On Friday 10 August at 3.30pm the Mudiad Meithrin Academi Training Prospectus 2018-19 will be launched at Mudiad Meithrin’s stand on the grounds of the Cardiff National Eisteddfod.
Academi Prospectus is available digitally via Mudiad Meithrin’s website and offers a range of online and face-to-face courses to more than 1,500 staff at Cylchoedd Meithrin (Welsh-medium playgroups), Cylchoedd Ti a Fi (Welsh-medium baby and toddler groups) and Day Nurseries as well as to more than 220 staff directly employed by Mudiad Meithrin.
Academi also provides free training to support management committee members of the Cylchoedd Meithrin and Cylchoedd Ti a Fi and aims to recognise talent, develop understanding and increase ability.
The Prospectus will also offer a range of open courses during the year for Mudiad Meithrin’s partners and those working in the early years and childcare field.
Helen Williams, Mudiad Meithrin Head of Training, Development and Learning, said:
“It is important that we recognise opportunities for members to develop new knowledge and utilise these new skills in their locations. Investing in the workforce by offering training is of vital importance and provides the opportunity to upskill.”
The courses will vary between those dealing with managerial matters and ideas for developing creativity and supporting child education through play.
“We are also investigating the possibility of holding a course to attract men to work in early years settings. This will be training that improves the understanding of the important role men play in contributing to children’s development in settings.
“Core courses are in place, but one of Academi’s advantages and main features is its ability to respond to requirements by providing training on demand and to meet with changes and developments. Therefore, new courses will be added to the Prospectus during the year with Cylchoedd receiving regular information.”
Mudiad Meithrin Chief Executive, Dr Gwenllian Lansdown Davies, said:
“Academi provides new and unique opportunities for the staff and volunteers who work in Welsh-medium early years provisions, which is the Mudiad Meithrin community, to develop and upskill early years staff for the next decade.”