It is with deep regret we have very recently decided to close Adapt training and The Totem Pole Training Centre in Grantham at the end of 2017. We have not come to this decision lightly, however having operated Adapt for over 2 years and The Totem Pole for nearly a year it is clear this venture is not sustainable and despite extensive marketing and networking there is not enough business to remain viable.
We are excited to be facilitating the training at the forthcoming Childminders Conference "Active Minds" on behalf of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. The conference will take place on Saturday 25th November. Tickets are now available to buy online for just £35pp which includes lunch, refreshments and workshops.
If you missed out on any of our recent Open House events to celebrate the start of a new journey for The Totem Pole, now owned by Adapt Early Years Training & Business Support, don't worry - we'd still love to see you. Get in touch to arrange a visit.
Adapt Childcare and The Totem Pole™ have forged a new and exciting relationship to continue the committed and inspiring legacy that Mary Barlow has created for early years practice across the Midlands. Mary Barlow will continue her relationship with The Totem Pole™, continuing to develop new programmes, activities and deliver current workshops.
Join us on Thursday 17th November to stamp on the footprint reindeer and clap hands to say goodbye to the handprint angel. Be inspired to bring creativity into the opportunity for children to create ‘All my own work’ Christmas Cards. Only £30 including drinks and mince pies!
The newsletter is a great way of keeping in touch with the latest goings on at The Totem Pole, from current workshop dates, training programmes and conferences to new resources, activity ideas, and special projects.
Following on from our first ever Bundles of Wonder workshop on Saturday, we thought we would share with you some of the evaluation comments from the participants. "I loved this workshop and I have learnt so much in so little time. Excited about going back to the nursery."
We are thrilled to announce that we will be facilitating this conference held on Saturday 30th January 2016 at Newark Showground. The conference is an opportunity to celebrate the success of the Beginning with Babies Programme and to build on the practice being established within Nottinghamshire Early Years Settings.
The next course dates for individuals to book a place on Beginning with Babies are: 26th January/9th February/23rd February/8th March. This is a 4 day course, spread over 3 months to allow practitioners to embed their learning. To book your place click here
As we come to the end of 2014, we look back and reflect on all the settings we have worked with, and how we have impacted on the children in their care. This week we look at settings in Nottinghamshire.