Childcare Training 

You Train can offer your company or organisation high quality Childcare training throughout North Wales and the North West . You Train have experienced and engaging trainers and facilitators to maximise your staffs skill set within the workplace. You Train offer bespoke packages to suite your specific needs. Our Childcare courses run over half days, full days and two days depending on which course you are on.

Click the Course below for more information on what the course covers :

                          Half Day Courses     

Learning Through Play
  • Importance of play and key worker roles
  • Understanding attachments and positive relationships
  • The learning brain
  • Behaviour and development
  • Early childhood trauma and experiences
  • Importance of play opportunities and assessment
  • Importance of time and timing
Paediatric Manual Handling
  • Manual handling responsibilities under the current legislation inc Children’s Act, MCA, LOLER, MHOR/MHSW& New CSP guidance
  • How manual handling responsibilities are affected by internal and external factors
  • The use of ergonomic principles in assessing risk factors that contribute to musculoskeletal disorders
  • Person centered care planning
  • The importance of record keeping in line with the care plan
  • Legal & therapy issues of manual handling
  • Human movement and the use of REBA (Rapid entire body assessment)
  • The use & understanding of equipments in people handling
  • Problem-solving methods of moving and handling children
Risk Assessment Childcare Setting
  • Reading a situation, probable cause and probable consequence
  • Identifying problems or issues in areas of learning or growth
  • Identifying some of the difficulties likely to be encountered in work towards certain goals
  • Relevant health and safety legislation
  • The five steps of risk assessment
  • The hierarchy of control
  • Possible control measures for hazards & risks
  • Example risk assessment formats
  • Risk assessment review and record keeping

                   Half – Full Day Courses

Autism Awareness
  • Facts, myths and definitions of autism
  • Criteria required for diagnosis (DSMV & ICD10)
  • Dyad and triad of impairments and stereotypical behaviours
  • Communication
  • Legislation
  • Support for individuals
Safeguarding of Children
  • Definition of a child and young person
  • Understanding what is abuse
  • Recognising acts, signs and symptoms of abuse
  • Types of abuse (neglect, sexual, physical, emotional and psychological)
  • How to safeguard individuals from abuse
  • What to do should you have a concern
  • How to respond to an individual should they disclose a concern
Infection Control in Early Years
  • Current legislation
  • Bacteria and viruses
  • Common illnesses and diseases
  • Causes and spread of infection
  • The principles of infection prevention and control in Early Years
  • Cleaning equipment, toy decontamination and waste management
  • Preventatives, precautions and protective equipment
  • Policies and procedures for reporting illness or disease
  • Personal hygiene
  • Health, safety and risk assessment

                         Two Day Courses

Paediatric First Aid
  • Definition of First Aid
  • What is ‘Paediatric First Aid’?
  • Responsibilities of the first aider
  • Factors involved in an emergency
  • Primary assessment
  • Secondary assessment
  • Principles of resuscitation
  • Disorders of respiration and airway obstruction
  • Recognition and treatment of head injuries
  • Burns, poisons, bites and stings
  • Childhood conditions (seizures, meningitis, diabetes, allergic reaction & anaphylactic shock)

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                         Full Day Courses 

Key Worker Skills
  • Care standards and guidance
  • Understand the role of a key worker in a residential setting
  • Codes of conduct and legal responsibilities, including accurate record keeping and report writing
  • Professional boundary management including personal and professional attitudes and values
  • Early help analysis, planning and review
  • Integrated and multi-agency working
  • Models of disability
  • Safeguarding and risk assessment
  • Key worker strategies and interventions
  • Overview of early support and how key-working ‘fits’
  • Conducting a key work session and other more informal activities
  • The emotional impact on families and workers
  • Affective listening skills, mindfulness and empathy
  • Personal and professional care and supervision
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Recognising and understanding the definition of ASD (refresher)
  • Developing practical skills in areas of communication, managing change and reducing obsessions and rituals
  • Enhancing the quality of life for service users, carers and families
  • Understanding the diagnosis and assessment of a service user with ASD
  • Discuss your understanding of the impacts of ASD on the individual and supporting service users
  • Contemporary approaches to communication, support and personal development for people with autism
  • Strategies for responding to ritualistic/compulsive behaviour and dealing with challenging behaviors
  • Identify potential means of support and help in relation to structure and routine
  • Promoting independence and social inclusion of service users with ASD
  • Inivative therapies and interventions
  • Strategies and tools to prevent and manage difficult and challenging behaviour
  • Understanding of the causes of behaviour
  • Ideas and approaches for supporting service users
  • The confidence to develop your own strategies for supporting service users
Safeguarding of Children Advanced
  • Refresh on signs of abuse
  • Refresh on responding to concerns or disclosure (including body language)
  • Relevant legislation and guidance
  • Local procedures and systems for safeguarding children
  • Local referral process
  • Thresholds for referral to Children’s Services
  • Guidance on the child protection system (S47 Investigations, Strategy Discussion, Child Protection Case Conference) and how they are configured locally
  • Understanding The Case Conference
  • Issues of confidentiality and parental consent
  • Good practice in making a referral to social services
  • Interagency Safeguarding Procedures and how to access them
  • Dealing with issues regarding parents (post incident(s))
  • Case examples
Direct Work with Children & Young People
  • What is direct work?
  • Why is direct work important?
  • What is achieved through direct work?
  • Types of interpersonal communication
  • Communicating complex messages
  • The communication cycle
  • Listening, body language, assertion and empathy
  • Checking our understanding
  • Communication and culture
  • Communicating about difficult issues