• Summer Headcount Task – Deadline Monday 31st May 2021

    The Summer Headcount Task is now available. The deadline for submissions is 23.59 on Monday 31st May 2021. If you have already submitted your task and have further changes to make these can be done at any point up until the deadline but please remember to resubmit so that the data comes through to us for processing.

  • EYFS Reforms – training for childminders

    The Revised Early Years Foundation Stage will become statutory in September 2021. To support the implementation of this, the Early Years and Childcare team are offering a series of virtual training events. Sessions still available to book.

  • Joint working at its best

    On 13th May 2021 representatives from the Improving Access to Communication Services and Support Programme (IACSS) presented at a Local Government Association (LGA) Webinar to share an overview of how commissioners, service providers and parent/carers are working together to develop an integrated local strategy for Speech, Language and Communication and ensuring that they are planning for continuous improvement.

  • Government updates

    Updates include: ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) local restrictions in education and childcare settings’; ‘Help for early years providers’; ‘Making a childcare bubble with another household’; ‘COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing’; ‘COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities’ and ‘Every school with Reception class offered early language training’.