Janet Pentelow Janet Pentelow 

Contact details

Buckle’s House

Front Street



North Yorkshire



Work: 01677 470904

Email: janetpentelow@hotmail.com


1. How to support and include children who are blind and partially sighted in the EYFS.

2. How to encourage communication and active learning for children with visual impairment and complex needs.

3. Basic awareness raising – visual impairment (school based or early years).

4. Multiple disability and visual impairment – various sessions (school based or early years).

5. How to support children with complex needs/profound and multiple learning disabilities.

6. How to support children with a visual and/or hearing impairment in the EYFS (run jointly with teacher of hearing impaired).

7. Making the most of sensory play in the EYFS.

8. Using the Early Support developmental journal for babies and children with visual impairment.



  • Based on over 25 years experience of working with blind, partially sighted, multi sensory impaired and multiply disabled children and young people.
  • Delivery can include use of power point presentation, video examples, discussion, practical sessions and simulation
  • Can be tailor-made to your needs
  • Handout pack master copy provided

Suitable for a range of audiences from those who have little or no experience with this client group to those based in special schools or an inclusive setting.

Length of presentation/s


Half day, day or evening session/s within daily travelling distance of Bedale/Ripon.

Target audience

Early years practitioners/ students/ teachers/ therapists and others who are working with sensory impaired children. Teachers and support staff in special schools. NQTs.


  • £200 per evening session plus travel

  • £250 per half day plus travel

  • £400 per whole day plus travel (£600 for courses with 2 trainers)

  • Travel is charged at 50p per mile

Training organisation to arrange the photocopying of handouts

Feedback from previous delegates

  • "this course exceeded expectations"
  • "particularly useful were the videos which enabled us to see practitioners and children followed by discussion"
  • "the practical sessions were particularly useful as enabled us to empathise with situations faced by people with a visual impairment"
  • "the course was very interesting and thought provoking – it promoted good discussion – met my professional needs"
  • "covered a great deal"
  • "very helpful in identifying resources and supporting own students in early years roles"

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