October 15, 2018

This edition includes: Childcare Jobs Dorset, Sufficiency Vacancy Data, UK Road Safety Week, Come Talk with Me, and Safeguarding Updates.

Information for settings & childminders

Childcare Jobs Website

Please note, Childcare Jobs Dorset will only accept adverts for bank or casual staff if your organisation does not have any other current vacancies advertised on the website. If you wish to promote bank or casual staff, please include this in a current vacancy by stating that unsuccessful applicants may be offered this opportunity in the description box. 

Sufficiency Vacancy Data 

Thank you to those of who successfully completed vacancy information on the Portal for Thursday 4 October. This information is vital for us to monitor how the local childcare market is meeting the demands of 30 hours childcare for working parents. We will be requiring this information every term, so please ensure you have this available when requested. 

There are still some settings who did not submit their vacancy data which makes it difficult for us to plan in certain areas. If this is the case, please email with your vacancy information or to explain your reasons for not completing it, so we can ensure you can for next time.

Thank you for your assistance.

UK Road Safety Week 2018

Educators are being encouraged to register for UK Road Safety Week 2018 (19-25 November). Coordinated by charity Brake, the Week is a great opportunity to engage children of all ages with road safety by using free resources on this year’s theme Bike Safe.

Come Talk with Me Updates

Please take a look at our Come Talk with Me page on the Early Years Website which has been updated under the following sections:

Monthly Updates - Come Talk with me Network Thursday 4 October. 
Training - Fast track Elkan Training – supporting children’s language for 3-5s commencing January 2019.
Resources - Communication Journey Posters - NEW handy A4 size
Further Support - The new Speech and Language advisory drop-in session and the Come Talk with Me Speech and Language Group timetables are available for you to download in the ‘section. 

Email if you are not part of Come Talk with Me but would like to be.

Safeguarding Information

Interagency Referral Update

The recently updated Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills, has been further amended on the 10 October 2018.

Reminder of Safeguarding Training 

You will find information here on safeguarding courses coming up.

These will include Roles and Responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead to develop and refresh the knowledge, skills, duties needed for the DSL role, Information on DSL Networks, Neglect and Effective Safeguarding recording.

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

CPD opportunities

2018 CONFERENCE – WEDNESDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2018. The Royal Bath Hotel.

Will be lead by Professor Laevers, director of the Research Centre for Experiential Education at the University of Leuven, Belgium, is regarded as one of the most significant sources of innovation in early education in recent years.
There are a few spaces so book now.

Please check for upcoming courses.