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

This term there will be a focus onHow sharing books and stories with children helps their learning and development, language and communication skills, as well as encouraging imagination, curiosity, and arousing emotions.   How reading links to the new Education Inspection Framework (EIF) plus safeguarding and local and national updates.


These sessions are delivered by the Early Years Team and will provide opportunities for networking and sharing good practice.



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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