If parents want 30 hours free childcare entitlement in April 2019, they must get their code by the 31st March 2019. Please remind parents. Parents who already have a 30 hours free childcare entitlement code and/or Tax-Free Childcare must reconfirm their eligibility every 3 months. www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
The Foundation Years are looking to refresh their website as a hive of information and a community of best practice to support the early years workforce. They would really appreciate your help both in completing this quick survey by 5pm on Wednesday 3 April, and it sharing among your early years networks. Take the Foundation Continue reading →
Funded by Health Education England, HappyMaps is designed to help parents find useful resources on behaviour and mental health for their children – from babies to young adults. We hope this will be really useful for parents whose children don’t meet the specialist referral thresholds or are perhaps on the waiting list. There is good Continue reading →
The closure of the pre-school presents a unique opportunity for you to purchase items of equipment and resources that could enhance an existing early years provision or for someone looking to set up and develop a new early years provision. They have a good selection of resources ranging from jigsaws, books and toys. For more Continue reading →
Over a quarter of a million parents have already applied for Tax-Free Childcare and many more are expected to follow. This new scheme has replaced childcare vouchers, which have closed to new entrants. It takes 10 minutes to sign up (over 60% of childcare providers already have) and you’ll only need to do this Continue reading →
Please see a list of early years job adverts placed this week
If you need to undertake a group 3 refresher course, you can either complete the Early Years Child Protection Refresher training and /or a DCFP specialist course.
Public Health England have observed a sixth consecutive season of elevated scarlet fever activity since 2014.
Please remind yourself of the signs and symptoms of scarlet fever and read advice on Infection control.
You can ask HMRC to review your Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours free childcare application if you disagree with the decision that you’re not eligible. Find out more here: Challenge a Childcare Service application decision