Upcoming Training Autumn Winter 2017

Child Protection and Welfare Training: Refresher and One Day Foundation Training.

There are 4 dates to choose from for the Refresher training which is 3 hours long.
All training will take place at Clare County Childcare Committee offices.

Please call 065 6864862 to book a place.

Child Protection and Welfare Refresher Training – for services trained in 2014:

Thursday 19th October 2017:  1.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday 20th October 2017:  1.30pm – 4.30pm

Thursday 26th October 2017:  6.30pm – 9.30pm

Thursday 9th November 2017:  1.30pm – 4.30pm


Child Protection and Welfare Training – Always Children First Foundation Training: 

Friday 17th November 2017: 9.30am – 4pm

Please see further details below:

Child Protection and Welfare Refresher Training – for services trained in 2014:

Priority will be given to DLP’s and deputy DLP’s first and then to other staff that completed training in 2014 also and are due to refresh.

Child Protection and Welfare Training – Always Children First Foundation Training – Child Safeguarding Awareness Training for Organisations:

For staff, DLP and Deputy DLP’s. This training is for staff that have never completed this training before.


Strategies to Support Children’s Emotional and Social Development

Day One Saturday 11th November 10.30am – 4.30pm
Day Two Saturday 25th November 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Facilitator Ann Halligan
Cost: €30 for two days

Please see further details below:

Please call 065 6864862 to book a place.

Cost: €30 for full day and half day training. Payment must be by cheque or cash and cannot be taken over the phone. In order to secure your booking the payment must be received by Friday 22nd September 2017.

Day One: Lunch 1-2pm (lunch is not provided however participants may bring lunch with them and use kitchen facilities).

Day 1 Outline
In this introductory session the Pyramid Model by Fox et al will underpin the learning. This model highlights the role of universal measures such as nurturing and responsive relationships alongside supportive environments prior to targeted social and emotional supports. Participants will practically explore their current behavioural interventions when responding to children’s behaviours.   The workshop will explore the range of common sources of conflict in services and the appropriateness of the intervention models currently being used. Participants will examine current neuroscientific research on brain development and the importance of self-regulation in young children as key to understanding behaviour.  The role of temperament in young children’s learning and development will be discussed. All of the above will be viewed through the lens of Aistear in particular the theme of Identity and belonging.

Day 2 Outline
This day (or half day) will offer participants and opportunity to reflect and feedback on day 1. This will be a practical session to address any issues and questions that may have come up for educators. This session will also provide participants with a toolkit of strategies which they can use to support children’s social and emotional development and participants will have an opportunity to practice these strategies on the day. 

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines - Training Programme for Early Childhood Educators

Feedback from Clare Childcare Services that have completed the training:
 ‘I Loved this training I wish I had done this at the very beginning of my childcare profession’
‘I am now challenging my own views and I am very aware of Diversity and strive to provide a more inclusive environment’
‘Learning how to address situations confidently and proofing my environment and knowing how and why to improve it’

The aim of the training programme is to support educators to engage with the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines – The training will explore the key issues surrounding Diversity, Equality and Inclusion and promote good practice in terms of supporting Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in an early childhood education and care setting.

The course will include looking at the following areas:

- exploring the concepts and terminology linked to this topic
-exploring approaches used in the past and present
-discussing the influence of our own values and attitudes on our practice
- exploring each goal of the Anti-bias Approach and looking at examples of this in the Irish childcare sector
- the importance of having an inclusive environment and how to proof the environment
- addressing challenges in facilitating inclusion
- using books to address diversity and equality
-outlining what you need to include in an inclusion policy
-using the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines as a support in this area of work


Training Programme Details:

Venue: Clare CCC Offices, 1 Kilrush Road, Ennis




Programme 6: Option 1 : COURSE IS NOW FULL
  • Saturday -16th September 2017 - 10.00am – 4pm – Lunch is provided
  • Thursday - 28th September 6.30 - 9.30pm
  • Thursday - 5th October 6.30 - 9.30pm
  • Thursday - 12th October 6.30 – 9.30pm
Programme 7: Option 2 :
  • Friday - 22nd September Friday 10.00am – 4pm – Lunch is provided
  • Thursday - 28th September 1.30 - 4.30pm
  • Thursday - 5th October 1.30 – 4.30pm
  • Thursday - 12th October 1.30 – 4.30pm
Bookings: Please call 065 6864862 to book a place.

Cost: The training is free of charge and is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs under AIM (Access and Inclusion Model).

Please Note:
This training is only for staff working in an ECCE service/ECCE room in a full day care service. The target is 2 staff per ECCE service. If you have more than one ECCE room we will offer the training to one staff per ECCE room and if further staff beyond this target want to attend they can go on the waiting list for cancellations.