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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 practice with 0-2-year-olds in Early Years settings.  

The aim of the study is to explore the extent to which and how early years practitioners understand and are applying the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum framework to the education and care of 0-2-year-olds. 

The survey is designed for Early Years practitioners, managers and leaders who are currently working with children under two in England. It asks about practitioners/managers/leaders’ attitudes/feelings/beliefs/knowledge about working with 0-2-year-olds, and the practices they use with 0-2-year-olds.  

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. The responses will be used to better understand how Early Years practitioners understand and are applying the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum framework to the education and care of 0-2-year-olds. 

This is an anonymous survey: no information collected will enable Ofsted to identify either the practitioner or their early years setting 

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey for Ofsted before 5pm Friday 1 March.

 Solihull Music- have you had your free 30 minute music session?

Look at what Solihull Music can offer early years providers – see the sway here on our Solgrid training webpage.

SSCP- Survey request

Solihull Safeguarding Children Partnership have asked us to share this survey with you. It is about staff supervision (1 to 1s) …..

Supervision enables workers to develop their capacity to use their experiences to review practice, receive feedback on their performance, build emotional resilience and think reflectively about the effectiveness of the professional relationships they have formed with children, adults and families.

The aim is to help SSCP to understand from frontline practitioners whether supervision is purposeful and beneficial to their work with children, young people and families.

The survey can be found here or can be accessed by scanning the QR code.

Measles- numbers continue to rise in Solihull and the surrounding area

Please find attached the Measles action card. The contact number is the same as that found on the safeguarding and welfare contact numbers poster- here. Further information below.

Childcare Choices- information for childcare providers

To support you to promote the extended offer there are a lot of resources and guidance available on the website below. This includes leaflets for parents and posters in the information toolkit.

World Book Day 7th March 2024

We know how important sharing books are to boost creativity, improve well-being and develop vocabulary. Look at the Early Years Evidence Store to see how you can put evidence-informed approaches into practice.

How to support a love of books and celebrate World Book Day…..

Final call for …

I hope that you have had a chance to enjoy the spring-like conditions. If you are studying the weather as a theme, you will be pleased to know that it’s probably getting colder again towards the end of February.