Childcare Expo – Ricoh Arena 2019

We had such a fabulous time at the childcare expo last week which took place at the Ricoh arena. Our hard working team took a stand and met many of  the over 2500 people who came through the doors. It was great to meet, network and share ideas and tips with other industry professionals over … Read More…

Be aware, stay alert on mental health

There is a growing crisis of young people’s mental health in the UK. 75% of mental health illnesses begins before the age of 19 and 3 children in an average classroom are affected by a diagnosable condition. In 2017, 79% of teachers in both primary and secondary schools reported seeing an increase in stress, anxiety … Read More…

The Handy C’s!

Emergencies can occur at any point in time and any place. We ALL need to be prepared for this so we can give the individual who is sick or hurt the correct treatment. The correct first aid training can mean the difference between a life and death situation of the victim. But, knowing the three … Read More…

How to deal with stress as a Teacher

April is national stress awareness month. As a teacher, you may find your job extremely stressful whether it be children fighting, papers piling up or lessons needing planning. But here at MTC we wanted to raise the awareness of stress and help you combat these feelings, you should never feel alone when dealing with stress … Read More…

12 days of fire safety

Christmas time is a special time for celebration with all the family and it should not end in tragedy or be cut short because of the extra hazards that are around at this time of year. We have created our 12 days of Christmas fire safety tips, to ensure you have a happy and hazard … Read More…

Stay Safe This Christmas!

Accidents prevention Christmas First Aid Blog

Everyone’s excited for Christmas, it is the best time of year after all. The fresh crisp December air, the hot chocolate filling your stomachs what’s not to love?! But unfortunately the run up to Christmas and everyone rushing around to get their presents for their loved ones a lot of accidents occur. According to the … Read More…

SEND Special Educational needs and disability

SEND special educational needs and disability EYFS

The EYFS lays out the statutory framework for children’s early education aged 0 to 5 years giving standards for all children’s learning which includes additional needs, development and care in early years settings. All Ofsted- registered settings offering early years provision have got to meet these standards to make sure that children learn and progress … Read More…

Stress Awareness Day

national stress awareness day 2018 7th November mental health

Today is 7th November, aka National Stress Awareness day. We all are aware of what stress is and at some point we have all been stressed before…it’s just a part of life. But being overwhelmed by stress can lead to some major mental health problems or it can make existing problems even worse. National Stress … Read More…

Stay Safe this Bonfire Night

stay safe this bonfire night first aid November

With the evenings getting darker and halloween passing, everyone begins to gather together to see all the public events being taken place around 5th November but REMEMBER in order to have a good time you have to stay safe. If you are thinking of going to a public event or holding your own bonfire night … Read More…

Mental Health – It’s time to talk

Mental Health - It's time to talk 10th October 2018

Today is world mental health awareness day. Here at The Midlands Training Company, we believe looking after your mental health is the most important thing to do. The overall objective of world mental health day is simply to raise awareness and helps to break the stigma of mental health. It is important to show that … Read More…

5 ways to be a great teacher!

5 ways to be a great teacher

In our industry we train lots of different groups of people which includes the, absolutely incredible, teaching industry. This weeks blog is going to focus on our fabulous teachers and on a question often asked whilst teachers are undoing their tough training – How do you become a great teacher? Now obviously, everyone wants to … Read More…

6 myths about care homes

6 myths about care homes

We work with a large number of care homes and caregivers and love to get their feedback. One thing many of the people we work with say is that, whilst they love working in the care sector they also believe it has an unfair reputation this is particularly shown in the media. You don’t need … Read More…

Elderly caregiver tips

Elderly caregiver tips

There are many different types of caregivers. You could be a care assistant in a care home or a nursing home, you may be looking after a friend or relative. Whatever sort of relationship you have with the individual in your care, there will be a lot of challenges that you will have to face … Read More…

Tips for Communicating with a Dementia patient

Knowing how to communicate with someone who has dementia is not a simple skill but, thankfully, it is something you can learn. Improving your communication skills will help make caregiving less difficult and will hopefully help you with your relationship with your loved one. Good communication skills will also provide support when handling any difficult … Read More…

Managing Conflict in a care home

conflict management in a care home

Working in a care home can be an incredibly rewarding and enriching experience. Many people choose to work in care home setting because they care and want to make a difference in the lives of people in care. They are brilliant individuals who boosts peoples lives on the daily. Within these types of settings, however, … Read More…