The Bristol & Beyond Stronger Practice Hub works with established early years training providers to bring evidence-based CPD to our SPH region.
 
We are currently working with:

Helicopter Stories and Poetry Basket

The Bristol & Beyond Early Years Stronger Practice Hub is working with Make Believe Arts to bring Helicopter Stories and Poetry Basket to 80 early years settings across our SPH region including: North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.

To apply to be part of this project you need to demonstrate that your early years setting is fully committed to learning about and delivering Helicopter Stories on a weekly basis.

Please read this Information Sheet so you understand what is involved.

Helicopter Stories SPH Info Sheet

What is Helicopter Stories?

Helicopter Stories On Demand gives up to 4 members of your team, ONE YEAR’S access to this online training. The course includes everything you need to begin delivering Helicopter Stories in your setting. Helicopter Stories can be used with children aged 2 to 7 years old.

Helicopter Stories utilises the power of story and poetry to enhance children’s communication and language development, as well as emotional development.

Schedule and Key Programme Activities

Apr/May 24 Jun – Aug 24 Sept – Dec 24 Jan – Mar 25 April/May 25
Recruitment, selection and confirmation of settings by SPH and LAs Online Launch of Programme (45 minutes) and Online access to Helicopter Stories starts 1 x Remote support session (1.5 hours) 1 x Remote support session (1.5 hours) 1 x Presentation session (1.5 hours)
  A minimum of 1 in-class/ room session per week that each practitioner commits to leading A minimum of 1 in-class/ room session per week that each practitioner commits to leading A minimum of 1 in-class/ room session per week that each practitioner commits to leading A minimum of 1 in-class/ room session per week that each practitioner commits to leading

 

The SPH is now recruiting settings from across our Local Authority areas to take part in the programme for 2024-2025.

If you are from a setting in one of the following Local Authority areas and are interested in the programme, please complete the relevant Expression of Interest form by 24th May 2024.

Bristol Expression of Interest Form
BANES Expression of Interest Form
North Somerset Expression of Interest Form
South Gloucestershire Expression of Interest Form
Gloucestershire Expression of Interest Form

Selection and confirmation will happen in June, with a view to cohort one settings starting the programme from June/ July 2024.

If you are interested in Helicopter Stories and Poetry Basket but are outside of the Local Authorities above, we are recruiting to a few remaining places from the wider area.

So, if you are a setting in Swindon, Wiltshire or Somerset, please complete this Expression of Interest Form.

Expression of Interest form for Settings in Swindon, Wiltshire and Somerset

The deadline for these areas to express an interest is the 7th July.

Selection and confirmation will happen in July, with a view to cohort two settings starting the programme from September/October 2024.

Dingleys Promise

Dingley’s Promise is a charity that supports children with SEND in the Early Years and their families. In addition to operating five specialist early years settings, the charity provides training across 40 local authorities in England, and 99% of learners would recommend its courses.

Do you want to enhance your support for children with SEND and their families?

The Bristol & Beyond Stronger Practice Hub is funding 20 places on each of the modules: The Voice of the Child and Early Years SEND Transitions.

Priority for the places will be given to settings and childminders in North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, although it is open to everyone in our SPH area.

Schedule

The modules below will take between 5 – 8 hours to complete and can be done in your own time. However, as an SPH we like to grow a community of practice, so we are asking learners to attend a Reflection session on completion.

  • Deadline to complete a Module Registration: 31st July
  • Confirmation of places: July/August
  • Work through module in your own time: August – September 2024
  • Reflection/Completion session: October – Date tbc

The Voice of the Child

This module aims to:

  • To highlight the importance of listening to the voice of every child with SEND, no matter which method they use to communicate.
  • To provide learners with strategies to fully support children with SEND and communication differences within their setting.
  • To support your setting’s wider development of inclusive practice.

Read the Information Flyer here.

Complete a Registration Form here.

Early Years SEND Transitions

This module aims to:

  • To explore the elements of transition from the perspective of a child, family and setting to ensure that the individual needs of the child are fully met.
  • To understand the need of all involved so we can effectively plan and implement transitions with minimal disruption to a child’s developmental progress and emotional wellbeing.

Read the Information Flyer here.

Complete a Registration Form here.

If you have any questions, please email: sph@beyth.co.uk

 

 

 

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