Early Years Training and Resources

nasen offers a range of training opportunities and resources specifically for leaders and practitioners, working in the Early Years (EY). nasen is also currently working alongside, The Council for Disabled Children, I CAN, The Communication Trust, Contact, School Improvement Liverpool and Dingley's Promise, as part of the DfE-funded EY SEND Partnership.

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Current Early Years funded projects

nasen is pleased to confirm that with funding from the DfE we have been able to extend our offer of funded training for Early Years practitioners with through the Early Years SEND Partnership.

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Accredited Early Years SENCO Award

This award, run by nasen, and developed by School Improvement Liverpool, is a 12.5 day course, which runs over a 3-4 month period. After undertaking a series of both written and observational tasks, attendees are awarded a Level 3 Early Years SENCO Award, which is accredited by CACHE.

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EYSEND Partnership: A Whole Setting Approach to SEND

nasen is proud to be part of the DfE-funded Early Years SEND Partnership Project led by the Council for Disabled Children (CDC). The other partners are I CAN, The Communication Trust, Contact and Dingley’s Promise. nasen is currently working with Local Authorities from the nine regions across the country to develop their SEND provision at a strategic level through

The latest Resources and CPDL for Early Years

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Meeting the Needs of Every Child

Online
06 May 2021
FREE
early years

This 2 hour webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with a thorough understanding of inclusive practice for SEND in Early Years settings.

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The 5 Golden Threads of Effective Practice for SEND in PVI settings: The staff Team

Online
11 May 2021
FREE
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years
5 Golden Threads

This 2- hour seminar gives an introduction to effective practice in PVI settings and a closer look at the staff team as the first golden thread of effective practice for SEND.

Logos for 'Early Years SEND partnership', 'Council for disabled children', 'Communication Trust', 'I CAN', 'nasen', 'contact' and 'Dingleys Promise'.

The 5 Golden Threads of Effective Practice for SEND in PVI settings: The staff Team

Online
12 May 2021
FREE
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years
5 Golden Threads

This 2- hour seminar gives an introduction to effective practice in PVI settings and a closer look at the staff team as the first golden thread of effective practice for SEND.

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Meeting the Needs of Every Child

Online
13 May 2021
FREE
early years

This 2 hour webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with a thorough understanding of inclusive practice for SEND in Early Years settings.

Logos for 'Early Years SEND partnership', 'Council for disabled children', 'Communication Trust', 'I CAN', 'nasen', 'contact' and 'Dingleys Promise'.

The 5 Golden Threads of Effective Practice for SEND in PVI settings: Parent partnership and the identification of SEN

Online
18 May 2021
FREE
early years
PVI Setting Case Studies
5 Golden Threads

This 2- hour seminar examines the importance of a strong parent partnership and the early identification of SEN as the second and third golden threads of effective practice

Logos for 'Early Years SEND partnership', 'Council for disabled children', 'Communication Trust', 'I CAN', 'nasen', 'contact' and 'Dingleys Promise'.

The 5 Golden Threads of Effective Practice for SEND in PVI settings: Parent partnership and the identification of SEN

Online
19 May 2021
FREE
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years
5 Golden Threads

This 2- hour seminar examines the importance of a strong parent partnership and the early identification of SEN as the second and third golden threads of effective practice.

Logos for 'Early Years SEND partnership', 'Council for disabled children', 'Communication Trust', 'I CAN', 'nasen', 'contact' and 'Dingleys Promise'.

The 5 Golden Threads of Effective Practice for SEND in PVI settings: Provision for children with SEND and the COVID response

Online
20 May 2021
FREE
early years
PVI Setting Case Studies
Covid-19
5 Golden Threads

This 2- hour seminar examines the provision for children with SEND and creative ideas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as the fourth and fifth golden threads of effective practice.

Logos for 'Early Years SEND partnership', 'Council for disabled children', 'Communication Trust', 'I CAN', 'nasen', 'contact' and 'Dingleys Promise'.

The 5 Golden Threads of Effective Practice for SEND in PVI settings: Provision for children with SEND and the COVID response

Online
24 May 2021
FREE
early years
PVI Setting Case Studies
Covid-19
5 Golden Threads

This 2- hour seminar examines the provision for children with SEND and creative ideas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as the fourth and fifth golden threads of effective practice.

