Spring budget announcement

Key messages from the budget announcements which were made on Wednesday 15th March 2023.

Early years funding rates 2023/2024

We are pleased to confirm that the budget has been agreed and the Early Years funding rates for 2023/2024 have been approved.

How to complete the summer Headcount / Amendment Tasks

Headcount/Amendment Tasks virtual training session on 10 May and 17 May 2023.

Working together: early years progress check and the healthy child review

This week, over one hundred early years practitioners attended briefings that were jointly delivered by the Early Years Consultant (EYC) Team and the Public Health Nursing (PHN) Team. 

Early Years Census

The Early Years Census is a statutory collection that takes place every January.

Early Years Professional Development Programme

The Early Years Professional Development Programme (EYPDP) is an exciting opportunity for early years practitioners to improve their understanding and skills in supporting the development of the most disadvantaged children between the ages of 2 and 4 years. 

Consultation: Bassetts Farm Primary School proposal to change age range

The Governing Body of Bassetts Farm Primary School is proposing to lower the age range of the school from 4  – 11 years to 2 – 11 years of age with effect from September 2023. The closing date for responses is Friday 21st April 2023.

Fully funded training for early years practitioners

The Health and Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme (HSSAP), part funded by the European Social Fund, offers a wide variety of free and flexible courses, workshops, and qualifications to support you as you further develop in your career.

Government updates

Updates include: ‘Childcare: regulatory changes’ and ‘Early years education recovery programme’.

Early years and childcare job adverts – w/c 13/03/2023

View the latest jobs in early years and childcare.