Early Years Training and Resources

nasen offers a range of training opportunities and resources specifically for leaders and practitioners, working in the Early Years (EY). nasen is also currently working alongside, The Council for Disabled Children, I CAN, The Communication Trust, Contact, School Improvement Liverpool and Dingley's Promise, as part of the DfE-funded EY SEND Partnership.

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The latest Resources and CPDL for Early Years

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Early Years SENCO Masterclass

Online
02 Mar 2021
FREE
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Exploring the increased demands and ever-changing landscape within the Early Years sector in relation to meeting the needs of children with SEND and their families.

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Developing Resilience in the Early Years: Turn Taking Tuesdays

Online
05 Mar 2021
FREE
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RDP

This hour-long webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with an understanding of why we need to develop resilience in young children and some examples of activities for practitioners to try for ‘Turn Taking Tuesdays’ from the Resilience Development

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Early Years SENCO Masterclass

Online
10 Mar 2021
FREE
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Exploring the increased demands and ever-changing landscape within the Early Years sector in relation to meeting the needs of children with SEND and their families. 

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Developing Resilience in the Early Years: Well-being Wednesdays

Online
10 Mar 2021
FREE
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RDP

This hour-long webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with an understanding of why we need to develop resilience in young children and some examples of activities for practitioners to try for ‘Well-being Wednesdays’ from the Resilience Development

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Developing Resilience in the Early Years: Thoughtful Thursdays

Online
12 Mar 2021
FREE
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RDP

This hour-long webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with an understanding of why we need to develop resilience in young children and some examples of activities for practitioners to try for ‘Thoughtful Thursdays’ from the Resilience Development

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Developing Resilience in the Early Years: First Time Fridays

Online
17 Mar 2021
FREE
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RDP

This hour-long webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with an understanding of why we need to develop resilience in young children and some examples of activities for practitioners to try for ‘First Time Fridays’ from the Resilience Development Pa

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Early Years SENCO Masterclass

Online
23 Mar 2021
FREE
early years

Exploring the increased demands and ever-changing landscape within the Early Years sector in relation to meeting the needs of children with SEND and their families. 

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Developing Resilience in the Early Years: Sensory Saturdays

Online
24 Mar 2021
FREE
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RDP

This hour-long webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with an understanding of why we need to develop resilience in young children and some examples of activities for practitioners to try for ‘Sensory Saturdays’ from the Resilience Development Pac

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Developing Resilience in the Early Years: Celebrate Sundays

Online
26 Mar 2021
FREE
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RDP

This hour-long webinar will provide Early Years Practitioners with an understanding of why we need to develop resilience in young children and some examples of activities for practitioners to try for ‘Celebrate Sundays’ from the Resilience Development Pac

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An Outline of Effective Practice in SEND Provision in a Newham PVI Setting

  • General
  • 26 Feb 2021
Free
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years

As part of the Early Years SENCO Partnership Project, nasen have produced 9 case studies of effective practice for SEND in PVI settings. In this case study we hear from the manager and SENCO of a PVI pre-school setting in Newham.

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Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Contribution

  • General
  • 25 Feb 2021
Free
RDP
early years

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities.

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Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Competence

  • General
  • 25 Feb 2021
Free
early years
RDP

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities.

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An Outline of Effective Practice in SEND Provision in a Northamptonshire PVI Setting

  • General
  • 25 Feb 2021
Free
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years

As part of the Early Years SENCO Partnership Project, nasen have produced 9 case studies of effective practice for SEND in PVI settings. In this case study we hear from the manager and SENCO of a PVI pre-school setting in Northamptonshire.

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Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Connection

  • General
  • 24 Feb 2021
Free
early years
RDP

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities.

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Seven pieces to build the resilience jigsaw: Character

  • General
  • 24 Feb 2021
Free
early years
RDP

This is one of a series of additional resources to nasen’s Resilience Development Pack which can be used to support you as a parent, carer or professional working with young children to boost children’s resilience through everyday activities.

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Resilience Development Pack: Top Tips for Parents

  • General
  • 24 Feb 2021
Free
early years
RDP

In the Resilience Development Pack, you will find that each day of the week has a theme, which supports the development of resilience.

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Resilience Development Pack Parent Resource: Daily Activity Sheet

  • General
  • 24 Feb 2021
Free
early years
RDP

This activity sheet suggests a way of noting down the things you choose to do with your child from the Resilience Development Pack.

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Resilience Development Pack Parent Resource: Weekly Diary and Weekly Diary Example

  • General
  • 24 Feb 2021
Free
early years
RDP

Use this diary to plan activities or targets for your child to practise each week. This resource includes an example of a completed diary with activities selected, comments added and notes about ‘next steps’ included.

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Sensory Needs in the Early Years

  • Webcasts
  • 18 Feb 2021
£50.00
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Webinar

This hour-long webinar explores the identification and provision for children with Sensory Needs in the Early Years.

This resource is FREE with Annual Webinar Pass

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Summary of effective practice for SEND in PVI settings

  • General
  • 16 Feb 2021
Free
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PVI Setting Case Studies

This summary document outlines the findings, including some of the common identified themes, from a series of interviews conducted with Early Years settings between November 2020 and January 2021.

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An Outline of Effective Practice for SEND Provision in a PVI Setting in Northumberland

  • General
  • 04 Feb 2021
Free
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PVI Setting Case Studies

As part of the Early Years SENCO Partnership Project, nasen have produced 9 case studies of effective practice for SEND in PVI settings. In this case study we hear from the senior manager and SENCO of a PVI pre-school setting in Northumberland.

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An Outline of Effective Practice for SEND Provision in a PVI Setting in Birmingham

  • General
  • 02 Feb 2021
Free
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years

As part of the Early Years SENCO Partnership Project, nasen have produced 9 case studies of effective practice for SEND in PVI settings. In this case study we hear from the senior manager and SENCO of a PVI pre-school setting in Birmingham.

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An Outline of Effective Practice for SEND Provision in a PVI Setting in Norfolk

  • General
  • 28 Jan 2021
Free
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years

As part of the Early Years SENCO Partnership Project, nasen have produced 9 case studies of effective practice for SEND in PVI settings. In this case study we hear from the senior manager and SENCO of a PVI pre-school setting in Norfolk.

Group of EY Children reading a book with their education practitioner

An Outline of Effective Practice for SEND Provision in a Trafford PVI Setting

  • General
  • 28 Jan 2021
Free
PVI Setting Case Studies
early years

As part of the Early Years SENCO Partnership Project, nasen have produced 9 case studies of effective practice for SEND in PVI settings. In this case study we hear from the manager/SENCO and deputy manager of a private day nursery in Trafford.

Current Early Years funded projects

nasen is pleased to confirm that with funding from the DfE we have been able to extend our offer of funded training for Early Years practitioners with through the Early Years SEND Partnership.

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Accredited Early Years SENCO Award

This award, run by nasen, and developed by School Improvement Liverpool, is a 12.5 day course, which runs over a 3-4 month period. After undertaking a series of both written and observational tasks, attendees are awarded a Level 3 Early Years SENCO Award, which is accredited by CACHE.

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EYSEND Partnership: A Whole Setting Approach to SEND

nasen is proud to be part of the DfE-funded Early Years SEND Partnership Project led by the Council for Disabled Children (CDC). The other partners are I CAN, The Communication Trust, Contact and Dingley’s Promise. nasen is currently working with Local Authorities from the nine regions across the country to develop their SEND provision at a strategic level through