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Continuing Professional Development

Spring Term 2023

8th February 2023 – 2.30pm Area Senco Eve Dixon

9th February 2023 – 9.30am Area Senco Lisa Rhodes

10th February 2023 – 1pm Area Senco Deborah Leck

Summer Term 2023

22nd May 1pm - Area Senco Deborah Leck

24th May 1.30pm – Area Senco Eve Dixon

25th May 9.30am – Area Senco Lisa Rhodes TBC

Autumn 2022 – Summer 2023


Deadline Date for Referral

to be sent to Rebecca.houlton@hullcc.gov.uk via SFX before 5pm on the below dates.


All referrals must be seen by your Area Senco/Inclusion Support Officer first before sending in.

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Spring 2023




Face to face/Online

Delivered by

Early Identification Training


EYFS Practitioners

7th Feb - 09:00 – 12:00

(Half day)


Room C 1, The Guildhall, HU1 2AB

Helen Tan

Vicky Hamlet

Eve Dixon

Nurturing Children’s social and emotional development training

PVI Practitioners/


Part 1 – 10th Feb

10:00 - 3:00pm

Part 2 – 24th Feb

1:30 – 4:30pm

Part 3 – 17th March

9:30 – 12:30pm

Lemon Tree Lothian Way HU7 5DD

Jo Kirkpatrick

Anna Wilmot

3 Day SENCO Training

PVI & Schools


Day 1 – 16th March

9.30 – 3:00pm

Day 2 – 23rd March

9.30 – 3.00pm

Day 3 – 30th March

9.30 – 12:00pm

Venue TBC

Debbie Mitchell Lisa Rhodes

Danielle Chelu       Anna Wilmot


Lisa Rhodes Deborah Leck

3 Day Communication Training



Teaching and Non-Teaching staff in EYFS & Managers and Practitioners in Settings

Day 1 -  26/01/2023

9.30 to 15.00


Day 2 – 02/02/2023

9.30 to 15.00


Day 3 – 09/02/2023

9.30 to 15.00


Northcott Special school, HU7 4EL




The Orchard Centre, HU6 9BX


Tweendykes  HU7 4PW


Delivered in partnership with the HCC SEN staff, SLT, Northcott and Tweendykes outreach services


Early Communication Skills

New practitioners, teaching and non-Teaching staff in EYFS & Managers and Practitioners in Settings

Whole setting / room delivery bespoke to settings

TBC with individual settings as they book the training.

Online training or in setting (setting preference)

Can be delivered as a staff meeting for a whole setting approach.

Eve Dixon/Carly Morgan-Newton





Course Overview


Early Identification

Part 1: This session looks at children’s personal, social, and emotional development with a focus on developing children’s self-regulation skills in addition to play-progression/schemas


Part 2: This session looks at the ‘typical development’ milestones children generally go through focusing on sensory and physical development. It also looks at how the brain develops and factors which may influence a child’s development.


Part 3 - This training looks at the development of early communication skills and practical activities alongside resources that can be used to promote them. It also explores ideas in supporting early receptive language and understanding and what process to follow if you have an ongoing concern for a child.

Helen Tan


Vicky Hamlet



Eve Dixon

Nurturing children’s social and emotional development

Part 1: To consider key issues regarding expectations, routines, rewards, consequences, and personal qualities in supporting children’s social and emotional development. To offer practical and effective strategies in dealing with low level concerns


Part 2: To review strategies for effectively including children who present with challenging behaviour

To think about how early years settings can be safe environments for a specific child/ren to develop social skills and manage their emotions.


Part 3: We are joined by an Educational Psychologist who introduces solution solving circles and how they can be used to support the staff team

To look at behaviour plans to support a consistent approach in Early Years Settings

To have time to reflect and discuss any further concerns regarding children or practice with Early Years staff and Educational psychologists.

Jo Kirk Patrick

Initial SENCO

This training looks at the role of the SENCO. Day 1 looks at all the legislation and working with parents. Day 2 looks at all the early years paperwork and how to complete it. Day 3 looks at the Education, Health and Care plan and how to successfully complete it.

Lisa Rhodes

3 day Communication Course


This course is provided in partnership with Early Years from external agencies including Northcott Outreach Service, Speech and Language Therapy and SLD Outreach to support children with additional needs. The course provides information, advice, and strategies to support children social communication and interaction skills and developing early communication.

Chloe Lawrence

Kathryn Alterskye

Cherish Sultan

Early Communication skills

This training looks at the development of early communication skills and practical activities alongside resources that can be used to promote them. It also explores ideas in supporting early receptive language and understanding.

Eve Dixon / Carly Morgan Newton


SEND Early Years Staff Contact Details

Debbie Mitchell Debbie.mitchell@hullcc.gov.uk

Deb Leck Debbie.leck@hullcc.gov.uk

Lisa Rhodes  lisa.rhodes@hullcc.gov.uk

Eve Dixon eve.dixon@hullcc.gov.uk

Jo Kirkpatrick joanne.kirkpatrick@hullcc.gov.uk

Danielle Chelu Danielle.chelu@hullcc.gov.uk

Nicky Kates Nicola.kates@hullcc.gov.uk

Anna Wilmot anna.wilmot@hullcc.gov.uk

Carly Morgan-Newton carly.morgan-newton@hullcc.gov.uk

Early Years Training Overview – Spring 2023

Please see below the training that we will be offering during Spring 2023. 

You will see that we are offering some training as whole setting training.  A convenient time would be arranged between yourself and the EY Team Member who is delivering the training. This could include twilight or evening training.

Regular Termly Training

Specific Training/Meetings

Whole Setting Training

(Setting based)

New to EYFS (Vicky Hamlet/Pauline Liddle)

Tuesday 7th February

1:30-2:30pm (MS Teams)


Kate Moxley (Author of ‘A guide to Mental Health for Early Years Educators’)

Early Years Wellbeing Training

(2 x half day sessions)


For Managers, Deputy Managers, Senior Leaders of PVI settings

(Places will be limited so please book early- contact Alison Scott)

The Orchard Centre


DAY 1 - Thursday 12th January

9.00-1.00 OR 1.30-5.30


DAY 2 - Thursday 23rd March

9.00-1.00 OR 1.30-5.30


Building Foundations in Phonics (Carolyn Andrew)

New to Observation (Helen Tan/Carolyn Andrew)

Thursday 9th March

9:30-11:30am (Face-to-Face – The Orchard Centre)


Supporting the Word Gap (Carolyn Andrew)  

(2-part training)

Part 1 – Thursday 26th January 1:00-3:30pm                            (Face-to-Face – The Orchard Centre)

Part 2 – Thursday 9th February 1:00-3:30pm

(Face-to-Face – The Orchard Centre)


Child Development (Vicky Hamlet)

The Requirements for Safeguarding within the EYFS (Pauline Liddle)

Monday 13th March

1.30pm – 2.30pm (MS Teams)

Managing Allegations (LADO)


(Pauline Liddle)

(MS Teams)


Developing Early Number Sense in Young Children – Shorter version (Carolyn Andrew)


Safeguarding Cluster meeting

(Pauline Liddle)

Tuesday 21st February  

1.30pm – 2.30pm (MS Teams)

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Supporting Parents using the ORIM Framework

 (Carolyn Andrew/Helen Tan)

Wednesday 8th February               9.30am – 11.30am                      (MS Teams)


EAL Training (Helen Tan)



Developing Early Number Sense in Young Children

(Carolyn Andrew)

Thursday 9th February                     9:00-11:30am - The Orchard Cntr

Why Kindness Matters? A Whole Setting Approach

 (Helen Tan/Alison Scott)


Stories for Talking Training (Rebecca Bergman)

Thursday 23rd February

9:30-4:00pm (Face-to-Face – The Orchard Centre)


Stories for Talking Twilight Network Meeting

Thursday 23rd February                  4:15-5:30pm (Face-to-Face – The Orchard Centre)

(Open to any practitioner/setting who is using Stories for Talking p email Carolyn Andrew)




SEND for Childminders

Saturday 4th March 2022 (Danielle Chelu)

9.00am – 11.00am (MS Teams)



PVI Managers Meeting

Thursday 9th March

1:30-3:30pm (Face-to-Face – The Orchard Centre)

(Contact Helen Tan)



Early Mark Making

 (Vicky Hamlet)

Tuesday 16th March                      1.30pm – 3.30pm (Face-to-Face –

Lemon Tree Children’s Centre HU7 5DD)


Further Information Regarding Specific Training

Kate Moxley – Early Years Wellbeing Training       (contact Alison Scott)                                                                                            To train a cohort of Early Years Wellbeing Champions who recognise the value and importance that looking after their own mental health and respecting the wellbeing of others can bring to their professional practice and work-life balance. Attending this training will equip educators with proactive and preventative strategies that promote and protect health and put wellbeing at the heart of their pedagogy and practice.

The training is suitable for managers, deputy managers and senior leaders of PVI settings who are willing and able to make a difference to their settings pedagogy and practice.

Attendance at BOTH sessions (2 x half day sessions) is required. Please state whether you wish to attend am or pm on day one AND either am or pm on day two.

