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Ofsted News – autumn plans

July 8, 2020

Ofsted have closed the Ofsted Online site as replacement web pages are now fully operational. The new pages provide access to all the childcare and early years forms. They have …


New guidance from Department for Education

July 2, 2020

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-early-years-and-childcare-closures  – Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Updated 2 July 2020 Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for …


Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

June 26, 2020

The 8th iteration of the Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak guidance has now been published, and is available to view: here. This update …


COVID-19 in Educational settings – Free training webinar for staff working in Schools, Nurseries and SEN settings in Solihull

June 12, 2020

There will be a free webinar for all educational settings (including Early Years settings) in Solihull on: Wednesday 17th June 4-5pm on Microsoft Teams Registration closes Tuesday 16th June The …


Updated Multi-Agency Guidance on Threshold Criteria and free NSPCC training

June 10, 2020

During lockdown there has been a 67% rise in alcohol consumption, criminals are using lockdown to target children and the demand for child abuse imagery and reports to police of …


What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

June 2, 2020

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak Main changes to previous guidance restructured guidance in line with wider opening updated responsibilities in light of wider opening …


Wider opening of Early Years settings

May 29, 2020

The Prime Minister has confirmed that early years settings and schools can open to a wider cohort of children from 1st June. Solihull Councillors, LA officers and of course critical …


Early Years Planning Toolkit – preparing for reopening/ wider opening of early years settings

May 27, 2020

The Department for Education has published guidance to support settings to open for more pupils. Foundation Years has also hosted a video podcast with DfE to share the latest information. …


Jan Dubiel on Building a meaningful curriculum for every child

May 7, 2020

Jan Dubiel has been integral to EYFS and EYFSP development for many years. Listen to his views on EYFS curriculum and personalising it for children and the real world here.


HMRC- Beware of scammers

May 1, 2020

If you receive an email, text or call claiming to be from HMRC that asks you to click on a link or give information such as your name, credit card …