October 16, 2017

PANTS, Childcare Awards, Health Visitors Locality Details, Safety Product Recall, The Lullaby Trust, National Burns Awareness Day, Government Guidance on Health Protection, Identity Checking and Disclosure and Barring Service.

PANTS Campaign

Remember to respond to the survey by the end of October.

Information for settings & childminders

Childcare Awards

A wee reminder to keep getting those valuable votes in to recognise your excellent work.

Health Visitors Locality Details

These Health Visitors Locality Details are to only be used by settings and childminders and not to be passed on to parents.

Safety Product Recall

Toys 'R' Us have recalled the Bruin Wiggle Ball. The rubber bits sticking out can come away from the ball, creating small parts which could cause a choking hazard. 

The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust provides expert advice on safer sleep for babies and the products to use.

National Burn Awareness Day

Children’s Burns Trust works alongside the British Burn Association to raise awareness and grow the momentum of National Burn Awareness Day each year.

Comprehensive guidance from Government on Health Protection

practical guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings.

Changes to identity checking guidelines which now align with right to work checks.

New ID checking guidelines are being introduced on 2 October 2017. These new guidelines will apply to all applications for standard or enhanced checks.

Disclosure and Barring Service checks: childcare provision Updated 6/10/2017

This factsheet sets out Ofsted’s position on Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for childcare providers who register with Ofsted and those associated with them, such as people who live in a house where childcare takes place.

Safeguarding Information

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

CPD opportunities 

Please check for upcoming courses - The role of SENCo, Bilingual Beginnings, Mental Health for under 5's and Paediatric First Aid.

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