• Smoke Free Early Years Provider Policy

    The Smoke Free Early Years Provider Policy has been updated (October 2016). This policy should link to your own premises policies. The update covers the use of e-cigarettes, which it suggests should  be  banned on all Childcare/Early years setting sites due to the role modelling of adults to younger children. The policy also covers staff Continue reading →

  • 30 Hour Mixed Model Partnership Toolkit

    The Family and Childcare Trust has designed a free toolkit to support mixed model partnership approaches to delivering the extended free entitlement for three and four year olds. The interactive toolkit will help you Think about how to get started Assess the likely supply of and demand for the extended free entitlement Explore benefits and challenges of adopting Continue reading →

  • Online Safety Newsletter

    The Early Years and Childcare Service have published the first online safety newsletter providing advice and guidance for providers and parents: Early Years Providers Online Safety Newsletter Issue 1 – January 2017 Parents Online Safety Newsletter Issue 1 – January 2017

  • Charging for non attendance at Provider Network Meetings

    The Early Years & Childcare Service currently charge a £25 non-attendance fee if you are booked on to a fully funded training course and do not attend or cancel your place ahead of the course. We are now putting this in place for Provider Network meetings. If you can’t make it, don’t forget to cancel Continue reading →