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Rapid home testing kits to be delivered to PVI settings this month

March 5, 2021

Rapid testing kits will be delivered to nurseries from next month. Here’s what this means for you – Education in the media (

Free SEND training opportunities

February 9, 2021

We welcome you to register for the following upcoming EYSEND national seminars: Transition: Sharing What We Know Works with Dingley’s Promise: 16th March 2021 Understanding Parental Co-Production and Inclusive Practice with …

Childminders: report new adults in the home

February 5, 2021

You must tell Ofsted about new people aged 16 or over who live or work in the home you look after children in within 14 days. This includes children who …

Ofsted assurance inspections 2021: registered early years providers

January 25, 2021

Ofsted have said that assurance inspections cannot be carried out remotely. Therefore, they will not start them until national restrictions allow them to inspect on site. For more information from …

Early Years Foundation Stage Non-Statutory Guidance

December 17, 2020

You will be aware that a reformed Development Matters guidance has been written to help guide children’s experiences in the early years. A coalition of early years sector bodies has …

*Register your place now* Business Map – A national webinar for early years and childcare providers, childminders and schools

December 14, 2020

DfE has funded Hempsall’s to deliver a new national webinar for all types of early years and childcare provider. You can book your FREE place(s) today. Managing an early years …

Free virtual workshop – Working with parents/carers of children with SEND in Solihull

December 2, 2020

DO YOU WORK WITH FA M I L I E S OF YOUNG SEND CHILDREN IN SOLIHULL? This workshop, on Thursday 21 January 2021 from 10:00am to 12:30pm, will provide …

DfE Christmas opening

December 2, 2020

Department for Education Christmas opening

Ofsted latest news – changes to inspection and notifying Ofsted of Covid cases

November 16, 2020

Ofsted announces new early years inspection arrangements A new approach to inspecting early years providers will give good and outstanding providers more consistency while prioritising providers rated less than good.  …

COVID-19 series: briefing on early years and schools interviews carried out in October 2020

November 10, 2020

Evidence from research interviews with 208 registered early years providers and maintained nursery schools between 5 and 16 October. COVID-19 series: briefing on early years, October 2020 COVID-19 series: briefing …