• Partnership Toolkits

    Action for Children has published 2 toolkits to support partnership working. Early Learning and Childcare Partnership Hubs – This toolkit is designed for all early years providers on partnership working to help deliver the extended entitlement Working in Partnership to meet the childcare need – this toolkit is more specifically for schools and childcare providers to Continue reading →

  • Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities

    Public Health England have published a practical guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings. These guidelines aim to provide information for staff about managing a range of common and important childhood infections in settings including schools and nurseries. Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities

  • Terrorism: Advice and Guidance

    The Home Office has published advice and online resources for parents, children and teachers explaining what schools and colleges can do to support people affected by terrorism. This includes the resources for children that are available on Childline known as Worries about the world – Some things that are happening in the world can make Continue reading →

  • Food Surplus Schemes

    Below are details of two food surplus schemes where local charities can collect surplus food: FareShare Nurseries and pre-schools registered as charities can sign up to the FareShare FoodCloud scheme to collect free surplus, good quality food from selected Tesco or Waitrose stores. A total of 200 nurseries have signed up to receive surplus food to Continue reading →

  • Free Bookstart Treasure Gift Packs for 3 year olds

    Bookstart gifts free books to all children at two key ages before school to help families read together every day and inspire children with a rewarding love of books. The Bookstart Baby Pack is given to children by their registrar and the Bookstart Treasure Gift Pack is given to three-year-olds via their early years provider. Continue reading →

  • Updated Early Years and Childcare registration handbook

    Ofsted strongly recommend that new applicants to the Early Years and Childcare Registers join the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update service, however this is no longer a requirement of registration. Early Years and Childcare Registration Handbook

  • Guidance for Registering a Childminding Agency

    Childminder Agency Regulation: guidance for agencies and Ofsted staff This handbook provides guidance for childminder agencies on how to apply for registration, information about the registration process and how Ofsted assess suitability.