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The Junior Apprentice

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 15:32 Written by Veronika Javorova Tuesday, 28 July 2015 15:13

The Junior Apprentice, based on the hit television show 'The Apprentice' is a Business & Leadership project, which runs for an intensive 2 weeks across 6 London boroughs that is delivered to you by the Hebe Foundation. The course starts on Monday 3 August and places are filling up fast!

Between and 140 and 150 young people will battle it out over a series of team challenges (including Product Branding, Social Action, Buy & Sell, Creating a Business Enterprise) designed to develop, teach, and inspire each individual, while bringing forth the talents each one has in a fun, creative and safe way.

The young people have the opportunity to experience working within successful businesses, and interacting with the community, learning how to pitch, sell, create and market products among other things. Those aged 17 years and above also have the opportunity to be peer volunteer youth workers on the project.

Following the intensive 2 week activities, there will be on-going workshops, mentoring and work experience opportunities available throughout the year. We want to provide our young people with as many employment skills, confidence and valuable experiences as possible. This project is accredited.

See the Junior Apprentice 2015 leaflet for more information and how to join the course.



Adventure Playgrounds

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2015 12:13 Written by Veronika Javorova Sunday, 12 August 2012 21:05

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

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Stay & Play One O'clock Clubs Opening Times

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2015 12:11 Written by Administrator Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:00

Tags: Children | Parents and Carers | Practitioners

Slade Gardens Stay and Play One O’clock Club will be closed untill further notice due to outstanding repairs.  Therefore, no sessions will be taking place.


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






















Other training

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 14:16 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 2015/16 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.

What if I am not happy and find it hard to speak up?

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:44 Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:24

If you are not happy about something and find it hard to speak to your social worker you should try speaking to another adult that can help you.

This could be another adult you trust like your foster carer, key worker, personal advisor, teacher or social care team manager.  If this does not help you can ask for an advocate.