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Free Early Years Summit -Early Years Wellbeing Festival

August 18, 2020

‘Our focus in this free “long weekend” event is on the resilience and wellbeing of parents, children and practitioners during these challenging times. During our Wellbeing Festival we’ll be discussing …


Food Safety update for childminders

August 13, 2020

The Food Standards Agency have asked Local Authorities to include childminders in their food hygiene inspection programme. Historically they have not carried out inspections due to the low risk nature …


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

July 28, 2020

What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Updated to reflect changes in legislation to the 30 hours free entitlement …


nasen FREE Early Years Masterclass

July 23, 2020

This free virtual interactive masterclass is aimed at Early Years SENCos working in the PVI sector. It is also open to anybody who cares for young children with Special Educational …


Ofsted have updated their guidance for holiday and after school clubs and other out-of-school settings

July 13, 2020

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


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 …