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Our induction and mentoring programmes are tailored to meet the needs of EYFS NQTs & RQTs in nursery and reception.

STEEP is committed to supporting exceptional early childhood education for all.

We believe every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and provides the foundation for children to make the most of their own abilities and talents as they grow.

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September 2019

NQT Early Years Induction Programme (EYFS) 2019/20

17 September 2019 @ 13:307 July 2020 @ 16:00
Hatcham Oak Early Childhood Centre, Wallbutton Road, Brockley
London, SE4 2NX United Kingdom

STEEP 2019-20 NQT Early Years Induction & Mentoring Programme Our NQT Induction programme is tailored to meet the needs of EYFS NQTs in nursery and reception (10 Monthly half-day sessions)The programme provides quality input to support your NQT in meeting the required Teachers’ Standards and has specific emphasis on meeting the requirements of the EYFS Statutory Framework.These NQT Induction sessions provide an opportunity for NQTs to meet, reflect upon, and share their practice with NQTs working within different contexts. Included…

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December 2019

Safeguarding: Introduction for new DSLs (Level 3) – 5 December

5 December @ 09:3015:30
Hatcham Oak Early Childhood Centre, Wallbutton Road, Brockley
London, SE4 2NX United Kingdom
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Introduction for new DSLs (Level 3)  The aim of this course is to prepare those new to the DSL role to carry out their responsibilities with confidence. This one day course focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the DSL and will draw on key guidance and current best practice. It is aimed at those new to or about to take up the DSL or Deputy DSL role in; Early Years PVI Sector Ofsted registered provision, delivering the EYFS Schools and…

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EYFS Leaders Meeting

5 December @ 13:3016:00
St Dunstan’s Enterprises,, Jubilee Ground,, Canadian Avenue,
London, SE6 4SW United Kingdom
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Target audience: EYFS Leaders in schools This briefing will provide an update on the latest local and national policy relating to the EYFS framework, Ofsted regulations, and current initiatives, as well as opportunities for professional development.   These sessions will provide opportunities to: Ensure EYFS Leaders have relevant knowledge of current policy and plans and potential impact for their school  Network with other leaders and share ideas and best practice Terms and Conditions:  By purchasing this ticket online I agree to…

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Nursery School in Action: Explore Abbey Wood – Friday 6 December

6 December @ 09:1511:15
Abbey Wood Nursery School, Dahlia Road, Abbey Wood
London, England SE2 0SX United Kingdom
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 A nursery school in action –  Explore sessionWho is this event for?Practitioners, NQTs,  those new to the EYFS,  and those interested in getting a taste of Abbey Wood Nursery School in action.   Suitable for those who are working in the Early Years Foundation Stage in schools, nursery schools, private voluntary and independent settings, including childminders. What is the course about?Abbey Wood Nursery School aims to work in partnership with parents and the community to provide a happy, enjoyable, secure and stimulating learning…

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Paediatric First Aid – 2 day Ofsted compliant – Weekend December 2019

7 December @ 09:008 December @ 15:30
Hatcham Oak Early Childhood Centre, Wallbutton Road, Brockley
London, SE4 2NX United Kingdom
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This course meets and exceeds the requirements laid down by Ofsted and the EYFS for people needing a 2 day, 12 contact hours First Aid course for adult, infant and child.

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Safeguarding: Refresher DSL training (level 3) – 11 December

11 December @ 09:3015:30
Hatcham Oak Early Childhood Centre, Wallbutton Road, Brockley
London, SE4 2NX United Kingdom
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Safeguarding: Refresher DSL training (level 3) This course is designed to be a refresher for existing Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSL’s)  and deputies to update their training.  The content will change every two years.Itis suitable for those who are already experienced in the role of DSL and who are refreshing their knowledge at the required two yearly intervals. Participants will have already obtained ‘foundation’ and ‘introduction’ to safeguarding (formally Levels 1, 2 and 3). For information about foundation and introductory level safeguarding, please refer to our…

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Developing high quality interactions

11 December @ 09:3012:30
Civic Suite, 1 Catford Road SE6 4RU United Kingdom + Google Map

 NB Please make sure you understand our terms and conditions as there is a £25 non-attendance fee for this event. Target audience: PVIs & School TAs/LSAs/ new to EYFS The purpose of this course is to explore the importance of high quality interactions between adults and children.  Participants will explore and understand the importance of adult-child interaction on the early learning and development of the child.   This course will encourage participants to:  Consider the importance of the role of the…

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Lewisham PVI SENCO Forum

11 December @ 10:0012:00
Civic Suite, 1 Catford Road SE6 4RU United Kingdom + Google Map

The forum is available to SENCos from all private, voluntary and independent early years’ settings in Lewisham and is free of charge.   Target audience: PVI SENCO’s The forum will be an informative and interactive session that will provide you with the opportunity to network with other SENCos.   This session will focus on: National and Local Updates and will be delivered by: Early Years Quality and Inclusion Team    The forum will be an opportunity to hear from other Early Years Services.…

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