Better Start will begin to roll out Hanen Teacher Talk training again in September, October, and November 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 Dublin West, West Cork, Kilkenny, Sligo, Galway, Donegal Town, Limerick, Blackrock, Navan, Galway, Tralee, Clare and Mayo. 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 the end of August for Dublin West and West Cork. Lámh training will also take place in Navan, Laois, Mayo, Clare, Waterford, Drumcondra, Kildare, Blackrock, Limerick, Sligo, Monaghan, Kilkenny, Wexford, Carrick-on-Shannon, Donegal and Cork City over the autumn months.
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