Training and Practice Development
PEAL training inspires and equips practitioners to increase the involvement of parents and families in their young children's early learning and development - both at home and in settings. PEAL offers support to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and Children's Centre Practice Guidance to work in partnership with parents.
The training, originally funded by the DFE, has now been delivered to over 7000 early years practitioners including Children's Centre Practitioners, Nursery Teachers, Childminders, and increasingly to Outreach Workers and Health Visitors.
"A good home learning environment (HLE) can counter the effects of poverty on children's development and can be boosted by culturally appropriate outreach and family support."*
What participants say about PEAL:
"Some of the most comprehensive and useful and manageable training that I have ever done - I found it inspiring."
"A very informative, enjoyable course. I have taken a lot away that I will be using to benefit the families I work with."
Participants in PEAL training:
- complete a day's preparation activities in their own settings
and then attend a facilitated training day that explores:
- the underpinning research
- the nature of relationships with parents
- how to overcome barriers to involvement
- examples of successful practice
- receive free PEAL resources including a DVD
- can seek accreditation at level 3, through City and Guilds, upon submission of a portfolio
There is also an option to arrange two days of training and consultancy: this may be useful to organisations and local authorities who wish to explore how PEAL will help to meet requirements in their own area, and to train others to disseminate PEAL across a range of settings and services.
Please contact Daisy Hirst on 020 7843 6064 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements.
*Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services (C4EO) 2009, Early Years Directors' Summary 5.