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December 2017

Christmas Party

December 15
Soul Survivor, 5-7 Greycaine Road
Watford, WD24 7GP United Kingdom
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Playskill Christmas Party

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January 2018

EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) with Lisa Thomas

January 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Talk on EHCP with Lisa Thomas who is a Playskill Parent Support Worker.

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EHCP Planning in Action Clinic – Developing or Improving a good quality plan with Lisa Thomas

January 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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This EHCP workshop aims to build confidence for those who have already grasped EHCP basics. Focusing on what makes a quality EHCP, we will look at how to : Include all needs Ensure outcomes are S.M.A.R.T. Check a draft plans Resolve issues constructively with partners I aim to consider some specific personal queries depending on numbers attending and I will manage this strictly for fairness on the day, 1 per person initially! To attend this workshop parents will already need…

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Developing Dressing Skills & Toilet Training with Geri Pinnock

January 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Developing Dressing Skills will look at: - when is a child ready to start dressing, how to make dressing  easier for children with abnormal muscle tone, and the use of back chaining techniques to facilitate success. Toilet training will consider readiness for toileting and ways to support this. Geri Pinnock is an Occupational Therapist.

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February 2018

Reading with Charlotte Kohnhorst

February 7, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ASDA Watford, Community Room Number 2, Odhams Industrial Estate, St Albans Road
Watford, Hertfordshire WD24 7RT United Kingdom
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Reading is a KEY SKILL. Parents of preschool children can help build firm foundations for later reading development. Children already at school need a great deal of support from their parents if they are to become competent, fluent readers. We will discuss the different ways to approach the task and how to work out which method to emphasise, for each individual child, taking into account his/her difficulties. This talk is suitable for parents of preschool children and pupils right up…

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Sensory Processing with Geri Pinnock

February 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Geri’s talk is on The Effect of Sensory Processing Disorders on Child Development. This talk may also be a helpful starting point for behavioural concerns. The way we process the information we get from our senses affects everything we do and learn. Geri will explain what sensory processing problems are and how they affect all areas of child development including: Behaviour. Gross and fine motor development. Play and Learning. Everyday activities. She will explain how you can help a child…

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March 2018

EHCP 12.30 to 5.00 In Depth Training with Lisa Thomas

March 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Beechfield Chidren’s Centre, Gammons Lane
Watford, WD24 5TY United Kingdom
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In depth guide to Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCP): a section by section look a EHC Plans, content and process. his EHCP workshop aims to build understanding of the purpose of EHC plans (better outcomes for children), the process of planning and what makes a good quality and useful plan. Find out about: When an EHCP necessary and how to apply. How the Children and Families Act 2014 and local processes underpin the involvement of parents and young people.…

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Managing Behaviour with Geri Pinnock and Charlotte Kohnhorst

March 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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This session will focus on some common reasons for difficult behaviour in children and developing effective management techniques.  If you have a particular problem you would like addressed during this session, please write a short account of the difficulty and send to Charlotte c/o Tanya   tanya@playskill.org by Thursday 16th Feb at the latest The session will be useful to parents whose children are already at school as well as those under five, whether they have SEN or not.   The basic…

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Carers in Herts with Maria Kiely

March 26, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Maria Kiely, a Parent Carer Worker at 'Carers in Herts', will let you know about Carers in Herts and the Parent Carer Project.  

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Manual Handling with Helen Brind

March 26, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
The Lemarie Center Watford, 524 St Albans Road
Watford, WD24 7RX United Kingdom
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Understand the reasons why you need to know how to move and handle correctly. Understand the basic theory of how your spine works, common injuries and how you can avoid them. Understand the key factors to take into account before undertaking moving or lifting Helen Brind is a physiotherapist.

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