The course focuses on leading safeguarding in your setting, adhering to statutory guidance (including but not limited to the Statutory Framework for the EYFS and Working Together to Safeguard Children) and following other good practice, including guidance on safer working practice for staff.
By creating an ethos and culture with safeguarding at its heart, you focus on providing an environment for children to be physically and emotionally safe and able to grow and develop to their full potential.
Topics covered are as follows:
- Be aware of the legislation and guidance which underpins safeguarding practice
- Be confident in applying the safeguarding and welfare requirements of the Statutory framework for the early years foundations stage
- Know about staff qualification requirements
- Understand the role of the key person
- Be aware of the regulations about staff-child ratios
- Know about safety on site including requirements about health, the management of medicines on site, first aid and accidents
- Understand OfSTED requirements
- Recognise the additional arrangements necessary to support children with SEND
- Know about safer working practices
Services for Education is a lead provider of EYFS, safeguarding and child protection staff CPD across Birmingham and the wider West Midlands.
In developing this course our EYFS and Safeguarding teams have collaborated to ensure that the message is relevant and detailed in terms of safeguarding this age group specifically.
We also provide an online course for general EYFS practitioners. Find out more here.
2019 Award Winners – GBCC Awards Excellence In Training and Education
For more information about our online safeguarding course contact us here or call us on 0121 366 9950.
About the Trainers
Jo Perrin - Adviser, Services For Education
Jo Perrin taught PSHE in schools for over a decade and held the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead and pastoral lead. She currently works as an Education Adviser for Services For Education which allows her to combine her experience in schools with a personal knowledge of childhood trauma as a former foster carer.
In addition, Jo worked as a West Midlands’ Adviser for a national PSHE resource, has delivered a presentation to the Sex Education Forum National Members’ Event and has created a variety of RSE resources as part of her role for Services For Education.
Jo’s advisory experience is not limited to training school staff as she works with non-education based organisations to support them in safeguarding and emotional health and well-being aims and is an affiliated trainer for Mental Health At Work.
Serena Caine – Adviser, Services For Education
Serena works as an Education Adviser for Services For Education and over the past ten years she has largely worked on EYFS CPD training, School Improvement and Profile moderation. She became an accredited EYFS profile moderator in 2009 and leads a team of 15 experienced teacher based moderators for the EYFSP statutory duty on behalf of Birmingham LA.
Serena’s began teaching over 25 years ago and has extensive experience, particularly of working with children in the early Years. She firstly qualified as a Nursery Nurse; then completed a BA (hons) and PGCE in Early Years (0-8) and during her teaching career she taught EYFS, Key stage one and two so has a wide breath of experiences.
Due to her interest in education research when she was teaching she completed an action research MA in Education which focused on EYFS and assessment. Serena is extremely passionate about providing all children with quality early years education so that they can build on their strong foundations for future lifelong learning.