The Provider Portal Guidance Notes for Headcount and 30 hours have now been added to our webpages. Please see the Autumn 2017 1st Payment Letter that was sent to all funded providers through the Provider Portal this week.
We will be discontinuing the use of our earlyyears2getherfunding – mailbox with immediate effect. Please can providers send all emails, including those relating to two year old funding and golden tickets to firstname.lastname@example.org
Some childminders will be delivering wraparound care for a three- or four-year-old taking up their extended entitlement at another provider. The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) that if this is a maintained school, academy or independent school, then the childminder may be able to Continue reading →
Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week: Play Leader – Sandford Playgroup (09/10/17) Nursery Assistant – First Steps Nursery (RD&E NHS Trust) (03/10/17) Foundation Stage Practitioners / Playworkers (4 posts) – Little Berries Pre-School (West Exmoor Federation) (29/09/17) Early Years Practitioner – Beach Buddies Childcare (20/10/17) Room Leader – Puffins of Continue reading →
The EYCS has received the following update from Childcare Works: Parents are required to reconfirm through their childcare service account that they remain eligible for the extended entitlement and Tax-Free Childcare every three months. If a parent’s details have not changed, they only need to tick a box in their childcare service account to confirm Continue reading →
Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week: Early Years Practitioner – Stoke Hill Pre-School (29/09/17) Breakfast Club Assistant and Lunchtime Assistant (29/09/17) Play Leader – Community Arts Network (30/09/17) Early Years Practitioner – Fremington Bright Stars Ltd (27/09/17) Pre-School Worker – Merry-Go-Round Pre-School (20/10/17) Pre-School Manager – Merry-Go-Round Pre-School (20/10/17) Deputy Continue reading →
In last weeks edition of the Digest we included the Online Safety Newsletter from Scomis. In the newsletter for Early Years Providers there was reference to purchasing an Early Years Online Safety Toolkit at a cost of £16.50. Please note that you can also get the Toolkit as an ebook for £4.99.
The governments response to the consultation on Primary Assessment has been published. The first part of the consultation and response considers the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. The consultation asked for views on issues related to assessment in primary schools, including: the best starting point to measure the progress that pupils make at primary school Continue reading →
The Early Years and Childcare Service have released further guidance for users of the Provider Portal about the validation of 30 hour codes and dashboard notifications
ScoMIS have produced the following online safety newsletters specifically for: Parents and Carers of 0-5 year olds Early Years Settings Each edition provides links to good websites where parents and carers or early years practitioners can access advice, guidance and information for 0-5 year olds on online safety.