There will be a roll out of further rounds of Hanen Teacher Talk training in January partnering with Teacher Education Centres around the country. Invitations will be sent to settings with children receiving AIM support over the last 6 months. Courses will run in Cork City, Letterkenny, Dublin West, Louth, Kilkenny, Limerick, Galway, Kerry, Drumcondra, Mayo, Athlone, Wexford and Navan. Invitations will be sent out over the coming weeks.
Lámh trainings will also be offered, again partnering with the Teacher Education Centres across the country. Trainings are scheduled for January, February and March in Cork City, Tralee, Kilkenny, Galway, Drumcondra and Carrick on Shannon. Further trainings are scheduled for April to June in Athlone, Donegal, West Cork, Drumcondra, Limerick, Navan and Dublin West.
Priority will be given to those services that have children attending their setting that are currently using Lámh. If you have children in your service that are Lámh users, please reach out to your Better Start Early Years Specialist regarding the training.
Please note that each staff member can only avail of a maximum of 18 hours of paid CPD training per calendar year. In the case where one staff member has already completed Hanen training (18 hours), they can attend Lámh training but will NOT be reimbursed. Payments will be made to the employer/ childcare setting and NOT to the individual.
Invites are sent directly to relevant services via Eventbrite and services will be offered up to 2 spaces for each course. The dates may coincide with some LINC training dates, as this will encourage take up and build capacity among other staff. Further info if required from: AIMtraining@betterstart.ie