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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Early Years Team Contacts

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Latest Information from Ofsted May 2019

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Revised Southend Threshold document.

Please see attached the attached revised Southend Threshold document. This replaces the old Southend Threshold document.
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2019 SET procedures

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Latest Version of Ofsted Inspecting Safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings

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Early Years Funding Information

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DAF

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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GDPR guides

Pre-school Learning Alliance regarding GDPR.
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Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage

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Government guidelines for settings to help meet the EYFS welfare requirements for food and drink.

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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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Transition documents- Smooth Moves to School

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Latest Vacancies in Early Years Settings in Southend
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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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Understanding Child Exploitation in the Wider Context
14th March 2019

We know that recognising child exploitation is difficult and that there are a number of services that must work closely to protect the child. This conference gives you the opportunity to reflect on your own knowledge and skills alongside colleagues from the sector, an insight into Partners capacity and capability and a safe environment for challenge.
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Please see attached the new guides for PLA safeguarding
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Links referred to in the EYFS March 2017
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