Angelica Fernandes in Charnwood district who received an Outstanding Ofsted grade.
The Early Years Improvement Team
The Early Years Improvement Team, led by manager Jennie Bainbridge, consists of Senior Improvement Advisers and Improvement Advisers who provide support and training for early years providers and EYFS practitioners in schools.
Advisers offer support and guidance, focused on quality of practice and provision, to newly registered and established providers, including those where there has been a change of circumstance; support is always tailored to individual need, informed by Ofsted outcomes where relevant.
Advice is offered to all providers on effective inclusive practice and provision; where there are children with emerging needs, advisors can help with the graduated approach, also offering guidance on supporting the needs of vulnerable children and families. A provider helpline is in operation Monday-Friday, offering advice on all aspects of practice and provision.
To access the Early Years Improvement Team please call the Provider Helpline on 0116 305 7136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a term-time provider, or offer term-time places and claimed for 11 weeks in the spring period (1st January 31st March), please note that you will be able to claim up to a maximum of 12 weeks in the summer period (1st April 31st August). If you are a term time provider and claimed 12 weeks in the spring period in error, then you will only be able to claim a maximum of 11 weeks in the summer period. This will be re-iterated when we send out the headcount task.
New starters for the summer period
Please note that if you have any new starters entering funding for the summer period, then you will only be able to claim for a maximum of 11 weeks (165 hours for a 15 hour child / 330 hours for a 30 hour child).
2 year funding evidence
Please can we remind you that you should be checking actual evidence of eligibility for this funding, i.e. able to view a letter / email stating a child is eligible before making a claim. If this was authorised by another local authority, i.e. Leicester City, we require a copy of the letter / email to be sent to us either by Anycomms or by post, before the headcount / adjustment tasks have closed. Otherwise, funding will be rejected.
30 hours funding
If you wish to claim 30 hours funding for a period, you must ensure that you check the start dates of the codes by verifying these on the Provider Portal. For example, if you are trying to claim funding for a child in the spring period 2019, then the 30 hour check needs to have been completed by the parent and state a date prior to the 31/12/2018.
For a child trying to claim 30 hours in the summer period 2019, the parent would have needed to complete the check and the start date should state a date no later than the 31/03/2019 and for a child to be eligible in the autumn period 2019, the parent should have checked and the start date needs to be no later than the 31/08/2019.
Any checks that are dated after these cut-off points, will be rejected and reduced to a maximum of 15 hours (universal hours only) this will depend on if another childcare provider has tried to claim also.
There has been a delay in sending out the provider agreement, we will send it out as soon as possible with a revised return date.
University of Northampton FREE Early Years Event in Leicester
On Friday 3rd May 2019 Programme Leaders from the Early Years Team will be on hand to talk about Early Years courses from Foundation Degrees to Masters. From 10am 11am a Foundation Degree Taster Session will be delivered. From 11:30am 12:30pm you can speak to course leaders about the various programmes they offer including:-
Foundation Degree (Level 4-5)
Early Childhood Studies Degree (Level 6)
Early Years Initial Teacher Training (Level 6 'status' equivalent to QTS)
University of Derby Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) with a Post Graduate Certificate in Early Years (PGCE)
Fully Funded (FREE) £7,000 financial incentive for your setting 12 months to completion whilst continuing in your full time or part time employment For more information and to apply please click HERE
Trilogy of risk
There is a suite of materials to raise awareness of the trilogy of risk amongst practitioners across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland on behalf of the Safeguarding Adults and Safeguarding Children's Boards.
The trilogy of risk is Alcohol/Drug Misuse; Domestic Abuse and Mental ill-health. The materials aim to raise awareness that risk is increased when these issues are found together and strengthen working practice to tackle this more effectively.
The Counter Terrorism and Security Act (2015) places a Prevent duty on early years settings "to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism". As such, settings should use government Prevent duty guidance in order to demonstrate conformity. Prevent Duty Guidance
HM Government have developed a Prevent e-Learning product to provide an introduction to Prevent aimed at objective two of the Prevent strategy - supporting vulnerable people. The course has been developed to raise awareness of and explain Prevent within the wider safeguarding context. Completion of the Prevent e-Learning will support learners to notice concerns that may make individuals vulnerable to radicalisation, what a proportionate response looks like, as well as the confidence and ability to raise concerns when someone may be at risk.
The course will take learners approximately 40mins 1hour to complete; timings may vary depending on learners accessing additional supporting content.
The course is completely free of charge and is suitable for all frontline staff.
The NSPCC has launched its new Look, Say, Sing, Play campaign. The campaign encourages positive interactions between parents and their babies to help with social, emotional and cognitive development. As part of the campaign the NSPCC has produced a leaflet and a series of posters for professionals working with children and families.
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