October 2, 2017

PANTS Campaign, Childcare Awards, Immunising Pre-School Children against Flu, Books to support Mental Wellbeing, Parliamentary Statement, Safeguarding and Elklan Training.

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PANTS Campaign

Remember to respond by the end of October.


Information for settings & childminders

Childcare Awards

All of you should have your nomination packs now so let’s get the message out there and start getting those valuable votes in to recognise your excellent work.

Immunising Pre-School Children against Flu

NHS England has put together a guidance leaflet  ‘Flu Immunisation for early years settings including child minders.’It has been produced for the early years sector to assist practitioners in answering the most frequently asked questions regarding the nasal spray flu vaccination being offered to children in this age group.

Books to support Mental Wellbeing

We have added four new books to the Lending Library at Queens Park Training Centre

  • Scrambled Heads – A Children’s Guide to Mental Health by Emily Palmer
  • The      Secret C – Straight talking about cancer, by Julie A.Stokes OBE, Winston Wish, the charity for bereaved children
  • A child’s grief – Support a child when someone      in their family has died published by Winston Wish, the charity for bereaved children
  • Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine – Your activity book to help when someone has died by Diana Crossley

Parliamentary Statement

UK Parliament Written Statement ; Implementation of 30 hours funded childcare offer from Robert Goodwill, Department of Education.

Safeguarding Information


If you are using Social media platforms to advertise and/or link with parents, can you please double check that your privacy settings are set to ensure privacy and are not open to the general public if you are using photos of children from your settings.

We are becoming increasingly aware of open sites and when we have notified settings they have been quite surprised as they had thought the settings were private, but somehow they had be reset to public.

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

CPD opportunities 

Elklan training works!

Great news!  A recent independent evaluation of Elklan training undertaken by Sheffield University has shown that this training for early years staff makes a statistically significant impact on children’s language skills! 

We will be running another Elklan 3 -5’s training course in January. This would be an excellent way to invest your Pupil Premium.

Please check for upcoming courses

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