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Bright Start Week

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 15:52 Written by MP Friday, 14 November 2014 15:19


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Adventure Playgrounds

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014 14:19 Written by Veronika Javorova Sunday, 12 August 2012 21:05

Tags: Children | Parents and Carers | Practitioners | Young People

Max Roach Adventure Playground will be closed from Thursday 20 November to Saturday 22 November 2014 , due to decoration work.

The site will re-open on Thursday 27 November 2014.

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Have your say on childcare in Southwark and Lambeth

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:33 Written by MP Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:20

Tags: Children | Parents and Carers | Practitioners | Young People

Does childcare in your area meet your needs? What would you like to see change? If you live in Lambeth or Southwark, and are responsible for a child under 16, we'd love to hear your views. Have your say by visiting: www.surveymonkey.com/s/IPPRsurvey.

All respondents will have the chance to win one of two £50 shopping vouchers! The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) are working to support the Southwark and Lambeth Childcare Commission to develop its recommendations on ways to improve childcare in your area.

The survey closes on Monday 6 October 2014. For more information, or to request a paper copy, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 0207 470 6116.


Stay & Play One O'clock Clubs Opening Times

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 16:10 Written by Administrator Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:00

Tags: Children | Parents and Carers | Practitioners

Vauxhall Stay and Play One O'clock Club will be closed today Thursday 30 October 2014 due to a toilet blockage. The site re-opens on Friday 31 October 2014.

Click on the Stay and Play One O'clock Clubs below for normal opening times.






















Other training

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:00 Written by VRD Monday, 12 August 2013 14:18

Training providers
There are many high quality training providers. Choose a training provider based on factors such as course relevance, quality, cost and convenience.
We signpost the ones listed here because they are a partner organisation, or have worked with us already, or have been recommended by a reliable source such as another local authority.
If you are engaging any trainer or consultant always:take up recent references
  • have an agreement in writing with the learning provider, specifying all costs
  • get information about accreditation in advance
  • make sure you know how to complain if necessary.
Safeguarding training
Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board training

For information about:

  • a free basic/foundation level e-learning package
  • other e-Learning resources
  • the London Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Training Pack
  • booking onto LSCB courses
  • the LSCB training brochure for 2014/15 click here
Inset days on Safeguarding Training
Both our regular Safeguarding trainers can provide Inset days to individual settings.
Common Assessment Framework Training
The Multi Agency Teams (MAT) provide free training to early years and out of school providers. Please   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for all enquiries.
Paediatric First Aid
Paediatric First Aid training no longer has to be approved by the local authority.
"Paediatric first aid training must be relevant for workers caring for young children and where relevant, babies.... Providers can choose which organisation they wish to provide the training (preferably one with a nationally approved and accredited first aid qualification or one that is a member of a trade body with an approval and monitoring scheme) but the training must cover the course content as for St John Ambulance or Red Cross paediatric first aid training and be renewed every three years" (EYFS, March 2014).
Click here for a list of Lambeth recommended paediatric first aid training providers. Our regular training provider, Safe and Sound, offers a 10% discount to all Lambeth providers. Please remember to use the discount code Early555 when you book your place.
Many first aid training providers also offer courses in Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and Food Safety.
Children's Centres
Check whether your local Children's Centre offers any training, support or other resources which you could access.
Lambeth Speech and Language Therapy
This service offers training to parents/carers and staff working with children eligible for their services.
Contact Angela Henry: Mary Sheridan Centre for Child Health Tel: 020 3049 6021 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
e-learning links
Kwango Safeguarding Children training is a free e-learning package available to all Lambeth practitioners click here   
National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA)
The NDNA Early Years Development Zone includes an online training portal for the early years workforce http://www.ndna.org.uk/quality-training-careers/training/online
There are a variety of full-length and shorter courses for managers and practitioners, including the 'let's look at...' series which are bite-sized courses focusing on specific areas of early years practice.

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