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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 on nationally to encourage recruitment and retention of childminders. Solgrid EYC webpages are a good starting place if you know of anyone who wants to become a childminder. We have a good strong group of quality childminder settings and we hope you are part of our drive to ensure every child has a super start in Solihull and in our expansion of early years and wrap around provision.

Dental Campaign

On 17th June the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), will launch a new Start for Life children’s oral health campaign, to raise awareness and provide instruction for good oral hygiene in children and pregnant women, with a particular focus on children aged 0-2. A range of free downloadable and orderable resources will be available to partners on the Campaign Resource Centre ahead of the campaign launch.

Safety guidance- food

Child Accident Prevention Trust have produced some new resources around choking prevention- sign up to their newsletter. ..

How are you celebrating – 11th June a day of play?  watch the introductory video here.

Transitions in early years

Have you booked to attend one of the 2 events happening in June?

I often like to end with a story suggestion ….I was trying to think of a story about a childminder. Surely Topsy and Tim visit a childminder in their active lives. Do you know of one to recommend? There is a gap in the market if not …get writing Solihull childminders 😊