EYSEND Training

CDC, nasen, I CAN, The Communication Trust, Contact and Dingley's Promise will be providing training to settings managers and parents across the nine regions. See below information about training on:

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Working with parents

Working with parents/carers of children with SEND from Contact

This online workshop gives practitioners practical ideas about supporting disabled children and their families. Find out more and register by clicking the links below:

  • Thu, 6 August 2020, 10:00 – 12:30
  • Wed, 12 August 2020, 10:00 – 12:30
  • Tue, 18 August 2020 12:00 – 14:30
  • Thurs 17th September 2020 13:30 – 16.30: 
  • Wed 30th September 2020 13:30-16:30: 
  • Tues, 13th October 2020 10:00-12:30: Register here
  • Thurs, 22nd October 2020 10:00-12:30: Register here
  • Thurs, 5th November 2020 10:00-12:30: Register here
  • Thurs, 26th November 2020 10:00-12:30: Register here
  • Tues, 1st December 2020 10:00-12:30: Register here
  • Thurs, 10th December 2020 10:00-12:30: Register here
  • Tues, 15th December 2020 10:00-12:30: Register here


Family workshops from Contact

Free virtual workshops to deliver family support services during these challenging times, including:

  • Money Matters
  • Encouraging Positive Behaviour in Young Children
  • Wellbeing for parents of children with additional needs
  • Helping your young child sleep
  • Support for speech and language issues in young children

Find out more and register here.



Transition from nursery to Reception and Reception to Year One​ webcasts from nasen
nasen have now released three new webcasts and supporting documents for Early Years practitioners, SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants and parents. These resources will support with the transition for all children, particularly those with SEND who are moving from nursery to Reception and Reception to Year One.

Meeting the Needs of Every Child training for Early Years practitioners from nasen

FREE online course that provides Early Years Practitioners with a thorough understanding of inclusive practice for SEND in Early Years settings.

Book your place on any one of a number of training sessions that are taking place virtually:

  • 8th September, 2020
  • 10th November, 2020
  • 19th November 2020
  • 26th November, 2020
  • 11th January, 2021
  • 19th January, 2021, 2021

Transition practice training offer from Dingley’s Promise

 Dingley’s Promise's online training for early years and schools SENCOs, as well as LA staff responsible for planning transition ensures your transition practice supports all.

See flyer for northern regions training here (North West, North East, East Mids, West Mids and Yorkshire and the Humber)

See flyer for southern regions training here (South West, South East, East of England and London)
Urgently register your interest with catherine.mcleod@dingley.org.uk (only 3 free spaces per Local Authority area – first come, first served)


Speech, language and communication needs

FREE online training offer from I CAN – Core and in-depth training

Core training: I CAN has developed two free webcasts for early years practitioners, SENCos and managers to find out about how to support SLCN in early years settings.  The webcasts can be viewed at any time, at home or in the setting. They make excellent material for a staff meeting. The webcasts can be followed up with a free live webinar that participants can book to help them implement their learning. See below to book.

In- depth training: This is available to anyone who has been involved in the above core training or has had some previous SLCN training.  The in-depth training (also free) consists of a course of two webinars, held two weeks apart, and has been designed and produced by a specialist speech and language therapist. The course looks in detail at ensuring that the support offered in early years settings is quality, with positive impacts for children with SLCN.

Please share this information and make sure that the opportunities for free training are not lost! 

To book a webinar place at core or in-depth level, visit www.ican.org.uk/eysend-partnership/

If you are receiving specialist support from I CAN and would like to book specific webinars for your area, do contact eysend@ican.org.uk

Find our training 'steps to success' document here, which details the process for maximizing this opportunity.


Planning for early years SLCN support – using new national resources seminar

This free three-hour workshop is part of the EYSEND Partnership programme's offer and will be jointly facilitated by CDC, I CAN and The Communication Trust.

The event will focus on helping local areas to use key elements from the range of new national guidance and tools that relate to speech, language and communication in the early years, and to support them to develop a robust and integrated local strategy and live action plan that can sustain.

There are a number of events running over December 2020 and January-February 2021. Register your attendance here


Strategic local planning

CDC EYSEND Self-review Refresher Seminar

The session is designed to support you with the review and development of local plans to support young children with SEND, and remind you about some of the tools and resources that we have developed to enable this. 

Register here if you are from a northern region (North West, North East, East Mids, West Mids, Yorks and Humber) for session on 14th September, 2020.

Register here if you are from a southern region (South East, South West, East of England and London) for session on 18th September, 2020.