Nurturing our Children, the Science behind the Child
Every child is unique, each one different with the potential to be nurtured, cared for, to be supported and championed. Life can be challenging and may include many stressful situations.
Children can sometimes feel overwhelmed by different things at different times such as changes to routine, environment, relationships. Spending time in a group situation rather than on a one to one could be one of these stressors. It is vital then that we tune in to children and create a loving nurturing environment in which they thrive.
“Most of us have genes that make us as hardy as dandelions: able to take root and survive almost anywhere. A few of us, however, are more like the orchid: fragile and fickle, but capable of blooming spectacularly if given greenhouse care. So holds a provocative new theory of genetics." David Dobbs
This day will be shaped around us considering a wide range of research around learning, teaching, brain development, neuroscience and psychology. There will be lots of opportunity for discussion and debate around myths, considerations and opinions on a broad spectrum of thinking.
This one day course will be held at our training centre in Glasgow, Unit S12, Flemington House, 110 Flemington Street, Glasgow, G21 4BF
Training Provider Overview
We have been delivering training to those working in the early learning and childcare sector for over 15 years now. We offer a variety of CPD courses held at our training centre in Glasgow and in-service training delivered to whole staff teams across the globe.
We are an approved SQA centre and currently offer the Social Services (Children and Young People) qualification at SCQF Levels 6 and 7.
Our courses are delivered using a wide variety of engagement strategies. Within each course we make sure to provide an appropriate balance between practical workshops, research seminars and professional dialogue.
All of our courses are up to date, ‘provocative’ and guaranteed to effect change within staff and practice. They will support your staff in developing an awareness of new methods and research, enabling them to evaluate current legislation and reflect on their own provision.
We also offer our new online based training resources – Adventures with Alice.
If you are interested in booking a place on any of our courses or would like to find out more about Adventures with Alice please call the office on 0141 557 3304 to speak to one of our team.
Training Provider Contact Details
Quality is very important to us at Experiential Play, we evaluate all of our training courses to ensure we are meeting the expectations of delegates and take on board suggestions for improvements. We hold monthly staff meetings to discuss changes and improvements to our training and teaching programmes, ensuring input from all team members. We hold two staff development days per year to review our qualification teaching programmes, ensuring that we are covering topics which are up to date and relevant.
As an approved SQA centre there are systems and procedures we need to follow. We are subject to annual EV visits from SQA and all subsequent reports have been green with several areas of good practice highlighted.
We are also approved to deliver Modern Apprenticeships for Skills Development Scotland and as part of this contract we are required to complete an annual self-assessment looking all areas of our teaching programme including quality. Again, feedback is always positive with no areas of improvement recommended. SDS also speak to and visit candidates to evaluate their experiences and gain feedback which is passed on to us.
Carol Scott, our Head of Centre, is the point of contact for any complaints or suggestions anyone attending any of our training courses may have.