February 4, 2019

This edition includes: Blanket Cover for Medicines, What to Expect, When, Qualification Checker, Safeguarding and CPD Training

Information for settings and childminders

Childcare Awards

The voting has now closed for the Childcare Awards. Thank you for getting involved and you will all receive your nominations soon so look out for them!

Blanket Cover for Medicines

For those settings who still have in their policies a blanket cover for Calpol/Paracetamol or any other anything else, then please check the guidance/clarification from the Department of Education regarding this.
It states: a provider cannot decide for themselves that a particular child needs to have a pain or fever reliever.

What to Expect, When

The What to Expect, When document to support parents in understanding the curriculum has now been revised and updated. However, it is now only available to purchase through Action for Children, although the old version is still available.

Qualification Checker

Find out if a person’s qualifications allow them to work in an early years setting, and if you can include them in staff child ratios. This has been updated 28 January 2019.

Safeguarding Information

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

CPD opportunities

Please check for upcoming courses