€300 – €360

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

International School of Amsterdam

45 Sportlaan

1185 TB Amstelveen

Netherlands

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

#cdltDebGarvey

Our understanding and knowledge regarding brain development and neuroscience is growing at an incredible rate. The information science is sharing enables us, as early childhood champions, to reflect on practice, consider our influence and impact on the children around us and how we offer young children the best possible experiences. This workshop will offer delegates the opportunity to explore the latest thinking, research and good practice in relation to ‘Brains, Behaviours and PSED’. The programme is based on the latest book by Debbie Garvey: ‘Nurturing Personal, Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood: A Practical Guide to Understanding Brain Development and Young Children’s Behaviour’ (2018).

Who Is It For?

This two-day, highly interactive and reflective programme is suitable for practitioners at all levels wishing to develop truly child-centred practice. This workshop will be particularly useful for practitioners who enjoy learning in a safe, non-threatening, mutually conducive environment, who are wanting to explore appropriate, effective and intriguing techniques, philosophies, experiences and understanding regarding nurturing PSED in early childhood, and how this can (and indeed should) be used as a basis for all other learning and development.

Workshop Outline

Aim: To support practitioners in developing skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence in a wide range of PSED related areas.

Objectives: By the end of the session, delegates will have had the opportunity to:

  • Explore a range of research, theory, legal and good practice around neuroscience, PSED and behaviours.
  • Examine their own experiences and consider how this influences practice. Consider scenarios and case studies to assist in developing understanding.
  • Cover a range of PSED related topics, such as neuroscience, the importance of touch, relationships, behaviours, self-regulation and resilience.
  • Develop an action plan to take learning forward and consider practice.

Key Themes
This programme will include:

  • Introduction to neuroscience/brain development
  • Understanding risk & challenge in relation to resilience and self-regulation
  • Transitions
  • Working with a range of children (girls/boys etc.)
  • Behaviours
  • Understanding wellbeing
  • Importance of listening
  • Supporting adults (parents/carers and staff)

SCHEDULED OUTLINE
The two day programme uses a tried and tested, learner-centred approach, which encourages an atmosphere of reflection and openness.

Introduction and welcomes
Designed to create a constructive learning environment, which facilitates openness, honesty
and reflection.

Introduction to key theories
Key theories and concepts will be considered, explored, debated and questioned.

Exploration of own experiences
Pairs, small & large group discussions to explore own experiences/influences on practice.

Activities based on developing knowledge and understanding
Pairs, small & large group activities to support understanding of own experiences, skills,
knowledge, etc. in relation to key theories to develop reflective practice.

Action planning
We will finish with an action planning activity, reflection on the programme and plan steps to take our learning forward, develop practice and share new knowledge with colleagues. All
delegates are asked to share ‘one thing’ that they are going to implement in their practice as a result of the training.


SESSION LEADER

Debbie Garvey's career spans more than three decades, championing children, families and practitioners in early childhood, education and playwork, across the maintained, private and third sectors. From nursery provision, through to training at FE and HE levels, Debbie’s child-centred approach has been at the heart of her roles locally, regionally and nationally. Debbie’s experience includes roles such as, practitioner, leader, author, trainer, consultant, lecturer, researcher and facilitator, developing, delivering and evaluating a range of projects. Debbie has empowered the use and development of reflective practice in order to support quality experiences for children, families and staff, through supportive interventions such as, training, team building, conferences, forums, parent/family support, new provision and CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) programme’s. Debbie is an active author, trainer and speaker on the subject of early years, early childhood and leadership, within the education sector. Debbie has particular interests in neuroscience, PSED, leadership, coaching/mentoring and reflective practice, and the roles these play in developing quality experiences for children, families and staff. In January 2007, Debbie set up Stonegate Training. Our aim is to advocate quality experiences and provision for children, young people and families, alongside quality training experiences for the dedicated practitioners who work with them. Amongst other things, Debbie is accredited as a C4EO Early Years Sector Specialist and a qualified mentor. Debbie has written several books in this area and is currently researching the areas of vulnerability, diversity and inclusion for her forthcoming manuscript. Debbie is an avid Twitter fan, and you can follow Debbie @stoneg8training.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

International School of Amsterdam

45 Sportlaan

1185 TB Amstelveen

Netherlands

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved