Short Courses

ONLINE COURSES: NEW FROM SEPTEMBER!

Brighter Horizons Training and Development are introducing interactive online courses, specifically designed for early years practitioners. A unique and innovative way to gain practical skills, it means you will have access to your trainer and other practitioners from the comfort of your home!

Courses are conducted via Zoom, a real-time messaging and content sharing platform, on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm-9.00pm. Courses are £25.00 per person.

All online courses are bookable now via PayPal! Available from September:

Alternatively, contact us on 01403 786620 and info@brighterhorizonstraining.co.uk if you would prefer to pay via invoice or if you simply require more information before booking your place.

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Upcoming Class-Based Courses

You may be more comfortable learning in a traditional environment. The courses listed below take place in our training centre in Billingshurst both during the day and in the evenings/at weekends to ensure they are open to all.

If you are interested in any of the courses, but want the training to be delivered in your workplace, please call us on 01403 786620 to discuss your requirements.

Also, if you are looking for specific early years training and can’t see it listed below, get in touch with us. We are well known for our friendly and flexible approach and will always do our best to provide the courses your business needs!

Training costs £45 for a full day and £35 for a half day
(please speak to us about fees for 2 or 3 day courses, such as Paediatric First Aid).

We operate a discount scheme for:

  • groups of more than 2 learners
  • childminders
  • delivery of training off-site to groups of more than 10 learners
  • those who are self-funded.

Please call us on 01403 786620 to if you require further information about our discount schemes.

The Essential (often ‘Mandatory’) Collection

Calendar IconSafeguarding:
10th November 2019 (Half Day)
Our Safeguarding course is designed for any practitioner who works in an environment where children are present. We use case studies and scenarios based around legislation and guidance to emphasise individual responsibilities and reduce organisational risk.
Calendar IconSafeguarding with British Values and Prevent:
10th November 2019 (Full Day)
As well as our Safeguarding course in the morning, practitioners who register for the full day programme will attend an afternoon session that concentrates on British Values and Prevent. Early Years Providers are now expected to demonstrate understanding of four values introduced by the government in 2015 to keep children safe and promote their welfare: specifically in relation to terrorism and extremism.
Calendar IconSafeguarding:
21st March 2020 (Half Day)
Our Safeguarding course is designed for any practitioner who works in an environment where children are present. We use case studies and scenarios based around legislation and guidance to emphasise individual responsibilities and reduce organisational risk.
Calendar IconSafeguarding with British Values and Prevent:
21st March 2020 (Full Day)
As well as our Safeguarding course in the morning, practitioners who register for the full day programme will attend an afternoon session that concentrates on British Values and Prevent. Early Years Providers are now expected to demonstrate understanding of four values introduced by the government in 2015 to keep children safe and promote their welfare: specifically in relation to terrorism and extremism.

The Toolbox Collection: Supporting Everyday Best Practice

Calendar IconCharacteristics of Learning and Schemas:
5th October 2019 (Half Day)
This course is suitable for any practitioner who wants to learn more about how children learn. Schemas are very useful, as they help practitioners better understand the complexities and connections within children’s play.
CalendarSpacedEarly Talkers:
15th October 2019 (Evening)
On this course, practitioners will receive essential knowledge, valuable guidance and practical activities to ensure that the language skills of the children in their care are developing effectively.
Calendar IconBrilliant Babies:
18th January 2020 (Half Day)
On this course, practitioners will learn how they can help babies make sense of the world around them, support healthy brain development and provide stimulating environments.
CalendarSpacedObserve, Assess and Plan for Individual Needs:
22nd February 2020 (Half Day)
This course is suitable for all practitioners who need to demonstrate how they support a child’s progress and are required to provide evidence of how they help children reach their potential.
CalendarSpacedSupporting Children with SEND Strategies and Research:
5th September 2019 (Full Day)
This course is suitable for designated lead roles or any practitioner involved in working with children who have additional needs.

OFSTED Ready and Business Support:

Our Ofsted ready, audit and preparation packages are intended to support a practitioner’s, manager’s and owner’s understanding of the regulation requirements. Every day in childcare should be a day where inspection is a possibility and therefore providers should always be ‘Ofsted ready’. We aim to provide you with the knowledge and understanding you need to ensure you are delivering the EYFS and that your systems provide a robust approach providing evidence of meeting or exceeding all regulation.

CalendarSpacedOFSTED Ready Series 1, 2 and 3:
17th October, 5th and 19th November 2019 (Full Days)

These workshops are designed to support senior childcare professionals who want to understand and successfully deliver requirements set out in the EYFS and EIF. The programme is offered as three workshops to provide a complete understanding of all the requirements, although the workshops can be taken individually or as a complete package.

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More information about the early years training programmes we offer

Click to find out information about the Essential Collection Click to find out more information about the Toolbox Collection Click here for more information about courses on Ofsted preparation
Click here to find out more information about SEND Courses Click here for information on workshops for parents and carers Click here to find how we can deliver training at your convenience

For more information on any of our courses, please contact us on 01403 786620 or info@brighterhorizonstraining.co.uk or visit Contact Us to send us a direct message.

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