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Courses & workshops

Bespoke training and development activities are at the heart of our work. Practical experience, from our extensive first hand knowledge of the Early Years sector, supports settings to sustain and develop their businesses in a way that works for them. Contact Anne Cummins to find out how it could work for you.

Mayet Consulting understands the range of tasks and skills required to run a successful childcare business, and the challenges that come from frequent changes in legislation. Current issues include:

  • doubling the number of hours of free childcare per week
  • managing the increase in the minimum/living wage
  • amendments to the qualifications framework

All our courses, workshops and consultancy activities are focused on the needs of our clients – there is no “one size fits all” approach. We’ll review systems and policies, and create a framework to improve quality. Some examples of the range and type of courses, workshops and consultancy we’ve already delivered include:

Events for whole staff teams — practitioner focus
  • Purposeful play for two year olds (on behalf of a national charity)
    Tapping into the world of two year olds to provide excellent appropriate activities
  • Observation for learning (for a voluntarily-run preschool)
    Principles and practice of observation from managing the process to analysis and planning the next steps
  • Language-rich environments (commissioned by a local authority for settings)
    How to use all areas of the setting to enrich and develop children’s language and communication skills
  • Evaluating practice (for a local children’s charity)
    Working with staff to understand policies and areas for organisational development
  • Bespoke staff development/teambuilding events (for a social enterprise organisation)
    To address major changes in staffing and understand new practice requirements
Events for Leaders & Managers — strategic
  • The Early Years Pupil Premium (commissioned by a local authority)
    Understanding the requirements of the funding, decision making, action planning and monitoring impact
  • Reflective journal process (for a local authority’s Early Years managers)
    Using reflection to develop critical thinking for leading and managing settings
  • Managing change in Early Years settings (for groups of Children’s Centres within a local authority)
    Understanding how the change process works within your setting when introducing new practice
  • Reflective supervision practice (for local authorities and settings)
    How to support staff to be the very best they can be and dealing with difficulties in staff performance
  • Policy review (for a local children’s charity)
    A review of policies and procedures followed by a presentation of findings and recommendations

“Wolverhampton Early Help 0 – 5 Service commissioned Mayet Consulting to support clusters of local private, voluntary and independent childcare providers with the introduction of the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP).

“Anne’s wealth of experience and subject knowledge enabled each provider cluster group to identify areas for development and to create an action and budget plan.

“Regular monitoring and clear communication between all parties involved ensured a successful and positive introduction to EYPP.”

— Claire Hardiman, Sufficiency Project Officer, Early Help 0 – 5 Service, Wolverhampton City Council

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