October 30, 2017

30 Hours Update, Paediatric Refresher Course, Mental Health Awareness Training and External Training Opportunities.

Information for Settings & Childminders

Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Results

The results have just been announced and we are within the top 10% local authorities in England.

30 Hours Update

957 children are claiming extended entitlement – 171 codes need updating so please remember to ask parents to re-confirm eligibility every 3 months.

Also, please be aware that we are monitoring if 30 hours is having any impact on the number of available 2 year old funded places.

Paediatric Refresher Course

We have recently had enquiries regarding Paediatric Refresher Course.

Please refer to the Statutory Guidance, page 22, 3.25 and then on to the last page of the Statutory Guidance which is P36 Annex A: Criteria for effective PFA training. 

Number 7 at the bottom of the page is the only reference that I can find relating to a refresher course.

Safeguarding Information

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

CPD Opportunities

Mental Health Awareness Training Opportunities

We have commissioned Marilyn Tucknott to provide training that will enable practitioners to understand how they can proactively support the development of positive mental health, and wellbeing, in children under 5. 

Settings are encouraged to take advantage of the heavy subsidies provided for places on the various Mental Health courses – available only until end of March 2018!

Please check for upcoming courses

External Training Opportunities – Level 3 Forest School Leader Training

Whitehorse Training will be running 2 courses next year. Email Whitehorse for more information.

Potty Training Academy

Helping parents, carers & nurseries on toilet training. Two unique packs designed to assist you step by step in taking care of your little ones.

A reminder that we do not endorse any external training opportunities, they are for information only.

Contact Us


General Enquiries

01202 451451


Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road


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