Starting Again: Working with Refugee and Asylum Seekers
to Mar 9

Starting Again: Working with Refugee and Asylum Seekers

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Join us, for this practical and innovative, three-day programme, which brings together the latest research from neuroscience, early childhood and refugee and asylum-seeking arena’s. We are offering a unique opportunity for delegates to reflect on their own skills, knowledge and understanding and consider future practice with children and families.

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'Starting Again' Supporting and working with Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children and Families - PROGRAMME LAUNCH
1:30 PM13:30

'Starting Again' Supporting and working with Refugee and Asylum Seeking Children and Families - PROGRAMME LAUNCH

Children’s Place Foundation, with funding from Action for Children’s Innovation Fund, are launching an awareness raising and training programme to support professional practitioners who are working with refugee and asylum seeking children and families.

The Charities are innovatively joining forces to ensure refugee and asylum seeking children and families are supported in our communities by ensuring the people on the front line understand and are equip to deal with additional needs that may present.

The ‘Starting Again’ programme will include training sessions on:

  • Awareness, engagement and support for Refugee and Asylum Seeking families

  • Emotional well-being for Migrant children in Early Childhood

  • Trauma informed practice: Supporting Refugee and Asylum Seeking children

The launch event will introduce the programme and highlight the issues that the Refugee and Asylum seeking families are experiencing as well as providing details on how to access the training.

Speakers from various organisations working across Yorkshire with Refugee and Asylum seeking families will be presenting and answering questions. These organisations include, Children's Place Foundation, Action for Children, Refugee Council, and Volunteers Together Kirklees.

The launch event will be beneficial for people working as part of the early years workforce across Yorkshire including Local Authorities, Charities, Health Care professionals and organisations, Nurseries, Schools and Community Organisations.

Children’s Place Foundation and Action for Children have shared values in improving life chances for children by working collaboratively with other likeminded organisations. Both organisations believe it is vital that all children get help and support when and wherever needed in order to enable them to reach their full potential.

To book your place to attend the programme launch please visit our Eventbrite page here.

We hope to see you there!



N.B. The ‘Starting Again’ programme will be first launched in Bradford (October) and Kirklees (January).

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9:30 AM09:30

PSED, Brain Development and Behaviour

An exciting opportunity for practitioner’s to explore strategies, and consider good practice and theory in order to support young children’s behaviour. This interactive and thoughtful session will give early years practitioners the opportunity to work with colleagues from a variety of settings to consider how we can best support a range of behaviours in under-fives.

The session will cover topics such as biting, the influences on behaviour, and the latest findings about brain development (neuroscience). The morning will be facilitated by Debbie Garvey, and based on Debbie’s third book ‘Nurturing Personal, Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood: A Practical Guide to Understanding Brain Development and Young Children’s Behaviour’ which is due to be published, by Jessica Kingsley Publishers Ltd, in the Autumn. This session will offer practitioners a unique opportunity to explore some of the content in Debbie’s latest book and consider how this can be applied to early childhood practice.

To book your place please email or call 01274 601575.

Places are just £30 per person!

**Book 'PSED, Brain Development and Behaviour' and 'Characteristics of Effective Learning' together before the 1st March 2017 for just £55**

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9:30 AM09:30

Characteristics of Effective Learning

Understanding the Characteristics of Effective Learning and how these link to the EYFS Areas of Learning and Development

This course looks at each of the characteristics of effective learning and the role adults have to play in supporting children to develop confidence within the EYFS

Using interesting and exciting play resources we will:-

  • Consider ways in which we might encourage children to play and explore

  • Explore how we can encourage children to be motivated within their own learning and persist when difficulties arise

  • Reflect on the ways in which we can support and become involved in children’s creative thinking processes

  • Consider how enabling the characterises of effective learning links to children’s development

  • Examine the role of the adult in supporting children to come to new and exciting connections in their learning

  • Consider how and when to support and challenge children’s thinking

To book your place please email or call 01274 601575.

Places are just £30 per person!

**Book 'Characteristics of Effective Learning' and 'PSED, Brain Development and Behaviour' together before the 1st March 2017 for just £55**

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7:30 PM19:30

An informal evening...

You are invited to… 

‘An Informal evening’

We would love for you to join us for an evening of food, music and making friends.

While you enjoy a delicious three course dinner at North’s @the Coach House in Brighouse, renowned vocalist Joe Duffy will perform a variety of Swing music favourites.

When: Friday 10th March 2017

Where: North’s @ the Coach House, Owler Ings Road, Brighouse

Time: Reception from 7.30pm. Dinner served at 8pm.

Price: £20 per person

To book tickets: To attend our informal evening please contact us on 01274 601575 or email




Caprese Salad

(Mozzarella Cheese, Buffalo Tomato, Basil pesto, Balsamic Glaze) 



North’s Homemade Lasagne 

(Meat or veggie Lasagne with Garlic Bread and House side salad) 



 Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Coffee and Cake Morning
11:00 AM11:00

Coffee and Cake Morning

Come and join us at Bailiffe Bridge Community Centre for a morning of Coffee, Cakes and Games.

There will be Coffee, Tea, Cake Stalls, a Quiz, Tombola and other fun games!

We would love to see you and talk to you about our work Championing Childhood and Improving Life Chances for Children and their Families Globally.

It is a great opportunity to have some fun, speak to us about our up coming projects and make a difference to children's lives.


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9:30 AM09:30

Confident, Creative Boys

Join us for an inspiring session covering theory and practical ideas on understanding how to engage boys in the learning process

  1. Examine why boys and girls learn and behave differently, looking at areas such as brain wiring, testosterone triggers and centuries of traditional expectations.

  2. Explore why the ability to think creatively is an essential part of the learning process.

  3. Consider why and how we might support boys play and learning in indoor and outdoor environments.

Places are only £25 per person with all proceeds going towards our future projects.

To book your place now please call us on 01274 601575 or email

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9:30 AM09:30

Promoting Positive Behaviour

Children in the early years have a lot to learn about our managing their own emotions and our expectations.  We know that children benefit from being in an environment where they feel safe and secure and know what is expected of them; an environment where they are supported to learn and develop in a way that is sensitive to their needs and developmental stages of learning.

We also know that consistent approaches and behavioural expectations, consistent encouragement of desired behaviours, and an understanding of child development have a positive impact on children’s developing personalities, skills and abilities

This course will:-

  • Examine the role of the adult in supporting children’s developing skills and abilities and the impact of consistent approaches and behavioural expectations

  • Explore different ways to encourage positive behaviour

  • Consider the effect of negative attitudes on children’s long and short term well-being

  • Reflect upon age and developmentally appropriate behaviour and consider the possible causes of challenging behaviour

  • Consider the importance of working in partnership with parents and families

To book your place(s) please email or call 01274 601575.

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