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Working with Vulnerable Families in Early Years

This one day course is for Early Years and Childcare Practitioners and forms part our Behaviour, Welfare and Personal Development offer within the West Sussex Early Years Training Programme.
The aim of this course is to support you to examine the term ‘vulnerable families’ and consider strategies to improve engagement and support.
If you apply what you have learnt in this course you will be able to;

  • Define the term vulnerable families.
  • Develop a more effective approach to working with vulnerable families.
  • Discuss how being vulnerable can affect the personal, social and emotional needs of young children.
  • Appraise the practitioner’s role in supporting vulnerable families.
  • Try out some useful tools.
  • This course has been arranged for Early Years settings. Other groups are welcome to attend, but please read the course costs below before booking.

    Course Costs
    Training Subscription members can book onto this course at no additional cost as you have already paid into our training subscription scheme and you will use tokens for payment for this course. The number of tokens each course requires can be found in the Course Brochure. We will take the tokens used off your total and send you a monthly report so you know how many you have used.

    Please check that you have enough tokens to purchase this course before you book. If not, you have the option to purchase additional tokens at any time, please email for details. Alternatively, you can book using the ‘pay-as-you-go’ rate.

    IPEH staff should contact the Practice Improvement team if they wish to attend.

    Schools who are not part of the Early Years Training Subscription, PVI Care Providers, members of the public and West Sussex County Council staff are required to pay the pay-as-you-go rate. Schools may join the Early Years Training Subscription scheme. Details are available on the West Sussex County Council Website.

    Places on this event are non-refundable, if you are unable to attend please consider substituting your booking.
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    Kate Haythornthwaite
    Learning and Development Admin (
    SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueRoom NameMap
    Session 1Monday 16 March 202009:30 - 16:00Worthing - Centenary HouseConference Room 4
    SessionSession Details
    Session 1
    Monday 16 March 2020

    09:30 - 16:00

    Worthing - Centenary House

    Conference Room 4