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The Golden Key

SEND CPD for key people in early years

This eight-week training program upskills EY practitioners to identify and provide for the needs of all children in their care. It involves identifying individual needs, fostering trust with children and their parents/carers, and daily interaction with children to gain a holistic understanding of their preferences, interests, and development needs.

This training is designed for practitioners (who are not EY SENCO’s) in Early Years PVI and maintained school settings. Both individual and group purchase options are offered.

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Programme layout:

  • 4 x 2 hour live online webinars, delivered fortnightly with short gap tasks to be completed between sessions.  
  • Online drop-in sessions on non-training weeks.
  • All learners will receive a certificate of attendance.
  • Available for individual purchases or as a group package (suitable for LAs, MATs, Nursery Chains and Schools with Early Years provision).

Programme content:

  • The legislation for SEND in the Early Years 
  • The Graduated Approach and Pyramid of Provision 
  • Parent Partnership and sensitive conversations
  • Working with the SENCO and with outside agencies 
  • The Early Identification of SEND 
  • Observation methods and assessment tools 
  • Transition for children with SEND
  • Literacy and Numeracy in the Early Years

The Golden Key training has a practitioner satisfaction rating of 97%!

96% of attendees incorporated their learnings into their daily practice.

96% of attendees also report that they have shared their learnings with their setting.

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Feedback from our recent cohort

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"It was really useful and very relevant"

"Absolutely enjoyed every minute of the course; learned so much from everyone!"

"Very grateful for a wonderful course"

"A very good, informative course"

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