April 3, 2019

BCP Contacts for Adults and Children, Tax Free Childcare, EYPP, Visiting Farms, CTwM, Autism Trust and SENCo Training.

Hello all, 

Welcome from BCP

The councils that were serving Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have now been replaced by one new council, responsible for all local government services for the area.


We are now a BCP Council service and will continue to keep you updated with the latest early years information, news and events. 

Information for settings & childminders

BCP Council Contacts for Adults and Children

Please find attached the key information for BCP Council Adult Social Care contacts and Children’s Services contacts.

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare allows parents to open an online bank account, and use this to pay registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay into their account, the government adds £2. 

In total parents can use their Tax-Free Childcare account to pay for up to £10,000 of childcare, per child, each year. This means they get an extra £2,000, per child, from the Government each year. If their child is disabled, they could get up to £4,000 extra each year.

All childcare providers can sign up to get a childcare provider account. This allows you to set up your bank account details and receive payments from parents who use Tax-Free Childcare.

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) 

EYPP additional funding provided from the Government to support three and four year olds early education.

If a child is eligible, your childcare setting can claim up to £300 a year to support their individual learning. 

Ofsted Big Conversation South West

Join us to discuss a variety of topics including Ofsted updates, News updates, Sustainability and Local Authority.

Visiting Farms

Visiting farms is hugely enjoyable and educational for children but there are some important things to remember. Public Health England have published a leaflet highlighting some of the risks, Access to Farms has recommendations for teachers taking students to farms and the NHS have information for pregnant women during lambing season. 

Come Talk with Me Network Summer 2019

The next Come Talk with Me Network will take place on Thursday 16 May 4.30 to 6.30pm. 

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. 

Autism Education Trust CPLD for Early Years

Here are the details, dates and times for the upcoming Autism Training being held at Linwood School.

Early Years SENCo Award (Accredited)

Coming soon to BCP. Level 3 Accredited Award for Early Years SENCo’s.

This will be a 12 week course running from May. Venue and exact dates to be confirmed.

Places will be limited so if interested please contact the Early Years SEN Team.

Reserve and waiting list for the next course will be operated. 

Safeguarding Information 

BCP Safeguarding Children’s Contact Details 

Here are the BCP Safeguarding Children’s Contact Details

There will be a Designated Safeguarding Lead network for Christchurch providers only. The date, time and venue will be confirmed as soon as possible and will be added to CPD for bookings. 

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

CPD opportunities 

Courses with places from April 23 to May 22

Tue 23 April 09:30 - 12:30

Effective Safeguarding Recording

Tue 23 April 13:30 - 17:00

Neglect Awareness

Wed 24 April  09:30 - 16:30

Early Help Arrangements Modules 1 and 2

Thu 25 April  09:30 - 16:00

Mental Health First Aid

Wed 1 May 09:30 - 16:00

Using a Solution Focussed Approach (with an afternoon follow-on session) BEH in 3 sessions

Thu 2 May 18:30 - 20:30

Thinking to Learn

Tue 7 May 18:00 - 20:30

Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language (EAL) in Early Years

Thu 9 May 17:30 - 19:30

BabyLink Bournemouth

Tue 14 May 09:30 - 16:00

Working with Children and Parents after Domestic Abuse

Wed 15 May 16:00 - 18:00

SEND Link (Network)

Thu 16 May 16:30 - 18:30

Come Talk with Me (Communication Champions INVITE ONLY) Training Network

Tue 21 May 16:30 - 18:30

Toddler Link Network

Wed 22 May 16:00 - 19:00

Distinguishing the Difference: EAL or SEND

Please check for upcoming courses