January 21, 2019

This edition includes: Childcare Awards, Ofsted Inspection Framework Consultation, SEND Consultation Meetings, PANTS and Escalation Policy.

Response Required

Childcare Awards

It’s the penultimate week for your votes so keep reminding your parents and carers to get online. We are doing well, but let’s see if we can do better.

Information for settings & childminders

Ofsted Inspection Framework Consultation

Ofsted launched its consultation on the 2019 education inspection framework in January 2019. You can have your say until 5 April 2019.

SEND Termly Consultation Meetings

For the Spring Term the EY SEND Team have, as in the Autumn Term, arranged three days for SEND Area Consultation meetings.
These meetings are:
Monday 4 March 8am to 4.30pm - EYCPD (Queens Park Training Centre)
Wednesday 20 March 9am to 2:30pm – Southbourne Children’s Centre
Monday 25 March 9am to 2:30pm – Southbourne Children’s Centre
Please book a slot by telephoning Jane U’Dell on 01202 456232 or by email

Safeguarding Information


FREE - Train the Trainer PANTS Campaign Sessions

These sessions are for first schools and early year’s providers/advisers.

The sessions will be held:

Session 1   Thursday 14 February - 11.30am to 1pm at Bournemouth Learning Centre

Session 2   Thursday 14 February - 2 to 3.30pm at Bournemouth Learning Centre

Session 3   Friday 15 February - 9.30am to 1pm at Holiday Inn Express (next to the Dolphin Shopping Centre and bus station.  Free parking if you log your registration at reception). 

Here is more information and how to book.

Feedback and Review for the Escalation Policy

Please review the policy/guidance and then reply back to us by 8 February with your feedback. 

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

CPD opportunities

Please check for upcoming courses