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Early Years Team Updates

May 17, 2024

FAO Solihull Leaders and Managers National childminder week this week- to 17/5/24 A big shout out to our wonderful childminders in Solihull. We know that there is a lot going …


Early Years Team Updates

April 19, 2024

For the attention on Early Years and Childcare leads, Childminder Mentor opportunity (reminder) If you are a new childminder or if you are expecting Ofsted soon you may wish to take …


EY Team news – EY Peer review, L3 SENCo awards and the PDP!

April 8, 2024

FAO: Solihull Early Years and Childcare Leads Solihull Super Starts- early years peer review  Please see the final report from the Local Government Association Final Report Solihull LGA EYs Support …


Ofsted: Best Start in Life curriculum roadshow

March 20, 2024

Ofsted is running a Best Start in Life curriculum roadshow for Early Years settings, including childminders. There is a separate session for maintained nursery schools and any school with pre-reception age attending. …


Early Years Updates Feb 24

February 16, 2024

FAO: Solihull Early Years and Childcare leads. Ofsted request – research EYFS and 0-2-year-olds Ofsted have asked us to tell you about a research project they are carrying out into …


Ofsted 0-2s Practitioner Survey

February 15, 2024

Ofsted have asked us to tell you about a research project they are carrying out into practice with 0-2-year-olds in Early Years settings.   The aim of the study is to …


Mental health for early years children

February 5, 2024

Three in four parents of children under five years old are anxious about their child’s mental health | NSPCC 75% of parents of children under five years old are anxious …


DfE Wraparound Programme…

February 2, 2024

DCMS sector wraparound care prospectus [click here] is an early summary of the type of enrichment activity that DCMS sector organisations plan to offer as part of the Department for …


National Recruitment Campaign – Free job advertising via DWP

January 24, 2024

Coming soon: Early Years and Childcare National Recruitment Campaign – upload your vacancies to Find a Job  There’s not long to go until the launch of the Department for Education’s …


EY News Jan 2024

January 15, 2024

FAO: Solihull Early Years Leads What do you ask when children start with you?  I have been asked by the MASH team to remind our early years and childcare community …