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Early Years

Early Years Service


Following its recent consultation Ofsted have updated several documents to be used from September 2019. The education inspection framework (EIF) will replace the current common inspection framework (CIF) that has been in place since 2015

Every setting will have a named contact. The purpose is to maintain the strong relationships our service has developed within the sector. The Key Contact is the named person for your setting, school, nursery, out of school club or childminder and as such, will be the first point of contact for you. They will be able to offer advice and ensure the correct level of support is offered to you from the Early Years service.

If you wish to contact a member of the Early Years Team please telephone 01296 387111 or email

Expressions of interest are now welcome for two potential start dates next term. You can choose to start in September and finish within two or three terms OR start in January and complete in two terms only. All will have completed the qualification by July 2020.

Expressions of Interest for SENCO Qualification 2019/20

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