June 10, 2019

This edition includes: Additional Charges, Safeguarding, Type 1 Diabetes, Childcare Matters, Provider Portal and Child Accident Prevention Trust


Additional Charges

Many Early Years providers have adapted their business model to include additional charges to their offer of free early education places.  As you know BCP Council has committed to marketing the entitlements as ‘funded’ childcare in support of this, letting parents know that they may incur a charge for goods and services outside of the EYFS.  

The core offer from government remains free at the point of entry, with contributions attached to funded hours voluntary for parents.  Many are happy to make that contribution, but it is important that providers are clear with all parents what additional charges cover and also have a policy in place in case of challenge by a parent. If you would like to share your policy please email Bournemouth and Christchurch or Poole Early Years funding team.


Continuum of Need 2019 Draft

The LSCB would value your thoughts on the changes that have been made to the Continuum of Need so that any further improvements can be implemented and presented at the end of June. Please email any comments by Wednesday 19 June.

LSCB Harmful Sexual Behaviour Training

View here for more information and to book on this free training, an introduction to working with children and young people who display harmful sexual behaviours.

LSCB Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Project

LSCB have numerous bookings for the free LSCBs Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Project – Training sessions are running in June/July 2019. 

Pan-Dorset LSCB Training

View the LSCB training courses here coming up on Nexus.

Signs of Safety

Signs of Safety will be the primary practice framework for practitioners working with families across BCP. The Signs of Safety practice framework provides a strength-based approach aligned with a clear focus on safety and wellbeing of children and young people. 

The important role of partner agencies in working with families is recognised and therefore we are targeting multi-agency managers and front line practitioners for this event, which is being held on:

Monday 22 July 2019

Venue: Early Years Centre for Professional Development, Bournemouth BH8 9PU. 

Morning session: Coffee at 9:15 am for 9:30am start; finish 12:30pm 

Spaces are limited and are booked very quickly, therefore you are invited to register an interest by email.

General Information

Childcare Matters

We are extremely fortunate that Childcare Works will be delivering their successful Childcare Matters programme for childcare providers on the evening of Tuesday 18 June. It provides an opportunity to network, share learning and experience as well as the chance to feedback any current issues related to early education and childcare to the Department of Education (DfE) via Childcare Works. Please take advantage of this fully funded workshop to be held at the beautiful Merley House (with tea, coffee and cake). There are just a few spaces left so BOOK NOW

Provider Portal – Childcare Information Updates

BCP providers have been updating their childcare information via the Provider portal for publicising on the Family Information Directory and the Bournemouth Childcare search. Currently within the Portal there are different forms to complete for Bournemouth providers and for Christchurch & Poole providers.

We are aware that some providers have either been submitting the incorrect form for their area or have submitted forms for both areas. Please note; the requirement is only to complete the form for the area in which your setting is located.

Christchurch & Poole Providers have recently been asked to update their information. If you have not yet completed your update form please log onto the Portal as soon as possible, otherwise your record is at risk of being made non-public. 

If there are any queries please contact:

Bournemouth - Iwona Onik 01202 096660 or email us 

Poole & Christchurch - Claire Lawrence 01202 093131 or  email 

Child Accident Prevention Trust

This year the Child Accident Prevention Trust aim to highlight the new dangers facing us from our modern lifestyles and offer simple solutions to keep children safe. Find out more and download a free action pack and poster including top tips for engaging with families and carers.


Type 1 Diabetes - Spotting the Signs

An estimated 2,000 children a year in the UK develop Type 1 Diabetes, caused by their bodies being unable to produce insulin, which is needed to regulate blood sugar.

Without insulin, the body starts to break down proteins (found in muscle) and fats, and toxic by-products build up in the bloodstream, potentially leading to Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) which is life threatening.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of Type 1 diabetes are excessive thirst, tiredness and lack of energy, frequent passing of urine, and weight loss.

Look out for the 4Ts – toilet, thirsty, tired and thinner!

Diabetes Week takes place 10-16 June 

CPD Opportunities

Please check for upcoming courses

We hope you have found this useful and informative but please email us with any feedback