Early Years

Networking and Support Events

Networking and Support Events

As well as providing opportunities for training and personal development, the Early Years Service Team offers guidance and opportunities for networking with other childminders. We also support various events that you may be interested in attending or becoming a part of in the future. These include:

EYFS Network meetings for Childminders (formerly Pathway to Excellence Network meetings)

These sessions will give childminders the chance to network and explore what Ofsted Inspections will look like under the new Education Inspection Framework, focus on language development and interactions with children and how this links to the new EIF, discuss safeguarding updates and receive local and national EYFS news. 

Dates for booking:


Tuesday 12 November 2019 19:30 - 21:15

EYFS 19/0049

Venue: Chepping View Primary Academy


Thursday 14 November 2019 19:30 - 21:15

EYFS 19/0050

Venue: Sivatech Aylesbury

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Autumn 2019 Early Years Conference

Places are now available to book.

Saturday 30th November EYFS/19/0060

The Gateway Conference Centre, Aylesbury

09:00 - 16:00 (day’s events to end by approximately 15.30)

More details available on the flyer below:

Autumn 2019 Early Years Conference


Out of School Conference 2019

A bespoke conference specifically for all out of school and wrap around childcare providers in Buckinghamshire

Date - Saturday 9th November 2019

Time - 9.30am – 3.30pm

Venue - Bucks County Council, County Hall (main entrance), Walton Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1UZ

More details on the flyer below

Out of School Conference 2019


Monthly hot topics

Access our monthly hot topics of issues, frequently asked questions and information to support your CPD (continuous professional development) can be found here




Information, Advice and Business Network (IABN)

This meeting is for all childminders and other childcare professionals in the Voluntary, Independent and Private sector.  The meetings are termly and delivered in three locations across the county.  The purpose of the meeting is to provide management updates on key priorities in Buckinghamshire including Ofsted inspection trends and updates, business management, policy, finance, regulation, staff recruitment, suitability and safety. 

Find the next date for IABN




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