Early Years Resources

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Welcome to the Early Years Resources Page.

 

 

The Early Years Service is responsible for quality and sufficiency across early years provision, delivered through service level agreements with national 3rd sector organisations Pre-school Learning Alliance (PSLA) and Professional Association for Childcare in the Early Years (PACEY).

Commissioning the network of Children’s Centre across the Borough

Providing quality and development support to early years settings and providers including day nurseries, pre-schools, independent and maintained school nurseries, registered childminders and out of school clubs.

Working with local providers to ensure sufficiency of early years provision

Coordinating the provision of targeted 2 yr old funding, 15 hours universal 3 & 4 year funding and the additional 15 hours funding for working parents.

Workforce planning and development, including the analysis of the supply, demand and skills base of the children’s workforce.
Providing continuous professional development opportunities for the early years workforce

Coordinating Marvellous minders specialist childminding service for children with complex additional needs 

 

Accessing the Southend Learning Network

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Child Safety Week 4th to 10th June 2018.

The Child Safety Week 2018 action pack is available – you can download it now. It’s the essential guide for anyone who wants to get effective messages out to children and families about preventing accidents.
  • Packed with quick and easy activity ideas to bring the week to life – use them as they are or build on them and share your own. We’ve done some of the thinking for you.
  • Dedicated pull outs and a parent pack for you to copy and give to parents with effective messaging that they relate to
  • Practical activity sheets to copy and use with children and parents
  • Tips on effective engagement with your families and children
  • Child Safety Week poster – a conversation starter to display and promote activities
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Early Years Team Contacts

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GDPR guides

Pre-school Learning Alliance regarding GDPR.
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PREVENT Refresher Information

‘Important Information’
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GOV.UK update – Inspecting registered early years providers: guidance for inspectors

Ofsted inspectors use this handbook when inspecting early years providers.

16 March 2018: Updates to myths 4, 8 and 9 around self-evaluation and risk assessment.
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Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage

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Early Years Funding Information

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DAF Process

If you provide places for any 3- or 4-year-olds who receive disability living allowance (DLA), your setting is eligible to receive disability access funding, which is £615 per child per year.
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Government guidelines for settings to help meet the EYFS welfare requirements for food and drink.

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Transition documents- Smooth Moves to School

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See link for updated information.

Contact:
EastofEnglandHPT@phe.gov.uk or phe.EoEHPT@nhs.net
Phone: 0300 303 8537
Out of hours advice: 01245 444 417 (Essex)
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Latest Vacancies in Early Years Settings in Southend
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Links referred to in the EYFS March 2017
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