April 29, 2019

This edition includes: Vacancy Information, Childcare Works, Ofsted Big Conversation, Primary Times, Transition Event, Rummage Sale and Training.

Action Required

Vacancy Information

Please update your vacancy data on the sufficiency tab in the Provider Portal. The portal will be open on 13 May and will close on the 17 May. You will be asked to input your vacancy information for Thursday 16 May. Here is the guidance to help you input this information. If you have any queries regarding this, please email or call Clare Vials on 01202 456353.

Information for settings & childminders

Early Years Facebook

Please note that you can keep up to date with our Facebook page.

Childcare Works Session

Following a successful bid, Childcare Works are coming to Dorset on the evening of Tuesday 18 June to run a fully funded Childcare Matters session for childcare practitioners. Places will be limited, so please save the date and see the next fortnightly email for details of how to book.

Ofsted Big Conversation

This is a forum that is for all those interested in the fairness and quality of Ofsted inspections and also in the EYFS and Funding. It provides an opportunity to share your experiences, voice your frustrations, for networking, CPD, and engagement first hand with Ofsted, Local Authorities and the DfE. Book now to attend at the Early Years Centre for Professional Development on Wednesday 17 July from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Primary Times

Do your parents want to save money on their childcare? We are promoting tax free childcare in the Primary Times magazine coming out for the May half term.

Foundation Stage Transition Event

These events are bookable on CPD Online and further details will be included on fortnightly emails and on the Transfer Record webpage over the next few months. For those of you who may not have attended before, this event is an opportunity for providers to meet with receiving schools to discuss individual children and hand over the transfer record forms. If you require any guidance on completing the transfer record forms, please contact BCP Council Early Years on: 01202 456343.• Bournemouth – Early Years Centre for Professional Development, Thursday 6 June 2019 16.00 – 19.00 • Christchurch -  Somerford Children’s Centre, Thursday 20 June 2019 16.30 – 19.00

Rummage Sale at Early Years Centre for Professional Development

We are holding a rummage sale of quality used early years resources that require new homes. Donations The Children in Need charity will be requested for all items and the amount raised will be published.

The sale for early years settings and childminders will be held at EYCPD, East Way, BH8 9PU on Friday 31 May 10.00am to 12.00pm. Parking is available so please bring transport to remove your chosen items straight away.

Come Talk with Me

Please see the Come Talk with Me web page for this month’s updates, including the Top Tip for May. On the web page we have linked to some really useful ideas of how to share the monthly Top Tips with parents and your teams to support your work in promoting children’s speech, language and communication.

Early Years SENCo Award (Accredited)

Level 3 Accredited Award for Early Years SENCo’s. This will be a 12 week course running from 21 May. Book now to secure a place by contacting Early Years SEN Team or call           07786 028757.

Ali McClure Training

From Stickers to Self-Regulation - the neuroscience behind managing behaviour. For full details and to book on at CPD online.

This course will help practitioners to:

  • challenge your practice in helping children manage their behaviour
  • get under the skin of what makes best strategies effective
  • help children on their journey towards self-regulation through positive relationships, respect and the best learning for all

leave with a true depth of understanding how rewards and sanctions really work and be armed with practical and realistic methods that really make a difference.       

Safeguarding Information

Pan-Dorset LSCB Training

Latest news from Pan-Dorset LSCB Training, April 2019.

Please see updated information on the Early Years Safeguarding web page.

CPD opportunities

CPD Online – Functionality Problem

We are aware that there are continuing issues with the CPD online system. All issues have been reported to CPD and they are aware that these need to be dealt with urgently.
Thank you for your patience.

Please check for upcoming courses