We know that it is hard to find the time and budget to release staff for training…
...but at the same time there’s increased pressure from parents and OFSTED to provide healthy food and drink.
Does your setting meet the national guidelines and best practice? How do you link food with the EYFS?
National charity, the Children’s Food Trust has developed three new online training courses, which have been endorsed by CACHE, (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education). Because they are online, you and your staff can complete them at your own pace, without having to travel.
• Providing a healthy diet for young children
• Meeting the food and drink guidelines for early years settings
• Encouraging young children in your care to eat well
Access a free trial - to be in with a chance of winning an iPad
You can view the first two modules of the food and drink guidelines course free of charge. Everyone who signs up to view the sample modules before 30th November 2013 will be entered into a draw to win an iPad (competition open to UK residents only). Simply click here www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk/learningnetwork, create your account, and click ‘sample modules’ to enter.
National best practice and endorsed by CACHE
You can be confident that the training is in line with national best practice, as the Children’s Food Trust developed the Voluntary Food and Drink Guidelines on behalf of Government and in consultation with leading early years organisations including NDNA, NCMA (now PACEY) Pre-School Learning Alliance, Daycare Trust and others. All training is based on the Children’s Food Trust’s ‘Eat Better Start Better’ courses, which are accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health.
Rob Wye, CEO of CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education).
The training courses are part of the Children’s Food Trust’s Learning Network. As well as offering online training the Learning Network aims to be a hub for children’s food, with webcasts on topical issues, news and a forum to share ideas with other nursery staff around the country.
Watch a webcast of Sophie Atkins-Ward, a recent Masterchef semi-finalist and former nursery chef, sharing her top tips for cooking with children and some of her favourite recipes for under fives.
How much is it?
Membership of the Children’s Food Trust Learning Network is £108 per person for a year’s worth of access and there’s substantial discounts for bulk purchases (going down to just £32 per person for more than 100 licenses) so ask your employer to sign you up today!
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