A new programme of specialised training for Early Years Practitioners will be rolled out as part of the AIM programme.
The first round of training is Hanen Teacher Talk, which is a certified 3 day course which will be delivered by Better Start Early Years Specialists. Better Start are collaborating with Teacher Education Centres around the country to ensure local delivery of training.
The first round of training will begin in March and April 2018 in Cork, Dublin, Kildare, Leitrim, Limerick and Wexford and will take place on one Saturday per month.
ECCE services in receipt of AIM targeted support (Levels 4-7) will be invited to apply. Further training courses will be available throughout 2018.
Update March 22nd 2018:
Better Start will roll out the Hanen Teacher Talk training in April, May, and June partnering with Teacher Education Centres around the country. Initial invitations for first round have been sent to settings with children receiving AIM support in counties Wexford, Leitrim, Waterford, Meath, Sligo, and one in the Pobal office in Galway. Course dates (Saturdays) 21st April and 12th or 19th May, and 9th June.