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Early Years

Bespoke Training & Support

Bespoke Training & Support

The benefits of this type of support, include a whole team response to training and the opportunity for this to be tailored to your individual setting’s requirements, delivered by known and trusted members of the Early Years Service.

Below are examples of the bespoke training and support currently available, which are provided in addition to the current universal visits to your settings:

Prices excluding VAT if applicable to your organisation

PVI providers - Half day consultancy or twilight session for:£300

  • The half-day consultancy visits will consist of a three-hour visit to your setting. The focus for the visit will have been agreed prior to the visit.  
  • The staff meeting will consist of a one and a half hour (maximum 25 individuals) meeting facilitated by the EY team. The agenda for the meeting will have been agreed before it takes place. 

Schools - Early Years Service Consultancy: £300

An agreed programme of in-school support can be planned in consultation with the headteacher or other senior leaders. This may include bespoke consultancy visits, audits of practice and provision, training, mentoring, coaching and Early Years reviews.

Prepared training packages  - £300 per 3 hour session: Full day training available 

Deliver the following training packages to match individual setting's needs for example in-house team meetings or on whole team training days. These could also include a stronger focus on SEND and vulnerable children. 

Examples of training packages available : 

  • Teaching Pre Phonics in Early Years
  • Communication & Language 
  • Understanding the needs of 2 Year Olds
  • Where is the maths?
  • Planning a Curriculum
  • Getting it right from the start: Communication and Language 0-3 years

Please discuss with your Key Contact, if there are other requirements your setting has identified as a priority.



Autism Education Trust (AET) Tier 1 Making Sense of Autism - £300

Basic autism awareness training for all staff in all early years settings, whether or not they work directly with children with autism. This is a 2 hours training session for up to 20 delegates.

Autism Education Trust (AET) Tier 2 Good Autism Practice - £600

This training will support practitioners working directly with children on the autism spectrum or on the pathway to a diagnosis in early years settings. This is a full day training session for up to 20 delegates.

Early interaction programme - £300

5 sessions (½ hour each) to support skills in developing children's language and interaction skills. Allows an opportunity to observe an EY SEND Advisor modelling effective strategies and demonstrating how to use a resource pack of extension / consolidation materials following the visit. Audit and evaluation tools included in the pack.

Audit tools

Self-evaluation is an important element of effective early years practice; we have provided some tools that can be used independently to evaluate your provision.

These audits are available to download at no cost. If you require further support, we are able to offer Bespoke packages for a fee:

  1. Extend this service with a virtual TEAMs meeting with a member of the early years service who will provide feedback to discuss strengths and areas for development to support action planning.
  2. Send your completed Assessment self-review to your key contact who will organise for a named member of the EY service to provide detailed feedback highlighting key strengths and areas for development in a two‑hour visit to your setting.

These documents are based on the Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

To discuss your requirements and pricing for these products, please contact your Key Contact or email earlyyears@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

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