National Day Nurseries Association offers free training to Birmingham settings

The National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) has continued its support for Birmingham-based early years provisions with behaviour related training courses and one-to-one support for settings in the area.

Behaviour training

The programme is free to Birmingham settings (maximum of three staff per setting) in partnership with Birmingham City Council.

A flexible approach

Offering both half day face to face training and Live Online Learning outside of work hours and during evening and weekends, this programme of training supporting early years professionals in all areas of behaviour and promoting positive behaviour in children offers a flexible approach for busy childcare professionals.

Live Online Learning

The NDNA’s Live Online Learning sessions provide a live trainer from the comfort of your own home or setting, all you need is an Internet connection and computer.

For more information contact or visit the NDNA website.

28 Jan 2017

Birmingham Be Heard opens up new 2017 consultation

Birmingham City Council’s Early Years Childcare and Children’s Centre Service Birmingham Be Heard is required to use a new ‘national formula’ from April 2017 to fund early education.

Proposed changes

The organisation has proposed changes to the hourly rates for three and four year olds; the proportion of funding that is centrally retained; and the supplements that will be applied.

A new consultation

As part of this, a consultation has been opened up, with views being ‘taken into full consideration’ throughout the finalisation process of the plans.

The plan

The finished plan will go to the Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools, as well as the Schools Forum in February 2017 for approval.

Provide your views here.

22 Jan 2017

Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP)

The Early Years, Childcare and Children’s Centre Service have arranged WRAP sessions, where under the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, schools and early years to have ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.’

The following dates are available


To book your place(s) please use the linked Eventbrite pages or speak to you BPCN project worker who can email you the links to the dates available.

More dates and venues will be available city wide soon.

On the day

Bookings are only being taken through Eventbrite, you can’t just turn up on the day.

Registration will be available 15 minutes before the start of each session.  There are no refreshments provided as the sessions are a maximum of two hours.

Sessions start promptly, if you arrive late you may be asked to re-book and attend another session.

21 Jan 2017

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