aid part two (you must have already attended part one on 28 October) 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum  
11 November 2017 (full) Paediatric First Aid part one (you must be able to attend part two on 18 November) 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum £40
18 November 2017 (full) Paediatric First Aid part two (you must have already attended part one on 11 November) 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum  
30 November and 1 December Paediatric First Aid 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation House £40
4 and 5 December 2017 (full) Paediatric First Aid 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum £40
13 January 2018 Paediatric First Aid part one (you must be able to attend part two on 20 January) 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum £40
20 January 2018 Paediatric First Aid part two (you must have already attended part one on 13 January) 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum  
20 and 27 January 2018 Paediatric First Aid 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum £40
7 and 8 February 2018 Paediatric First Aid 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum £40
10 March 2018 Paediatric First Aid part one (you must be able to attend part two on 17 March) 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum £40
17 March 2018 Paediatric First Aid part two (you must have already attended part one on 10 March) 9.30am to 4.30pm Innovation Forum  

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