November 25, 2019

This edition includes: Estimate Payments, Two-Year-Old Funded Places, Online Safety Guidance,  Flu Circulation Warning and Childcare Jobs Dorset

Requires Action

Estimate Payments for the Spring 2020

The deadline to submit the Estimate Payments claims for the Spring Term 2020 is Wednesday 11 December at midnight. Please send all your claims through the portal before the deadline.

Two-Year-Old Funded Places

We have recently sent out postcards to families within BCP Council with a two-year-old child eligible for a funded childcare place. If you are based in Boscombe West or Kinson or West Howe and can provide a childcare place for a funded two-year-old, please can you let your local children’s centre know. Thank you.

Boscombe Children’s Centre: 0300 123 9865* or email

Kinson and West Howe Children’s Centre: 0300 123 9866* or email

*please note that these numbers are only charged at local rate for landline or mobile.



Updated  BCP Early years Online Safety Guidance

The BCP Online Safety Guidance has been updated and is now available on the Early years safeguarding webpages.



Circulation of Flu in the UK

Public Health England have prepared a warning letter about increases of flu activity linked with schools and early years settings. Find information about immunisation, infection prevention and control and outbreak recognition and management.


General Information

Childcare Jobs Dorset Website

Just a reminder that the Childcare Jobs Dorset website is now managed by BCP Council in conjunction with Dorset Council. It’s the place to go to advertise your job vacancies and sign up to weekly job alerts in the area.

Childminder Talking Through New Inspection

Vicky is a registered childminder in South-East London and talks about her experience of Ofsted’s new Education Inspection Framework during a recent pilot inspection.


CPD Opportunities

Please check for upcoming courses