Building Foundations in Phonics (Carolyn Andrew)                                                                                                                           This training will look at all the elements to build firm foundations in phonics, developing children’s auditory and memory skills through environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, voice sounds, body percussion, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration and developing phonological awareness through the communication and language curriculum, instilling an enjoyment of books, stories, songs and rhymes. (Aimed at practitioners working in PVI’s and 2-year-old & F1 school settings)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Child Development (Vicky Hamlet)                                                                                                                                          This course is a basic introduction into Child Development looking at the sequence of typical milestones children experience from birth and beyond. It will include factors which may affect a child’s development as well as ways to support development in a holistic way. We will explore the different stages of development and look at screening methods to support the stages.

Creative Mark Making (Vicky Hamlet)

This course explores the developmental milestones in relation to a child’s physical development looking at fine and gross motor movements. It will provide practitioners with ideas to promote innovative marks and the beginnings of early writing. It will also give practitioners check points to consider when assessing children’s Physical skills.

Developing Early Number Sense in Young Children (Carolyn Andrew)                                                                                                                         This training will look at what early number sense is and how an intuitive sense of number begins at a very early age. The course will explore how developing number sense can be nurtured in young children. It will look at subitising and how subitising can be used to support the development of early number sense (perceptual and conceptual subitising). We will look at teaching strategies to promote early number sense, providing ideas for activities.  

Safeguarding Cluster Meeting (Pauline Liddle)

This session is about sharing good practice, so please bring along any specific work that you are doing and are willing to share.

We will be discussing the Low Level Concerns policy and the Early Years Audit.

Safeguarding within the EYFS (Pauline Liddle)                                                                                                                      This is for new practitioners who have completed the New to EYFS. It looks further into your responsibility to safeguard children and what is expected within the EYFS framework.  The session looks into each of the safeguarding requirements, how to deal with a disclosure, the importance of training and the role of the partnership.

SEND – using observation and assessments to identify and plan for children with additional needs and/or disabilities (Danielle Chelu)

The session will enable Childminders to consider and develop current practice in relation to the SEND Code of Practice 2014. By identifying needs, working with other professionals, and ensuring that concerns, strategies and planning are documented appropriately Childminders will be able to support children to reach their full potential.

Stories for Talking – Delivered by Rebecca Bergman (Specialist Speech & Language Therapist)                                                                                                                                              Rebecca Bergman has developed a structured language programme to teach a range of language skills through stories, story themes and story time at three different levels – teaching vocabulary, building sentences and developing sequencing, and narrative skills. The programme can be successfully used with all children, but targets children with language difficulties to develop their language skills to help narrow the gap between them and their peers.                                                   Participants will be given the skills and knowledge to understand the rationale behind Stories for Talking, identify the language level of children, measure their progress, and deliver the programme successfully.

(Contact Carolyn Andrew)

Supporting the Word Gap (Carolyn Andrew)                                                                                                                                         Part 1                                                                                                                                                                                          -To consider what the ‘word gap’ means, looking at research and recent reports.                                              -To look at implicit ways of how practitioners can support vocabulary development through a language-rich environment, the use of high-quality interactions, and shared reading and storytelling.                                                                                                                                                                    Part 2                                                                                                                                                                                     -To look at explicit ways of how practitioners can support vocabulary development, looking at guidance on which words to teach and some activities that support vocabulary learning, to reinforce and review taught words.

Supporting Parents using the ORIM Framework (Carolyn Andrew & Helen Tan)                                                                                                             This training will teach practitioners about the ORIM framework and how it can be used to focus and enhance work with parents to support the early home learning environment with a focus on literacy.                                                                                  It will include learning from recent projects developed during the Covid-19 pandemic on how to use parent workshops to develop parent’s knowledge of the ORIM framework and how they can support their children’s learning at home.

Why Kindness Matters? A Whole Setting Approach (Helen Tan/Alison Scott)                                                                              At this current moment it has never been so important to look after our well-being and the well-being of those around us.  This course will explore why kindness matters and the importance of relationships in early years settings (for staff and children).  The training will include the science and theory alongside practical strategies to support well-being throughout your setting.


Contact Details

Helen Tan Helen.Tan@hullcc.gov.uk

Alison Scott Alison.Scott@hullcc.gov.uk

Carolyn Andrew Carolyn.Andrew@hullcc.gov.uk

Vicky Hamlet Vicky.Hamlet@hullcc.gov.uk

Pauline Liddle Pauline.Liddle@hullcc.gov.uk

Mandy Marson Mandy.Marson@hullcc.go.uk

Danielle Chelu Danielle.chelu@hullcc.gov.uk







Do you have any suitable training opportunities you would like to share?

Please email Localoffer@hullcc.gov.uk with details.

Last updated: 1/3/2023