Group of EY Children reading a book with their education practitioner

Celebrate Sundays for Practitioners

  • Webcasts
  • 30 Mar 2021
Free
early years
RDP

In this webcast we look at what is meant by resilience and explore the 7 C’s of resilience. Celebrate Sundays focus on celebrating children’s achievements, reflecting and listening to the child’s voice.

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Sensory Saturdays for Practitioners

  • Webcasts
  • 30 Mar 2021
Free
early years
RDP

In this webcast we look at what is meant by resilience and explore the 7 C’s of resilience. Sensory Saturdays explore how to use sensory approaches to support individual children’s engagement and how to carry out a sensory audit in your setting.

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First Time Fridays for Practitioners

  • Webcasts
  • 29 Mar 2021
Free
early years
RDP

In this webcast we look at what is meant by resilience and explore the 7 C’s of resilience. First Time Fridays focus on planning and introducing new experiences, using visuals and helping children to generalise their skills.

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Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Coping

  • General
  • 29 Mar 2021
Free
early years
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RDP
Jigsaw

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities

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Thoughtful Thursdays for Practitioners

  • Webcasts
  • 29 Mar 2021
Free
early years
RDP

In this webcast we look at what is meant by resilience and explore the 7 C’s of resilience. Thoughtful Thursdays focus on the ‘thinking brain’ and executive function. We give examples of how to encourage children to demonstrate genuine acts of kindness an

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Well-being Wednesdays for Practitioners

  • Webcasts
  • 26 Mar 2021
Free
early years
RDP

In this webcast we look at what is meant by resilience and explore the 7 C’s of resilience. Well-being Wednesdays focus on the development of children’s co-regulation and self-regulation and the promotion of well-being in young children.

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Turn-taking Tuesdays for Practitioners

  • Webcasts
  • 26 Mar 2021
Free
early years
RDP

In this webcast we look at what is meant by resilience and explore the 7 C’s of resilience. Turn-taking Tuesdays focus on ‘serve and return’ and ‘joint attention’ in the development of turn-taking.

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Movement Mondays for Practitioners

  • Webcasts
  • 26 Mar 2021
Free
early years
RDP

In this webcast we look at what is meant by resilience and explore the 7 C’s of resilience. Movement Mondays focus on body awareness and proprioception.

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Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Control

  • General
  • 25 Mar 2021
Free
RDP
early years
Jigsaw

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities.

Group of Early Years children reading a book

Resilience Development Pack Parent Webcast: First Time Fridays

  • Webcasts
  • 24 Mar 2021
Free
early years
RDP

This webcast explores the theme of First Time Fridays which is part of the nasen Resilience Development Pack. It briefly outlines what resilience is and then shares some practical activities for parents to use with their child.

teacher with children drawing pictures

Resilience Development Pack Parent Webcast: Celebrate Sundays

  • Webcasts
  • 24 Mar 2021
Free
early years
RDP

This webcast explores the theme of Celebrate Sundays which is part of the nasen Resilience Development Pack. It briefly outlines what resilience is and then shares some practical activities for parents to use with their child.

Three early years children playing with plastic balls

An Outline of Effective Practice for SEND Provision in a PVI Setting in Kirklees

  • General
  • 15 Mar 2021
Free
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years

As part of the Early Years SENCO Partnership Project, nasen have produced 9 case studies of effective practice for SEND in PVI settings, in this case study we hear from the Children and Family Lead of a group of settings in Kirklees.

Group of Early Years children reading a book

Resilience Development Pack Parent Webcast: Wellbeing Wednesdays

  • Webcasts
  • 10 Mar 2021
Free
early years
Webcast
RDP

This webcast explores the theme of Wellbeing Wednesdays which is part of the nasen Resilience Development Pack.

child with down syndrome

An Outline of Effective Practice in SEND Provision in a Portsmouth PVI Setting

  • General
  • 08 Mar 2021
Free
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years

As part of the Early Years SENCO Partnership Project, nasen have produced 9 case studies of effective practice for SEND in PVI settings. In this case study we hear from the manager and SENCO of a PVI pre-school setting in Portsmouth.

Man reading a book to an early years child

Resilience Development Pack Parent Webcast: Thoughtful Thursdays

  • Webcasts
  • 08 Mar 2021
Free
RDP
early years

This webcast explores the theme of Thoughtful Thursdays which is part of the nasen Resilience Development Pack.