With regular headlines in the press about online-safety, questions over whether settings should share photos online or by messaging services, and the many concerns about social media, it is little wonder that online-safety is a growing priority. In fact, it has become so important that Ofsted now includes it as an integral part of their judgement on safeguarding, putting it firmly on the agenda of all Early Years settings.
Combine this with an increasing number of parents and settings using tablets and mobile devices with young children (and even babies), the extensive range of smart watches and devices that have cameras attached, and we soon see that the need to have good online-safety policies in place is critical.
So, how do you enable young children to take full advantage of new technology to learn and develop, while providing a safe environment?
Where does your responsibility end and parental responsibility begin? And can you help to ensure children's online-safety beyond the front door of your nursery? Did you even know that Ofsted will ask about this? It can feel like a lot to think about and get right, but don’t worry. We are here to help.
Our training aims to provide you with some insight and advice on how to approach online-safety. We’ll give you simple ideas, practical activities, up to date research, hot off the press guidance from Ofsted, and useful hints on how to put effective online-safety provisions in place. All of this will help you to meet the needs of young children, staff, parents and Ofsted.
Using the references to "online-safety" in the updated "Inspecting Safeguarding in Early Years" Ofsted document, we will share with you the clear guidelines given to inspectors on the type of evidence they must gather. We will explain how inspectors begin to gather evidence in the days before the inspection, and how they gather evidence during their visit to your setting.
Book now for this 3 hour session, which will also give you a comprehensive set of activities and resources to take away and use in staff training. The perfect way to develop your whole team's understanding of online-safety.
Led by Sandra Woolley (trained Early Years inspector), and Lucy Waterman who have many years experience in helping settings achieve outstanding Ofsted judgements.
Is this event suitable for childminders?
Yes - the inspection process for childminders uses the same documents and so this is very relevant.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No you do not need to print the ticket or bring it to the course.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
That's fine. Please contact the organisers with the names of the delegates so that we know who to expect.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Regular buses stop on The Strand in Calne. Pay and display parking is available opposite Marden House - entrance on New Road through Carnegie Mews. Link here