April 15, 2019

Update on Secure Email, Bournemouth and Christchurch Transition Event, Come Talk with Me Update and Childcare Jobs Closure.

Information for settings & childminders

Update on Secure Email

The old mail encryption system used by Bournemouth Borough Council was known as ClearSwift. From 1 April it has been replaced with Office Message Encryption (OME). Please see the guidance for recipients as the process for sending and receiving secure emails has changed. 

Important: It is the providers responsibility to ensure that sensitive information sent by email is sent securely.

  • Providers replying to an encrypted email from BCP will remain encrypted
  • Emails from a Microsoft product (e.g. Hotmail or Outlook) that are sent to a BCP email will automatically be encrypted using TLS (Transport Layer Encryption)
  • Providers using any other email system will need to check what encryption services are in place before sending 

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

Come Talk with Me Update

The next Come Talk with Me Network will take place on: Thursday 16 May 16.30 -18.30

We are focusing on the development of children’s listening and attention skills, which is a foundation skill, alongside play, that supports successful communicators.

Places are filling up quickly so please book your place on CPD online and for more information.

Please come along with ideas and/or activities to share, that children love, and encourage listening and attention skills. Don’t worry we won’t be asking you to speak in front of everyone!

Please see the Come Talk with Me webpage for this Month’s Top Tip and more April updates.

Recruitment Website Closure

Childcare Jobs website will be closed from 4 July, the web provider has decided not to continue providing this service for us. We are researching a way forward for our settings to advertise their posts and will keep you updated.

Safeguarding Information

Saturday Level 3 Safeguarding Training

The LSCB have published some level 3 course dates on a Saturday. These are now live on Nexus for organisations to book.

  • 26 October 2019, Level 3 Update, Orangery, Wimborne Minster, Broadstone, Wimborne BH21 3AA
  • 22 February 2020, Level 3 Initial, Cobhams, Merley Park Road, Ashington, Broadstone, BH21 3DA 

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

CPD opportunities

Please check for upcoming courses.