By a click of a button, you can follow an online course wherever you are, at any time that's convenient for you.
These courses are easy to follow, free of charge and you can return time after time.
During the year, more interesting online courses will be added - courses touching on all aspects of nursery leadership and management and also the nature of high quality nursery care and education. These courses will provide you with an opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge further.
After completing the course, you will receive a certificate recognizing your efforts. You will also be able to note the fact that you have followed the course on your personal CPD plan.
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What is the ‘dull trochi’ (immersion method)? Why should everyone associated with the Mudiad Meithrin be aware of it?
This course will introduce you to the main principles of the immersion method – an effective method of introducing the Welsh language to young children. You will learn about key steps that children take when developing their grasp of a language that’s different from that spoken at home.
There will be an opportunity to watch video clips of staff demonstrating how to implement the ‘dull trochi’ in different contexts. The course will also help you to think of exciting activities that can be used in order to support the children’s linguistic development as well as offering advice on how to support parents in their efforts to introduce Welsh at home.
Aimed at: staff working in cylchoedd meithrin, Ti a Fi and day nurseries, as well as committee members and students
After completing the course, you will:
- Understand what are the main principles underpinning the ‘dull trochi’ and also how they relate to your day to day work.
- Understand how to implement the ‘dull trochi’.
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Do you hold the cylch in a village hall or chapel vestry? Do you have to tidy up and empty the location after every session? These are daily challenges for a number of cylchoedd.
During this course, you will be able to watch a video that demonstrates how staff in one cylch in South Wales succeeds in transforming an old Scouts hall into an exciting learning environment for the young children.
The course will share good practice on how to make the best use of space and offer ideas on planning specific learning areas. As a result, you will gain a better understanding on how to achieve one of the key objectives of the Foundation Phase- the provision of safe learning environment in which children can learn through play.
Aimed at: staff working in cylchoedd meithrin and day nurseries, committee members and students
After completing the course, you will:
- Understand what types of resources need to be available as part of the cylch’s continuous provision.
- Understand the importance of sharing responsibilities for the various learning areas.
The course will be available soon.
It's important that every member of staff in a cylch meithrin or in a Welsh-medium day nursery is able to use Welsh in all aspects of their work with the children at the setting.
The aim of the Cynllun Iaith Sylfaenol (Basic Language Scheme) is to help staff gain confidence in using Welsh in the setting. The course will introduce vocabulary, sayings and songs for a substantial number of daily activities which are on offer in the cylch. This online course will develop your confidence as you use key phrases as part of the daily activities of the settting.
Once you are confident, you will have the opportunity to register for an assessment to achieve the certificate which links with the course.
Aimed at: Cylch Meithrin leaders and staff, day nursery staff and cylch Ti a Fi leaders.
There are two versions of this course - a South Wales version and North Wales version. Click on the version that is most relevant to you.