The Working With Others approach is based on promoting positive peer relationships, group learning, social skills and respect. Nationally and internationally, Working With Others has been successfully introduced with pre-school children as young as 8 months old.
We have training and support for Early Years Managers, Early Years Practitioners and Childminders that can enable your children to:
- be happier, more relaxed and more secure
- be more confident, assured and settled
- be able to communicate and interact with each other
- know how to listen, talk, take turns and engage with other people
The Importance of Early Years for Building Confidence and Social Skills
The importance of connecting and having a relationship with another person is there from birth. It starts with the mother and parents and extends outwards as we experience more of the world, other and different people.
The trust and communication that is built between adult care givers and young children in Early Years and Childminding settings is a core essential to this critical step.
How confidently we experience our world influences how well we establish trust and how effectively we communicate with others - both as independent children and in later life.
From this secure base children develop their own skills, confidence and awareness of others and learn about themselves and their place in their world and communities.
It is important that those building blocks of communication and interaction are learned properly and in a safe and functional group environment – something that a trained Early Years setting can offer from day one.
By the time children are two, can talk and interact, their Early Years setting can help them to understand how to socialise and be confident in a group with other children and adults around them – important first steps that will help them to transition to school in the future.
The Working With Others programme and training courses help Early Years settings, managers and practitioners to understand how best to support and encourage this development and along with practical activities that will re-energise your practice.
Working With Others for Staff Teams and Leaders of Teams
Working With Others can also help your staff team feel safer with each other, work effectively together and professionally support each other as a cohesive and effective team. Using the same principles of building trust, communication and joint problem solving staff Working With Others enables staff teams to become more aware of how they are interacting and helps them refine and extend their skills in a professional environment.
For those leading and managing staff teams Working With Others offers a deeper understanding of how and why successful teams work. Successful teams trust each other and can communicate honestly and openly with each other, they can also have difficult conversations when they are needed. Working With Others training provides easy to use strategies and ideas that help you share your vision and provide the necessary support and supervision for staff to help them work together in a culture of mutual support, teamwork and continuous improvement.
The Difference Working With Others Can Make
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Working With Others Training for Early Years Settings
Click here for details of our staff training for Early Years Managers and Practitioners and Childminders. For a discussion about your particular setting and needs please contact Cathy Ota directly on 07817 363193 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Course - Friday 22nd March 2013
INSET at Moffat Academy early in 2013 and a training session with trainee teachers at University of...
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